MONTROSE — The Monarch football team had to make a lengthy trip to face its fifth opponent of the season.
The Coyotes won’t be coming home empty-handed.
The Coyotes survived a late push from Montrose and registered their fourth win of the year, defeating the Indians 28-12.
Ethan Marks ran for three scores and Philip Bubernak added one as well.
Despite having several first half drives thwarted by penalties, MoHi was able to take a one touchdown lead into the locker room at halftime thanks to a strong effort from its defense, which shut out Montrose throughout the first 24 minutes.
The Coyotes held a 21-6 lead with five minutes to play. But a quick score by Montrose got the Indians back in the game.
Montrose then proceeded to attempt an onside kick, but the Monarch hands team proved capable, recovering the ball and allowing its offense to march down the short field and in for a score to seal the game.
Monarch returns home to prepare for next week’s contest with Golden.
Monarch 28, Montrose 12
At Montrose H.S.
Monarch (4-1, 0-0) 7 0 7 14 — 28
Montrose (3-3, 0-0) 0 0 6 6 — 12
MEAD 14, SKYVIEW 12
LONGMONT — The Mead football team survived a late scare to hold on for its second win of the season.Holding a 14-6 lead with under a minute to go in the fourth quarter and the ball in their possession, the Mavericks were well on their way to victory.
But then they dropped the ball.
Skyview scooped up a MHS fumble and took it 43 yards to the end zone with 38 seconds to play, cutting the deficit to two and setting the scene for the game’s most crucial play.
But before the Wolverines had a chance to go for a two-point conversion and attempt to tie the ballgame, Mead head coach Jason Klatt called timeout to allow his squad a moment to regroup.
The break in the action proved invaluable for the Mavs, as Skyview’s attempt to throw for the conversion on a rollout was broken up by defensive back Jake Muncy, allowing MHS to escape with the win.”We called a timeout and got our defense set,” Klatt said. “We have great confidence in our defense. Then Muncy just made a great play.”
At Mead H.S.
Skyview (0-5, 0-0) 0 0 6 6 — 12
Mead (2-3, 0-0) 7 0 0 7 — 14
Mead — Logan Anderson 9 pass from Griffin Nelson (Jake Muncy kick).
Skyview — Dominque Brown 85 pass from George Lara (kick fail).
Mead — James Richardson 5 run (Muncey kick).
Skyview — Luis Barragan 43 fumble recovery (pass failed).
HOLY FAMILY 51, BERTHOUD 19
BROOMFIELD — Following last week’s loss to Silver Creek, the Holy Family football team needed a solid outing to right the ship and return to its winning ways.
After their thrashing of Berthoud, the Tigers appear to be back on course.
Quarterback David Sommers rushed for 198 yards and four scores, in addition to the 112 yards he threw for, as Holy Family put up 44 points before intermission and cruised throughout the remainder of the night.
“We got a safety on our first defensive series, and that kind of set the tone for the game,” head coach Mike Gabriel said.
Tailback Jarred Deherrera ran for 111 yards and added two touchdowns for the Tigers, who improved to 4-1 on the season.
Holy Family begins league play next week when it travels to Thomas Jefferson.
At Holy Family H.S.
Berthoud (1-4, 0-0) 0 6 13 0 — 19
Holy Family (4-1, 0-0) 23 21 7 0 — 51
RUSHING — Holy Family: Tyler Hsin 1-7, Jarred Deherrera 13-111, David Sommers 11-198, Weston Dinsmore 2-37, Chris Helbig 3-(-4), Jake Shepard 1-(-3), David Johnson 4-18.
PASSING (comp-att-int-yards) — Holy Family: Sommers 6-9-0-112, Helbig 0-2-1-0.
RECEIVING — Holy Family: Hsin 1-16, Deherrera 3-44, Hollwedel 1-47, Schafer 1-5.