September 14, 2013 Updated: September 16, 2013 at 9:10 pm
Manitou Springs 42, La Junta 21
La Junta: Two big defensive plays in the third quarter keyed a huge victory for Manitou Springs.
With the game tied at 21, Will Bishop scooped up a loose ball and trekked nearly half the field to put the Mustangs (3-0, 1-0 2A Tri-Peaks) up for good over La Junta (2-1, 0-1).
La Junta tried to answer, moving the ball down field, but Drew Falloon intercepted a pass and stopped the drive. The Mustangs would go on to score three more touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Not bad a for a team that hadn't practiced since Tuesday because of weather.
"I think they (the kids) were pretty light-hearted," said Manitou coach Dan Gieck about his kids' approach to the big game. "The kids did a great job not worrying about they didn't get practices."
Morgan Burnell and Malachai Peterson helped ice the game with 1-yard scoring plunges in the fourth.
CSCS 21, Ellicott 12
At Ellicott: TJ Stockton scored two touchdowns, rushed for 109 yards and blocked a punt that was recovered in the end zone to lead Colorado Springs Christian School (2-1, 1-0 1A Tri-Peaks) past Ellicott (1-2, 0-1) in the league opener for both teams on Saturday.
Stockton blocked an Ellicott punt in the fourth quarter, and it was scooped up by his brother Shad in the end zone for the game-clinching touchdown. TJ Stockton carried the ball 17 times for an average of 15.6 yards per carry. He also caught four passes for 70 yards and made 11 solo tackles, all team highs.
Four different Lions combined to go 9-of-16 passing for 125 yards.
Windsor 43, Palmer Ridge 0
At Windsor: Palmer Ridge (0-3) was left looking for its first win after a 43-0 drubbing by Windsor.
The Wizards scored 14 points in the first quarter and added another six to take a 20-0 lead into half.
Windsor (2-1) amassed 352 yards rushing on 51 carries (an average of 6.9 yards per rush) and scored four TDs on the ground.
Quarterback Blake Bundlay ran for a team-high 102 yards on 12 carries to pace the Wizards.
The Bears did not report stats.
Coronado 43, Pueblo Central 12
At Pueblo Central: Coronado juniors Austin Micci and Isaah Duvall each rushed for two touchdowns on a day the Cougars (4-0) ran for 341 yards and stayed perfect with another lopsided victory.
Micci had scores of 19 and 37 yards on nine carries for 137 yards. Duvall followed him up with 94 yards and scores of 13 and 20 yards on his14 tries.
The Cougars are rushing for nearly 300 yards and scoring more than 35 points per game this season.
Saturday, all of Coronado's scoring came in the first and third quarters - three rushing TDs in each.