Bear Creek survives Lakewood in gridiron competition

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Bear Creek outlasted a tough-luck Lakewood team beating the Tigers 28-21 Friday at Jeffco Stadium.

Lakewood senior Casey Nichols scored three rushing touchdowns but he needed one more and Bear Creek stopped its skid.

After dropping three straight games the Bears got back to .500 beating a Lakewood team that had also lost three consecutive games.

The loss was the Tigers fourth this season by 10 points or less. Lakewood has only one win this season but they could also easily be 3-3 and even 4-2 if the ball had bounced its way on a couple different occasions.

Lakewood (1-5, 0-2) will host Arapahoe Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Jeffco Stadium.

Bear Creek (3-3, 1-1) will play Chatfield Thursday at 7 p.m. at Trailblazer Stadium.  

Wheat Ridge: The Farmers plowed John F. Kennedy 52-0 Thursday at Trailblazer Stadium.

Wheat Ridge has now been a part of three straight shutouts, this time again on the positive side.

Last week the Farmers were shutout by Montebello 20-0 in a meeting between two of the top five teams in the state.

Wheat Ridge (4-2, 2-0) will be tested again when they play Denver South, the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last season, Friday at 4 p.m. at Jeffco Stadium.

Arvada West: The Wildcats continue to struggle to find consistency falling to Fairview 41-21 Friday at Recht Field.

After shutting out Legacy 24-0 the previous week, A-West couldn’t keep up with Fairview who pulled away in the second half.

But to give the Wildcats a little credit, no team has been able to keep up with Fairview who is a perfect 5-0 on the season.

A-West (3-3, 1-1) will play Boulder Friday at Recht Field at 7 p.m.

D’Evelyn: After three straight huge offensive outbursts the power went out for the Jaguars in their 33-19 loss to Conifer Friday at Trailblazer Stadium.

The anticipated 3A Metro matchup went to Conifer but D’Evelyn is still in the mix for a league title as both teams are tied for second in their league with 2-1 records.

Both teams are now looking up to Evergreen who is 2-0 in league play. D’Evelyn will try to regain the form that delivered them scoring efforts of 40, 55 and 42 over the previous three weeks.

The Jaguars (5-2, 2-1) will play Evergreen for first place Saturday at 11 a.m. at Trailblazer Stadium.

Faith Christian: The Eagles soared over another opponent shutting out The Pinnacle 63-0 Saturday at The Pinnacle High School.

Junior running back Daniel Langewisch scored an incredible five rushing touchdowns on just 12 total carries.

But again it is Faith Christian’s defense that has been impressive not only on Saturday but the entire season. The shutout for the Eagles is the third in four games.

Faith Christian (5-2, 2-0) will host Bishop Machebeuf Friday at 7 p.m.

Golden: The Demons struggles continued as they were beaten up by last year’s state champion Monarch 55-0 Friday at North Area Athletic Complex.

Still in search of its first victory of the season, Golden was no match for Monarch on Friday night.

The very young Demons continue to experiment with different players at different positions and new head coach Jason Neely remains confident.

Golden (0-6, 0-1) will host George Washington Thursday at 7 p.m. at NAAC.

Pomona: The Panthers offense fuelled them in a 35-21 victory over Legacy Friday at North Stadium.

Pomona scored 21 first half points and then held off a Legacy rally to win their fourth consecutive game.

The Panthers again are rounding into form and looking as good as any team in 5A football.

Pomona (5-1, 2-0) will play rival Ralston Valley Friday at 7:30 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex.

Ralston Valley: The Mustangs got their swagger back with a 47-7 dismantling of Boulder Friday at North Area Athletic Complex.

Ralston Valley had lost two of their previous three games trying to recapture the magic that made them one of the best teams in the state last season.

The Mustangs (4-2, 1-1) could make a statement of they find a way to beat rival Pomona Friday at 7:30 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex.

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