AURORA | The Vista PEAK football team continued to gain steam in its second time on the field for the spring season, exploding for 44 first-half points on its way to a 57-0 victory over Hinkley Thursday at Aurora Public Schools Stadium.
Senior Ja’Derris Carr — coming off a school record five-touchdown performance in the Bison’s opener — reached the end zone three more times in the opening half and senior Montral Hamrick scored via reception and rush in the opening half as coach John Sullivan’s top-ranked team improved to 2-0.
Carr’s touchdown runs covered 16, 69 and 9 yards and he finished with 111 yards on the ground on just five carries, while Hamrick took a shovel pass from senior Victor Owens for a 70-yard score and rushed for a 3-yard score as well.
Junior Jordy Ruiz also threw a touchdown pass to junior Christopher Marquez, while senior Walter Goodloe and freshman Cortlen Johnson Jr. rushed for touchdowns in the third quarter to round out the Bison’s scoring.
Hinkley (0-2) had a prime opportunity to get on the scoreboard first when junior Orvek Kosam pounced on a fumbled exchange at the Vista PEAK 23 yard-line, but the Bison got the ball right back when Hamrick stripped the ball from Thunderbirds’ quarterback Justin Ortega-Flores and Braylen Nelson recovered.
In its first season under new head coach T.C. Newland, Hinkley — a team full of young players — got some hard running from senior Ty’Ren Draper.
Vista PEAK is scheduled to play Rangeview — which is 1-0 with a Saturday contest against Denver East in Week 2 — at 6:30 p.m. at APS Stadium, while the Thunderbirds have a 1 p.m. April 3 road game against the Far Northeast Warriors, which plays its first game Saturday.
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(1) VISTA PEAK 57, HINKLEY 0
Score by quarters:
Hinkley 0 0 0 0 — 0
Vista PEAK 23 21 13 0 — 57
Vista PEAK — Montral Hamrick 70 yard pass from Victor Owens (Ja’Derris Carr run)
Vista PEAK — Carr 16 yard run (Owens run)
Vista PEAK — Carr 69 yard run (Miguel Mendez III kick)
Vista PEAK — Christopher Marquez 5 yard pass from Jordy Ruiz (Mendez III kick)
Vista PEAK — Hamrick 3 yard run (Mendez III kick)
Vista PEAK — Carr 9 yard run (Mendez III kick)
Vista PEAK — Walter Goodloe 30 yard run (kick failed)
Vista PEAK — Cortlen Johnson Jr. 20 yard run (Mendez III kick)
Vista PEAK: Ja’Derris Carr 5-111, Bryson Torrie 1-40, Walter Goodloe 2-34, Cortlen Johnson Jr. 28, Nathan Hunholz 18, Victor Owens 2-14, Monty Hamrick 1-2
Vista PEAK: Owens 2-3, 73 yards, 1 touchdown; Jordy Ruiz 1-1, 5 yards, 1 touchdown
Vista PEAK: Hamrick 1-70, Christopher Marquez 1-5, Jordan Mayfield 1-3