- Cherry Creek School District No. 5
The week that was: A weekly wrap-up of CCSD athletics
It was all football last week as all district teams were in action. On Oct. 22, No. 1-ranked Cherry Creek shut out No. 9 Grandview 37-0 to stay perfect. Led by an unyielding defense, and two touchdown catches each by seniors Chase Penry and Gunner Helm from senior quarterback Julian Hammond, the Bruins moved to 3-0 on the shortened season. Coach Dave Logan’s Bruins have outscored opponents 121 to 21. Next up, Overland hosts Creek at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 at the Stutler Bowl while the Wolves (1-2) will host Smoky Hill at Legacy at 7 p.m.
On Oct. 23, the No. 5-ranked Eaglecrest Raptors, under Head Coach Shawn Marsh, kept their winning ways with a huge first half on the way to a 55-13 win over Overland at Legacy Stadium. With temperatures in the mid 20’s, the Raptor’s senior running back JP Luketu scored three touchdowns on the night, and senior wideout Langston Williams also had three trips to the endzone – all in the first half of play. Overland got scores from sophomore wideout Ismail Cisse and had a long run-back from junior Christopher Linzy to close out the scoring. Up next, Eaglecrest will face Arapahoe at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Littleton Public Stadium, while Overland (0-3) hosts Cherry Creek at 7 p.m. at the Stutler Bowl.
Cherokee Trail got into the win column with a 35-21 victory over Smoky Hill on Oct. 23 at the Stutler Bowl. The Cougars were paced by senior Jayden Lavigne’s two touchdown passes and junior Jack Love, who ran for a touchdown and had a pick-6, to move CT to 1-2 on the season. Smoky Hill’s senior quarterback Leslie Richardson III threw two touchdown passes in the loss, dropping the Buffaloes to 1-2. Next up, CT hosts Rocky Mountain at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 at Legacy, and Smoky will visit Grandview at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Legacy.