Central rallies past Raptors

The Central High School football team squared its record Friday with a 28-21 nonconference victory over Eaglecrest at the Stutler Bowl.

The Warriors spotted the Raptors the first 21 points but Central got a fumble recovery in the end zone and a Holden Reed-to-Kyle Rowe 50-yard touchdown pass to pull to within 21-14 by halftime.

“The offense was moving the ball; they just weren’t finishing it early,” Central coach Vern McGee said.

The Warriors got touchdowns in each of the final two quarters to take the victory, including a touchdown pass from Reed to Vandon Sanchez for the go-ahead score.

It was the first comeback victory of the season for Central (3-3).

“We haven’t done that,” McGee said. “Any time we were down we hadn’t battled back.”

Central resumes its Southwestern Conference schedule next Friday at home against Montrose.

DELTA 10, PALISADE 6

Palisade lost its second consecutive Class 3A Western Slope Conference game.

Delta (4-2, 3-2 WSC) took a 7-0 lead to halftime.

Palisade (3-4, 3-2 WSC) scored on a 4-yard Terry Williams touchdown run but missed the point-after kick and Delta added a field goal in the third quarter.

In other Western Slope scores, Rock Canyon handed Montrose its first loss of the season, 40-34.

In the 3A WSC, Steamboat Springs shut out Rifle 34-0 and Moffat County blanked Eagle Valley 42-0.


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