Friday's prep roundup: Canon City deals Discovery Canyon first league loss since 2011

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Canon City 41, Discovery Canyon 21

At D20 Stadium: Kadin Porter ran for two touchdowns, Zac Hanenberg passed for one and rushed for another, and Canon City (7-1, 3-0 3A Southern) moved into first place in the conference standings by beating Discovery Canyon (4-4, 2-1) to snap the Thunder's 27-game league winning streak.

Discovery Canyon hadn't lost a league game since a 28-19 loss at Lewis-Palmer on Oct. 28, 2011.

Vincent Merlino's 45-yard fumble return in the opening seconds of the second half gave the Tigers the lead for good at 21-14.

Zachary Anderson had three touchdown runs for the Thunder, his last from 19 yards cutting the Canon City lead to 28-21 with 8:30 left.

Grandview 42, Doherty 2

At Garry Berry Stadium: Jordan Billingsley rushed for three touchdowns, and Grandview's defense returned two fumbles for touchdowns and kept Doherty (5-3, 2-1 5A Mount Massive) out of the end zone for the first time in five years, a span of 58 games, as the Wolves (6-2, 3-0) took sole possession of first in the league.

Doherty's first possession set the tempo as the Spartans fumbled, and Trevor Greenlee returned it 20 yards for a touchdown seconds into the game. Following another Doherty fumble on its ensuing possession, Kyle Smith ended a short drive with a 3-yard touchdown run.

A pair of Billingsley touchdown runs from 4 and 13 yards extended the lead to 27-0 late in the first quarter.

Doherty's last game without a touchdown came in a 56-0 loss at Eaglecrest on Sept. 7, 2012.

Palmer Ridge 26, Thomas Jefferson 6

At All-City Stadium: Raef Ruel had three touchdown runs, and Ty Evans threw a touchdown pass to Anthony Roberson II as Palmer Ridge (8-0, 3-0 3A East Metro) struggled to its lowest offensive output of the season in smothering Thomas Jefferson (6-2, 2-1).

Both teams entered the game averaging more than 47 points, but it was the Bears' defense that made the statement, allowing only a first-quarter touchdown. It marked the fifth time Palmer Ridge limited its opponent to single digits.

Ruel had touchdown runs of 1 and 5 yards in the second quarter as the Bears answered a Spartans touchdown to build a 20-6 lead at halftime.

Liberty 32, Sand Creek 6

At Sand Creek: Trevor Halverson tossed two touchdown passes and had another on a keeper, helping Liberty (1-7, 1-2 4A Foothills) snap a nine-game losing streak. The Lancers' last win came last Oct. 22 against the same Scorpions (1-7, 0-3).

Moz Doria had a touchdown run in the second quarter to break a scoreless tie, then caught Halverson's first touchdown pass to expand the advantage to 13-0.

TCA 49, Lamar 6

At TCA: Brayden Luft returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown to set the tone, and Cade Bethany threw three touchdown passes on an efficient 5-for-7 performance for 153 yards as The Classical Academy (7-1, 3-1 2A Tri-Peaks) blasted Lamar (1-7, 0-4). Jensen Hall added a 5-yard touchdown run and a 39-yard scoring catch for the Titans.

Harrison 28, Pueblo County 3

At Memorial Stadium: With leading rusher Aumiere Shedrick held out with a sore ankle, Harrison turned to Daymion Richard, who ran for 159 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown as the Panthers (8-0, 3-0 3A South Central) stayed undefeated and set up a showdown with three-time reigning 3A state champs Pueblo East (3-5, 3-0) next week.

Orlando Westbrook completed 12 of 16 passes for 186 yards with three touchdowns, including a pair of first-quarter scores to David Barrow, who had eight catches for 140 yards.

Shedrick, who has 1,124 yards and 13 touchdowns, suffered an ankle injury last week at Pueblo Central, but Panthers coach Al Melo said he could have played Friday but opted to give him an extra week to heal.

Peyton 34, Buena Vista 28 (2OT)

At Buena Vista: Peyton (7-1, 4-0 1A Tri-Peaks) survived a late missed extra point in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime as the Panthers held off Buena Vista (3-5, 3-1) in a battle for first in the league.

Josh Gonzales' second rushing touchdown gave Peyton a 20-14 lead with five minutes left in the fourth quarter. Buena Vista tied the game on a 20-yard touchdown pass with less than one minute left but couldn't convert the extra point.

Tyler Noffsinger's 1-yard run in the first overtime, coupled with a 2-point conversion run by Wesley Correll, gave Peyton a 28-20 lead, but Buena Vista countered with a touchdown and 2-point conversion of its own before Peyton scored, then its defense held, in the second overtime.

Falcon 58, Woodland Park 0

At Woodland Park: Defense and special teams accounted for three touchdowns, and Landen Martinez had a pair of long touchdown runs as Falcon (2-6, 2-1 3A Southern) dominated Woodland Park (3-5, 1-2).

The Falcons built a 22-0 lead without an offensive touchdown.

Drake Antoon returned the opening kickoff 95 yards, then Donavon Bailey scooped up a blocked punt and took it in for a score. Later in the first quarter, Mitchel Ballage returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown.

Falcon's lead expanded to 36-0 by halftime.


Pine Creek 1, Liberty 0

At D20 Stadium: Christian Seaquist broke a scoreless tie with a goal three minutes into the second half, and Jake Zink made it hold up by making six saves as Pine Creek (7-6-2, 5-1 5A CS Metro) shut out Liberty (9-5-1, 4-2) in a battle for second in the final league standings behind Rampart.

Doherty 6, Palmer 1

At Garry Berry Stadium: Cameron Wheeler had the hat trick, and Noah Drummond and Tyler Lockhart each had two assists as Doherty (5-9-1, 3-3 5A CS Metro) scored three times in each half to dump District 11 rival Palmer (2-13, 0-6) for the fifth straight time in the series.

Logan Raulie and Eric Reed added goals for the Spartans.

Vanguard 3, Prospect Ridge 2

At The Vanguard School: Drake Gray, Alexsandr Howard and Jorge Piria scored second-half goals to help Vanguard (5-10) to a season-ending win over Prospect Ridge Academy (6-8-1). Daniel Simons set up two of the Coursers' goals, and Ryan Lair had five saves in goal.