Football roundup: Palisade wins top-10 3A showdown at Durango

Quarterback Cam Tucker had two rushing TD as No. 2 Palisade rallied from down 11-10 at the half for a big win over No. 10 Durango.

The Bulldogs won, 25-18.

The game was tied at 18 with seven minutes to play, according to the Durango Herald, when Tucker led his team down the field again, and Palisade took a 25-17 lead with 3:23 to go when backup quarterback Gabe Harrison scored on the ground.

"It was a tough battle," Palisade coach Joe Ramunno told the Scoreboard Show.

Palisade had a few long drives in the second half which helped them keep Durango's offense off the field.

"We were able to put some long drives together," Ramunno said. "Early in the game, we turned the ball over and it cost us a couple of scoring opportunities. But that's all part of it. We really rallied in the second half, and held on to the ball, and had some long drives that ate a lot of clock — we were having a really hard time stopping them, because they're very explosive."

Harrison was in the game because Tucker injured his ankle, Ramunno said, adding that he wasn't yet sure how serious it was.

"It was a tough deal, but our team rallied to finish it off," Ramunno said.

The Durango Herald has a complete game story from this matchup.

4A: (4) Broomfield 38, (2) Loveland 12


The Eagles ended Loveland's 14-game losing streak, knocking off the defending champions.

"We really got off to a fast start in the first half," Broomfield coach Blair Hubbard told the Scoreboard Show. "We returned a kickoff for a touchdown, and our defense really played well in the first half, as well."

"Defensively, it's just a total team effort," Hubbard said. "Tonight, against an offense like Loveland, it has to be a total team effort. And the guys really worked hard through the week. ... It's very difficult to stop their offense

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Highlights of the game are also on 9News.

8-man: (1) Sedgwick County 34, (2) Hoehne 0

The four-time defending champions made quite a statement as they pushed their early-season record to 2-0. 

Despite leading just 6-0 at halftime, the Cougars scored 22 points in the third quarter to go ahead 28-0.

Sedgwick County had three rushing touchdowns, and two passing touchdowns in the win.

3A/4A: (3A 3) Mead 42, (4A 7) Skyline 14

Mead raced out to a big lead in the first half and never looked back in a big win.

The Mavericks led 27-0 at the half thanks to a 20-0 second-quarter advantage, and extended that lead to 42-0 with three minutes to play in the third quarter.

"It was a fun night," Mead coach Jason Klatt told the Scoreboard Show. "I'm proud of our guys."

Skyline's potent offense didn't get on the board until the fourth quarter.

"It really shows the effort that our defense gave tonight," Klatt said. "They're not going to get the credit they deserve, but, man, it was one heck of an effort."

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3A: (7) Discovery Canyon 35, (5) Roosevelt 21

Discovery Canyon built a 21-7 halftime lead, and then went on to secure the top-10 victory.

Marshall Pike rushed for three touchdowns, and Jonah Isakson hit Ethan Hall for a passing score.

"The guys stayed calmed and focused, and we were able to move the ball pretty well," Discovery Canyon coach Shawn Mitchell said. "The offense did a really nice job putting together some good touchdowns."

"Just overall really happy with the way we played tonight. It wasn't perfect, but we did a lot of things right."

1A: (5) Holyoke 21, (2) Colorado Springs Christian 6

Holyoke built a 14-0 lead at halftime, and then added a fourth-quarter touchdown after CSCS cut the lead to 14-6 in the third.

"We played a great team defense, and played together," Holyoke coach Dusty Sprague told the Scoreboard Show. "That's what it takes. CSCS is a great team, and those backs are great backs."

Holyoke is now 2-0 this season.

2A: (8) Sterling 7, (10) Eaton 0

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Scoreless through three quarters, and much of the fourth, Sterling scored the game's lone touchdown with 2:34 to play in the final quarter.

Quarterback Brock Shalla scored on a 6-yard touchdown as the Tigers captured the top-10 victory, and improved to 2-0 this season.

Notables

  • In a 78-48 6-man win over Manzanola, Eads junior Damien Brown rushed for 368 yards and seven touchdowns.
  • With losses by Loveland and Valor Christian on Friday, the longest winning streak in the state now belongs to La Junta and Limon, who have each won 14 consecutive games dating back to last season.
  • Don't look now, but Pueblo South is now 2-0 after two top-ten wins in 3A. The No. 8 Colts beat No. 4 Erie on the road Friday, 28-10.
  • A top-10 matchup in 1A: Strasburg 19, Burlington 6.
  • In 2A, No. 9 Resurrection Christian knocked off No. 3 Faith Christian 27-19.
  • Silver Creek, 2-8 a season ago, is now 2-0 following a 49-0 win over Centaurus on Friday.
  • Riverdale Ridge has won the first varsity game in program history. The Ravens, who went 0-8 in their inaugural season last year, beat Jefferson 23-6.
  • Lutheran, a 3A program, beat 2A No. 1 Platte Valley 26-7.
  • In a game with a lot of subplots, namely former coach and athletic director Monte Pinkerton taking over at rival Pueblo County, Pueblo West took a 29-3 victory. The Pueblo Chieftain has the full story.
  • In 8-man, No. 4 Fowler beat No. 10 Sargent 50-27. The Grizzlies are now 2-0. "If the boys keep working, I think we'll be a pretty good football team towards the end," coach Mark Van Sickle told the Scoreboard Show.
  • In 6-man, No. 3 Stratton/Liberty beat No. 4 Prairie 60-34. "It was better, but still a long way to go," said Stratton/Liberty coach Toby Kechter, whose team dropped an opening game to Kit Carson last week.
  • A cross-town rivalry matchup between Fossil Ridge and Fort Collins went to overtime, and Fossil won, 28-21.
  • Alamosa beat rival Monte Vista. "It's huge. It gets the boys believing, and gets the town behind me a little bit," first-year coach Drew Sandlin told the Scoreboard Show.

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