Caliche football takes second victory – Sterling Journal-Advocate
It may have been a long road to get there, but Friday night in Denver Christian, the Caliche football team finally claimed their second victory of the season.
The 40-22 decision came after a tough week against Haxtun, fourth at 8, in which the Buffaloes lost 50-0. The game started off in a balanced fashion as both teams scored six points in the first quarter, only for Denver Christian to take a 14-12 lead before halftime.
The Buffs surged in the second half as their defense kept the Thunder at bay. They scored eight more points while keeping the Thunder scoreless in the third frame, only to explode offensively in the last frame with 20 points against Denver Christian’s eight. Throughout the campaign, the Buffaloes caused three Denver Christian fumbles and recovered two.
Caliche will face a much tougher opponent on Friday at Dayspring Christian Academy. To date, the Eagles 3-2 have recorded big numbers in their wins as they scored 194 points while allowing 104 points.
The 2-3 Buffs, on the other hand, scored 92 points while relinquishing 188. They relied almost exclusively on running throughout their first four games as junior quarterback Seth Marick rushed for 531. from the 856 yards of the Buffaloes and the Junior Guard. Tanner Gerk (95 yards), first-year running back Andrew Smith (85 yards) and first-year running back Clint Rockwell (77 yards) also contributed the most to this aspect.
Peetz football falls in another high-scoring campaign
Nothing has gotten easy for Peetz football in 2021, and that trend continued into week five of the season. On Friday at Briggsdale, the Bulldogs couldn’t muster enough offense against the 6-man No.9 team as the Falcons beat them in a 63-16 final. The Bulldogs did, however, get some scores from junior Colton Howell to put them on the board.
Next up for Peetz is a trip to Walden to face the North Park Wildcats (2-3). Kick-off is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday.