Highlights from Friday's high school football scene around the Pikes Peak region.
The Classical Academy 41, Sierra 14
At Sierra: The Classical Academy (6-2, 3-0 3A Southern) knocked down Sierra (1-7, 0-3) Friday in league action. The Titans are now 3-1 on the road.
Titans quarterback and captain Jantzen Ryals found receiver Nick DeRay for a 50-yard touchdown in the first quarter to get things cooking. Ryals threw another touchdown pass in the third quarter to Jake Frankmore from 25 yards. DeRay also visited the end zone a second time on a 17-yard run in the second quarter.
Classical Academy coach David Bervig said with the Titans' running game working strong, they chose to work on other options against Sierra.
"We felt we could score at any time (with the run), so we really tried to work on our pass game," he said.
Also with a hot night was running back Andrew Register who had a TD rush of 52 yards in the first quarter and another for 10 yards in the second. Nathan Loftin also had a 30-yard touchdown run in the first.
"I think we are on pace," Bervig said. "But there's a lot of things we'd like to fix. You're never where you want to be, but I think we are making progress."
Register finished with 120 rushing yards, while Loftin had 94. Ryals scampered for 72 yards and booked 111 passing. He was 7 for 12 on completions. Frankmore had 52 receiving yards, and Deray had 51.
For Sierra, 1-5 at home, quarterback William Nelson scored in the first quarter on an 82-yard touchdown rush.
"That quarterback is a great athlete," Bervig said. "He showed a lot of character and a great attitude. . I think if you look at the score, you'd think we blew them out. But it wasn't that easy. They have some good kids there."
Darrion Pyos scored in the fourth with a 1-yard run for the Stallions.
Coronado 27, Woodland Park 9
At Woodland Park: Coronado (9-0, 3-0 3A South Central) managed to remain undefeated with 336 yards of total offense, taking down host Woodland Park (5-3, 1-1).
The Cougars' Austin Micci rushed for two touchdowns - 25 yards each - one in the first quarter and the second in the third. Quarterback Joah Smith had a 2-yard touchdown run in the first, and Zeb Foster had a 2-yard jaunt in the fourth for a TD. Coronado wracked up 252 yards from its run game alone. Kicker Mason Telander made 3-of-4 PAT attempts.
For the Panthers, kicker Dakota Herman lit up the scoreboard with a 25-yard field goal in the third quarter. Minutes later, Zak Hess had a 4-yard TD reception from Christian Cox.
Lamar 21, St. Mary's 3
At Lamar: St. Mary's (0-8, 0-6 2A Tri-Peaks) is still searching for its first win of the season after taking a 21-3 loss on the road against Lamar (6-2, 4-2).
The Savages held a 21-0 lead going into the fourth quarter before the Pirates got on the scoreboard with a 32-yard field goal from Matthew Heery.
Discovery Canyon 50, Mitchell 0
At Mitchell: Discovery Canyon (7-1, 2-0 3A South Central League) blanked host Mitchell (1-8, 0-3) Friday in conference action.
The Thunder's run game produced 309 yards, allowing all but four players who carried the ball to get in the end zone at least once. Blake Lawrie led in rushing yards with 60. Adrian Mack had 52 and a touchdown run. Scott Betzer (50), Canin Ritz (45), Ben Gilson (13), Alex Weber (13) and Spencer Chambers (26) each rushed for a touchdown.
Although quarterback Andrew Hall rushed for 42 yards without breaking the plane for a TD, he did have a touchdown pass of 13 yards to Michael Beiswenger. Beiswenger also had an interception for the Thunder, his sixth of the year.
Falcon 52, Air Academy 12
At Air Academy: Falcon (7-1, 4-1 4A Pikes Peak League) was too much for host Air Academy (0-8, 0-5), leaving the Kadets still searching for its first win of the season.
If it wasn't the Falcons' senior running back Kalen Ballage in the end zone, it was receiver Isaiah Fields after a touchdown pass from quarterback Austin Worbington. Ballage scored 36 points off 6 touchdowns, including one from a 56-yard interception in the third quarter. His longest TD rush was in the second quarter for 51 yards, helping Ballage finish with 272 rushing yards.
The Worbington-Fields connection scored twice in the first quarter, once on a 44-yard pass and later on a 23-yard throw. The Falcons finished with 493 yards of total offense.
Air Academy quarterback Carmine Naccarelli found Adam Brown for a 15-yard touchdown pass to get the Kadets on the scoreboard in the first quarter. However, Alex Frey's 1-yard TD run would be the only other time Air Academy broke the plane.
On defense, Falcon's Chandler Siggers had three sacks.
Pueblo South 42, Widefield 20
At Widefield: Pueblo South (7-1, 5-0 4A Foothills League) put up a strong second and third quarters to hand Widefield (0-8, 0-5) another loss Friday in conference action. Pueblo South is undefeated on the road.
The Gladiators' DQ Baker put up 159 rushing yards.