A packed house in Highlands Ranch
was the scene as rivals Highlands Ranch and Mountain Vista squared off in a
Continental League grudge match.
Highlands Ranch went in at half
with a 9-6 lead due to a one yard touchdown run by Matt Houston. In the second half, the Golden Eagles
scored two touchdowns and kept the Falcons out of the end zone to bring home the
win 23-9. In the third, junior QB
Eric Anderson hit Cole Seibel for an eleven yard score. In the fourth, running back Eric Longoria was able to shake free one of the few times on the night, icing the
game with an eight yard touchdown run.
If Mountain Vista is going to be
a legit league and playoff contender, they will need to get more from the
offensive line. BYU bound big boy
Brock Stringham can not go it alone and will need someone to step up and help
him in the trenches if the Golden Eagles want to maximize the skills of talented
runner Eric Longoria and the potential of junior QB Eric Anderson.
Mountain Vista senior kicker Phil
Prosia hit three fields goals on the evening, including a wind added fifty-five
yarder. These points as well as his
touchbacks on kickoffs were a deciding factor in the game.