There certainly were a few high scoring games among the Metro teams this past weekend in football. Certainly enjoyable for the winners and their fans. Here’s a short look at some of the action.
Mountain Range was able to get on the scoreboard first as Kyler McCleland kicked a 34-yard field goal. But that was all the Mustangs would tally the rest of the night as they couldn’t hold off Legacy’s Lightning strikes. Those strikes resulted in a 35-3 victory for Legacy in the Front Range League game.
Legacy’s Matt Lynch and Connor Connolly combined for 271 yards on the ground with Lynch having the one-yard advantage over his teammate, 136-135. With their effort, Legacy was able to improve to 3-2 while Mountain Range remains winless, 0-5.
Lynch, who also passed for one touchdown, took the long and short routes as he scored three personal touchdowns for Legacy. His first was a 46-yard run in the first quarter that can be counted as the game winner. He scored on a 14-yard run in the second quarter as well as passing 44-yards to Jack Ruscher for the Lightning’s third touchdown of the game. He completed his scoring with a 57-yard run in the third quarter. Hunter Rainwater tacked on all five extra points for Legacy in the game.  
Stephen Bailey rushed 22 times for 107 yards and E. Gillespie 12-for-70 to lead Mountain Range on the ground. Unfortunately, neither could reach the end zone.
Legacy plays Poudre on Friday while Mountain Range will go up against Horizon.
Rocky Mountain put a halt to Horizon’s passing game by coming up with four interceptions. Riley Neal led the way with a pair while Jacoby Benger and Tausolia Liufau each had one. In the process, they helped lead the Lobos to a 31-20 record and improve to 5-0 on the season while Horizon fell to 2-3.
Cade Hairgrove helped lead the offensive punch for the Lobos as he scored three touchdowns, going the short route this time. He tallied on a pair of one-yard runs and his third touchdown from two-yards out.
Josh Rhead scored a touchdown the other touchdown for Rocky Mountain while Alex Kinney tacked on seven points kicking one field goal and four extra points. 
Rocky Mountain plays at Fairview, Oct. 2, in a crucial 5A, Front Range League battle of the unbeaten. Fairview is also 5-0. Fairview defeated Monarch, 35-10. Horizon plays winless Mountain Range, which is coming off a 35-3 loss to Legacy, October 3.
Prairie View had little trouble getting past Thornton last Friday as the Thunderhawks posted a 41-2 victory over the Trojans to improve to 4-1. The Wolves travel to Westminster on Friday for a 5A, Flatirons League game.
RJ Ramirez had a fine game for Prairie View as he scored three touchdowns. He scored his first one in the first quarter on a 32-yard run and his second in the second period on a 53-yard gallop. He closed out the night with a 71-yard run in the third quarter.
Thornton fell to 0-5. They hope to get on the winning track when the host Northglenn on Friday and certainly cut back on fumbles. They lost three against Prairie View. The Norsemen were involved in a shootout last Saturday as they were beaten by Boulder, 63-42 in their league encounter.
Holy Family was doing everything right during the first quarter of the Tigers 59-0 victory over Niwot last Friday. In the process they improved to 4-1 while the Cougars remain winless, 0-5.
Ryan Younggreen opened the scoring for Holy Family in the first quarter on a 48-yard touchdown run. Within the next two minutes, quarterback Chris Helbig would pass 42-yards to Weston Dinsmore, then tack on the two point conversion with a pass to Dinsmore and a 16-0 lead.
Holy Family would go ahead 24-0 with six minutes left in the first quarter as Helbig passed 32-yards to Joey Golter for the touchdown. And, it wasn’t stopping there.
With four minutes to go in the quarter Helbig hit Chanson Segeth from 25-yards out to up the lead to 30-0. He then connected once again with Segeth for another touchdown and a 38-0 lead on their next possession.  
But the Tigers were still not done in the quarter. With less than 2-minutes remaining Matt Dunford would score on a 42-yard run and an eventual 44-0 first quarter lead. Younggreen would help  make the score 52-0 at the half as he would score on a 60-yard run.  
With less than 2 min to go, Dunford rushed 42 yards for a touchdown and a 44-0 first quarter lead.  The score would be 52-0 at that half as Youngreen would score on a 60 yards run.
Holy Family would close out its scoring in the fourth quarter on a 29-yard run by Michael Zeaman the resulting 59-0 victory.
In their next game, the Tigers clash with the Berthoud Spartans (5-0) for a 3A match on Friday, October 3.