Football roundup: Discovery Canyon edges Pueblo East in OT

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Cory Gurnett hit the game-winning extra point in overtime to give Discovery Canyon football a key top-10 win over Pueblo East on Thursday.

The Thunder, ranked No. 9 in Class 3A, beat No. 10 Pueblo East 35-34.

The senior's kick came following a 9-yard run for junior quarterback Zachary Anderson. Pueblo East also called a timeout in an attempt to ice Gurnett, but it didn't faze him.

"I had confidence our kicker was going to make that," Anderson told the Pueblo Chieftain after the game.

Anderson had two rushing touchdowns and 73 yards on Thursday night.

Pueblo East had opened the overtime period with a touchdown of its own, but missed the extra point wide left.

Caleb Grotelueschen also had a big game for the Thunder with a rushing touchdown and a 90-yard kickoff return for a score. Marshall Pike added a rushing score.

Pueblo East quarterback Luc Andrada had four passing touchdowns and also a rushing touchdown, according to the Chieftain.

Notables

Gateway Ponderosa football

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  • 4A No. 2 Ponderosa beat Gateway 49-0. Photos from the game are here.
  • Lincoln improved to 3-0 with a 43-8 win over Denver West. It's the second-straight season the Lancers have started 3-0.
  • Jes Ramirez rushed for three touchdowns and 124 yards as Brighton beat Heritage 20-3. The Bulldogs are now 2-1. Photos from the game.
  • Orlando Westbrook accounted for three total touchdowns in Harrison's 26-23 win over Evergreen. Aumiere Shedrick also had 222 total yards and two touchdowns.
  • Doherty lit up the scoreboard and the stat sheet in a 63-12 win over Palmer. Quarterback Logan Siffert threw three touchdowns, and Julian Cooks rushed for three scores. Gage Vanaman rushed for 149 yards and a score on just seven carries.
  • Five different players had rushing touchdowns as Standley Lake beat Liberty 42-35. Ty Webber rushed for 135 yards, and Alex France accounted for 132.
  • Fort Collins is now 2-1 after beating Greeley West 40-35.
  • Prospect Ridge picked up its first win of the season in beating Arvada 34-0.
  • Pueblo County beat Falcon 17-16 to pick up its first win this year.

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