Week 8 Roundup
Compiled by JJ Gerlach | firstname.lastname@example.org
MONTE Vista, ranked No. 5 in the latest 1A state rankings, got career win number 250 for Head Coach Manny Wasinger to remain undefeated.
Alamosa High ran its win streak to four straight and found itself ranked No. 8 in Class 2A state rankings.
A team-by-team wrap up from the weekend:
The Mean Moose have run their winning streak to four, beating Manitou Springs 54-12. Senior Kasey Jones had another strong game for the Moose tallying 267 yards and five touchdowns, and senior wide receiver Kade Jones had five catches for 138 yards and three touchdowns. Junior Karter Tolsma led the way defensively for Alamosa, leaving with eight tackles, including one for a loss. The Mean Moose will have one of their toughest challenges this season on Friday when they host 6-1 Florence.
Ranking: Colorado 2A Division: 8 (CHSAA)
Next Game: Oct. 21, Florence (6-1), 7 p.m.
The Falcons also have a four game winning streak, beating Trinidad 52-0. Centauri has shut out their last 3 opponents, winning the three games by a combined score of 163-0 in that span. Centauri will also face a tough opponent Friday, when they host 4-2 Ignacio.
Ranking: Colorado 1A Division: 9 (CHSAA)
Next Game: Oct. 21, Ignacio (4-2) 7 p.m.
The Vikings bounced back from their three game losing streak, beating Del Norte 40-35 on Saturday. Junior quarterback Jesus Valadez had a strong game for Center, putting up 400 yards passing and four touchdowns.
Ranking: Colorado 1A Division: 26 (MaxPreps)
Next Game: Oct. 21, at Monte Vista (7-0) 6 p.m.
Del Norte (2-5)
The losing streak continues for the Tigers, now at five straight with a 40-35 loss against Center. Del Norte was unable to capitalize off another big game from junior Cody Worz, who left the game with 10 catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns.
Ranking: Colorado 1A Division: 28 (MaxPreps)
Next Game: Oct. 22, Trinidad (0-7) 1 p.m.
Monte Vista (7-0)
The Pirates remain undefeated this season after they beat Ignacio 54-6. Monte Vista continues to run the ball with great success, as they tallied 426 yards rushing and seven touchdowns. The Pirates were also able to force Ignacio into three interceptions.
Ranking: Colorado 1A Division: 7 (CHSAA)
Next Game: Oct. 21, Center (3-4) 6 p.m.
Mountain Valley (2-6)
After back to back wins for the Hawks, Mountain Valley fell 75-33 against Branson/Kim. Peyton Cranson had great success for Branson/Kim, rushing for 197 yards and four touchdowns.
Ranking: Colorado Division A (6-man): 24 (MaxPreps)
Next Game:Oct. 22, Primero (1-6) 1 p.m.
The Mustangs bounced back from their tough loss against Dove Creek on Friday, jumping all over Sargent 52-0. The win gives Sanford its first shutout of the season and momentum when they host 5-2 Mancos.
Ranking: Colorado Division A (8-man): 10 (CHSAA)
Next Game: Oct. 21, Mancos (5-2) 6 p.m.
Sangre de Cristo (0-7)
The Thunderbirds dropped to 0-7 by technicality on Friday as they forfeited their game to La Veta.
Ranking: Colorado Division A (6-man): 31 (MaxPreps)
Next Game: Oct. 21, Manzanola (0-8) 5 p.m.
The Farmers dropped their fourth game of the year on Friday, falling 52-0 against Sanford. This loss marks the second time this season that Sargent was shutout.
Ranking: Colorado Division A (8-man): 32 (MaxPreps)
Next Game: Oct. 21, Hayden (4-3) 7 p.m.
Sierra Grande (6-2)
The Panthers stretched their winning streak to five on Friday, beating Primero 60-25 following their 102 point outing. Sierra Grande gets ready for their game against 6-2 Cotopaxi. “It’s gonna be one of those games where we’re gonna have to try and manage the clock a little bit and keep (senior quarterback Ty Coleman) off the field.” said Sierra Grande head coach Luis Corona.
Ranking: Colorado Division A (6-man): 14 (MaxPreps)
Next Game: Oct. 21, Cotopaxi (6-2) 1 p.m.