South metro teams light up gridiron

Among high-ranked squads, most triumph in weekend contests

Posted 9/13/22

All the south metro teams ranked among the state’s Top 10 Class 5 teams won except for Arapahoe during during football games played Sept 8-10. Arapahoe (2-1), ranked ninth in the CHSAANow.com poll, …

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South metro teams light up gridiron

Among high-ranked squads, most triumph in weekend contests

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All the south metro teams ranked among the state’s Top 10 Class 5 teams won except for Arapahoe during during football games played Sept 8-10.

Arapahoe (2-1), ranked ninth in the CHSAANow.com poll, watched Exander Carroll lead third-ranked Regis Jesuit (2-1) to a 23-10 victory. Carroll rushed for a touchdown and passed for another.

Top-ranked Cherry Creek (2-1) held Chatfield to 125 yards in total offense in a 28-5 victory.

Ethan Carlson connected on seven of 12 passes for 128 yards and one touchdown as fourth ranked Valor Christian (2-1) downed Fairview, 38-15.

Senior John Brookhart passed for 216 yards and two TDs and sixth-ranked Legend (3-0) rolled to a 49-21 win over Castle View (1-2).

ThunderRidge, seventh in the Sept. 5 poll, jumped to a 27-0 lead after the first quarter and went on to improved its record to 3-0 with a 48-12 victory over Lakewood.

Ponderosa, the top-ranked Class 4A team, beat Golden, 56-7, as senior quarterback Zach Stryker had 306 total yards. Stryker completed 15 of 19 passes for 178 yards and two scores and rushed for 128 yards and two TDs.

Lutheran (2-1) and No.2 in the Class 3A poll rolled up 470 yards in total offense in a 50-0 win over Discovery Canon. Ryken Daugaard was 13-17 for 269 yards and four touchdowns passing in the win.

In other action, Jake Stonebraker averaged 9.5 yards per carry and rushed for 200 yards as Douglas County (2-1) defeated Rangeview, 35-12.

Rock Canyon (3-0) scored 27 points in the second half to down Denver East, 37-15. Sophomore Austyn Modrzewski went 19 for 25 passing for 351 yards and four touchdowns to help Mountain Vista (3-0) topple Chaparral (0-3), 52-21. Payton Taylor’s 78-yard kickoff return was the difference in Eaglecrest’s 18-15 win over Highlands Ranch (1-2).

Littleton, a school with only one win in the past three seasons, moved to 3-0 with a 74-0 romp over Alameda. Senior running back Brycen Mhlanga rushed for 155 yards and five IDs while senior quarterback Timmy Higgins hit on six of eight passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns.

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