Coronado 14, Pueblo East 0
At Garry Berry Stadium: Joah Smith and Zeb Foster had rushing scores, and Coronado’s defense made it stand up by recording three sacks and two interceptions as the Cougars (5-0) equaled their win total from last season.
Coronado’s defense wrapped up its second shutout of the season, and is now giving up less than a touchdown on average per game through five weeks.
Saturday, the offense did enough to help them stay undefeated. Smith, who totaled minus-6 yards rushing on his eight carries, broke through and slammed in a 4-yard dive to make it 7-0 in the final minute of the first quarter. And later, Foster trotted in for a 10-yard score midway through the fourth to seal it.
Next up, the Cougars face Sierra (1-3) this coming Saturday.
Discovery Canyon 48, Pueblo County 8
At D20 Stadium: Discovery Canyon coach Shawn Mitchell wanted to see how his team would respond after running into a “buzz saw” last weekend.
He was pleased. Alex Wirtjes did a lot with a little, going 4-of-5 passing for two scores, as the Thunder (3-1) rebounded from a 44-21 home loss to Elizabeth on Sept. 13.
“There were two things that stood out in my mind tonight,” Mitchell said. “One, we only had like 30 yards in penalties after having 130-something last week. Two, we didn’t turn the ball over. If you limit those mistakes you always give yourself a chance.”
Next up, Discovery Canyon hosts TCA Friday.
TCA 51, Vista Peak 8
At Aurora: Andrew Register ran for three touchdowns, caught another, and TCA (3-1) walloped Vista Peak by 40-plus points for the second consecutive season.
Register had 15 carries for 87 yards, and two receptions for 17 yards.
The Titans had more than 450 yards of offense and will face Discovery Canyon Friday.
Manitou Springs 11, Falcon 3
At Falcon: Sawyer Lincoln outscored Falcon (0-7) by himself with his four goals and Manitou Springs (8-0) remained perfect.
Keegan Vernon added three goals and Mitchell Patterson threw in another two in the Mustangs’ rout.
Pine Creek 0, Cherry Creek 0 2OT
At D20 Stadium: Last postseason, Pine Creek and Cherry Creek were ousted by Smoky Hill. The Eagles lost in the Round of Eight and the Bruins were shutout in the Final Four.
This season though, both teams think they could go even deeper. Saturday, Pine Creek (6-1-1) was held scoreless for the second time this season, but goalie David Meyer’s five saves preserved the tie against the undefeated Bruins.
The Eagles face Fountain-Fort Carson (3-5) Wednesday.
Palmer 6, Widefield 2
At Widefield: Mubarak Abdulai scored a hat trick as Palmer (7-1) regrouped nicely after dropping Friday’s game to Lewis-Palmer 4-0 for its first loss of the season.
Daniel Creamer scored his second goal of the season for Widefield (4-4) in the loss.
Pueblo West 2, Canon City 0
At Pueblo West: Goalie Jordan Jones was beat twice, his offense sputtered once again and Canon City (4-4) was shutout for the third game in a row.
The Tigers haven’t scored since they beat Pueblo County 10-2 on Sept. 10.
Palmer Ridge 13, Lewis-Palmer 6
At Lewis-Palmer: Palmer Ridge scored 11 unanswered runs, capped by Libby Acker’s grand slam that highlighted an eight-run seventh inning, as the Bears (10-4, 2-2 PPAC) rallied for the league win.
Taylor Klee also hit a homer run in the comeback -- a three-run shot in the seventh.
The Rangers (6-10, 1-4) scored all six of their runs in the third inning to take a 6-2 lead.
Woodland Park 16, Cheyenne Mountain 1
At Cheyenne Mountain: Kelee Suggs powered a 17-hit attack by going 4 for 4 with a home run, three RBIs and four runs scored, leading Woodland Park (12-3) to a run-rule victory over the Indians (6-7).
Elsewhere for the red-hot Panthers, Lexie Comer added three hits, two triples, one home run and three RBIs.
For Cheyenne Mountain, Shaye Killman raked in her sixth multi-hit game of the season going 2 for 3 in the loss.
The Panthers have won six games in a row and eight of their past nine.
Rampart 15, Doherty 6
At Doherty: Jenna Malone led Rampart’s hit parade by going 5 for 5 with three RBIs and three runs, as the Rams (11-2 overall, 1-0 5A Metro) spread out 20 hits on Doherty (4-8, 0-1) to win their ninth game in a row.
Amanda Londo went 3 for 5 with two doubles and three RBIs, and pitcher Alyssa McDowell won her ninth consecutive decision.
Emma Chesire drove in three runs for the Spartans in the loss.
The two teams will meet again on Tuesday.
Sand Creek 12, Elizabeth 1
At Sand Creek: Freshman Ariel Cowan threw a two-hitter, fellow-classmate Hannah Williamson drove in a game-high two runs and Sand Creek (4-11) snapped a three game losing streak.
Lamar 13, St. Mary’s 1
At Grace Center: McKenzie Hernez’s RBI single in the first inning proved to be the only hit for St. Mary's (1-12 overall, 0-5 3A District 2) as Lamar (12-2, 3-0) scored the final 10 runs in the game shortened to five innings.
Colorado Springs School def. Miami-Yoder 25-8, 25-7, 25-15
At CSS: Senior Jessica Eades paced CSS (10-0 overall, 2-0 2A Black Forest) with a season-high six aces as eight Kodiaks players recorded at least one kill and one assist.
Miami-Yoder (0-9, 0-3) is still searching for its first win.
Peyton def. Vanguard 25-16, 25-23, 25-16
At Vanguard: Victoria Goodman paced Peyton (8-2) to a sweep as she led the team in assists with six, digs at nine and rounded it out with team-high four aces.
Vanguard (5-7) has lost five matches in a row.
Canon City def. Vista Ridge 25-22, 25-23, 25-12
At Vista Ridge: Nicole Archambeau (10 kills and an ace) and Emily Lambrecht (eight kills and two aces) propelled Canon City (7-5) to the sweep over Vista Ridge (5-9).
Junior Rebekah Feola had six kills and three digs for the Wolves in the loss.
Manitou Springs 3, Platte Valley 2
At Platte Valley: Manitou Springs (12-0) stayed undefeated, prevailing 18-16 in the pivotal fifth game against last season’s 3A state semifinalist. Katie McKiel (20 kills, 17 digs, six blocks and two aces) and Nicole Mack (18 digs, 17 kills and one ace) paced the Mustangs.
Pueblo County 3, Mitchell 0
At Pueblo: Erica Grove tallied a team-high eight kills to go with 10 digs and two blocks in a losing effort for Mitchell (5-5).
At Fountain-Fort Carson: Dylan Day and Phillip Thomas of the host Trojans crossed the finish line one-two in the boys’ race. Day took the meet’s top time at 17 minutes, 8 seconds and Thomas came in 4 seconds later.
TCA runner Casey Griggs captured the girls’ race at 20:02.
Team scores were not reported.