Football: Ross, Eaglecrest offense continue to roll in big win over Highlands Ranch

Eaglecrest-Highlands Ranch Football, 9.5.14
Eaglecrest running back Glenn Washington (9) races past a Highlands Ranch defender on his way to a 50-yard touchdown in the Raptors’ 56-33 non-league football win on Sept. 5, 2014, at Legacy Stadium. (Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | Elijah Ross and the Eaglecrest have this offense thing down, while the defense is a work in progress.

With Ross at the helm, the Raptors exploded for 56 points in a season-opening loss in Florida, then matched that total Friday night in a 56-33 non-league victory over Highlands Ranch at Legacy Stadium.

The versatile senior quarterback rushed for four touchdowns and threw for a pair of scores in a second straight monster effort that helped coach Mike Schmitt’s team even its record at 1-1. Glenn Washington and Cole Leroy also rushed for touchdowns for Eaglecrest, while Matt Lalley and Anthony Karmazyn caught the two touchdown passes from Ross.

Meanwhile, an Eaglecrest defense that gave up 69 points in the opener and allowed two straight opponents to go over the 60-point mark posted consecutive scoreless quarters after yielding 20 in the first quarter to the Falcons’ no-huddle attack.

The defensive work allowed the Raptors to build a 43-20 lead going into the final quarter before Highlands Ranch scored on a touchdown pass and kickoff return for a score by a lineman.

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:

High. Ranch  20  0  0   13 — 33

Eaglecrest      22  0  21  13 — 56