*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
*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.