LONGMONT - Khari Harrison and Dylan Ordway put on a two-man show Friday night - and they only needed a half to do it.
The Silver Creek seniors tore up Mountain View's secondary with an impressive game of pitch-and-catch. Ordway hit Harrison on three long passes in the first 24 minutes, two for touchdowns, as the Raptors routed the Lions, 40-14.
"This definitely was my best game offensively," said Harrison, who finished with seven catches for 214 yards and three touchdowns.
The Raptors were truly playing a homecoming game after opening the season with a win over Somerset Academy in Miami two weeks ago. They entertained the crowd with an offensive explosion of 504 total yards.
"Our receivers had some mismatch opportunities and we tried to expose that early," coach Mike Apodaca said. "It's one thing to have a matchup, it's another to execute. The quarterback and receivers executed, especially in the first half."
Ordway finished 18 of 25 for 365 yards, with 244 of those coming before halftime. He hit five different receivers but Harrison was his main target.
"I didn't need to see much of their secondary to know Khari's a phenomenal playmaker," Ordway said. "No matter what coverage they're in Khari's going to make a play. Our biggest play was a screen pass; that tells you how big of playmakers we have."
It was a far cry from last year's 15-14 matchup won by Mountain View. Silver Creek (2-0) did whatever it wanted, even when penalties dug a seemingly insurmountable hole. Facing third-and-40 from the Lions 44, Ordway found TJ Blazon over the middle for a touchdown that made it 26-0 with 3:20 left in the second quarter.
"I knew from watching film their biggest weakness was in the middle of the field," Ordway said. "TJ's really fast, he went up and got the ball and made a play."
Silver Creek had 95 yards in penalties in the first half but led by 19 at the break. The defense came up with big plays, including two sacks of Peyton Mayes in building a big lead. The Lions managed to put together a drive to end the first half and another at the start of the second to make it 26-14.
The Lions forced a Silver Creek punt midway through the third quarter but senior defensive end Tyler Gibbs sacked Mayes on third-and-nine, and on the ensuing drive Ordway hit Harrison on a slant pattern for a 20-yard touchdown and a 33-14 lead.
Harrison finished the night with a 29-yard reception to help set up Andreik Knechtel's rushing touchdown, his second of the night.
"We were going to keep doing what we were doing until somebody stopped us," Harrison said.
Silver Creek 40, Mountain View 14
At Everly-Montgomery FieldMountain View 0 7 7 0 — 14
Silver Creek 12 14 7 7 — 40
Silver Creek — Andreik Knechtel 3 run (kick failed). Silver Creek — Khari Harrison 32 pass from Dylan Ordway (run failed).
Silver Creek — Harrison 78 pass from Ordway (Coltan Grabau kick). Silver Creek — TJ Blazon 44 pass from Ordway (Grabau kick). Mountain View — Tommy Hochheimer 2 pass from Peyton Mayes (Ivan Thomas kick).
Mountain View — Reid Nichols 2 pass from Mayes (Thomas kick). Silver Creek — Harrison 20 pass from Ordway (Grabau kick).
Silver Creek — Knechtel 13 run (Grabau kick).
RUSHING — Mountain View: Tommy Hochheimer 20-103, Peyton Mayes 15-36, Erik Lobato Contreras 3-22, Jeremiah Greylock 1-6, Reid Nichols 2-2, Jesse Nab 1-1; Silver Creek: Andreik Knechtel 17-103, George Ramieriz 2-32, Khari Harrison 1-4, Anthony Allman 1-1, Dylan Ordway 1-(-1).
PASSING — Mountain View: Mayes 18-28-1-160; Silver Creek: Ordway 18-25-0-365.
RECEIVING — Mountain View: Ivan Thomas 10-117, Nichols 3-24, Hunter Kasdorf 3-17, Hochheimer 1-2, Nab 1-0; Silver Creek: Harrison 7-214, TJ Blazon 5-76, Allman 4-52, Ramirez 1-13, Joe Roth 1-10.