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RCHS varsity football makes a quick recovery and then some

CPV resident #41 Eric Williams is off to an amazing start this season. Playing both offense and defense, Williams makes an interceptionat the September 9 varsity game against Dakota Ridge.

Article by Kathy Dunker with photos by Rock Canyon Photos

Coming back from a 21-27 loss against Montrose on August 26, the Rock Canyon High School (RCHS) Jaguars Varsity Football Team rebounded with a big 41-18 win against Dakota Ridge on September 9 and another 35-7 win against Golden on September 16. Under the guidance of Coach Tom Lynch, the team looks like it is in for a fantastic season.

In the Dakota Ridge game, the RCHS defense was led by linebackers #40 Hunter Tyson and Castle Pines Village (CPV) resident #41 Eric Williams and defensive end #44 Josh Mooney. The defense held Dakota Ridge scoreless through the first three quarters, enabling the Jags to take a 34-0 lead.  Offensively the Jaguars running back #41 Williams, scored on runs of 71 and 96 yards, the latter reception setting a new school record.  Other touchdowns were scored by #5 Michael Shepard, CPV resident #26 Brady McNeily, and freshman quarterback #16 Ryan Hommel.

In the game against Golden, the Jag defense held strong again and kept Golden scoreless for the first half of the game, making it a 21-0 lead at halftime. Offensively, quarterback #12 Chris Sauer had an amazing night throwing for 270 yards with his longest completion being to #27 Austin Beane for an 84 yard touchdown reception, which also set a new school record.  #41 Williams contributed another four touchdowns that night leading to the 35-7 victory.

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CPV resident #27 Austin Beane makes a 58 yard touchdown reception during the first quarter in the game against Dakota Ridge. Beane later set a new school record along with quarterback #12 Chris Sauer by making an 84 yard touchdown reception.    

RCHS defense strikes again as CPV resident #26 Brady McNeily and #7 Chris Dixon break up a pass intended for the Golden receiver during the first quarter at Jeffco Stadium.



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