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Football: Longmont cruises in tune-up for No. 2 Wheat Ridge

ARVADA — Forrest Wetterstrom looked like he was running for his life when he stopped, turned to his right and lofted a pass to a wide-open DJ Fowler.

No one was within 20 yards of the Longmont senior, so he raced into the end zone untouched to give the Trojans a 38-0 lead.

“I knew he’d be there in case there nothing was open,” Wetterstrom said. “It seemed like the ball was open forever. It was kind of scary.”

Nothing was scary about Longmont’s 41-6 win over Standley Lake on Thursday. The fourth-ranked Trojans dominated both sides of the ball and were never challenged by the Gators.

Next week could be a different story when No. 2 Wheat Ridge visits.

“We got a buzz saw coming in,” coach Doug Johnson said. “We’re going to find out what it is we have next week.”

So far, the Trojans (3-0) have proven they have a lot of weapons.

Thursday, Wetterstrom threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another, Josh Cogdill had two touchdown catches and Miles Bergner kicked field goals of 46 and 47 yards.

“There’s not much we can fix but there are a little things we can improve on,” Wetterstrom said.

One facet that looks ready for the Farmers is the defense.

The Trojans held Standley Lake to 54 yards of offense while building a 38-0 halftime lead, and they had three interceptions.

“We were trying to keep the quarterback in the pocket and we thought if we did we had a chance of getting better throws at us and have more opportunities to pick it,” said Jordan Johnson, who had two of the interceptions.

Longmont’s dominant defensive performance came without anything fancy.

Doug Johnson used a base defense, which is a far cry from last year.

“Last year we blitzed 90 percent of the time,” Johnson said. “We had a lot of young guys and were smaller. Some of our interior linemen from last year are playing outside linebacker now. We’re bigger and we’re stronger.”

Next week they’ll get a real test, and they’re not getting complacent.

“Any team can beat us if they have enough heart,” Wetterstrom said. “I don’t think rankings mean much.”

Longmont 41, Standley Lake 6

At North Area Athletic Complex

Longmont (3-0) 21 17 3 0 — 41

Standley Lake (1-1) 0 0 0 6 — 6

SCORING SUMMARY

First Quarter

Longmont — Josh Codgill 30 pass from Forrest Wetterstrom (Miles Bergner kick).

Longmont — Codgill 11 pass from Wetterstrom (Bergner kick).

Longmont — Wetterstrom 20 run (Bergner kick).

Second Quarter

Longmont — Braden Hitchcock 3 run (Bergner kick).

Longmont — DJ Fowler 49 pass from Wetterstrom (Bergner kick).

Longmont — Bergner 47 FG.

Third Quarter

Longmont — Bergner 46 FG.

Fourth Quarter

Standley Lake — Jerred Warren 10 pass from Race Sullivan (kick failed).

LHS SL

First downs 11 10

Rushes-yards 24-97 29-67

Passing yards 190 82

Comp-Att-Int 10-13-0 8-20-3

Punts-Avg. 1-25 3-29

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1

Penalties-Yards 4-45 5-50

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING Longmont: DJ Fowler 9-51, Forrest Wetterstrom 11-37, Braden Hitchcock, 2-8, Miles Rivera 1-0, Drake Greeott 1-0; Standley Lake: Felipe Vergara 11-28, Nick Bongiardina 8-19, Matt Fujinami 5-10, Joe Guerrero 3-8, Patrick McKinney 1-2, Tony Brunetti 1-0.

PASSING (comp-att-int-yards) — Longmont: Wetterstrom 10-12-0-190, Rivera 0-1-0-0; Standley Lake: Fujinami 6-14-3-44, Race Sullivan 2-6-0-38.

RECEIVING — Longmont: Fowler 3-71, Josh Cogdill 4-68, Hitchcock 2-50, Cole Burch 1-1; Standley Lake: Jake Lewis 2-33, McKinney 2-28, Jerred Warren 1-10, Bongiardina 2-8, Vergara 1-3l.