Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day September 23rd, 2016: #1 Kent Denver Sun Devils @ #2 La Junta Tigers (CHSAA Class 2A Football)

In what could quite possibly turn into a State Championship preview the #1 Kent Denver Sun Devils travel to take on the #2 La Junta Tigers in a matchup of the top 2 teams in 2A. La Junta has been on the up as of late in football, Kent Denver has been a powerhouse for quite some time now. It’s going to be a hard hitting, energetic football game that you’re not going to want to miss. Here’s how each team stacks up:


#1 Kent Denver Sun Devils:

  • (3-0) Overall in 2016, have yet to play a league game
    • 1st in 2A Colorado League
    • Defeated Prospect Ridge Academy 44-0
    • Defeated Eagle Valley 18-8
    • Defeated Faith Christian 27-12
  • Currently ranked #1 in Class 2A Football
  • Averaging 103.3 passing yards per game & 174 rushing yards per game
    • Joshua McDonald leads team with 34 carries for 197 yards (5.8 yards per carry)
    • Max Walabaum leads team with 6 receptions for 95 yards (15.8 yards per carry)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Joshua McDonald (Junior)
    • T.J. Love (Junior)

#2 La Junta Tigers:

  • (3-0) Overall in 2016, have yet to play a league game
    • Tied for 1st in Tri-Peaks League with Manitou Springs & The Classical Academy
    • Defeated Gunnison 46-7
    • Defeated Alamosa 32-7
    • Defeated Elizabeth 35-0
  • Currently ranked #2 in Class 2A Football
  • Averaging 71.3 passing yards per game & 322 rushing yards per game
    • Dax Bender leads team with 38 carries for 360 yards (9.5 yards per carry)
    • Apela Furtado-tom leads team with 9 receptions for 110 yards (12.2 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Jon Nuschy (Sophomore)
    • Dax Bender (Senior)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“La Junta is going to be a tough out this year, Kent Denver is the same. This could be a preview of a matchup we see in late November. Get ready for some fireworks tonight. It’ll be all offense tonight but the Tigers come out on top.”

Triple R’s Game PRediction:

“Tigers defeat Sun Devils 35-28”


Tiger Stadium is the place to be tonight in the Arkansas Valley, it will be rocking and will feature a great game. You’re not going to want to miss this. If you can’t make it to the stadium Pat McGee and Coach Chas Phillips have you covered on AM1400 and network1sports.com. That’ll do it for this Friday edition of “Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day”. Tomorrow we feature the CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves as they finish up their “homestand”.