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    Holy Family's Stone Samaras threw four touchdowns in the Tigers win over Palisade.

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    Erie's Noah Roper rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns to lead Erie to a season-opening win over Vista PEAK Prep.

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    Skylines Nate McGregor threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons win over Golden.

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    Mead and Nathan Mackey pounded No. 9 Lewis-Palmer 41-14.



Holy Family 56, Palisade 20

Tigers quarterback Stone Samaras threw for 384 yards and four touchdowns, three of them to Kyle Helbig, as Holy Family left the Western Slope with a huge victory. Helbig has seven touchdowns through the first two games of the season.

Palisade had rallied from an early 14-0 deficit to tie the game at 14-14, but Samaras threw a 51-yard touchdown to Helbig on a 4th and 1 to give the Tigers the lead for good.

“We throw (Samaras) a lot of freedom and allow him to make a lot of on-the-fly decisions on the field,” Holy Family coach Mike Gabriel told gjsentinel.com. “He’s grown an awful lot in the last year, for sure.”


Erie 42, Vista PEAK Prep 27

Noah Roper rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns to lead Erie to a season-opening win over Vista PEAK Prep. Roper did the bulk of his damage in the first half, picking up 191 of his rushing yards and all three of his touchdowns, and he returned two kicks for 80 yards.


Skyline 48, Golden 27

After a back and forth game, Skyline scored four unanswered touchdowns beginning late in the third quarter to pull out the victory over Golden. Junior running back Jeremy Hollingsworth ran for 91 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Falcons offense, and junior quarterback Nate McGregor threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns.

“The offense that we run. What can you do to stop it? Pick your poison,” Hollingsworth told chsaanow.com. “We are going to do it until teams stop us.”


Skyview 33, Centaurus 14

Skyview’s Deyvon Butler ran for 196 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Wolverines over the Warriors.

Centaurus’ Nick Faraca threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.


Mead 41, Lewis-Palmer 14

Derek Edwards, Nathan Mackey and Tyler Keys combined for 395 yards and five touchdowns rushing to lead the Mavericks to a blowout win. Mead was also able to take advantage of two Rangers turnovers, scoring touchdowns off of both of them.

“When you win the turnover battle, good things happen,” Mead head coach Jason Klatt told chsaanow.com. “I was really proud of our defense. This team put up 50 on us last year. They were really good.”


Lyons 7, Dolores Huerta Prep 0

The Lions won by forfeit



Monarch 39, Bear Creek 13

Frederick 48, Fort Lupton 7

Denver North 26, Prospect Academy 21


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