Friday's prep roundup: Falcon rolls past Mitchell as team retires Austin Worbington jersey

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Photo - Falcon High School retired graduate Austin Worbington's jersey Friday night in a ceremony with Worbington's family in attendance. Worbington died in a drowning accident in May in Grand Junction, where he was completing his freshman year at Colorado Mesa. Photo courtesy Mike Kaplan.
Falcon High School retired graduate Austin Worbington's jersey Friday night in a ceremony with Worbington's family in attendance. Worbington died in a drowning accident in May in Grand Junction, where he was completing his freshman year at Colorado Mesa. Photo courtesy Mike Kaplan.

FOOTBALL

Falcon 42, Mitchell 8

At Falcon: The Falcons retired former player Austin Worbington's No. 1 jersey with his family in attendance before their game on Friday.

The 2015 graduate was a quarterback, running back and defensive back in three season for the Falcons. He died May 11 in a drowning accident in Grand Junction.

Falcon dedicated its 2016 season to Worbington and wore "AW" decals on its helmets.

"It was a pretty special night," Falcon coach Terry Poirier said. "He was a special young man."

On the field, Jalen Hernandez had two touchdowns as Falcon (2-4, 1-0 3A Southern) beat Mitchell (2-4, 0-1) snapped a four-game losing streak with a 34-point win.

The Falcons, who wore white because it was the preferring jersey color of Worbington, led 42-0 at half.

"These guys just wanted to honor him tonight," Poirier said. "That was a big part of the motivation tonight."

TCA 52, Salida 0

At TCA: Austin Weingart had three touchdowns in the first half as TCA (5-1, 1-1 2A Tri-Peaks) built a 49-0 halftime lead against Salida (2-4, 1-1).

A running clock ensued and the Titans emphatically bounced back from a last-second loss to La Junta last week.

Jenson Hall also had two scores for the Titans. Anders Carlson added a field goal in the second half.

Ponderosa 48, Liberty 0

Cole Pelt ran for just 69 yards on 17 carries as Ponderosa (5-1, 1-0 4A Foothills) stifled Liberty 2-4, 0-1).

The Lancers had just 90 yards on the ground and lost two fumbles. Quarterback Trevor Halverson didn't have much room either, going 13 for 23 for 145 yards.

Sterling Ostdahl had five total touchdowns for the Mustangs - three on the ground and two through the air. Ponderosa led 35-0 at half.

Poudre 27, Fountain Fort-Carson 23

At Poudre: The road has been tough to Fountain-Fort Carson (2-4, 0-1 5A Mt. Lincoln).

The Trojans ended a three-game road trip with their second straight loss. Coach Jake Novotny's team is 1-3 on the road, while they've played just two home games so far.

Poudre (4-2, 1-0) led 14-0 after the first quarter.

Pueblo West 55, Air Academy 20

At Air Academy: Max Raber threw touchdowns 62 and 27 yards, but Air Academy (1-5, 0-1 4A Southern) fell out of contention with Pueblo West (4-2, 1-0) early.

The Cyclones led 34-0 at half on their way to a fourth straight win.

Raber threw two long touchdowns in the second and third quarters. Nick DelPontone then had a 50-yard score on the ground in the fourth.

Peyton 47, St. Mary's 7

At St. Mary's: Peyton (6-0, 2-0 1A Tri-Peaks) stayed undefeated with a resounding win over winless St. Mary's (0-6, 0-2).

The Panthers have won three games this season by 28 or more points, and three games by 10 or fewer.

Vista Ridge 35, Montrose 21

At Vista Ridge: Vista Ridge (3-3, 1-0 4A Pikes Peak) snapped a two-game skid with a win over Montrose (2-4, 0-1) on homecoming night.

The Wolves suffered a 25-point loss to Pine Creek and a 27-point loss to Discovery Canyon over the past two weeks.

Discovery Canyon 48, Woodland Park 0

At Woodland Park: The start of league of play didn’t slow down Discovery Canyon (6-0, 1-0 3A Southern).

The Pikes Peak region 3A No. 1 team continued its onslaught against Woodland Park (2-4, 0-1), and has now outscored opponents 261-74 this season.

The Thunder will host undefeated Lewis-Palmer (6-0, 1-0) next week.

Rampart 31, Littleton 3

At Littleton Public Stadium: Rampart (4-2, 1-0 4A Pikes Peak) beat Littleton (0-6, 0-1) for its third win in four games.

It was the second time this season the Rams played at Littleton Public Stadium. The first time ended with a 34-7 loss to Heritage in Week 2.

Coronado 42, Palmer 25
At Palmer: Coronado (2-4, 1-0 4A Pikes Peak) beat Palmer (0-6, 0-1) to end a two-game losing streak.

The Cougars bounced back after two straight home losses -- a 37-point loss to Pueblo West and a 21-point loss to Pueblo South.

Cheyenne Mountain 29, Sand Creek 10

At Sand Creek: Cheyenne Mountain (5-1, 1-0 4A Foothills) beat Sand Creek (1-5, 0-1) to win its fifth game of the season – two more than its combined win total over the past three seasons.

The Indians have given up just six points in their last two games.

Elbert 56, Cripple Creek-Victor 19

At Elbert: Cripple Creek-Victor (1-5, 1-3 A-6 Central) lost its fourth game in a row. 

Buena Vista 34, Colorado Springs Christian School 29
At Buena Vista: Peyton (3-3, 1-1 1A Tri-Peaks) lost to Buena Vista (4-2, 2-0) for its second loss in three games.

BOYS' SOCCER

Rampart 3, Liberty 2

At D20 Stadium: Dane Myers had a goal and an assists as Rampart (4-7-2, 3-1 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) beat Liberty (2-10, 1-2) in a game that saw all five of its goals come in the second half.

Matthew Davis and Dillon O'Neal also scored for the Rams, who have won three straight. Ryan Williams had six saves.

The Lancers lost for the seventh time in eight games despite goals from Dawson Calloway and Caleb Norwood.

CROSS COUNTRY

TCA Titan Thunder Invitational

At Fountain Creek Regional Park: TCA senior Tanner Norman impressed once again with a runaway victory at his team's host meet, but Widefield still edged the Titans by one point in the team standings.

Norman ran 15 minutes and 51 seconds, 37 seconds fast than runner-up Max Martinez of the Gladiators. The TCA senior opened eyes around the nation six days ago when he broke 15 minutes at the Desert Twilight XC Festival in Arizona.

The Titans won the girls' race with Chantae Steele's 19:33 taking top honors.

BOYS' TENNIS

4A Region 1

At Colorado Academy: Lewis-Palmer No. 1 singles player Nolan Rademacher will have to wait another day to see if he'll qualify for state.

Rademacher lost to Colorado Academy's Richter Jordaan 6-2, 6-1 in the finals and will have to defend his state spot in a playback match on Saturday.

"The other kid had to play three matches that day so that was the limit," Lewis-Palmer coach Paul Kardel said. "We would have liked to play it today."

The No. 3 doubles team of Garrett Rademacher and Isaiah Dawid won a regional title for the Rangers. Lewis-Palmer took second with 58 points, 18 points back of Colorado Academy.

No. 3 player Tanner Colson, No. 1 doubles Ben Rowland/Ethan Spillers, No. 2 doubles Alex Glimco/Teddy Fowler, No. 4 doubles Zach Lundgren/Reece Colson also qualified for state.

"It was a great showing," Kardel said. "We knew this was a very talented team."

4A Region 3

At Mullen: No. 2 singles player Dustin Bohuslavschi and No. 3 doubles Matt Rathmann/Chad Wireman took first as Discovery Canyon finished second to Mullen at the regional.

Nick Lorenz, a 2015 state finalist, took second in No. 1 singles for the Thunder. Tanner Jones finished second at No. 3.

"I think we performed to what we thought we could do," Discovery Canyon coach Mike Humphrey said.

VOLLEYBALL

Colorado Springs School 3, Simla 0

At CSS: Laney Swan had 19 kills and 12 digs as CSS (13-2, 6-0 2A Black Forest) beat Simla (9-4, 2-1) for its sixth straight win.

Jaydi Starling added eight kills and five aces for the Kodiaks. Hannah Taylor had 12 kills.

Swan has the highest kills-to-set ration in Class 2A with 200 kills in 41 sets.

SOFTBALL

Pueblo South 9, Falcon 3

At Pueblo South: Alexa Winter drove in two runs as Falcon (9-10) fell to Pueblo South (10-8-1) for its fourth loss in five games.

Jessica Rogers had one of the Falcons' six hits and drove in a run. Tierney Norris and Maddie Mast each had two hits.