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

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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.

CASTLE ROCK 41, KING’S WAY 33

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

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