Football roundup: Kent Denver's Scott Yates takes sole possession of state's wins record

Kent Denver Prospect Ridge Academy football

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For now, Kent Denver's Scott Yates is sitting alone atop the state's all-time football coaching wins record.

With the Class 3A No. 1 Sun Devils' 59-0 win over Prospect Ridge Academy, Yates grabbed win No. 316, putting him one game ahead of West Grand's Chris Brown.

The Mustangs are in action next week when they travel to Sanford to open their open.

It was Brown who set the state's all-time wins record last year with a 32-12 win over the same Sanford team in Week 1.

He sat two games ahead of Yates, but a deep playoff run helped the Kent Denver coach match the wins total at the end of the 2016 season.

6-Man: North Park 31, (2) Fleming 25

North Park held a six-point lead with less than nine minutes to go in the fourth quarter, but the Fleming was able to tie it but.

But it was all for naught.

A North Park touchdown with three seconds remaining sealed the upset victory.

With the win, North Park should climb into the new CHSAANow.com football rankings that will be released on Labor Day weekend.

Notables

  • 5A No. 9 Highlands Ranch jumped out to a quick lead and rode it to a 53-7 win over Smoky Hill.
  • In 8-man, Soroco found itself on the winning end of a Zero Week shootout, beating Caliche 48-26.
  • Ignacio closed the gap from last year's loss against Ellicott, but the Thunderhawks still got a 34-16 win on Saturday in 1A.
  • In one of the best games of the day, Las Animas beat Miami-Yoder 22-19 in 8-man.

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