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September 19, 2018

Julie Jones

Trevon Walker had a kickoff return for a touchdown while rushing for 245 yards and a touchdown in the Grizzlies' win over Coronado.

FOOTBALL

DISTRICT 3 TEAMS GO 1-1: RIVALRY GAME IS THIS SATURDAY

District 3 teams went 1-1 Friday night in non-league games.

Mesa Ridge picked up its first win of the year by defeating Coronado 36-33 at Garry Berry Stadium. Widefield, meanwhile, fell 34-30 at Centaurus.

The two teams meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the annual rivalry game at the stadium.

MESA RIDGE USES LATE COMEBACK TO RECORD THE WIN

Mesa Ridge, 1-2, used a fourth-quarter 74-yard kickoff return by Dillon Campos and the following two-point conversion to take a 36-33 lead about midway through the fourth quarter. The kickoff followed a Mesa Ridge safety which had closed a 19-6 halftime deficit to 33-28.

Colorado then drove deep into Mesa Ridge territory but the Grizzlies recovered a Cougar fumble at their own one-yard line and were able to run out the clock.

The Grizzlies rolled up 450 yards of total offense. Trevon Walker led the Grizzlies' offensive effort, rushing for 245 yards and a touchdown. He also had a 95-yard kickoff return on the opening play of the second half to cut a 19-6 halftime deficit to 19-12 early in the third quarter.

D'John Hudson and Kyle Gaster also each scored rushing touchdowns for the Grizzlies.

"I was proud of how the boys dug in and fought back," said Mesa Ridge Head Coach Rob Braaten."Obviously turnovers on offense and big plays on defense need to be improved. We were down two scores twice in the second half and found a way to win."

GLADS COME UP SHORT AGAINST CENTAURUS

By Jonathan Cabrera Santos

The Gladiators football team lost a close game last Friday against the mighty Warriors from Centaurus, 34-30.

The game looked good for the Glads going into the second quarter as they were up by a touchdown and a two-point conversion. But once the second quarter showed up the Glads just couldn't put any points on the board.

The whole first quarter the Glads stood their ground and had the lead, but then next quarter everything sort of went downhill for them. The Warriors kept scoring all through the game which was a big factor on why the Glads couldn't pull it off.

A lot of good things looked good for the Glads as they attempted two two-point conversions and got them both, (one from Desmond Duran and another from Kayleb Snapp). In the third quarter is when things got even closer as it looked to be going down to the wire, with a score of 23-20 Glads.

Then once the fourth quarter started they both just kept taking shots at each other and they worked, except that Widefield didn't have any time left with a total of three touchdowns in the fourth, two by Centaurus and one by the mighty Glads.   

There were many great plays all game but the play of the game was Frankie Ingraldi's 51-yard touchdown run in the first half. He ran all over the Warriors as he had 36 carries for 255 yards and two touchdowns; what a game for the senior.

This meant quarterback T.J. Green didn't get many passing attempts (19), but he did complete 11 of them for 108 yards. He also had one rushing and one passing touchdown. Defense also stood out by having an interception from Jermel Trueblood and a sack from Armando Rincones.

"I would say my 255 yard rushing game was so beneficial because if I am getting yards it puts our offense in a better position to score but also our defense in a better position to stop them !" said Ingraldi. "Also by me running so much it allows me to score and help the team with points and motivation."

Next week when they play the Grizzlies T.J Green said, "Our plan for Mesa is to go out there and go after them. If we are going strong, fast and executing they won't be able to keep up with us!"

Next week when the Glads play their rivals the Mesa Ridge Grizzlies, we will find which team has the upper hand in their league and who will rise up glorious.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

BOYS SOCCER

Thurs., Sept. 20-Fountain-Fort Carson at Pueblo West-6:30PM

Thurs, Sept. 20-Mesa Ridge at Sierra-4:30PM

Thurs., Sept. 20-Elizabeth at Widefield-4PM

Sat., Sept. 22-Fountain-Fort Carson vs. Pueblo South at Dutch Clark-9AM

Tues., Sept. 25-Mitchell at Mesa Ridge-4PM

Tues., Sept. 25-Widefield at Canon City-6:30PM

BOYS TENNIS

Thurs, Sept. 20-Pueblo East at Mesa Ridge-2:30PM

Fri. and Sat, Sept. 21 and 22-Mesa Ridge, Widefield at Fountain-Fort Carson Trojan Invite-8AM

Mon., Sept. 24-Mesa Ridge at Sand Creek-4PM

Tues, Sept. 25-The Vanguard School at Fountain-Fort Carson-3:45PM

Tues., Sept. 25-Widefield vs. Canon City at Rouse Park Canon City-4PM

CROSS COUNTRY

Thurs., Sept. 20-Mesa Ridge, Widefield at Coronado Cougar Classic at MVP-TBD

Sat., Sept. 22-Fountain-Fort Carson at Pueblo Central Invitational at Elmwood Golf Course-9AM

SOFTBALL

Julie Jones

The Grizzlies celebrate after David Garcia (88) corrals Coronado quarterback Gabe Chapel (far right) in the end zone for a safety.

Thurs., Sept. 20-Elizabeth at Mesa Ridge-4PM

Fri. & Sat., Sept. 21 & 22-Widefield at Doherty Tournament-TBD

Thurs, Sept. 20-Widefield at Woodlark Park-4PM

Sat., Sept. 22-Fountain-Fort Carson at Pueblo South-10AM

Mon., Sept. 24-Fountain-Fort Carson at Rampart-4PM

Tues., Sept. 25-Palmer at Fountain-Fort Carson-4:30PM

Tues., Sept. 25- Harrison at Widefield-4PM

VOLLEYBALL

Thurs., Sept. 20-Falcon at Widefield-6PM

Tues., Sept. 25-Fountain-Fort Carson at Falcon-6PM

 

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