Sunday, December 5, 2021
Dec. 5, 2021

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1A Trico League football: Castle Rock 41, King’s Way Christian 33


The Rockets were cruising along and then had to hold off King’s Way Christian’s fourth-quarter rally to stay undefeated in the 1A Trico League.

Castle Rock built a 35-6 lead after three quarters. Wyatt Partridge scored on runs of 73 and 91 yards as part of a 319-yard rushing effort.

Then King’s Way got back in the game by scoring 27 straight points. Mason Packer scored on two runs and threw a touchdown pass to Bryce Dodge.

“They had a big turnover on a fumble, then recovered an on-side kick,” Castle Rock coach Aaron Gehring said. “The momentum shifted and we are still a young team. We’ll adjust after seeing film.”

Partridge’s 45-yard TD run stopped the King’s Way rally and sealed the victory for the Rockets.

Packer rushed for 153 yards on 35 carries and threw for 196 yards.


King’s Way 0 6 0 27–33

Castle Rock 7 14 14 6–41

First quarter

CR — Austin McQuilliams 65 pass from Chance Naugle (Paul Waldman kick)

Second quarter

CR — Wyatt Partridge 73 run (Waldman kick)

KW –Kobi Cason 25 pass from Mason Packer (kick failed)

CR — Landon Gardner 15 pass from Naugle (Waldman kick)

Third quarter

CR — Partridge 91 run (Waldman kick)

CR — Gardner 35 interception return (Waldman kick)

Fourth quarter

KW — Packer 5 run (kick failed)

KW — Packer 4 run (kick failed)

KW — Trevin Long 3 run (Long run)

KW — Bryce Dodge 15 pass from Packer (Bradley Araujo kick)

CR — Partridge 45 run (kick failed)

Individual statistics

RUSHING — King’s Way: Packer 35-153, Long 13-56, Cason 2-19, Connor Delmarter 4-18, Drew Metz 1-(minus 2). Castle Rock: Partridge 19-319, McQuilliams 3-10, Naugle 3-2, Coleman Guerrero 1-1.

PASSING — King’s Way: Packer 16-30-2-196. Castle Rock: Naugle 5-10-1-170.

RECEIVING — King’s Way: Cason 10-115, Dodge 4-41, Metz 1-19, Long 2-22. Castle Rock: McQuilliams 1-65, Gardner 3-59, Parker Watts 1-46.

lots of big play, 84 plays on defense

best week of praictice, must-win game, had to make some adjustments, try to tke

they had big turnover on fumble, then onside … broke down in 4thQ, they did good job 3Q knowing the game plan, but momentum shifted.

getting better every week, we’ll adjust after seeing film

Def: gardner pick6 huge; 2nd half pick 35 seconds, gardner; young team; secondary did great