Week 7 Fifth Quarter: Lazzaro goes pass happy in rout of Sand Creek

by Kevin Carmody preps@gazette.com - Published: October 14, 2013 0

The area's largest scoring output was recorded Friday when Pine Creek won its fifth straight game by scoring a whopping 10 touchdowns in a 70-26 rout of Sand Creek.

In that game, Eagles junior quarterback Tommy Lazzaro enjoyed the season's top performance, tossing six touchdown passes.

Lazzaro had only four touchdown passes during the first six weeks. His scoring binge topped Rampart quarterback Cameron Hacker, who threw five touchdown passes way back on Aug. 31 in a victory over Ca?n City.

Incidentally, Sand Creek held the previous mark for points in a game by a Pikes Peak region team when the Scorpions beat Sierra, 68-26 on Sept. 13.

CSCS rolls into homestretch

Following a 27-14 loss at Rye on Sept. 20, Colorado Springs Christian found itself 1-1 in 1A Tri-Peaks League action and unable to find its mark on offense, averaging just 16 points per game.

Now, the Lions seem to have found their rhythm on offense.

During their current three-game winning streak, CSCS has scored no fewer than 34 points, and are surging at the right time as the Lions play host to Custer County on Saturday before finishing the regular season on the road at undefeated Buena Vista.

CSCS outscored Salida 44-27 Friday, the Lions' biggest offensive output of the season.

Calhan's Ellis continues to make progress after crash

On Friday, Calhan broke a two-game losing streak with a 58-8 win over Rocky Ford.

Two days later, football took its place in the background as life took over. Coach Clint Mitchell went to Englewood's Craig Hospital to visit senior lineman Jourdan Ellis, critically injured in an automobile wreck Sept.?4 that claimed the life of his 14-year-old sister, Jae.

"We were able to see him today," Mitchell said via text message. "Spirits are high and rehab going well. Jourdan is doing very well."

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