ARVADA | The Grandview football team continued its season-long roll all the way into the quarterfinals of the Class 5A state playoffs with another impressive victory Friday night.
Coach John Schultz’s Wolves — who went undefeated and won the Centennial League championship in the regular season — followed up a 51-point demolition of Brighton in its postseason opener with an equally thorough 40-0 victory over Lakewood at the North Area Athletic Complex.
Senior running back Chukwuma Obinnah rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns, while senior quarterback Cody Summers threw two touchdown passes to senior wide receiver Brandon Brooks and rushed for another as Grandview improved to 11-0 on the season.
The Wolves advanced to the championship game of Quadrant 1, where they will face the winner of Saturday’s game between third-seeded Fountain-Fort Carson and second-seeded Rocky Mountain.
(2) REGIS JESUIT 44, (6) HERITAGE 0
LITTLETON | Regis Jesuit was upset in the second round of last season’s 5A state football playoffs, but the Raiders turned that 180 degrees Friday night.
Leading from start to finish, Regis Jesuit — the No. 2 seed in Quadrant 4 — thrashed sixth-seeded Heritage 44-0 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium to earn its way into the 5A quarterfinals.
Junior running back Alec Barnes rushed for three touchdowns, Chris Ramos also got into the end zone and Daniel Naes connected on a 40-yard field goal as the Raiders won their 10th consecutive game.
The victory earned Regis Jesuit a rematch with a Cherry Creek team that dealt it its only loss of he season in Week 1. The Bruins, the top seeded in Quadrant 4, routed No. 4 Bear Creek 56-21. By virtue of winning on the road, the Raiders will be the home team.
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(1) Grandview 40, (5) Lakewood 0
Score by quarters:
Grandview 7 19 14 0 — 40
Lakewood 0 0 0 0 — 0
(2) Regis Jesuit 44, (6) Heritage 0
Score by quarters:
Regis Jesuit 9 14 21 0 — 44
Heritage 0 0 0 0 — 0