Prep football: How ranked teams in 5A, 4A fared in Week 3 games
No. 1 Valor Christian (3-0) had a bye.
No. 2 Pomona (3-0) beat Ralston Valley (0-3) 44-20 in a Jeffco rivalry behind five touchdowns from senior do-everything and Washington State commit Max Borghi.
No. 3 Eaglecrest (3-0) beat No. 7 Grandview (2-1) 21-14 thanks to two receiving touchdowns from senior Victor Garnes as well as a stout defense featuring 324-pound junior nose guard Matt Youngblood.
No. 4 Regis Jesuit (2-1) beat Rangeview (0-3) 35-12 in a game in which the Raiders jumped out to a 21-0 halftime advantage.
No. 5 Cherry Creek (2-1) beat Arapahoe (1-2) 48-31 on Saturday.
No. 6 Highlands Ranch (3-0) beat Chaparral (1-2) 20-13 behind rushing touchdowns from Tyler Dobbs and Dominic Bettini in the wake of a season-ending hand injury to freshman quarterback Jake Rubley earlier in the week.
No. 7 Grandview (2-1) lost to No. 3 Eaglecrest (3-0) 21-14 despite a blocked punt and score from senior Aaron Harris as well as senior Andrew Turner’s touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter.
No. 8 Columbine (3-0) beat Bear Creek (0-3) 50-0 in a game that showed the Rebels are more than ready for their showdown against longtime Jeffco rival Chatfield this week.
No. 9 Mullen (2-2) beat Westminster (0-3) 41-16 thanks to four passing scores from junior quarterback Dominic Depizzol, plus rushing touchdowns by seniors Alonzo Moon and Zach Krause.
No. 10 Doherty (2-1) beat Palmer (0-3) 63-12 on Thursday as senior running back Julian Cooks racked up 102 yards and three scores on the ground and sophomore quarterback Logan Siffert tossed three touchdowns.
No. 1 Pine Creek (3-0) beat Fountain-fort Carson (1-2) 21-7 on Saturday.
No. 2 Ponderosa (3-0) beat Gateway (0-3) 49-0 on Thursday as the Mustangs’ defense posted its second consecutive shutout while limiting the Olympians to just 155 total yards.
No. 3 Broomfield (1-2) lost to No. 6 Windsor (2-1) 40-14 as the Eagles fell behind 26-0 at halftime.
No. 4 Chatfield (2-1) beat Wheat Ridge (1-3) 52-7 behind four TDS and 235 yards rushing from Ben Frenette, not to mention stout defensive play that shut out the Farmers in the second half.
No. 5 Monarch (3-0) beat Denver South (0-3) 21-0 thanks to senior linebacker Ben Fuchs and a lockdown defense as the Coyotes raced to their first 3-0 start since 2013.
No. 6 Windsor (2-1) beat No. 3 Broomfield (1-2) 40-14 with a big first half highlighted by senior quarterback Connor Apodaca’s two touchdowns by air and one by ground.
No. 7 Fruita Monument (4-0) beat Palisade (2-2) 24-8 thanks to two rushing touchdowns from senior Braeden Graham.
No. 8 Pueblo South (2-0) lost to Pueblo West (3-0) 55-54 in double overtime after West rallied from a 35-21 halftime deficit to force dramatics in Southern Colorado.
No. 9 Vista Ridge (2-1) beat Dakota Ridge (1-2) 28-16 via two passing touchdowns from junior Rowan Neal, plus a big interception from sophomore defensive back Ryan Poolman.
No. 10 Rampart (3-1) beat George Washington (0-3) 55-7 as the Rams’ defense shut out GW for the final three quarters and the offense had seven rushing scores.