GREENWOOD VILLAGE | Wagon wheels used to roll over the Overland and Smoky Hill trails long ago in Aurora.
The Overland football team’s path to claiming the replica Wagon Wheel — the traveling trophy in the longstanding rivalry — also stayed exclusively on the ground Thursday night in the A-Town Game of the Week.
With zero passing yards, but 300 rushing, coach Seth Replogle’s Trailblazers won the latest meeting in the longstanding rivalry with a 42-24 victory at chilly Stutler Bowl. (Full replay presented by The Aurora Sentinel & StreamItSports, here.)
Junior Jaion Colbert racked up 190 yards rushing and scored three times and junior Donavan Carver recorded 60 yards and two touchdowns on the ground for Overland (2-6), which won its second straight game and improved to 2-1 in the Mount Massive League.
Sophomore Jalon’e Rice picked off a pass and returned it for a 70-yard touchdown for the other touchdown for the Trailblazers, who evened their record in the A-Town Game of the Week to 1-1 after a previous loss to Arapahoe.
Smoky Hill (0-7, 0-2 on A-Town Game of the Week) got two late touchdown passes from senior Karson Avila to senior Maurice Wyatt — the first a spectacular one-handed over the shoulder catch
Senior Joseph Lawrence also rushed for a touchdown and Evan McCleary converted a 23-yard field goal attempt for the Buffaloes.
Overland has now won 25 of the past 35 meetings between the programs.
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OVERLAND 42, SMOKY HILL 24
Score by quarters:
Overland 7 14 7 14 — 42
Smoky Hill 7 3 0 14 — 24
Overland: Jaion Colbert 24-190 (3 touchdowns), Donavan Carver 15-65 (2 touchdowns), Cameron Murray 4-41, Jalon’e Rice 2-6, Dasani Walker 3-(minus 2)
Smoky Hill: Demarius Pittman 2-33, Karson Avila 8-19, Joseph Lawrence 8-19 (touchdown), Ahjamond Johnson 2-3, Maurice Wyatt 1-1
Overland: Luis Ruiz 0-3, 0 yards
Smoky Hill: Avila 17-39, 209 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception; Pittman 1-1, 2 yards
Smoky Hill: Vernon Lewis-Stallworth III 4-74, Wyatt 5-58 (2 touchdowns), Pittman 5-41, James Bowers 2-34, Avila 1-2, Lawrence 1-2