Football roundup: No. 1 Pine Creek gets big win over No. 3 Windsor in 4A

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David Moore III scored an early touchdown, and the Pine Creek defense did the rest.

Moore, a sophomore, had a rushing score in the first quarter, his third of the season. The Eagles, top-ranked in Class 4A, added a field goal in the second quarter.

And though No. 3 Windsor had its chances deep in Pine Creek territory, the Eagles' defense held firm. The last big play came with 3:57 remaining when Pine Creek intercepted a pass at its own 6-yard-line.

"Our defense stood the test, and had two great stands inside our 20," coach Todd Miller told the Colorado Preps Scoreboard Show. "They kind of bowed their necks and were able to dig in. ... Right now, we're living on our defense."

This matchup marked the fourth time in the past five seasons that the two teams have met, including twice in the postseason. Pine Creek has won all four matchups.

Pine Creek is now 2-0 after beating 5A ThunderRidge last week. The Eagles host Fountain-Fort Carson next week.

Windsor drops to 1-1, and plays at Broomfield next week.

5A: (9) Mullen at (3) Regis Jesuit

The Mustangs stunned their rival with a comeback that saw Mullen take the lead for the first time with three seconds left in the game.

Regis Jesuit had led the entire game, and the Raiders were up 39-26 with 2:56 remaining, but Mullen recovered a late fumble on the 47-yard-line, scored on a pass play, and then got an onside kick with 50 seconds remaining.

That set up the winning touchdown, with quarterback Dominic Depizzol throwing a 6-yard touchdown to Alonzo Moon on fourth-and-2. The point-after was good, and that gave the Mustangs the win.

Depizzol had six passing touchdowns, four of which went to Wind Henderson.

Regis Jesuit quarterback Justin Lamb threw three touchdowns. Kiahn Martinez had a rushing TD.

4A/3A: (10) Pueblo West 36, (5) Pueblo East 14

Pueblo West handed Pueblo East its first in-city loss since 2014.

"They're a quality program. We knew we were going to have to play a good game," Cyclones coach Monte Pinkerton told the Scoreboard Show. "We were able to finish a little bit stronger than we did last year, and were able to pull it off."

The Cyclones were led by their defense on Friday night.

"We've got a bunch of guys that just like to fly around," Pinkerton said.

Notables

  • In 2A, No. 1 Kent Denver jumped out to a big halftime lead an never looked back in beating No. 7 Faith Christian 52-33. It was win No. 318 for Sun Devils coach Scott Yates, which extends his state record.
  • 2A No. 8 Platte Valley beat No. 10 Eaton, 41-21. "It turned into a track meet," Broncos coach Troy Hoffman told the Scoreboard Show.
  • Salida beat rival Buena Vista 55-7. It marked first time Salida has beat BV since 2010. "Our kids were ready tonight. It was fun to watch them play," Spartans coach Eric Handke told the Scoreboard Show. "Our offense was really clicking tonight."
  • In 3A, No. 4 The Classical Academy got a big win over No. 5 Sterling, 24-7.
  • 1A No. 6 Limon shut out No. 7 Crowley County 27-0.
  • 5A No. 7 Cherry Creek held off a tough No. 10 Doherty squad in a 33-27 win.
  • In a game that was delayed two hours by lightning, No. 8 Fleming topped No. 6 Arickaree/Woodlin 38-32.
  • Fairview beat its rival, Boulder, 57-20.
  • Hinkley snapped a 13-game losing streak with a 28-18 win over Thornton.
  • Greeley Central also snapped a 13-game losing streak, topping Northridge 50-21.
  • 5A No. 1 Valor Christian went on the road and beat Greater Atlanta Christian, a state finalists in Georgia last season, 28-22. In his return from an injury, Eagles quarterback Blake Stenstrom threw three touchdowns and ran for another.
  • Arapahoe beat its rival, Heritage, 28-13. "We were playing pretty inspired," Arapahoe coach Mike Campbell told CET Sports after the game.
  • Rocky Mountain took care of crosstown rival Fossil Ridge, 30-0.
  • Fruita Monument beat rival Grand Junction 30-7. "Our defense played well all night," Wildcats coach Todd Casebier told the Scoreboard Show. "Our defense kept us in the game."
  • 3A No. 9 Noah Roper rushed for three touchdowns as Erie beat Eagle Valley 41-6.
  • Ralston Valley was supposed to play Ferris (Wash.) on Friday, but the game was cancelled due to poor air quality by wild fires in Washington state.

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