Friday's prep roundup: Lewis-Palmer tops Pueblo County in football

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FOOTBALL

Lewis-Palmer 20, Pueblo County 10

At Lewis-Palmer: Lewis-Palmer (1-3) rallied for 14 unanswered points to beat Pueblo County for its first win of the season.

Cole Recker ran and threw for a touchdown in the second half, and Joel Scott had a TD catch for the Rangers.

Trailing 10-6 at half, Recker rushed for a short score late in the third quarter to give Lewis-Palmer the lead. Then after a fumble recovery on the goal line, Recker capped off a long drive with an 18-yard hookup with Scott with 7 minutes remaining.

L-P visits Roosevelt next week.

Widefield 42, Palmer 0

At Garry Berry Stadium: Widefield (4-0) beat Palmer (0-4) as it continues to flourish in coach Nic Olney's second year at the reins.

The Gladiators recorded their second shutout in three games and scored more than 40 for the second time this season. That already tops last year, when they scored more than 40 points once and had zero shutouts.

The Gladiators will have their stiffest test of the season when they travel to Chatfield next week.

Peyton 41, Ellicott 0

At Peyton: Peyton (3-1) ran back the opening kickoff for a touchdown and the Panthers were off and running in their win over Ellicott (1-4).

Peyton has outscored the opposition 132-0 in its three victories this season.

The Thunderhawks have lost the last two meetings against the Panthers after winning the previous two.

Fountain-Fort Carson 23, Castle View 13

At F-FC: Gavin Green had a touchdown reception and Fountain-Fort Carson (2-2) beat Castle View to snap its two-game slide.

The Trojans lost to 5A power Pomona and 4A stalwart Pine Creek the prior two weeks.

They'll host Doherty next week.

Harrison 36, Glenwood Springs 20

At Harrison: Harrison improved to 4-0 on the year.

The Panthers were coming off their first close call this season, a 26-23 win at Evergreen, and responded with their third double-digit victory of the year.

They travel to Woodland Park next week.

Sand Creek 20, Pueblo Centennial 14

At Sand Creek: Sand Creek (1-3) won its first game since the middle of last season.

The Scorpions travel to Air Academy next week. Sand Creek beat the Kadets 14-8 last year.

Woodland Park 21, Sierra 14

At Woodland Park: Woodland Park (2-2) beat Sierra (1-3) for its second straight nail-biting victory.

Down 14-9, the Panthers scored two touchdowns in the fourth to topple the Stallions.

Angelo Salazar had a 1-yard TD to give the Panthers a 15-14 lead and Nate Bradley added an 11-yard score with less than a minute remaining to extend the lead to 21-14.

Woodland Park's defense had an interception in the closing seconds.

Ponderosa 56, Rampart 17

At Ponderosa: Kevin Witcher connected with Jared Behm for a 52-yard touchdown in the third quarter, but Rampart (3-2) fell to Ponderosa (4-0).

Christian Glass had a rushing TD and Jack McReynolds hit a 48-yard field goal for the Rams, who will host Littleton on Oct. 5.

Canon City 29, Pueblo East 16

At Canon City: Zac Hanenberg threw for 159 yards and rushed for two touchdowns as Canon City improved to 4-0.

Kadin Porter also scored on the ground and Vincent Merlino returned an interception for a score for the Tigers.

In a battle of undefeated teams, Canon City travels to Don Breese Stadium to face Palmer Ridge next week.

Lutheran 27, Falcon 12

At Falcon: Falcon (0-4) lost its fourth straight game to open the season.

Drake Antoon ran for a 4-yard score to trim the lead to 17-12 in the third quarter but couldn't draw closer after failing on the ensuing 2-point conversion.

Lutheran scored on a 72-yard pass a few minutes later and added a field goal in the fourth.

Pueblo South 49, Coronado 7

At Pueblo South: Coronado (2-2) has split the first four games of the season, none of which has been decided by fewer than three scores.

The Cougars have been outscored 119-57 in their two defeats, while outscoring the opposition 66-23 in their pair of wins.

They will face undefeated Pueblo West next week.

Elizabeth 35, Florence 7

At Florence: Florence (1-3) struggled to get much going offensively for the third time in four games this season.

Before the Huskies exploded for 30 points in a shutout win over St. Mary's last week, they were outscored 83-0 in their first two games.

West Grand 52, Pikes Peak Christian 2

At West Grand: Pikes Peak Christian (2-2) suffered its worst loss in four years.

The 50-point loss was the Eagles' largest margin of defeat since a 52-0 loss to Vail Christian on Oct. 26, 2013.

Pikes Peak Christian will begin league play against Miami Yoder next week.

Rocky Ford 20, St. Mary’s 17

At St. Mary’s: St. Mary’s (0-4) scored for the first time since Sept. 1, but couldn’t pull out a victory against Rocky Ford (3-1).

The Pirates travel to CSCS next week.

SOFTBALL

Widefield 15, Coronado 8

At Coronado: Jocelyn Garcia had three hits and drove in three runs as Widefield (9-6) beat Coronado (2-12) for its fourth straight win.

Kayla Harrison and Jamie Tedder each added two RBIs for the Gladiators. Cassandra Cain, Anna Justus, Dana Atencio and Savannah Valdez had three hits.

Widefield jumped out to an early 9-0 lead before Coronado came back with four runs in the second inning.

The Cougars have lost six straight.

BOYS’ TENNIS

Kent Denver 7, Palmer Ridge 0

At Palmer Ridge: The Bears lost every match in straight sets.

Bryan Hauke lost his No. 1 singles match 6-1, 6-0.