A quick 7-0 hole turned out to be nothing more than an oversight. Julian Montano took advantage of a poorly executed fake punt to put Pueblo Central up 7-0 early, but Class 3A No. 10 Canon City quickly settled down and rolled to a 42-7 win at Dutch Clark Stadium.
Dylan O'Rourke tied the game on a short touchdown run and Lucas Walcott found Josh Rall shortly after to give the Tigers (3-0 overall, 3-0 South Central League) the lead.
It was an overall banner night for Canon City as O'Rourke ran for two touchdowns while Walcott added two additional touchdown tosses and a rushing touchdown to his statline.
The Wildcats (1-3, 1-3) couldn't generate any offense through the rest of the game resulting in their second straight loss.
The Tigers are set for a big showdown against No. 5 Pueblo South Friday night.
(1) Sedgwick County 56, (8) Holly 8
The defending 8-man state champions scored 34 points in the first half and rode the lead to an easy Monday night win.
The Cougars travel to No. 3 Merino this week while the Wildcats look to rebound at home as they host McClave.
(7) Crowley County 38, Springfield 6
Adam Schultz and Hayden Lasley exchanged scores early to lock the game in a 6-6 tie. But a costly fumble late the first quarter gave the Chargers the spark they needed. They scored 32 unanswered points to improve to 3-0 on the season.
They'll have their hands full this week as they travel to No. 2 Fowler on Friday.
Calhan 48, Byers 14
Calhan rebounded with a close loss to Simla last week with an overall impressive performance against Byers. Both teams are now 2-2 on the year heading into this week's games. Calhan travels to Dolores Huerta while Byers hosts Elbert.