Florence 47, The Academy 14
At Academy: Zach Hoxie threw for one touchdown, ran for another two and Florence (1-0) stomped The Academy in Westminster.
The option attack of Florence baffled the Wildcats for huge plays throughout the first 24 minutes to give the Huskies a 41-0 lead by half.
"We did some good things on offense. All of our backs did a good job finding holes that the line opened up, and our quarterback did some good things too," said Florence coach Jeremy Nix, who notched his first career win as head coach at Florence. "We shot ourselves in the foot a couple times, but I was pleased overall."
Calhan 40, Denver Chr. 22
At Denver Christian: Calhan smothered Denver Christian quarterback Tate Kastens all game long.
The Bulldogs (1-0) forced three interceptions and rolled up 22 points in the fourth quarter to win their opener in Denver.
Manitou Springs def. St. Mary's 25-15, 25-15, 25-11
At Manitou Springs: Katie McKiel had 15 kills, four aces and 13 digs for Manitou Springs (1-0), and teammate Nicole Mack added another 12 kills in the Mustangs' three-set victory.
St. Mary's Katie Whitelaw led the Pirates (0-1) with five kills, but also recorded six errors in the loss.
Pueblo East def. Palmer 26-24, 26-24, 25-21
At Palmer: Palmer was in every game just to see them slip away.
The Terrors (1-1) dropped their first match of the season in shutout fashion. Kristen Moore and Sydney Vrecenar led Palmer with nine kills and three aces each.
James Irwin def. Florence 25-20, 13-25, 15-9; James Irwin def. Rocky ford 25-13, 25-16; Frontier Academy def. James Irwin 25-13, 25-18
At Ellicott: Amanda Greene smashed five aces and recorded 12 digs as James Irwin went 2-1.
Amanda Ringstad and Moriah Ceballes each had seven kills.
Doherty 4, Chaparral 0
At Doherty: Carlos Donelson scored twice in Doherty's shutout win, while Doug Fajardo and Marcus Krause also tallied in the win.
Faith Chr. 28, St. Mary's 7
At St. Mary's: Sporting 10 errors, St. Mary's (0-4) let Faith Christian put double-figure spots up in both the first and fourth innings in the four-inning game.
Brent W. New, The Gazette