Fountain-Fort Carson 35, Legend 13
At Legend: Fountain-Fort Carson remained unbeaten in 5A Pioneer League play with a victory over previously unbeaten Legend (3-1, 2-1).
The Trojans improved to 3-0 in league play and 5-1 overall. The win sets up a big showdown Oct. 12 as FFC faces Castle View, which is also 3-0 in league play.
Legend scored first as Peyton Remy completed a 5-yard pass to Elijah Cherrington midway through the first quarter. The Trojans answered as Anthony Davis broke a 90-yard touchdown run as the teams went into halftime tied 7-7.
A 40-yard pass by Cameron hacker gave FFC the lead. A stingy defense and powerful running game made certain the Trojans kept it as they added three more TD runs.
The Trojans held Legend to 257 yards of offense. Nicholas Evdos led Legend with 92 yards rushing, while Remy threw for 143 yards.
The Classical Academy 34, Harrison 7
At TCA: Andrew Register rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown as The Classical Academy remained unbeaten with a victory over Harrison (0-6) in the 3A Southern league opener for both teams.
Joey Trese had 89 yards receiving and also returned an interception for a score for TCA, which improved to 6-0.
“I don’t know that TCA has ever had this kind of start,” TCA coach David Bervig said. “I’m excited for the kids and excited for the school but we can’t let that be our focus. It’s a lot of fun but we can only enjoy it for a little while because we can’t think about that come Monday.”
After the teams went into the intermission tied at 7, TCA took the lead on a 37-yard field goal by Daniel Carlson. A 4-yard run by Register made it 17-7 after three quarters.
The Titans broke it open in the fourth quarter with touchdown runs by Tanner Grzeseik and Alex Willis and another Carlson field goal.
“We had a slow first half but we responded well in the second half,” Bervig said.
Cheyenne Mountain 24, Palmer Ridge 0
At Palmer Ridge: Cheyenne Mountain (4-2, 2-1 4A Foothills League) scored on its first play of each half in a shutout victory over Palmer Ridge (1-5, 1-2).
“Our defense played really well, Cheyenne Mountain coach Brian Sherman said. “It was a typical wet, rainy, slippery game.”
Ryan McMahon returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. A field goal made it 10-0 at the half.
On Cheyenne Mountain’s first offensive play of the second half, James Sullivan took a screen pass from Alex Snyder 80 yards for the touchdown.
The Indians added a defensive score as Grayson Webber returned a fumble 10 yards for the score after a sack by Donivan Harville.
CSCS 41, Salida 0
At Salida: Dan Kenney ran for three touchdowns and threw for another, and CSCS (4-2, 4-0 3A Tri-Peaks) forced four turnovers in a dominating defensive performance.
Jim Kenney added a touchdown run for the Lions, who raced out to a 22-0 halftime lead. Shad Stockton had a touchdown catch.
La Junta 33, St. Mary’s 7
At La Junta: Elias Altamirano threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as La Junta (5-1, 3-1 2A Tri-Peaks League) bested St. Mary’s (3-3, 1-3).
A pair of touchdown passes by Altamirano, the first covering 56 yards to Joel Johnson and the second to Joseph Jaramillo for 7 yards put La Junta up 13-7. Altamirano added a 4-yard TD run as the Tigers went into halftime leading 20-7.
Altamirano added a third TD pass, a 41 yarder to Johnson in the third quarter. Tanner Cox concluded the scoring with a 4-yard TD run.
Aiden Tiernan’s 40-yard pass from Logan Elliott provided St. Mary’s lone score.
Heritage 30, Palmer 6
At Heritage: Heritage (3-3, 2-1 5A Pioneer League) scored 30 points in the first half and coasted to a win over Palmer (0-6, 0-4).
Two touchdowns and a safety put Heritage up 16-0 after the first quarter. The Eagles added two touchdown runs – Tyler Sodia for 40 yards and Bryan Carlson for 15 yards – in the second quarter to head into the intermission with a 30-0 lead.
Palmer finally got on the scoreboard with 5minutes remaining on a Travis Gordon run.
Buena Vista 63, Peyton 13
At Peyton: Koby Close ran for three touchdowns and passed for another to lead Buena Vista (4-2, 3-1 1A Tri-Peaks League) past Peyton (3-3, 2-2).
Peyton took the early lead on a 57-yard touchdown run by Dan Logar. Buena Vista responded with touchdown runs by Dakoda DeFurio and Nate Weese to take a 12-6 lead after the first quarter.
Weese (83 yards) and DeFurio (49) each added long TD runs and Close hit Damon Brown with a 13-yard pass to open up a 32-6 halftime lead. Close found the end zone three times in a 25-point third quarter.
Rock Canyon 41, Doherty 7
At Rock Canyon: Eric Williams ran for 279 yards on 30 carries and four touchdowns to lead Rock Canyon (4-2, 2-2 5A Pioneer League) past Doherty (0-6, 0-4).
Williams has 924 yards in six games this season.
Doherty managed 205 yards rushing but couldn’t find the end zone until the fourth quarter. Zach Young led the Spartans with 98 yards rushing and scored their lone touchdown.
Mantou Springs 42, Dolores Huerta 8
At manitou Springs: Manitou Springs improved to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in 2A Tri-Peaks League play with a victory over Dolores Huerta (2-4, 0-4).
Manitou Springs placekicker Ashley Benson was named her school’s homecoming queen. Benson had connected on 12 extra points coming into Friday’s game.
Wasson 49, Woodland Park 13
At Wasson: Wasson (1-5) notched its first win of the season in impressive fashion with a win over Woodland park (2-4) in the 3A South Central league opener for both teams.
Pueblo West 58, Canon City 10
At Pueblo West: Pueblo West remained unbeaten, improving to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the 4A Foothills League, with a victory over Canon City (4-2, 1-2).
Pueblo County 40, Sierra 12
At Pueblo County: Pueblo County improved to 4-2 with a win over Sierra (2-4) in the 3A Southern league opener for both teams.
Florence 46, Lamar 14
At Lamar: Florence improved to 4-0 in 2A Tri-Peaks League action (5-1 overall) with a road win over Lamar (3-3, 2-2).
Fountain-Fort Carson 3, Rampart 1
At Fountain-Fort Carson: Lauren Salazar had a double and a triple to lead Fountain-Fort Carson (10-8, 4-1 5A Metro League) over Rampart (13-6, 3-2).
Brooklyne Harbert also tripled for FFC, which trailed 1-0 after three innings.
Harbert struck out 11 while allowing five hits and four walks in the complete-game victory.
Discovery Canyon 14, Pueblo South 3
At Discovery Canyon: Taryn Arcarese went 4-for-4 with a home run and two doubles as Discovery Canyon (16-3) ended its regular season with a nonconference win over Pueblo South (14-5).
McKenzie Surface also went deep for Discovery Canyon, which has won four straight and 13 of its past 14. Surface was 3-for-4 and drove in three runs.
Destiny Lackey, McKenzie Peters, Shelby Hetzeland and Shyloh Grover each had two hits for the Thunder.
Florence 15, St. Mary’s 1
At St. Mary’s: St. Mary’s (11-8) scored first but was overwhelmed by Florence (11-7).
McKenzie Hernez led the game off with a single and scored on an RBI single by Briana Medina-Martinez.
But that was the end of the good news for the Pirates. Florence answered with three in the bottom of the first and again in the second. A four-run third and a five-run fifth brought the game to an end by virtue of the run rule.
Peyton def. Cripple Creek-Victor 25-12, 25-15, 25-15
At Cripple Creek-Victor: Lindsey Area had six kills to lead Peyton (10-4) to a nonconference victory over Cripple Creek-Victor.
Mary Schmalz added four kills and three blocks for the Panthers.