Barbara Lawlor, Gilpin County. In the second home game of the season, the Gilpin High School Eagles earned their first win in an action-packed game against the Simla Cubs, 60-50. The battle took place on Saturday, September 9 in a picture perfect early fall day.
It was a close game with the Eagles leading 30-22 at halftime. They pulled farther ahead in the third period and that lead carried them through the fourth period when the Cubs outscored them by a touchdown and conversion but not enough to edge into the win.
Austin Boulter rushed for 328 yards and four touchdowns and five two-point conversions
Manny Gomez scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion; Stephen King made a touchdown and Angel Gomez made a touchdown. Manny Gomez was the overall player of the game and Austin Boulder was the Offensive Player of the Game.
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Saturday, Sept. 9 versus Simla Cubs 60-50.
Passing: Austin Boulter, sr. 2 comp of 4 attempts for 56 yards.
Rushing: Jack Ball: 14 carries for 133 yards and 1 touchdown
Austin Boulter, Sr. 37 carries for 328 yards and 4 touchdowns, 5 two-point conversions
Angel Gomes, Jr., 3 carries for 33 yards and one touchdown
Manny Gomez, Sr. 14 carries for 53 yards and 1 touchdown, 1 2-point conversion
Receiving: Nolan Lindberg, Fr. 2 receptions for 56 yards; Stephen King for one touchdown
Kick return: Manny Gomez, 25 yards; Stephen King, 13 yards
Punt return: Jack Ball, 21 yards
Kickoff: Manny Gomez: 1 kick for 51 yards; Noah Lindberg, Fr, 7 kicks for 246 yards
Punts: Nolan Lundberg, Fr, 2 punts for 54 yards
(Originally published in the September 14, 2017 print edition of The Mountain-Ear.)