GJ overcomes weather delays to outlast Prairie View

HENDERSON — Grand Junction overcame two lightning delays and an early deficit to defeat Prairie View 61-42 in nonconference football Friday at Prairie View High School.

Opening kickoff was delayed by lightning, and less than 20 minutes before the teams were going to take the field after that delay, lightning delayed the game again.

In all, the game was delayed an hour, 42 minutes because of lightning.

Prairie View led 28-25 in the second quarter when Grand Junction’s Austin Lewis scored on a six-yard run shortly before halftime for a 31-28 lead.

The Tigers (1-0) scored on their first four possessions of the second half to pull away. They led 54-42 after three quarters.

Grand Junction quarterback Tyler Heinsma threw for 215 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 64 yards and two scores.

Lewis rushed for 164 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries.

Theron Verna had four receptions for 156 yards and two touchdowns. He also scored on a 42-yard run.

Conifer 14, Glenwood Springs 0: Glenwood Springs’ defense limited No. 5-ranked Conifer to two touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough in the Demons’ season-opener at Glenwood Springs.

Conifer’s Matt McClintock scored on a one-yard run with 2:59 left in the first half, but the point-after attempt failed. The Lobos got the ball back and scored again on A.J. Eleniewski’s three-yard run with 1:34 before the half. Logan Weber scored on a two-point conversion.

■ D’Eveyln routed Battle Mountain 50-0 in Lakewood.


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