Football: Overland holds off Heritage for second win; Olys, Bison fall on road

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE | Overland’s offense put up 50 points in its Zero Week victory, but the defense was responsible for the majority of the points in the Trailblazers’ 23-16 victory over Heritage Friday night at Stutler Bowl.

Overland
OVERLAND

Lineman CJ Woodall and linebacker Kevin Prosser each returned interceptions for touchdowns in the fourth quarter to provide the difference and Overland stopped the Eagles’ last gasp drive to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Trailing 7-0 at halftime, the Trailblazers tied it up early in the third quarter when senior running back Josh Wright broke through for a 55-yard touchdown run. Wright, who had a long run of 62 yards, finished with 175 yards on 17 carries.

A Marc Soto 35-yard field goal later in the period gave Overland a lead it would never relinquish at 10-7 and it expanded to as large as 23-7 after Woodall and Prosser’s pick- sixes.

Heritage (0-2) scored the last nine points of the game, but stalled in the red zone as the clock expired.

Next up for Overland is a 7 p.m. Sept. 4 contest against Rangeview (1-0) at Stutler Bowl in a rematch of teams that met in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs last season.

OVERLAND 23, HERITAGE 16

Score by quarters:

Heritage   7   0     0    9 — 16

Overland  0   0   10  13 — 23

SCORING

First quarter: Heritage — Tim Pless 35 yard pass from Chase Hansen (Will Herzl kick); Third quarter: Overland — Josh Wright 55 yard run (Marc Soto kick); Overland — Soto 35 yard field goal; Fourth quarter: Overland — CJ Woodall 70 yard interception return (Soto kick); Overland — Kevin Prosser 35 yard interception return (kick failed); Heritage — Vince Roe 15 yard run (run failed); Heritage — Herzl 35 yard field goal

RUSHING — Overland: Josh Wright 17-175, TD; Tyriq Jones 1-5; Austin Conway 12-(minus 10); PASSING — Overland: Conway 8-12, 31 yards; RECEIVING — Overland: Kevin Prosser 2-19, Marc Soto 1-6, Wright 1-5, Brent Halliburton 1-1

MULLEN 40, GATEWAY 6

DENVER | Gateway’s grueling schedule got underway with Friday night’s trip to De La Salle Stadium to face Mullen.

Gateway
GATEWAY

In new coach Shane Ward’s debut, the Olys saw Mustangs’ quarterback Jovan Tafoya throw four touchdown passes in the first two quarters for a 40-0 halftime edge.

Gateway scored its lone touchdown early in the fourth quarter. The Olys play host to Grandview at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at Aurora Public Schools Stadium.

MULLEN 40, GATEWAY 6

Score by quarters:

Gateway     0    0   0   6 —   6

Mullen     24   16   0   0 — 40

EAGLE VALLEY 41, VISTA PEAK 21

GYPSUM | Opening its season for the first time in Week One instead of Zero Week, Vista PEAK fell on the road to Eagle Valley Friday night.

Vista PEAK
VISTA PEAK

The Bison take the home field at Aurora Public Schools Stadium for their next contest, scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 5 vs. Central of Grand Junction.

Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. Facebook: Aurora Prep Sentinel