Prep Football Roundup: Grand Valley overwhelms Olathe, 52-7; Titans roll
It all started with the opening kickoff.
Brenden Neuleib returned it all the way to the 1-yard line and, on the very next play, quarterback Tyler Scott punched it in on a keeper to give Grand Valley the early lead.
The Cardinals didn’t relent, putting points on the board in droves in a 52-7 football win at Olathe on Friday.
“We played phenomenal,” said Grand Valley coach Mike Johnson, whose team improved to 3-0 overall and to 1-0 in 2A Western Slope League play. “In all phases of the game, we played really well.”
Tanner Zimmerman and Jake White returned interceptions for scores and Scott hit Trent Reidle with a touchdown pass as the Cardinals took a 27-0 lead after a quarter.
Scott rushed for another TD in the second quarter and Zimmerman rushed for two scores and Neuleib one in the second half to round out the bloated final count.
“We played real well, on defense especially,” Johnson said. “I don’t have the stats right in front of me, but I bet we didn’t give up more than five or six first downs the whole game. Tonight, we were clicking on all cylinders. If we can stay healthy and focused, I think we can make a push for a league title.”
Olathe, the defending league champ, dropped to 0-3 overall and to 0-1 in 2A WSL play.
The Cardinals will host Gunnison next week.
Coal Ridge improved to 2-1 overall and to 1-0 in 2A WSL play with a 36-16 win at Gunnison on Friday.
The host Cowboys dropped to 0-3 overall and to 0-1 in league play with the defeat.
Up next for the Titans is a home date with Olathe next week.
Roaring Fork dropped to 1-2 overall with a 47-13 non-league loss to visiting Monte Vista on Friday.
Monte Vista improved to 3-0.
Next weekend, Roaring Fork will play at Ridge View Academy.
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