Football: Eaglecrest can’t overcome turnovers, Angels in 30-14 defeat


DENVER | Penalties and turnovers plagued Eaglecrest in a season-opening loss to Denver East Saturday at All-City Stadium.

The Raptors trailed by just two points at halftime, but the Angels intercepted quarterback Adan Soto three times in the second half — including one returned for a touchdown — and scored 14 unanswered points on their way to a 30-14 non-league victory.

Ryan Willey had a 66-yard touchdown run and TreShawn Wilford caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from Soto in the first half for Eaglecrest.

Willey finished with 119 yards rushing and 57 yards receiving, Wilford had 54 yards receiving and Soto finished with 143 yards passing for the Raptors.

Star running back Shahid Hoover took his first touch of the game 73 yards for a touchdown and finished with 172 yards rushing and a score for Denver East, which also got rushing scores from Davon McCuien and Cody Summers and a 57-yard interception return TD from Tristan Stacks.

Reach Sports Editor Courtney Oakes at [email protected] or 303-750-7555


Score by quarters:

Eaglecrest        6   8  0  0 — 14

Denver East    6  10  7  7 — 30


First quarter

Denver East — Shahid Hoover 73 yard run (kick blocked), 7:33

Eaglecrest — Ryan Willey 66 yard run (kick failed), 2:49

Second quarter

Denver East — Davon McCuien 6 yard run (Matt Andersen kick), 9:05

Denver East — Andersen 45 yard field goal, 7:59

Eaglecrest — TreShawn Wilford 39 yard pass from Adan Soto (Soto to No. 87), 3:37

Third quarter

Denver East — Cody Summers 1 yard run (Andersen kick), 9:09

Fourth quarter

Denver East — Tristan Stacks 57 yard interception return (Andersen kick), 11:30

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