Football: Overland’s Josh Wright sets school record with six TDs in big win over Rangeview

Overland-Rangeview Football, 9.4.14
Overland senior running back Josh Wright (6) looks back as he crosses the goal line for one of his six touchdowns in the Trailblazers’ 47-14 non-league football win over Rangeview on Sept. 4, 2014, at Stutler Bowl. On top of the school record for touchdowns, Wright rushed for 313 yards. (Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | Last season, Josh Wright played defensive back for the Overland football team.

While he was one of the team’s best at that position, the senior has looked like a superstar in 2014 on the other side of the ball.

Running behind an offensive line that was called out by head coach Seth Replogle for poor play in the first two weeks of the season, Wright piled up 313 yards rushing on just 13 carries and made his way into the end zone a school-record six times in a decision 47-14 victory over Rangeview Thursday night.

Wright scored on runs of 83, 79, 65, 34, 6 and 4 yards as the Traiblazers ran roughshod over the Raiders in a rematch of the first round of last season’s Class 5A state playoffs won by Overland in a tight overtime contest. There wasn’t much drama in this meeting, however, as Replogle’s team improved to 3-0 on the season, while coach Dave Gonzales’ Raiders dropped to 1-1.

Arealous Hughes caught an 80-yard touchdown pass from Quaid Vincent and Max Gonzales rumbled 53 yards for the other score for Rangeview.

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


Score by quarters:

Rangeview   7   0    0   7 — 14

Overland    14  13  14  6 — 47