Pine Creek 10, Windsor 0
At Windsor: Another exceptional defensive performance and another big-stage win for Pine Creek (2-0).
The Eagles’ dazzling defense was on display once again as Pine Creek shut out Windsor (1-1) in a matchup of the previous two Class 4A state champions.
Windsor had a long drive to open the third quarter that came up empty. Then, it threatened to score late in the fourth before Xavier Hill salvaged the shutout with an interception in the end zone.
Pine Creek’s D had held 5A ThunderRidge scoreless through three quarters in Week 1.
“We’re turning people over and that’s always huge,” Pine Creek coach Todd Miller said. “It always starts with lining up scheme and can you tackle people.”
David Moore III capped off a 60-yard drive in the first half with his third rushing score of the season and the Eagles added a field goal before the half.
Pine Creek will face Fountain-Fort Carson next weekend. The Trojans beat the Eagles 10-7 in overtime last season.
When asked about it, Miller downplayed the idea of the game being a “revenge game”, but did say he didn’t know if all of his players would feel the same.
“We’re going to play a tough team and we’re going to do everything we can to show up and give them the best game we can,” Miller said.
Palmer Ridge 51, Liberty 13
At Don Breese Stadium: Ty Evans threw for three scores in the first half as Palmer Ridge (2-0) blew past Liberty (0-3) for its second straight victory.
Dylan Matesi and Jaden Sparks had defensive touchdowns for the Bears, who have outscored the opposition 100-16 in two games this year.
The Classical Academy 24, Sterling 7
At TCA: Brayden Luft ran for 159 yards and Jenson Hall had three rushing touchdowns as TCA (2-0) beat Sterling (2-1).
Luft followed up his 115-yard performance on just five carries against Sierra in the opener with another 100-yard effort. The Titans outgained the Tigers 237-49 on the ground.
Mesa Ridge 37, Denver South 34
At CA Foster Stadium: Mesa Ridge (1-1) overcame a 27-10 deficit at half to beat Denver South (0-2).
The Grizzlies scored with 3:06 remaining to pull ahead for their first win of the season.
Cheyenne Mountain 31, Sierra 0
At Cheyenne Mountain: Shamauri Rivera ran for a 70-yard touchdown early in the third quarter, Cheyenne Mountain’s defense rebounded from giving up 38 points in the season opener and the Indians (2-0) rolled over Sierra (0-2) for its second straight win.
Terrance Dishmon also had a rushing TD for the Indians, who have beaten the Stallions three straight times dating back to 2009.
Harrison 42, Centaurus 14
At Harrison: Harrison rushed for three long touchdowns after half as the Panthers (2-0) beat Centaurus (0-2) for their second straight win.
The Panthers outscored the Warriors 28-0 in the second half. They were tied with Centaurus at the break, scoring on a long run and a 55-yard pass.
Cherry Creek 33, Doherty 27
At Cherry Creek: Fresh off its 83-point output in the season opener, Doherty (1-1) nearly delivered an even bigger stunner against Cherry Creek (1-1).
The Spartans recovered an onside kick after Logan Siffert hit Isaac Kubik for the score to pull the Spartans within six with seven minutes remaining. The Bruins, however, held them out of the end zone to preserve the win.
Vista Ridge 49, Sand Creek 14
At Sand Creek: Micah Hilts had two quick TDs, including a 70-yard reception in the opening minutes, as Vista Ridge (1-1) rebounded its home-opening loss to beat Sand Creek (0-2).
The Wolves lost to Windsor 14-3 last week.
Canon City 63, Pueblo County 23
At Pueblo County: Canon City (2-0) scored seven touchdowns in the first half to take a 49-14 lead over Pueblo County (0-2).
The Tigers have scored 103 in their first two games this season.
Air Academy 7, Woodland Park 6
At Woodland Park: Air Academy (1-1) beat Woodland Park (0-2) for its first win of the season.
The Kadets lost to Cheyenne Mountain 41-38 in overtime last week.
Peyton 13, Highland 7
At Peyton: Peyton (2-1) surrendered its first points of the season, including a fourth quarter touchdown in a loss to Highland (2-1).
Josh Gonzalez ran for 86 yards and Gunner Saarela had a rushing TD for the Panthers, who had outscored their first two opponents 91-0.
Discovery Canyon 28, Brighton 14
At Discovery Canyon: Discovery Canyon (1-1) regrouped from a 35-point loss in its season opener to beat Brighton (1-1).
The Thunder lost in the 3A state finals a year ago.
Monarch 14, Rampart 7
At Monarch: Justin Kiss scored on a 1-yard rush with 2 minutes remaining as Monarch (2-0) handed Rampart (2-1) its first loss of the season.
Jared Behm had tied the game 7-7 with a 15-yard run a few minutes earlier for the Rams.
Evergreen 16, Lewis-Palmer 15
At Evergreen: Lewis-Palmer (0-2) fell to Evergreen (2-0) for its second loss of the season.
The Rangers went 10-2 last year.
Colorado Springs Christian 54, Dolores Huerta Prep 0
At Dolores Springs: Colorado Springs Christian earned its first win of the season in a non-conference route of Dolores Huerta Prep.
Kent Denver 5, Liberty 0
At Kent Denver: Tina Bomberg had the lone shot for Liberty (0-4) as it fell to undefeated Kent Denver (4-0).
Haley Edge and Christina Jensen split time in net with Edge stopping three shots and Jensen stopping four.
Discovery Canyon 8, Ponderosa 0
At Discovery Canyon: Corah Price threw a complete-game shutout as Discovery Canyon (6-1-1) beat Ponderosa (4-4-1).
Price (6-1), who also had two RBIs, scattered eight hits and struck out six for her second consecutive shutout. The senior has a 3.73 ERA in seven outings this season.
Sami Edwards tripled for one of her three hits and drove in two runs for the Thunder. Mary Roach also had two RBIs.
Tournament at Runyon Field
Cheyenne Mountain 4, Mesa Ridge 2
Cheyenne Mountain 16, Canon City 7
Sand Creek 8, Canon City 6
Montezuma-Cortez 19, Sand Creek 3
At Runyon Field: Katelynn Ralston homered and drove in three runs against Canon City as the Indians (7-1) beat the Tigers (1-7) and Mesa Ridge (4-3) at a tournament at Runyon Field.
Grace Gustafson also had three RBIs in the win over the Tigers and the Indians scored twice in the fifth to pull ahead of the Grizzlies.
Katrina Robertson had two hits and drove in a run for Mesa Ridge, and Isabella Quintana allowed six hits and four runs – two earned – in six innings in the loss.
Briana Atencio homered for the Tigers, and Bailey Littrell had five RBIs in two games.
Hailey Mayl had two doubles for Sand Creek.
Palmer Ridge 10, Widefield 5
Palmer Ridge 18, The Classical Academy 13
Widefield 13, Palmer 3
Pueblo County 16, Palmer 1
Pueblo County 7, TCA 1
At Runyon Field: Maya Liester had two triples and drove in five runs as Palmer Ridge beat Widefield and TCA.
Brealee DiVello added four RBIs for the Bears, who have won four of their first five games.
Jocelyn Garcia and Anna Justus each had three RBIs for the Gladiators.
Mariah Parker had two hits and drove in a run for Palmer.
Dave Sanders Tournament
Pueblo East 10, Liberty 0
Columbine 12, Liberty 1
Mountain Vista 16, Liberty 1
At Columbine: Morgan Ward and Emily Baros each drove in a run for Liberty, but the Lancers (1-7) fell in all three games at the Dave Sanders Tournament.
Liberty has lost four straight.
Air Academy Kadet Kickoff
Air Academy 8, Pueblo West 0
At Air Academy: Thaddaeus Dewing scored three goals as Air Academy beat Pueblo West.
Kristian Hooker, Nico Leonard, Ryan Self, Kelton Hooker and Andy Hess also scored for the Kadets.
Thomas Beatty and Sean Redinger split time in net to earn the co-shutout.
Cheyenne Mountain 5, Pine Creek 2
At Cheyenne Mountain: Cheyenne Mountain swept doubles play in straight sets in its win over Pine Creek.
Pine Creek’s No. 1 singles player Bradley Ma beat Joey Geisz 6-4, 6-2 and Luke Miller won in the No. 2 singles match.