Football: Grandview tops former Centennial League rival Cherry Creek 17-6 in A-Town Game of Week

Wolves rebound from first loss with big effort against Bruins

The Grandview Wolves beat the Cherry Creek Bruins 17-6 on Friday Sept. 23, 2016 at Legacy Stadium. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel
Grandview senior running back Hayden Blubaugh (7) breaks away from the Cherry Creek defense on his way to a touchdown during the first quarter of the Wolves’ 17-6 non-league football win over the Bruins in the A-Town Game of the Week on Sept. 23, 2016, at Legacy Stadium. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | The Grandview football team continued its recent run of success against Cherry Creek with a 17-6 victory Friday night at Legacy Stadium in the A-Town Game of the Week.

No longer both members of the Centennial League for football due to realignment, the Wolves and Bruins got together for another tight battle and coach John Schultz’s team prevailed for the sixth time in the past seven meetings of the two powerhouse programs.

The Grandview Wolves beat the Cherry Creek Bruins 17-6 on Friday Sept. 23, 2016 at Legacy Stadium. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel
Grandview senior quarterback Gunnar Lamphere (14) eludes a Cherry Creek defender during the Wolves’ 17-6 win over the Bruins in the A-Town Game of the Week on Sept. 23, 2016. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

Senior quarterback Gunnar Lamphere — the A-Town Player of the Game — moved the chains all night and scored a 5-yard touchdown in the third quarter that gave Grandview (3-1) — ranked seventh in the latest Associated Press Class 5A media poll — the insurance it needed on a night when its defense posted another outstanding effort against the sixth-ranked Bruins.

Senior running back Hayden Blubaugh opened the scoring with a 57-yard touchdown run in the opening quarter to give the Wolves the lead for good.

Cherry Creek (2-2) got a short rushing touchdown from Trey Windham late in the second quarter, but missed the point after kick to trail 7-6.

Senior Ben Montgomery nailed a 30-yard field goal with just 22 seconds left in the half for Grandview.

Grandview returns to action on another A-Town Game of the Week vs. neighborhood rival Cherokee Trail (2-2) at 7 p.m. Sept. 29. The game will be live streamed by StreamItSports.

Courtney Oakes is Aurora Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at sports@aurorasentinel.com. Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel

(7) GRANDVIEW 17, (6) CHERRY CREEK 6

Score by quarters:

Cherry Creek  0  6  0  0 —  6

Grandview      7   3  7  0 — 17

SCORING

First quarter

Grandview — Hayden Blubaugh 57 yard run (Ben Montgomery kick)

Second quarter

Cherry Creek — Trey Windham run (kick failed), 2:59

Grandview — Montgomery 30 yard field goal, 0:22

Third quarter

Grandview — Gunnar Lamphere 5 yard run (Montgomery kick), 5:29

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