The Columbine Rebels can happily say that everything this season is downhill after Dec. 1.
That’s because the Rebels hosted defending champion and preseason No. 1 Regis, which returned four starters from a season ago. The Rebels, on the other hand, graduated nine seniors and are a young team with a new identity.
Naturally, the Raiders did what was expected, breaking loose in the second quarter and pounding away for an 88-56 Class 5A nonleague victory that was surprisingly positive for both teams.