Football roundup: Fairview's Aidan Atkinson tosses 100th career touchdown; Phil Bravo wins No. 300

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Fairview quarterback Aidan Atkinson threw his 100th career touchdown pass during his team's win over Legacy on Friday night.

Atkinson, a senior who is committed to Northwestern, threw seven touchdown passes (and 349 yards) in the win, including four in the first half. When the night was over, he ended up with 102 career TDs.

Atkinson becomes the fifth quarterback in state history to throw 100 touchdowns in his career.

It was the seventh time in Atkinson's career that he has thrown at least seven touchdowns. In last season's game against Legacy, Atkinson broke the 11-man football record with nine touchdowns.

The Knights beat Legacy 49-31 on Friday, thanks in large part to a 28-3 halftime lead. Legacy came out first in the second half, with a touchdown, onside kick, and another touchdown — but Fairview, when it finally got the ball back, responded right away with another touchdown from Atkinson.

Four of Atkinson's TDs went to Henry Blackburn. Fairview, ranked No. 9, is now 5-1 this season.

300 wins for Monarch's Phil Bravo

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Monarch beat Gateway 32-6 on Friday, giving their coach, Phil Bravo, the 300th win of his career.

Bravo has a head coach in Colorado at Centaurus and later Monarch since 1991, and was at Whittier Christian (Calif.) from 1986-90 prior to that.

BoCoPreps has a full story on Bravo's milestone.

1A: (4) Florence 38, (9) Rye 6

In the lone matchup of top-10 teams on Friday night, Florence made a statement as the Huskies remained unbeaten at 5-0.

Florence running back Owen Busetti rushed for 294 yards and four touchdowns in the win, according to Austin White of the Pueblo Chieftain.

"He's a great kid. And he's the type of kid that's done everything right in the offseason," Jeremy Nix told the Colorado Preps Scoreboard Show after the game. "He's special. He makes the coaches look good at times, and he does good things, he makes good cuts, good decisions. And the O-line is doing a heck of a job for him, too."

Florence will continue its tough league schedule as the season rolls along, including contests against St. Mary's, Buena Vista, Centauri, and Colorado Springs Christian.

"This is the grind part of our season," Nix said, "so we'll know what we're made of, and our character will get tested."

Here's a full story from the Chieftain.

5A: (1) Columbine 43, Mullen 3

5A: (3) Valor Christian 42, Castle View 7

Gavin Sawchuk rushed for 220 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles in the win.

Notables

  • Colton Murray rushed for five touchdowns to help Peyton beat Ellicott 43-0 in 1A.
  • Quite the 6-man shootout between Kiowa in Genoa-Hugo, which Kiowa won 68-55.
  • Damien Barnes, the state leader in rushing touchdowns, added to his total with four more (and 249 yards) as Eads beat Walsh 60-28 in 6-man. He now has 19 through five games.
  • Evergreen knocked off 3A No. 7 Palisade, 19-17.
  • Arapahoe is now 5-1 following a big win over Cherokee Trail, 10-7. It is the program's best start since winning their first 10 games in 2015.
  • In 1A, Wray beat No. 8 Burlington 14-0.
  • Rocky Mountain beat cross-city rival Poudre, 24-7, and the Lobos are now 3-3. "It was a great old-school high school football game tonight," Rocky coach Mark Brook told the Scoreboard Show. "They played their hearts out tonight. Our kids stepped up and made some big plays when they needed to."
  • Harrison beat Pueblo County in overtime, 21-14. "Tonight, it was just one heck of a football game," coach Al Melo told the Scoreboard Show. The Colorado Springs Gazette has a full story.
  • Bayfield ended a two-game skid with a 28-10 win over Alamosa. "I think every played played to the best of their ability," coach Gary Heided told the Scoreboard Show. "Every player went in and really tried to make amends for what's happened the last couple of weeks."
  • 2A No. 7 Basalt handed Moffat County its first loss with a 49-7 win. The Longhorns are now 5-0. "The kids played really hard, and they flew around," coach Carl Frerichs told the Scoreboard Show. Gavin Webb rushed for four touchdowns for Basalt.
  • 5A No. 10 Legend snuck past Fountain-Fort Carson 23-21 to stay unbeaten at 6-0.
  • 4A No. 4 Montrose beat Fruita Monument 21-14. Here's a story from the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.
  • Northridge, in 3A, is now 4-1 after beating Lincoln 49-6. It is the program's best start since 2012.
  • West Grand upset No. 10 Rangely in 8-man, 22-6.

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