MONUMENT • The Struggle of Monument football video game picked up correct in which it remaining off following a year’s hiatus.
Palmer Ridge (3-) retained Typical Palmer’s Cup and defeat crosstown rival Lewis-Palmer (1-2) 49- on Friday at Don Breese Stadium for the Bears’ fourth consecutive win in the rivalry video game. The Bears and Rangers didn’t perform very last season with teams taking part in shortened schedules owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Friday’s earn continued a development immediately after 55-3 and 42- wins by Palmer Ridge in the past two conferences.
“We’ve obtained to demonstrate who is the very best group in the city,” Palmer Ridge senior offensive lineman Connor Jones explained immediately after becoming the initial to hoist the cup. “It’s really important to us.”
Lewis-Palmer pressured the Bears to punt on the game’s opening generate, but Palmer Ridge scored touchdowns on its following 3 drives to direct 21- immediately after 1 quarter.
Gator Robinson scored the only touchdown the Bears would want, going 78 yards as a result of the center of the Ranger protection midway through the first quarter. KC Fackerell did most of the work on Palmer Ridge’s 2nd touchdown, catching a ball in the flats and juking a Rangers defender on his way to a landing of roughly 20 yards. Quarterback Derek Hester’s 2nd landing was hauled in by Anthony Costanzo about a few of Lewis-Palmer defenders late in the 1st quarter.
“Anthony and KC, people are my canines,” Hester mentioned after winning his to start with start off in the rivalry activity. “They are the true offer, for authentic.”
Connor Cook and Hester scored limited hurrying touchdowns in the next quarter to increase the direct to 35 by halftime.
Palmer Ridge’s 2nd and third landing drives commenced with small fields right after the Rangers fumbled a kickoff, recovered by Bears sophomore Josh Paganacci, and unsuccessful to get a punt off pursuing a low snap that skipped previous the punter. The fourth and fifth Palmer Ridge touchdowns had been established up by Ayden Snow. The senior receiver picked up significant yardage on a couple of immediate snaps that established up Cook’s landing. On the future possession, Snow caught a go from Hester around the Lewis-Palmer sideline and cut back, dropping a pair of Ranger defenders, right before currently being taken down inside of the five.
“Ayden’s a freak. Can I say that? He’s 1 of the freakier young children I have ever observed or coached,” Palmer Ridge mentor Mike Armentrout stated. “I want to usually discover approaches to get that child the ball. He’s very specific.”
The Bears brought the running clock into play on Robinson’s 2nd touchdown midway by means of the 3rd quarter. Sophomore tight finish T.J. Mabe scored the last touchdown midway by the fourth, catching a brief pass from freshman Carson Campbell.
Right after throwing a few of interceptions at Mesa Ridge last 7 days, Hester, a sophomore, bounced back again and led the Bears with 3 touchdowns, two passing and just one on the floor.
“He’s extremely new to the placement, but he’s carrying out these kinds of a great position, guy,” Jones explained.
“What he’s doing right now, it is so amazing, and I’m so very pleased of that kid.”
Working backs Jake Knisley and Luke DeBoer accounted for most of Lewis-Palmer’s offensive manufacturing but struggled to make steady progress in yet another loss to their rivals.
“It feels fairly great. The Battle of Monument is usually a big battle, and (we have) a whole lot of regard for individuals fellas over there,” Armentrout mentioned. “At the stop of the day, we’re a person big group, and we love Monument. It feels wonderful for absolutely sure.”
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