Two first quarter turnovers proved costly for the Rocky Mountain High School football team Friday night, as the Lobos lost to Columbine 43-6.
Columbine’s Andrew Arterburn returned an interception 18 yards for a touchdown, and teammate Russell Cruz scooped up a fumble and ran 51 yards for another score, resulting in a 28-0 lead in the first quarter.
Rocky Mountain quarterback Tyler Hyland scored Rocky Mountain’s (0-1) lone touchdown, a 32-yard run in the fourth quarter.
The Lobos play crosstown foe Fossil Ridge next Thursday.
RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN 27, FAITH CHRISTIAN 24, OT — Resurrection Christian scored a touchdown in overtime to escape with the narrow win.
Elijah Durett of Faith Christian scored a 60-yard touchdown with 57 seconds remaining in regulation, and the Eagles converted the two-point conversion to tie the game at 21. Resurrection Christian’s missed field goal sent the game to overtime. Faith Christian scored a field goal on its possession in overtime.
Resurrection Christian (2-0) plays at Platte Valley Sept. 17.
COLUMBINE 43, ROCKY MOUNTAIN 6
Rocky Mountain 0 0 0 6 — 6
Columbine 28 0 15 0 — 43
COL — Ted Mullin 58 run (Easton Hartman kick) 9:17
COL — Tim Mullin 10 run (Hartman kick) 5:41
COL — Andrew Arterburn 18 INT return (Hartman kick) 3:50
COL — Russell Cruz 51 fumble return (Hartman kick) 1:18
COL — Cruz run (Hartman kick) 7:17
COL — Mikey Griebel 2 run (Josh Thompson run) 4:27
RM — Tyler Hyland 32 run (pass fail) 9:36