By Valor Christian standard the first few weeks of the season have been rough. The Eagles, who have won three consecutive state titles, lost their first two games of the season and then picked up two wins against subpar competition. Friday, at home, Valor would, in theory, be tested as they took on 5A #2 Fountain-Fort Carson. After two early turnovers, Valor, behind the efforts of Christian McCaffrey and Luke Del Rio, righted the ship and sent a message as they defeated Fountain-Fort Carson 40-0.
Del Rio, an early commit to Oklahoma State, flirted with perfection Friday going 15 for 16 on the night and throwing 14 straight completions. All of this with a cast on his non throwing hand due to a broken bone.
McCaffrey took control of the game as he rushed for 216 yards and three scores and had five receptions, one of which was for a touchdown. McCaffrey, on the season, is averaging just under nine yards a carry and has made 25 receptions.
Having played the three toughest teams on their schedule, Valor should run the table over the next month and be in a position to gain a high playoff seed in a Colorado 5A division that looks wide open this season.