Football: ‘Blazers keep Wagon Wheel with 28-0 win over Buffs

Senior Ramiree Quick, center, and the Overland football team celebrate with the Wagon Wheel traveling trophy after a 28-0 Mount Massive League football win over Smoky Hill on Oct. 20, 2017, at Stutler Bowl. (Photo by Philip Poston/Aurora Sentinel)

GREENWOOD VILLAGE | The Wagon Wheel rolled back to Overland Oct. 20.

After a nearly scoreless first half, the Trailblazers eventually pulled away from Smoky Hill at Stutler Bowl for a 28-0 victory that brought the traveling trophy in the longstanding football rivalry back to Overland for another season.

A short touchdown run by senior Jaion Colbert broke a 0-0 deadlock with under two minutes left in the opening half and a long bomb by junior quarterback Jalon’e Rice set up junior Jermaine Davis’ score in the closing seconds for a 14-0 Overland halftime lead.

Coach Steve Sewell’s Trailblazers scored twice more on rushes from Vaejon Robinson and Rice to seal it.

Overland improved to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the Mount Massive League, sitting a game behind league-leading Grandview, which is 3-0 in league play after a 42-2 road win at Doherty.

Smoky Hill fell to 1-7 overall and 0-3 in the Mount Massive League.

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