Forty-nine people who were out celebrating and having a good time in Orlando were murdered…because of the way the chose to love or whom they chose to support in their love.
It is a different year and a different Kennedy football team, but the results are still the same.
Last season, Kennedy went 10-0 behind standout halfback Shayne Blakey. This season, senior fullback Derrick Dixon has picked up where Blakey left off.
Ninth-ranked Lutheran went on a 16-2 run in the opening 3 minutes and coasted to a 78-59 upset of top-ranked Buena Vista in a battle of Class 3A powers Saturday night at Lutheran High School.
The Lights came out with an aggressive defense that stymied Buena Vista’s passing game and shut down the lane, causing numerous Demons turnovers.
PARKER – Littleton battled back from a nine-point halftime deficit to overcome Ponderosa 49-45 in overtime Friday night at Ponderosa High School.
Littleton, ranked No. 3 in Class 4A, overcame a crucial mistake in the final seconds of regulation and outscored the Mustangs, ranked ninth in Class 5A, 6-2 in overtime to take the victory.
LAKEWOOD – Bear Creek played catch-up in the first half, but a 19-point third period gave the Bears their first lead of the game and a 55-49 girls basketball victory over Standley Lake on Friday night at Bear Creek High School.
Sixth-ranked Arvada West took quick control of its Class 5A first round playoff game against Manual Saturday afternoon, scoring 22 points in the first quarter and coasting to a 43-7 victory at All City Stadium.
Sixth-ranked Kennedy put itself in position to secure a No. 1 seed from the Denver Prep League, defeating Denver East 13-6 in overtime Friday afternoon at All City Stadium.
Kennedy held onto first place in the league standings with an 8-yard touchdown run in overtime by tailback Shayne Blakey. He led his team in rushing with 121 yards on 28 carries.
LAKEWOOD – Not many people expected Columbine to beat No. 3 Pomona — except those on the Rebels sideline.
Columbine stunned Pomona 28-20 Friday afternoon at Jefferson County Stadium in the first class 5A Jeffco League game of the season.