LAFAYETTE – The Centaurus football team fell at home Friday night 35-21 to Northridge.
The Warriors were unable to come away with the win despite great effort from workhorse Matt Buchler, who took 25 carries for 205 yards. He also punched in all three of Centaurus’ scores on the ground. Derek French was the high-man receiving with 54 yards on two catches.
The loss drops Centaurus to 0-3 on the year as they head to Skyline next week.
NORTHRIDGE 35, CENTAURUS 21
At Centaurus H.S.
Northridge 7 0 21 7 — 35
Centaurus 7 0 14 0 — 21
RUSHING — Centaurus: Buchler 25-205, Cruz 7-68, Wain 7-34, Montoya 2-14, Jackson 2-0, Howard 2-(-21).
PASSING (comp-int-yards) — Centaurus: Howard (10-1-97).
RECEIVING — Centaurus: Buchler 4-16, Albertson 2-10, French 2-54, Wain 2-17.
LEGACY 30, FORT COLLINS 16
FORT COLLINS — Using a well-rounded game plan on offense and a very timely play on defense, the Legacy football team held off host Fort Collins 30-16 Friday night at French Field.
Quarterback Matt Lynch went for 153 yards through the air and connected for two TDs while throwing no picks. Taten Petersian carried the rock 22 times for 137 yards and a score on the ground. And Evan Baugh returned an interception 30 yards in the fourth to put any hopes of a Lambkin rally to rest and seal the victory.
The Lightning attack began in the second period when tailback Taten Petersian raced 63 yards down the field to give LHS a 9-0 lead. After a pair of FCHS field goals Lynch answered with a 25 yard strike to Jacob Royer to take a 16-6 lead to the locker room.
After Fort Collins tied the game in the third quarter, Lynch went back to work in the fourth. His 13 yard toss to Michael Straface broke the deadlock and gave the visitors a 23-16 advantage. Baugh then later nabbed the pick for six to put an end to the affair.
The win moves Legacy to 2-2 on the year, while Fort Collins falls to 1-3. Next up for the Bolts is a Thursday night battle as they travel to Arvada West.
LEGACY 30, FORT COLLINS 16
At Fort Collins H.S.
Legacy 2 14 0 14 — 30
Fort Collins 0 6 10 0 — 16
Legacy — Tyler Baum safety.
Legacy — Taten Petersian 63 run (Hunter Rainwater kick).
Legacy — Jacob Royer 35 pass from Matt Lynch (Hunter Rainwater kick).
Legacy — Michael Straface 13 pass from Matt Lynch (Hunter Rainwater kick).
Legacy — Evan Baugh 30 interception return (Hunter Rainwater kick).
RUSHING — Legacy: Taten Petersian 22-137, Matt Lynch 14-22, Jared Carmelo 2-5.
PASSING (comp-att-int-yards) — Legacy: Matt Lynch 11-21-0-153.
RECEIVING — Team: Individuals x-xx (receptions-yards); Legacy: Michael Straface 4-77, Jacob Royer 2-36, Patrick Matthews 1-26, Jordan Van Valkenbug 3-14, Dalton Royer 1-0.