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By The Staff

McDondle rushes for 162 yards, three scores in Columbine victory
— Cameron McDondle rushed for 162 yards and three touchdowns on just seven carries as Columbine rolled to a 42-13 win over Rocky Mountain on Sept. 8 at Jefferson County Stadium.
Ceasar Lopez, Tre Willingham and Bernard McDondle also scored rushing touchdowns for the Rebels (2-0).

Elsenbast, Chargers celebrate homecoming with 26-21 win
­— Patrick Elsenbast ran for 133 yards and a fourth-quarter TD as Chatfield celebrated homecoming with a 26-21 win over Grand Junction-Central on Sept. 9 at Jefferson County Stadium.
The Chargers (1-1) also got two touchdown runs from Mason Brozovich and a 3-yard score from Brendan Murphy.
Quarterback Austin Ihm completed 15-of-19 passes for 191 yards and one interception.

Rock Canyon sends Eagles to second straight defeat
— Rock Canyon got 173 yards passing aand two touchdowns from Chris Sauer in a 41-19 defeat of Dakota Ridge on Sept. 9 at Jefferson County Stadium.
Visiting Rock Canyon led 27-0 entering the fourth quarter.
Aaron Nelson, Evan Swaynie and Shane Romero scored touchdowns for the Eagles (0-2).

Dakota Ridge’s Carney captures first place at Cherry Creek Invite
— Dakota Ridge’s Danny Carney, the runner-up at the 5A state cross country championship last year, won the Cherry Creek Invitational in 15 minutes, 39 seconds on Sept. 9.
Carney was coming off a win at the Arapahoe Warrior Invitational a week earlier.
Dakota Ridge took third in the team standings with 129 points. Chatfield’s Justin Shaver placed ninth individually in 16:38.
Columbine’s Kaylie Haynes was ninth in the girls race in 19:26 and Dakota Ridge’s McKenna Spillar was 10th in 19:31. The Lady Rebels placed fourth with a 176 total.

Shepstone, Rebels rally past ThunderRidge to stay perfect
— Luke Shepstone scored two goals and assisted on another as Columbine improved to 3-0 with a 4-3 come-from-behind win over ThunderRidge on Sept. 9 at Lakewood Memorial Field.
ThunderRidge led 2-0 at halftime before Columbine scored three second-half goals to send the game into overtime before winning it.
The Rebels also got goals from Matt Marchena and Grant Wigle.