Southern Colorado Report

RB Darius Turner of Doherty High School

Pueblo County takes care of business in a big game, Justin Jackson continues to run free and Darius Turner has a night to remember.

*Pueblo County High School, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, dominated defensively and controlled both lines of scrimmage to blast top-ranked Florence 37-6 on Friday. Gio Rider led a 379-yard Hornet rushing performance with 151 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns, and Joe Pullara added two more rushing scores, behind a big and physically overbearing offensive line. But it was the Pueblo County defense that truly controlled this game and that started up front as well. County held Florence to negative yards the first half of the game and continued the dominance throughout. 

 

*An interception spoiled their first possession and then the Cyclones from Pueblo West High School exploded for 10 consecutive touchdowns in a 68-0 Pikes Peak League rout Friday night. RB Justin Jackson led the onslaught against East at Dutch Clark Stadium, ruining the Eagles' homecoming as he scored four times and rushed for 244 yards. It was his 22-yard touchdown with 9:24 remaining in the opening quarter that opened the floodgates for West.  The 5-foot-8, 190-pound senior leads area Class 4A teams in rushing with nearly 900 yards despite missing a game.

 

*Air Academy and Pueblo South stay atop the 4A Foothills League, each holding a 5-0 record.  This past weekend, the Kadets rolled 28-0 over Pueblo Central while the South got into a 35-27 dog fight with home standing Canon City.

 

*Fountain-Fort Carson stayed undefeated by holding off a determined Widefield squad 26-19.

 

*Doherty running back Darius Turner did not have a big game he had a big career Friday night as he rushed for nearly 400 yards and had four scores as the Spartans defeated Palmer 38-21.

 

*Basketball star Reggie Jackson of Palmer High School, who last year was one of the state's top wide receivers and this season played quarterback for Palmer, has left the Palmer football team.  Recently, Jackson, one of Scout.com's Top 100 players in the nation, opted to play basketball for Boston College.  Jackson will join fellow Colorado prepster Dallas Elmore of Poudre High School in attending Boston College.

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