Football: ‘Blazers keep Wagon Wheel with 28-0 win over Buffs

Two late 1st half scores get Overland going vs. Smoky Hill

Senior Ramiree Quick, center, and the Overland football team celebrate with the Wagon Wheel traveling trophy after a 28-0 Mount Massive League football win over Smoky Hill on Oct. 20, 2017, at Stutler Bowl. (Photo by Philip Poston/Aurora Sentinel)

GREENWOOD VILLAGE | The Wagon Wheel rolled back to Overland Oct. 20.

After a nearly scoreless first half, the Trailblazers eventually pulled away from Smoky Hill at Stutler Bowl for a 28-0 victory that brought the traveling trophy in the longstanding football rivalry back to Overland for another season.

A short touchdown run by senior Jaion Colbert broke a 0-0 deadlock with under two minutes left in the opening half and a long bomb by junior quarterback Jalon’e Rice set up junior Jermaine Davis’ score in the closing seconds for a 14-0 Overland halftime lead.

Coach Steve Sewell’s Trailblazers scored twice more on rushes from Vaejon Robinson and Rice to seal it.

Overland improved to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the Mount Massive League, sitting a game behind league-leading Grandview, which is 3-0 in league play after a 42-2 road win at Doherty.

Smoky Hill fell to 1-7 overall and 0-3 in the Mount Massive League.

Courtney Oakes is Aurora Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel