Prep Roundup: Cardinals fly high over Pirates on Homecoming |

Prep Roundup: Cardinals fly high over Pirates on Homecoming

Grand Valley senior linebacker Austin Walck hauls down Olathe quarterback Mike Vaughn Friday in Parachute. (Lynn Shore)

Hosting the Olathe Pirates at Tony LeBorgne Field in Parachute Friday, the Grand Valley Cardinals rolled to a 33-6 beatdown of the Pirates to kick off Homecoming weekend.

Improving to 4-1 on the season, the Cardinals relied on the dual threat abilities of junior quarterback Jeff Holbrook, who threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another two to lead the Cardinals’ high-powered offense on the night.

Holbrook hooked up with Jayden Wood and Garrett Magee through the air for scores, while junior running back Jonathan Pena scampered for a 56-yard touchdown in the second half to seal the blowout win for the Cardinals.

Grand Valley will look to improve to 2-0 in 1A Western Slope League play with a road trip to Meeker to take on the 5-0 Cowboys.


The Coal Ridge Titans got into the win column Friday with a 31-22 win over the Aspen Skiers on the road, opening up league play in style.

Behind a potent rushing attack led by Jacx Power, who rushed for 259 yards and a score on 23 carries, the Titans were able to control the game. Along with Power, quarterback Jackson Sargent threw for 184 yards and two touchdowns in the win as the Titans racked up 500 yards of total offense. Raul Ramirez finished with 54 receiving yards, while Tyler Slone and Jacob Morgan added 52 and 35 yards respectively as Slone added a touchdown reception.

Eddy Baez found the end zone on the ground as well.

While the offensive performance was impressive, Ramirez stole the show defensively as four interceptions to lead the Titans’ impressive all-around performance on the road in a tough league matchup.

With the win, Coal Ridge improves to 1-4 (1-0 2A Western Slope League) and will now gear up for a home matchup with Moffat County next Friday.


Heading into a tough environment Friday on the road at the Conifer Lobos, who came into the matchup riding a six-game winning streak, the Rifle Bears simply took care of business as usual in a 32-20 win on the road to move to 4-1 on the season.

Sitting at 4-1, the Bears are riding high heading into next week’s 3A Western Slope League opener against Battle Mountain at Bears Stadium in Rifle.

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