<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> air-force-academy]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/air-force-academy Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:52:30 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[This week's Colorado Springs-area high school football schedule]]> http://gazette.com/this-weeks-colorado-springs-area-high-school-football-schedule/article/1611631?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/this-weeks-colorado-springs-area-high-school-football-schedule/article/1611631?custom_click=rss

This week's Colorado Springs-area high school football games start times and results. 

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More Gazette preps football stories: 

Game of the week: Top offensive threats go head-to-head in Vista Ridge-Pine Creek football rivalry

Prep notebook: Discovery Canyon football takes out three-time defending champion Pueblo East

Gazette Preps Top 5 plays of the week: Sept.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:48:12 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force Falcons don't surprise No. 7 Michigan, but they do impress in 29-13 loss]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-falcons-dont-surprise-no.-7-michigan-but-they-do-impress-in-29-13-loss/article/1611322?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-falcons-dont-surprise-no.-7-michigan-but-they-do-impress-in-29-13-loss/article/1611322?custom_click=rss

Preparing for the Air Force football team is a unique challenge.

No. 7 Michigan knew that coming into Saturday's game. In fact, the Wolverines knew that in spring practice - defensive coordinator Don Brown admitted that's when they started preparing for the Falcons' triple-option offense.

It was clear Saturday that preparation was necessary, as Air Force pushed Michigan the whole game before a late touchdown put the game out of reach, 29-13.

But there were times throughout the game when the Falcons' style of play forced the Wolverines out of sync, offensively and defensively.

"We knew they were going to be fundamentally sound and really smart players, which, obviously, they were," Michigan quarterback Wilton

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Sat, 16 Sep 2017 21:18:08 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force football at Michigan: Player of the game, Michigan's Donovan Peoples-Jones]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-football-at-michigan-player-of-the-game-michigans-donovan-peoples-jones/article/1611326?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-football-at-michigan-player-of-the-game-michigans-donovan-peoples-jones/article/1611326?custom_click=rss


Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan

The freshman impacted the game every time he touched the ball. He returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown and later returned a punt 25 yards to help set up a field goal. He also caught a 37-yard pass in the second quarter that helped set up a field goal, then added a 15-yard reception in the fourth quarter.


Luke Strebel had already connected on field goals from 37 and 50 yards when he missed a 29-yard field goal with 7:18 remaining that could have brought Air Force within six points.


Parker Wilson up the middle

We identified Air Force's need to run in the middle as a key to unlocking the full

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Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:29:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force football at Michigan: Subplots we watched]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-football-at-michigan-subplots-we-watched/article/1611327?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-football-at-michigan-subplots-we-watched/article/1611327?custom_click=rss

Quarterback questions conservative approach

Air Force quarterback Arion Worthman dropped back to pass just once in the first half, and he was dropped for a 13-yard sack.

His first actual attempt came early in the third quarter. His lone completion - on his third attempt - went for a 64-yard touchdown to Ronald Cleveland.

"That was something, going back, I wish we could change a little bit and be more aggressive in the first half," Worthman said. "Once we started calling some passes they loosened up in the secondary and we were able to get some runs going. So, going forward, that's something definitely we can adjust. But, yeah, I thought once we opened it up a little bit and they respected us a little more, they weren't

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Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:25:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force hangs with No. 7 Michigan until late in the fourth quarter]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-hangs-with-no.-7-michigan-until-late-in-the-fourth-quarter/article/1611230?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-hangs-with-no.-7-michigan-until-late-in-the-fourth-quarter/article/1611230?custom_click=rss

Air Force was held to 237 yards of total offense as the Falcons couldn’t keep pace with No. 7 Michigan in a 29-13 loss Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Sat, 16 Sep 2017 16:11:21 -0600
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Continue to check back throughout the night for more updates to today's prep roundup.


Palmer Ridge 3, Denver East 0

At Palmer Ridge: Liz Phillips netted two goals for the Bears (3-0-1), while Sydney Chytka had a pair of helpers in the 3-0 shutout.


Panther Invitational

At Shining Mountain Golf Course: Tuesday’s Panther Invitational went down to the wire as The Classical Academy and Woodland Park battled for not only the tournament title, but the Colorado Springs Metro League crown.

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:58:59 -0600
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: Air Force football will not melt in heat of Michigan's legendary Big House]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-air-force-football-will-not-melt-in-heat-of-michigans-legendary-big-house/article/1611110?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-air-force-football-will-not-melt-in-heat-of-michigans-legendary-big-house/article/1611110?custom_click=rss

Don’t turn off the TV. Or the radio. Or your sense of possibility.

That’s right. When Air Force falls behind No. 7 Michigan in Saturday’s trip to The Big House, don’t be easily discouraged.

Yes, the Falcons face enormous odds. They will battle a larger, faster opponent that’s led by a coach, Jim Harbaugh, who is both a football genius and an exceedingly odd character. They will listen to the enraged shouts of more than 108,000 fans.

But recent history does its own shouting about this game. The Falcons almost certainly will fail to win, but they have a superb chance to scare the Wolverines and Harbaugh and those tens of thousands of fans.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:08:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force football notes: Palmer Ridge grad Sanders makes debut at QB]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-football-notes-palmer-ridge-grad-sanders-makes-debut-at-qb/article/1610375?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-football-notes-palmer-ridge-grad-sanders-makes-debut-at-qb/article/1610375?custom_click=rss

Sanders becomes first local to play QB at Air Force

It's not an official stat, but a quick glance through the Air Force record book indicates Palmer Ridge graduate Isaiah Sanders may have become the first Colorado Springs-area product to play quarterback for the Falcons when he appeared in the third quarter on Saturday.

"That's awesome. I didn't realize it was like that," said Sanders, who carried twice for 11 yards and directed a scoring drive. "It was a great win for the team, but for me, personally, just to have the milestone of having my first collegiate experience on the actual field and everything - especially to be able to do it in front of the home crowd, for me, in front of my hometown - was pretty

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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 21:14:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force looks comfortable in comically lopsided opening victory]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-looks-comfortable-in-comically-lopsided-opening-victory/article/1610343?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-looks-comfortable-in-comically-lopsided-opening-victory/article/1610343?custom_click=rss

Air Force emerged unscathed, and then some, from its season opener on Saturday.

The Falcons thrashed Virginia Military Institute 62-0, outgaining the visitors 664-95 at Falcon Stadium.

Air Force had touchdowns from eight players and had gains of at least 8 yards from 16 players.

It in no way was a true test, as VMI fell behind 35-0 at halftime, but it did allow Air Force’s top players to shake off some rust while giving experience to those behind them.

Arion Worthman completed 8 of 12 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Tim McVey rushed for 98 yards and caught three passes for 77 yards.

Geraud Sanders, who has been in a long competition for the top receiver spot, caught two

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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 17:54:52 -0600