AURORA | Football teams with championship hopes need their marquee players to step up in the playoffs and Jack Stoll rose above everything Friday night.
The University of Nebraska-bound tight end had a monster second quarter in Regis Jesuit’s Class 5A state first round playoff game, as he caught three touchdown passes from quarterback Michael Pavlakovich in a 26-point second quarter that propelled Regis Jesuit past Rangeview 33-7 in an all-Aurora postseason contest.
Pavlakovich threw four touchdown passes in all — hitting Stoll on passes of 17, 24 and 7 yards and Alfred Jones with a 45-yarder — and linebacker Drew Schlegel contributed to the explosive quarter with an interception return for a touchdown for Regis Jesuit (8-2), the No. 2 seed in Region A.
Regis Jesuit delivered a win for coach Danny Filleman in his Colorado state playoff debut and will play at home again in the second round against third-seeded Legacy (8-2), which downed Boulder on Thursday night.
Sophomore quarterback Jaelin Odegard threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to senior Elijah Reed in the second quarter for the lone points for seventh-seeded Rangeview, which finished the season 4-6 in the first year under head coach Justin Hoffman.
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(2) REGIS JESUIT 33, (7) RANGEVIEW 7
Score by quarters:
Rangeview 0 7 0 0 — 7
Regis Jesuit 0 26 0 7 — 33
Regis Jesuit — Jack Stoll 17 yard pass from Michael Pavlakovich (kick blocked), 11:54
Regis Jesuit — Drew Schlegel 30 yard interception return (17 kick), 4:05
Regis Jesuit — Stoll 24 yard pass from Pavlakovich (17 kick), 2:16
Rangeview — Elijah Reed 38 yard pass from Jaelin Odegard (12 kick), 1:15
Regis Jesuit — Stoll 7 yard pass from Pavlakovich (kick blocked), 0:28
Regis Jesuit — Alfred Jones 45 yard pass from Pavlakovich (17 kick), 11:23