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Winkler leads Chatfield to upset of Lakewood in league opener
— Backup quarterback Kyle Winkler completed 11-of-16 passes for 170 yards and three touchdowns as Chatfield upset 5A state finalist Lakewood, 29-6, on Sept. 28 at Jeffco Stadium.
Winkler threw touchdown passes of 36 yards to Larry Huff, 28 yards to Race Fenimore and 3 yards to Jake Thayer as the Chargers (4-1 overall, 1-0 5A Super 6) won their fourth straight game.
Brendan Murphy opened the scoring for Chatfield with a 1-yard TD run in the first quarter. Patrick Elsenbast added a two-point conversion run as the Chargers never trailed.

Koch puts on aerial show in Dakota Ridge victory
— Quarterback Zac Koch threw for 318 yards and five touchdowns as Dakota Ridge (4-1) hammered Grand Junction-Central, 58-26, on Sept. 29 at Jeffco Stadium.
All five of Koch’s touchdowns went to a different receiver.
Josh Morrison caught seven passes for 125 yards and a score. Also catching TD passes were Aaron Nelson, Evan Swaynie, Jake Iannella and Jake Sanchez. Sophomore Mark Hall also rushed for a score.

Littleton rallies in the fourth, snaps 13-game losing streak
Austin Sonju rushed for 11 yards and scored three touchdowns as Littleton rallied in the fourth quarter to score a 34-27 win over visiting Golden on Sept. 28 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium.
Quarterback Nick McNamee threw for 199 yards and two scores. Jake Bergman caught both of those touchdown passes. He hauled in six passes in all for 147 yards.
The win snapped a 13-game losing streak for Littleton (1-5).

Lyons’ ground game proves to be too much for Falcons
—  Logan Watson and Justin Boldt combined for 252 yards rushing and three touchdowns as Lyons knocked off visiting Front Range Christian, 28-6, on Sept. 28.
Lyons’ Billy Housley caused havoc for the Falcons’ offense, recording nine tackles, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and four quarterback hurries. He also had a sack.
The loss dropped Front Range Christian to 1-4 overall, 1-2 in the 1A Metro League. The Falcons host Denver Christian on Oct. 6.