Football roundup: Cripple Creek-Victor snaps 35-game losing streak

Cripple Creek-Victor snapped a 35-game losing streak on Friday with a 65-31 win over Colorado Deaf & Blind.

It was the program's first win since the 2011 season — and first on-field win since 2010, a span of 42 games.

The Pioneers went 0-9 each of the past two seasons, 0-7 in 2013, and 0-8 in 2012. They were 1-8 in 2011, losing their final game after getting a forfeit win against Limon on Oct. 21, 2011.

Their last on-field win came against Ellicott in the final game of the 2010 season, with a 20-6 victory on Oct. 30, 2010.

The Pioneers nearly snapped the losing streak last week. They led Hanover 25-14 heading into the fourth quarter, but gave up 14 points in the final frame to lose 28-25.

Friday night, there would be no such letdown with the 34-point win.

3A/4A: (1) Pueblo East 23, Pueblo West 21

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Pueblo East came back to beat Pueblo West. (Via @flammowl17 on Twitter)

Pueblo West nearly pulled off the upset, leading much of the second half, but Pueblo East got a touchdown from Bryson Torres with a minute to play to secure its 15th in a row.

Pueblo West held leads of 8-3, 14-11, 21-11 and 21-17 before East's comeback.

Pueblo East's winning streak is tied for the longest current active steak in the state.

4A/3A: Niwot 17, Summit 14

Niwot is 2-0 following its win over Summit.

The Cougars, who snapped a 24-game losing streak last October, haven't started a season 2-0 since 2005, when they finished 9-2.

In fact, Niwot hasn't won two games in a season since 2013. And both wins this year have been of the come-from-behind variety.

"I'm really proud of the kids' fortitude," Niwot coach Dylan Hollingsworth told the Colorado Preps Scoreboard Show after the game. "Anytime we were down last year, you knew it was over. We never responded well to it. And they have really played hard through the adversity this year."

The game marked a return for Hollingsworth, who left Summit after 10 seasons to take over Niwot in 2015.

"It was interesting being on the opposite sideline, looking at everything that I've always had my back to, and having my back to everything that I've always looked at," Hollingsworth said.

Notables

  • West Grand football coach Chris Brown extended his career wins record with a 42-12 decision over South Park. That's No. 308 in his career.
  • ... and Kent Denver's Scott Yates stayed right behind Brown with win No. 307 as his Sun Devils beat Faith Christian 27-12.
  • Grandview, the No. 3 team in 5A, converted a late two-point attempt to beat Murrieta Valley (Calif.) 50-49.
  • Another dramatic win: Canon City beat Pueblo County 33-28 with a last-second touchdown.
  • 1A No. 1 Buena Vista ran its winning streak to 15 games with a 36-23 win over Salida.
  • Florence, an unranked 2A team, stunned 3A No. 7 Rifle with a 35-26 upset win.
  • Tyler Williams had a 98-yard interception return in Standley Lake's 34-0 win over Adams City.
  • 4A No. 10 Broomfield got its first win under new coach Blair Hubbard, 21-14 over Wheat Ridge. "The transition's really been very smooth, and the kids are excited and really believe in what we want to do here," Hubbard told the Scoreboard Show. "The community's been really supportive. It's been a great place to be through the summer and here in the fall now."
  • Fruita Monument got its first win of 2016 by beating rival Grand Junction 38-14. "I do think we've got a good team. I keep saying that, because I believe it having been around this for a while," Wildcats coach Todd Casebier told the Scoreboard Show. "Our season hasn't gone as well as we'd hoped so far, but it was a big win for us tonight."
  • Fairview, ranked No. 10 in 5A, handled rival Boulder 50-9.
  • In 2A, No. 8 Platte Valley edged No. 9 Eaton 26-12. "It was a good early test for us," coach Troy Hoffman told the Scoreboard Show.
  • Lewis-Palmer made its claim for a spot in the 3A ranking by beating No. 9 Evergreen 42-0.
  • 2A No. 7 Delta beat No. 10 Moffat County 50-13.
  • Big 1A matchup: No. 3 Strasburg beat No. 5 Bennet 55-44.
  • Another big one in 1A: No. 6 Limon topped No. 4 Crowley County 14-7. "We gave up one big play, and ... I thought we did a great job other than that one play," coach Mike O'Dwyer told the Scoreboard Show.
  • A good old-fashioned 6-man shootout: No. 3 La Veta beat Walsh 79-64.

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