Football: Longmont offense runs wild in rout of Mountain View

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    Longmont sophomore Elijah Sullivan gets out into the open field for a big gain against Mountain View on Friday night. The Trojans routed the Mountain Lions 52-35 at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont.

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    Longmont senior Drake Greeott dodges a Mountain View tackle during Friday night's game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont. The Trojans rushed for 541 yards in the 52-35 victory.

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    Longmont senior Duncan McCabe tries to break free during a 52-35 win over Mountain View at Everly-Montgomery Field on Friday night in Longmont.



LONGMONT — If offense was in the air at Everly-Montgomery Field on Friday night, the Longmont Trojans wasted no time getting up to cruising altitude.

Then they went into orbit.

The Trojans racked up 52 points in the first three quarters to beat Mountain View 52-35 in both teams’ Northern Conference opener.

“There were just big holes all game,” Trojans sophomore tailback Elijah Sullivan said. “I love my O-line. They will grind every play for you. I just tried to make one move and trust my speed.”

When Sullivan trusts his speed, he’s fast. When the Trojans offensive line dominates a team up front the way they did the Mountain Lions on Friday, he’s off to the races.

Sullivan rushed for 250 yards on just seven carries Friday night. He ran for a 97-yard touchdown scamper on his first carry and also had runs of 61 and 69 yards.

Junior quarterback Clint Sigg added 153 rushing yards, two rushing scores and a 48-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Conlan Berger. Senior tailback Drake Greeott also rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns.

Sigg said the Trojans wanted to play well for the Longmont community that has suffered from flooding the past week. In particular, Trojans volleyball coach Holli Stetson, who lost her father Gerry Boland to the flooding in Lyons. Each player on the Trojans roster wrote Stetson’s name on his arm before the game in tribute.

“Holli Stetson, we were trying to represent her and play for her. We obviously had a rough week last week, everyone did,” Sigg said. “But we bounced back and our offensive line has just been leading it for our team. We came back from a rough week for the community in general and stayed focused on what we had to do. Our line, Andy Lee, Marcus Archuleta, Nick Osterfelt, Sean Glenn and Miles Rivera were huge tonight.”

The Trojans offensive line allowed their ball carriers to rush for 541 yards and created space for Sigg to throw for 174 more.

Forcing three consecutive Mountain Lions three-and-outs to start the game, the Trojans scored three touchdowns in their first 12 offensive plays to take a 21-0 lead. They led 42-22 at halftime.

Though it started fast, the Trojans defense hit a lull in the middle of the game. Led by senior defensive lineman Conner McIntosh and senior linebacker Keaton Gaibler, the defense picked it up in the second half to prevent a comeback by holding the Mountain Lions to six points in the fourth quarter.

“In the beginning of the game we had two stops and then we couldn’t really stop them until the fourth quarter,” said defensive lineman Tanner Wilkey, who recorded the game’s only sack in the fourth quarter. “Our offense really picked us up tonight while we were struggling a little bit.”

After dropping their season opener to Ralston Valley, the Trojans had a breakout performance in a 47-7 win over Grand Junction Central on Sept. 7 before their season was suspended by flooding. The Trojans have now scored 99 points in their last two games since dropping their season opener to Ralston Valley.

The Trojans will look to continue their big-play attack on the road next Friday against Windsor.

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Longmont 52, Mountain View 35

At Longmont H.S.

Mountain View (1-2, 0-1) 8 14 7 6 — 35

Longmont (2-1, 1-0) 21 21 10 0 — 52


First Quarter

Longmont — Elijah Sullivan 93 run (Sullivan run short).

Longmont — Conlan Berger 48 pass from Clint Sigg (Sigg run).

Longmont — Sigg 5 run (Cooper Rothe kick).

Mountain View — Bradyn Svendsen 67 pass from Adam Baumann (Dennis Landry pass to Tommy Guffey).

Second Quarter

Longmont — Drake Greeott 5 run (Rothe kick).

Mountain View — Baumann 24 pass from Dennis Landry (David Dixon kick).

Longmont — Sigg 12 run (Rothe kick).

Mountain View — Jerrod Klug 11 pass from Baumann (Dixon kick).

Longmont — Sullivan 61 run (Rothe kick).

Third Quarter

Mountain View — Baumann 11 run (Dixon kick).

Longmont — Rothe 32 field goal.

Longmont — Greeott 2 run (Rothe kick).

Fourth Quarter

Mountain View — Baumann 3 run (Baumann run short).


RUSHING — Mountain View: Dylan Obenshain 8-25, Jordan Kress 1-2, Mario Corbett 7-28, Adam Baumann 12-111, Bradyn Svendsen 3-11; Longmont: Drake Dreeott 14-85, Elijah Sullivan 7-250, Clint Sigg 15-153, Duncan McCabe 3-34, Conlan Berger 5-19.

PASSING (comp-att-int-yards) — Mountain View: Adam Baumann 12-24-0-158, Dennis Landry 1-1-0-24; Longmont: Clint Sigg 7-13-0-174.

RECEIVING — Mountain View: Bradyn Svendsen 4-79, Adam Baumann 1-24, Jarrod Klug 2-31, Jordan Kress 4-34, Dennis Landry 1-11, Dylan Obenshain 1-12; Longmont: Conlan Berger 1-48, Ryan Bant-Cogburn 2-45, Drake Greeott 3-44, Elijah Sullivan 1-37.