ARVADA - Pomona beat rival Ralston Valley 42-30 in a shootout Friday at North Area Athletic Complex.
The Panthers have now won five straight games as they improve to 6-1 on the season and stay a perfect 3-0 in 5A North Metro league play.
The loss was Ralston Valley’s third in the last five games as it continues to search for the same high level of play that made them one of the state’s best teams last season.
Pomona (6-1, 3-0) will play unbeaten Fairview in a game that could be for a league championship Friday at 4 p.m. at NAAC.
Ralston Valley (4-3, 1-2) will play Arvada West Thursday at 7 p.m. at NAAC.
Alameda: The Pirates got their second consecutive victory beating Summit 21-19 Friday at Trailblazer Stadium.
After opening the season with five straight losses Alameda’s defense held on late and the Pirates improved to 2-1 in 3A Metro league play.
And despite their poor start to the season their 2-1 league record is good for second place.
Alameda (2-5, 2-1) will play Conifer Friday at 4 p.m. at Trailblazer Stadium.
Arvada: The Bulldogs defense was bullied by Lutheran in a 65-14 loss Saturday at Lutheran High School.
After being shut out the entire first half Arvada’s offense got it going in the second half but it was too little too late. That is because the Bulldogs defense gave up 60-plus points for the third time in four games.
Arvada (1-6, 3-0) will play at Summit High School Friday at 7 p.m.
Bear Creek: The Bears lost a slugfest to Chatfield 56-36 Thursday at Trailblazer Stadium.
Chatfield took a 21-7 first quarter lead, forcing the Bears to play catch-up the rest of the game.
And although the Bears got it going offensively behind junior quarterback Nick Madrid, they couldn’t close the big game Chatfield created.
Bear Creek (3-4, 1-2) still has one more win this season than it had all of last season. The team will play Arapaho Friday at 4 p.m. at Jeffco Stadium.
D’Evelyn: Evergreen outlasted D’Evelyn for a crucial 20-14 league victory Saturday at Trailblazer Stadium.
Senior receiver Ty McGee had seven catches for 139 yards and a touchdown and senior linebacker Marcus Vesely recorded 15 tackles.
Evergreen improved to 4-0 and dropped D’Evelyn to 2-2 in 3A Metro standings.
The Jaguars (5-3, 2-2) will play Lutheran Saturday at 11 a.m. at Trailblazer Stadium.
Faith Christian: The Eagles again proved themselves as one of the most complete teams in the state blowing out Bishop Machebeuf 56-0 Friday at Faith Christian High School.
Incredibly the victory was the fourth consecutive shutout for the Eagles who have also scored at least 40 points in all four of those wins.
Sophomore Adam Buchmann scored a pair of rushing touchdowns in the victory that also keeps Faith Christian’s league record.
The Eagles (6-2, 3-0) will host The Academy Friday at 7 p.m. at Faith Christian High School.
Golden: The Demons got their first victory of the season beating George Washington 24-9 Thursday at North Area Athletic Complex.
After getting beat up for the first half of the season Golden has continued to work and stay positive and the players got head coach Jason Neely his first head coaching win.
The Demons (1-6, 1-1) will play Standley Lake Friday at 7:30 at North Area Athletic Complex.
Green Mountain: The Rams rebounded from a tough loss with a solid 34-20 victory Friday at Littleton High School.
Down seven points at halftime Green Mountain scored 14 third quarter points to blow the game open.
Junior running back Chance Boyce rushed the ball 21 times for 100 yards and three touchdowns.
The Rams (4-3, 1-1) will play John F. Kennedy Friday at 4 p.m. at All-City Field.
Jefferson: The Saints rebounded from their first loss of the season with a 54-21 victory over Estes Park Friday at Trailblazer Stadium.
Jefferson scored 35 first quarter points leaving Estes Park in the dust. Senior receiver Lawrence Salazar caught three balls, two of those for touchdowns, for 117 total yards.
And Senior Davis Ojeda recorded six points and a sack.
The Saints (7-1, 4-1) will host Lyons at 7:30 p.m. at Trailblazer Stadium.
Lakewood: The Tigers found their mojo offensively beating Arapahoe 46-39 Friday at Jeffco Stadium.
Despite 10 penalties for 100 yards Lakewood got a much needed victory upsetting an Arapahoe team that only had one loss.
Lakewood scored 32 first half points but then let Arapahoe back into the game in the second half. But the Tigers scored 14 more points in the fourth quarter and then hung on for a tough victory.
Lakewood (2-5, 1-2) will play Columbine Thursday at 6 p.m. at Jeffco Stadium.
Wheat Ridge: The Farmers were beat again by Denver South 40-13 Friday at Jeffco Stadium.
In a playoff rematch from last year Wheat Ridge could not avenge a loss that ended their season in 2012. South went on to lose to Monarch in the state championship.
The Farmers have struggled to find the same consistency that made them one of the best 4A teams in the state last season.
Wheat Ridge (4-3, 2-1) will play at Grand Junction Central Saturday at 1 p.m.