Prep football fifth quarter: It's back to green for Doherty

By Kevin Carmody Published: October 4, 2013 | 7:52 am 0

When Doherty won its final two games last season in its road white uniforms, it brought out the superstitious nature of the team.

So the Spartans decided to keep wearing white until they lost a game. For four weeks, Doherty bagged wins in white, two on the road and two more in its home confines of Garry Berry Stadium.

The streak ended Sept.?27 in a 47-35 loss at Legend, despite a 200-yard advantage in total offense. Turnovers and special teams did in the Spartans (4-1).

On Friday against Rock Canyon, Doherty will begrudgingly dig out the home green uniforms for its league game at Garry Berry Stadium.

"Honestly, we were hoping not to use them at all," second-year Spartans coach David Joyce said. "They have been packed away, and it's been a while since we've worn them."

For homecoming festivities, Joyce and the Spartans won't go halfway. The Spartans will wear green pants, too.

"We want to make it look good," Joyce said. "Hopefully, we can go back to winning. We need a few more (wins) to make it into the top 32 that qualifies for the (5A) playoffs."

Mitchell, Palmer Ridge say hello to win column

Longtime Texas Rangers fans definitely remember the call from the late Mark Holtz, who would always celebrate a victory with his signature line:

"Hello, win column!"

Last weekend, Mitchell rallied from a halftime deficit, while Palmer Ridge pulled away late to earn their first victories of the season.

Mitchell outscored Thomas Jefferson 20-7 in the final 16 minutes to earn a nine-point victory, bolstered by a 197-yard, two-touchdown effort from senior Preston Williams to snap a five-game skid.

In Monument, meanwhile, Palmer Ridge (1-4) used the 1-2 punch of running backs Armando Bargas (152 yards and a touchdown) and Eben Martin (105 yards and two TDs) to break through against Widefield.

Ca?n City has another wild one but comes up short

Ca?n City had made the big plays in two previous three-point victories over Elizabeth and Mesa Ridge.

Faced with another nail-biter Sept. 27, the Tigers couldn't find an answer for Pueblo Centennial's Quincy Kindred. The running back scored the game-tying touchdown in overtime on fourth down, then ran in the winning 2-point conversion to cap a wild, 51-50 verdict in Pueblo.

By all accounts, the game shouldn't have gone to the extra period. After a previous Kindred touchdown plus 2-point conversion put the Bulldogs ahead 36-35 with 2:07 left, Centennial recovered a botched kickoff return.

Instead of running out the clock, Kindred scored again to put Centennial ahead 43-35, but left enough time for Ca?n City to score the tying touchdown and conversion with 4 seconds left.

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