#2 ranked Douglas County remained
unbeaten as they defeated league foe Rangeview 48-36. In the first quarter, Rangeview gained
confidence when big Ranger QB M.J. McPeek ran the ball in for the only score of
the quarter. The Raiders failed to
convert making it 6-0. In the
second quarter, Douglas County got its ground game going as senior running back
Ryan Misare scored twice to put the Huskies up 14-6 going in at the half.
The offensive explosion that led
to the 48-36 final score began in the third quarter as McPeek once again ran in
a score for Rangeview. The Raiders added a two-point conversion to knot things
up. Douglas County took this as a
cue to start the jets as junior running back Jose Astorga ran for two
touchdowns. Add in a fumble
recovery and score from Husky DB Tyler Jackson and two field goals from Gabe
Romano and when the dust settled, Douglas County was up 41-14.
The fourth quarter started where
the third left off as Jose Astorga scored his third touchdown of the night and
fifth over the past two weeks, making it 48-14. Feeling comfortable with a
thirty-four point fourth quarter lead, Douglas County began to work some of
their second team players, Rangeview exploited this opportunity to score
twenty-one points and make it an interesting 48-36 final. Next up for Douglas County is 0-4 Regis,
while Rangeview travels to undefeated Mountain Vista.
Rangeview is a talented squad
with multiple playmakers. McPeek
and his cohort of Matthew Harrison and receiver Dominic Gunn can make plays as
evidenced by the thirty-six points posted against a good Douglas County
defense. The problem is Rangeview
has yet to cash in on this talent as they sit with a 1-3 record. A win over Mountain Vista could be what
it takes to get things rolling.
Douglas County once again rolled in the run game but took a quarter to
get things going. The Huskies are a
squad that thinks in terms of championships and if they want to make a playoff
run the offense cannot take quarters off.
Tyler Jackson showed why teams do
not throw to his side of the field.
The talented corner had three picks and a fumble recovery for a
score. Jose Astorga took off for
three touchdown runs and in three games played this season, has rushed for
just under 500 yards and scored seven times. All of this while sharing carries with
QB Will Arnold and fellow RB Ryan Misare.