Area teams advance in football playoffs

Staff report
Posted 11/12/18

Valor Christian, Cherry Creek, ThunderRidge and Ponderosa are the south metro area football teams who still have more games to play this season. Valor, top seeded in 5A, will face No. 8 ThunderRidge …

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Area teams advance in football playoffs

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Valor Christian, Cherry Creek, ThunderRidge and Ponderosa are the south metro area football teams who still have more games to play this season.

Valor, top seeded in 5A, will face No. 8 ThunderRidge in a Nov. 16 quarterfinal game that will be played at 7 p.m. at Valor Christian. The Eagles earlier this season topped the Grizzlies 38-17 on Oct. 18.

Third-seeded Cherry Creek will host No. 6 Ralston Valley in a 7 p.m. game Nov. 16 at the Stutler Bowl.

Ponderosa, the No. 5 seed in 4A, will be on the road to face No. 13 Chatfield in a Nov. 17 games that will start at 1 p.m. at Jeffco Stadium.

The following are results of playoff games held Nov. 9 and 10.

Valor Christian 44, Regis Jesuit 6: The Eagles overcame 145 yards of penalties and remained unbeaten as quarterback Luke McCaffrey completed 14 of 25 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns. McCaffrey also rushed for 86 yards and a TD. Freshman Gavin Sawchuk rushed for 215 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown.

ThunderRidge 30, Fairview 13: The Grizzlies used six sacks, two interceptions, three field goals by Max Welch and Spencer Lambert's 104 rushing yards for two touchdowns in their second win this season over the Knights.

Cherry Creek 41, Castle View 14: Quarterback Alex Padilla connected on 16 of 22 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns while Jayle Stacks rushed for two scored in the Bruins' win.

Columbine 49, Highlands Ranch 7: The unbeaten Rebels rolled up 443 yards of total offense as the Falcons' season ended with a 4-8 record.

Ponderosa 50, Longmont 20: Quarterback Dylan Hollowell was 16-of-26 for 282 yards and three touchdowns, and the senior also rushed for a TD. Joe Hufford caught six passes for 213 yards and two scores.

Pine Creek 50, Heritage 0: The Eagles' season ended with an 8-3 record as top-seeded Pine Creek rushed for 339 yards and five TDs.

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