There's a saying in football that you can't win the game in the first quarter, but Rampart essentially did just that Saturday afternoon. The Rams improved to 3-1 with a 28-15 road win over Mesa Ridge (1-3), and they scored all 28 points in the first 14 minutes. "When the kids are hitting on all cylinders like they were early in the game,...
Highlights from Saturday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
Pueblo South Invitational
At Pueblo South: Going into the 16-team tournament, a tournament with powerhouses like Cherry Creek and Cheyenne Mountain, Air Academy coach Matt Kiser desperately wanted his team to get third place so his players could...
By Saturday afternoon, most of the Colorado high school football chatter on Twitter was about Sand Creek’s Daniel Quin running for 553 yards and an astounding nine (yes, nine) touchdowns in a 68-62 victory over Air Academy.
The teams’ 130 combined points ranked third all-time in Colorado prep football history for 11-man football.
Widefield showed glimpses of why it started the season a surprising 3-0. Coronado then overwhelmed with a balanced showing that reminded why it is a defending state champ.
Using a defense that didn't break despite several long Gladiators drives and an offense that churned out 450 rushing yards, the Cougars pulled away for a 43-0 victory...
Sand Creek's Quin has record night in wild victory over Air Academy
In one of the wildest games in Colorado prep football history, Sand Creek (2-2) made a defensive stop with 39 seconds left to preserve the victory.
The rest was all offense.
Daniel Quin set an all-classifications state record by carrying the ball 64 times, rushing for 553...
If Discovery Canyon believes it has a real shot at grabbing the Class 3A state title this season, if last year's first-round drubbing at home in the playoffs really was just a fluke, then they'll need plenty more performances like senior running back Spencer Chambers had at District 20 Stadium on Friday.
Well, maybe just one half as good....
Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
Sand Creek 68, Air Academy 62
At Sand Creek: In one of the wildest games in Colorado prep football history, Sand Creek (2-2) made a defensive stop with 39 seconds left to preserve the victory.
The 130 combined points were the third-most in state...
It's Friday, and you've found the right place to follow all the region's football action on this, the fifth week of the season. Hard to believe.
Gazette Preps writers will provide more detailed coverage as they tweet from their respective games:
@GazettePreps as Brent Briggeman covers Pueblo East at Discovery Canyon at Academy District 20...
Adams City 19, Abraham Lincoln 8
Arickaree/Woodlin 59, Otis 18
Basalt 31, Grand Valley 14
Broomfield 20, Loveland 17, OT
Buena Vista 47, Centauri 24
Burlington 20, Limon 19
Caliche 46, Rangely 6
Canon City 49, Pueblo Central 8
Cedaredge 27, Center 6
Chaparral 36, Rock Canyon 26
Cherry Creek 41, Grand Terrace, Calif. 0...