Friday's prep roundup: Peyton blanks Trinidad in football opener


Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.


Peyton 28, Trinidad 0

At Trinidad: Trystan Hanks ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns as Peyton (1-0) totaled 308 yards on the ground in its win over Trinidad (0-1).

Wyatt Lee also ran for 129 yards and a score for the Panthers, who scored 20 points in the second half. Josh Gonzales added 43 yards and a TD.

Peyton added nine players from Calhan after the Bulldogs' program was put on hiatus in June. The Panthers have 50 players on their roster.

"We have some things to clean up and a lot of mistakes to fix," Peyton coach Richard Deems said of his team's season opener.

Crowley County 32, CSCS 22

At UCCS: Gabe Danzik returned a fumble 60 yards for a touchdown, but it wasn't enough as CSCS (0-1) fell to Crowley County (1-0).

Justin Engesser went 12 for 23 and threw two touchdowns and three interceptions. Jordan Greager caught seven passes for 67 yards and two TDs.

The Chargers have beat the Lions the past three seasons.

Ellicott 52, Ignacio 16

At Ellicott: Ellicott (1-0) hosted a game under the lights for the first time in school history. It worked out pretty good, too.

Matthew Davidson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another for the Thunderhawks. He also had two interceptions.

Chiante’ Stewart added another four touchdowns.

“It was great,” Ellicott coach Donte’ Stewart said of his team's first home night game. “It’s been a long time in the making.”

The Thunderhawks have won their last four home games dating back to last season.


Triple Crown Tournament

Air Academy in semifinals

At Fort Collins: Air Academy (5-0) clinched a spot in Saturday's semifinals with three straight wins at the Triple Crown Tournament.

The Kadets defeated Fort Collins 10-5, Widefield 8-0 and Standley Lake 17-2 (four innings).

Cassidy Horn set the tone in a 10-5 win over Fort Collins. The junior pitcher minimized the damage against a potent Lambkins offense, allowing five runs over six innings.

Fort Collins scored four runs in the second to take a 5-4 lead, but Horn shut out the Lambkins over the next three innings.

"She really controlled the game after the first couple of innings," Kadets coach Chris Hernez said.

Air Academy will face Fossil Ridge on Saturday.

Widefield drops a pair

At Fort Collins: The Gladiators (0-3) scored two runs in three games in the Triple Crown Tournament, falling to Fort Collins 8-1, Fossil Ridge 11-1 and losing to the Kadets.

Widefield will face Standley Lake on Saturday when the tournament resumes.

Heritage 10, Rampart 7

At Heritage: Olivia Risch had her third consecutive multi-hit game as Rampart (2-1) lost to Heritage (1-0).

Risch had three hits and drove in a run in the Rams' first loss of the season. The junior is hitting .700 through three games.

Rampart scored four runs in the top of the fourth to tie the game at 6. The Eagles scored two runs in the fourth and fifth to cap off their home opener in winning fashion.

Megan Schrage took the loss, allowing four runs in five innings. She also drove in a run for her team-best fifth RBI of the year.

Falcon 20, TCA 1

At Falcon: The Falcons (2-1) had 15 hits and TCA (0-1) further helped them with five errors.

Emma Johnson had a hit and scored the lone run for the Titans.


Air Academy 5, Grand Junction 2

At K-Dome: Luke Louthan had two goals and Air Academy (1-0) beat Grand Junction (0-1) in the first round of the Kadet Kickoff Tournament.

Eight teams played on Friday and all of them will return for two more games on Saturday.


Coronado 3, CSCS 1

At CSCS: The Cougars (1-0) won their season opener over CSCS (0-1) in four sets, 25-21, 16-25, 25-18, 25-16. It marked the first game for Coronado's new coach, Stormie Wells.

The Cougars are coming off a successful year. They qualified for the state tournament after an improbable win over then-No. 2 Mountain Vista in regionals. The Cougars then went on to win a match at state before they were eliminated in a tiebreaker in pool play.

CSCS, meanwhile, lost to Eaton in the 3A semifinals last season.


Liberty Invitational

At Valley Hi Golf Course: Rampart's Steven Roschke beat Coronado's Luke Travins in a playoff hole to claim the tournament title.

Roschke had two birdies and just three bogeys in the round. Both Roschke and Travis shot 73.

Liberty, meanwhile, won the team title with a score of 243.