Rounding up the openers

Posted 9/7/10

It’s off and running. And passing. The 2010 football season is officially kicked off for all local high school teams. Week 1 results are in, while …

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Rounding up the openers


It’s off and running. And passing.

The 2010 football season is officially kicked off for all local high school teams. Week 1 results are in, while other teams are already two weeks into their respective seasons.

Castle View (4A)

for the first time in school history, Castle View earned a win in Week 1, defeating Durango 31-3. Durango was 8-2 last year, but was no match for the Sabercats.

Led by senior linebacker Kyle Fuoss and senior defensive tackle Travis Dudeck, the CV defense held the Demons to just 67 yards of offense. The Sabercats were robbed of a shutout when Durango kicked a 50-yard field go late in the 3rd quarter.

On offense, junior running back Bryce Lich started his first varsity game with a bang. Lich set a school record for rushing yards in game with 216 yards on 18 carries. He also had two touchdown runs of 61 and 65 yards. Lich ran behind his 280-pound right tackle Hasan Shaar and his 265 pound left guard Nate Shepherd.

Also leading the way for the Cats was slot receiver Louis Clay. When he wasn't blocking for Lich, he was catching balls down the seam of the Durango defense. Clay had five catches from quarterback Marshall Thurston for 125 yards and a touchdown.

The Sabercats head to Wheat Ridge Sept. 10 to take on the Farmers.

Chaparral (5A)

The Wolverines lost a tough one against two-time `defending state champion Mullen Sept. 3 at Stadium in Parker. Chaparral fell to the visiting Mustangs 35-0.

Quarterback Christian Gann finished with 72 passing yards. Spencer Vogt had four tackles and six assists on defense as well as an interception. Cole Anderson had two tackles and five assists with a pick as well.

Douglas County (5A)

Douglas County kicked off the season at home against Doherty Sept. 2 at Douglas County School Stadium in Castle Rock and defeated the Spartans 27-0.

The Huskies’ Jeremy Baldyga kicked two field goals through the uprights; one for 21 yards, and the other for 14. Kai Perea ran 4 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Justin Hall had two 13-yard receptions from quarterback Aaron Rosipajla, one in the second quarter, and the other in the third. Baldgya was 3-for-3 on extra point kicks.

Aaron Rosipajla finished with 142 passing yards and was 69 percent on completions. Nimon Malouf finished with 77 rushing yards, while Perea had 74. Hall booked 77 yards receiving.

Highlands Ranch (5A)

The Falcons opened their season with a win after a 17-10 final Sept. 2 against hosts Grand Junction. Joe Hansley had a 45-yard run for a touchdown in the first and a 9-yard touchdown run in the second. Joey Kloss kicked a 32-yard field goal.

Quarterback Steven Donatell had 65 yards passing. Hansley finished with 141 rushing yards.

Legend (4A)

Legend lost a close one against Discovery Canyon 15-14 Sept. 2 at home in Parker. The Titans’ Nick Evdos had an 80-yard reception from quarterback Eric Yocom in the first quarter. Evdos ran in another touchdown two yards in the second. Canyon ran a successful 2-point conversion in the fourth quarter to earn the point win.

Lutheran-Parker (1A)

Lutheran High School-Parker started its season of Class A 11-man action with a 60-22 win over Cornerstone Christian Sept. 4 at home in Parker. No highlights were reported.

Mountain Vista (5A)

Mountain Vista started the season with a 37-19 win over out-of-state Celebration High School of Florida Sept. 2 on the road. Highlights from the game were not reported by press time.

Ponderosa (4A)

Ponderosa played host to Wheat Ridge Sept. 2 at Stadium in Parker and fell to the Farmers 14-7. The Mustangs picked up seven in the second quarter on a 65-yard run from Tyler Sandt and extra-point kick from Nathan Ekhoff. Sandt finished with 132 rushing yards. Quarterback Taylor Johnson had 68 passing yards and went 58 percent on completions.

Rock Canyon (4A)

Rock Canyon opened its season against Montrose Aug. 27 for non-conference action at home and fell to Montrose 43-42. The Jagaurs’ Eric Williams finished with 169 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He also had 55 receiving yards and a touchdown catch.

Quarterback Matt Hooper walked away with 242 passing yards and connected on two touchdown passes. He broke a touchdown rush into the end zone himself, finishing with 20 rushing yards. Brady McNiely finished with 83 receiving yards, and Mike Shepard had 70, including a 69-yard catch.

ThunderRidge (5A)

The Grizzlies also put up a Week 1 win Sept. 3 at Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch with a 37-6 final over Chatfield. Daniel Leach booked a 6-yard run into the end zone in the first quarter. Nick Mask ran one in on a 5-yard play in the second. Zach Jones caught a 47-yard touchdown pass from John Tapp in the second as well.

Leach scored again on a 1-yard run in the third, and Tapp found receiver Garrett Tempel in the fourth for a 49-yard touchdown pass.

Valor Christian (4A)

Valor Christian opened its season with non-conference action Aug. 27 at Legacy Stadium in Aurora against Grandview. The Wolves broke the Eagles winning streak from last season with a 28-19 final over Valor. The Eagles were kept out of the end zone until the third quarter when Cameron Gray rushed for a touchdown. Quarterback Jack Ramirez threw a touchdown pass to Taylor Brown.

In the fourth, Gray broke into the end zone again, and Taylor Yancey’s extra point kick was successful. Ramirez finished with 153 passing yards. Gray booked 154 rushing yards. Brown had 128 yards receiving. Brown also had 101 yards on the kick return. Josh Kamrass led the defense with 12 tackles. A.J. Isenburg had eight.

Valor took another loss in its second week against Regis Sept. 3 at home in Highlands Ranch 25-21. Gray rushed 2-yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Ty Scott rushed one yard for another TD in the fourth. Taylor Yancey, who kicked three extra points through the uprights, had an 18-yard field goal in the fourth.

Quarterback Brock Berglund had 57 passing yards and 209 rushing yards. Andrew Pint had 10 tackles, while Isenburg had eight.


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