Football: Rangeview powers way past Gateway to stretch Anvil streak to six years

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AURORA | For three straight years, a one-point margin was all that kept the Anvil in the hallways of Rangeview.

The Rangeview football team claimed the traveling trophy for the sixth straight time in a vastly different way Friday night at Aurora Public Schools Stadium with a decisive 44-0 South Metro League victory over rival Gateway.

Coach Dave Gonzales’ Raiders piled up 30 points in the first quarter and invoked the 40-point running clock mercy rule early in the second quarter as they improved to 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the South Metro League.

Sophomore Max Gonzales rushed for 76 yards and two touchdowns, senior quarterback Quaid Vincent rushed for a touchdown and threw one and Rangeview scored twice defensively — on a safety and fumble returning touchdown by Jaelon Wright — and on special teams with DeVante’ Wheaten’s punt return to cruise to victory.

Coach Shane Ward’s Gateway team, which lost quarterback Rashaud Beauford to injury in the first quarter, managed just 40 yards of total offense and fell to 0-7 overall and 0-4 in league play.

Rangeview’s victory was the most lopsided in the series with Gateway since the Raiders posted a 49-0 victory in 2007. In the last three seasons, Rangeview had won 16-15 (2011), 25-24 (2012) and 7-6 (2013).

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

RANGEVIEW 44, GATEWAY 0

Score by quarters:

Gateway        0    0  0  0 —   0

Rangeview  30  14  0  0 — 44

SCORING

First quarter

Rangeview — Max Gonzales 18 yard run (Taylor Thompson kick), 10:09

Rangeview — Safety, Boaz Powell tackled runner in end zone, 8:45

Rangeview — Quaid Vincent 10 yard run (Thompson kick), 5:22

Rangeview — Gonzales 3 yard run (Thompson kick), 1:05

Rangeview — DeVante’ Wheaten 61 yard punt return (Thompson kick), 0:00

Second quarter

Rangeview — Elijah Reed pass from Vincent (Thompson kick), 11:10

Rangeview — Jaelon Wright 3 yard rumble return (Thompson kick), 10:13

RUSHING

Gateway: Andrew Lakanu 10-46, Mike Ware 1-(minus 3), Rashaud Beauford 2-(minus 10), Elijah Major 2-(minus 10), Felix Tshite 1-(minus 14)

Rangeview: Max Gonzales 11-76, Braden Cook 4-11, Quaid Vincent 2-9, Sam Maes 1-3, AJ Thomas 9-2, Xavier Perez 1-0, Travis Good 1-(minus 2), Arealous Hughes 1-(minus 3)

PASSING

Gateway: Major 7-23, 31 yards, 2 interceptions

Rangeview: Vincent 5-8, 95 yards, 1 touchdown

RECEIVING

Gateway: Keishawn Johnson 2-23, Tommy Boles 1-12, Southern 1-1, Lakanu 1-0

Rangeview: Hughes 2-65, Elijah Reed 2-22, Richard King 1-8