BLACK HAWK — After starting the year with three tough losses it would have been easy for the Longmont Christian football team become discouraged and write off the remainder of its season.
But instead the Warriors refused to lose faith, and three weeks later they have their sights set on a division championship.
LCS handily defeated Gilpin County 41-8 Saturday, improving their record to .500 with two games remaining on their schedule.
Wide out Cole Moffitt caught two touchdown passes from QB Michael Rampson and the Warriors rushed for 291 yards as a team on just 22 carries against an opponent which was severely overmatched.
Running back Parker Liske led the ground attack for the Warriors with 92 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
Liske also racked up 15 tackles on the defensive side of the ball.
“Parker had a great day because we were able to get him more touches than he’s been getting,” head coach Jerry Martin said.
The Warriors guaranteed themselves a spot in the postseason with the win and look to continue their streak next week at home against Bellview Christian.
Longmont Christian 41, Gilpin County 8
At Longmont Christian H.S.
Gilpin County (0-6, 0-3) 0 0 0 8 — 8
Longmont Christian (3-3, 2-0) 8 20 13 0 — 41
Longmont Christian — Parker Liske 7 run (Caleb Flowers catch from Michael Rampson).
Longmont Christian — Cole Moffitt 40 pass from Rampson (Josiah Bolyard kick).
Longmont Christian — Moffitt 20 pass from Rampson (Bolyard kick).
Longmont Christian — Liske 15 run (run failed).
Longmont Christian — Aaron Rodarte 44 run (Bolyard kick).
Longmont Christian — Bolyard 5 pass form Rampson (kick failed).
RUSHING — LCS: Rampson 5-28, Rodarte 4-58, Ethan Wise 1-7, Cade Martin 1-8, Liske 11-92.
PASSING (comp-att-int-yards) — LCS: Rampson 7-11-0-120.
RECEIVING — LCS: Flowers 1-3, Bolyard 2-25, Wise 1-13, Liske 1-(-1), Moffitt 2-60.