In a wild matchup, Roosevelt football scored on the game’s final play to upset Silver Creek on Friday night.
The Roughriders’ Noah Craig punched in a rushing touchdown as time expired to secure the 29-27 upset.
“Holy cow. It was a huge win,” Roosevelt coach Lane Wasinger told the Colorado Preps Scoreboard Show after the game.
To even get to that final play, though, Roosevelt first had to convert on fourth down with 25 seconds remaining.
“It was like, ‘You know what?’ Let’s just go for it. Let’s go for the end zone,” Wasinger said.
Roosevelt quarterback Trent Beall, a junior, scrambled for the first down — and got out-of-bounds.
“He’s so slippery and he’s so good with his feet, and he’s just a playmaker,” Wasinger said. “It gave us a chance to put it in the end zone.”
Craig, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound senior, did just that.
“The sideline went crazy,” Wasinger said. “We just won a big football game.”
Roosevelt had led Silver Creek 16-6 after three quarters, before both offenses broke loose in the final quarter.
“It got pretty crazy,” Wasinger said of the fourth quarter.
Silver Creek actually took the lead with seven minutes to play, but Roosevelt rallied and eventually won on the final play.
Both teams are now 3-1 this season.
3A: (2) Mead 38, (9) Longmont 14
Mead football continued its perfect start, beating No. 9 Longmont to improve to 4-0 this season.
The Mavericks, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the second quarter on their cross-town rivals, and went on to win 38-14.
Longmont did cut that early lead to 21-14 late in the second quarter, but Mead’s defense didn’t allow the Trojans to score again.
“Our defense had our back all night,” Mead quarterback Tyler Keys told BoCoPreps.com after the game.
Keys threw a passing touchdown and rushed for another for the Mavericks. Evan Hansen, Jake Wachter and Nathan Mackey also had rushing touchdowns. Dom Esters caught the touchdown from Keys.
Longmont quarterback Oakley Dehning rushed for a touchdown.
This was just the second-ever meeting between the two schools which are just 15 minutes apart. Mead won last season, 49-35, during its march to the semifinals.
2A/3A: (2) Bayfield 20, (8) Durango 13
Bayfield senior Hunter Killough had a game-sealing interception in the game’s final moments, according to the Durango Herald.
“I wanted it bad,” he told the paper after the game. “Since last year, I had been stewing on this game. It’s good to get that victory.”
- 5A No. 8 Mullen went out-of-state to play Bothell (Wash.), and had a big rally and a chance to win late, but fell 31-28. Bothell reached Washington’s 4A quarterfinals last season.
- 5A No. 7 Cherry Creek beat No. 6 Grandview 40-20 to give coach Dave Logan the 250th win of his career.
- In 1A, No. 2 Meeker got a top-10 win over No. 8 Monte Vista, 30-7. “Our defense did a good job of flying around the football tonight,” coach Shane Phelan told the Scoreboard Show. The Cowboys are 4-0.
- Skyview knocked off No. 10 Thomas Jefferson 27-16 in 3A. The Wolverines have started 4-0, their best start since 2011.
- Harrison beat Glenwood Springs 36-22, and is now 4-0 in 3A. “This is just another step forward for us,” coach Al Melo told the Scoreboard Show. “It was a good win for our kids tonight, and I’m really proud of them.
- Check out Widefield, which is 4-0 in 4A following a 42-0 win over Palmer. The Gladiators haven’t started 4-0 since 2010. TJ Davis rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns on Friday. He also threw two touchdown passes.
- 5A No. 3 Eaglecrest is now 4-0 after beating Cherokee Trail 28-14.
- Berthoud upset 3A No. 5 Fort Morgan, 22-10.
- Grand Valley and Aspen had lightning delay their game, which the Skiers ultimately won 30-26. Aspen, which won a combined four games the past two seasons, is 4-0 for the first time since 2010.
- Sierra Grande beat Cheraw 61-6 in 6-man action, including this touchdown. The Panthers are now 4-0, something they haven’t done since 2005.
- 6-man No. 1 Stratton/Liberty cruised to a 68-8 win over Idalia. Tyson Lichty completed four passes — all four went for touchdowns. Jacob McCormick rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns.
- Levi Mair had four total touchdowns in Arvada’s 30-6 win over The Pinnacle.
- Jaion Colbert rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns as Overland beat Rangeview 42-20.
- Zac Hanenberg had two rushing touchdowns as Canon City beat Pueblo East 29-16. The Tigers are now 4-0, matching their win total from each of the past two seasons.
- Peyton beat Ellicott 41-0 in 1A. Gunner Saarela rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns.
- Trevor Reuss threw for 241 yards in 2A Basalt’s 41-33 win over 3A Battle Mountain.
- Garrett Anderson rushed for 157 yards and a score as Lewis-Palmer topped Pueblo County 20-10 in a 3A matchup.
- 5A Ralston Valley also went out-of-state, and beat East Bakersfield (Calif.) 35-14.
- In a rematch of the past two 5A titles games, No. 1 Valor Christian beat No. 2 Pomona.
- 4A No. 2 Ponderosa was dominant in beating Rampart.
- 4A No. 3 Chatfield ended a losing streak to its rival, 5A No. 4 Columbine.
- In 4A, No. 7 Pueblo West went on the road and beat Dakota Ridge.
- Cherry Creek football coach Dave Logan won the 250th game of his career on Friday.
- Replay the night through our live coverage.
- An updated top-10 football scoreboard after Friday’s games, and Saturday’s schedule.
- All scores from Friday night, and Saturday’s full slate.