Triple R Report’s Game of the Day September 30th, 2016: #1 La Junta Tigers @ #2 The Classical Academy Titans (CHSAA Class 2A Tri-Peaks League Football)

Hey La Junta Fans, its your turn now. This time y’all travel to Colorado Springs and take on TCA. For the second week in a row we have a #1 taking on a #2, La Junta took care of Kent Denver last week (rather easily I add). Can they do it again against a tought Classical Academy team? Find out tonight kickoff slated for 7pm. Here’s how each team stacks up:

The Classical Academy Titans:

  • (4-0) Overall in 2016, 1st league game of year
    • Tied for 1st in Tri-Peaks League
      • Tied with La Junta & Manitou Springs
  • Outscoring opponents 171-42
    • Defeated Sierra 48-0
    • Defeated Sterling 44-21
    • Defeated D’Evelyn 42-14
    • Defeated Pueblo Central 37-7
  • Ranked 2nd in Class 2A Football
    • Received 2 first place votes
  • Averaging 137.8 passing yards per game & 192.5 rushing yards per game
    • Austin Weingart leads team with 53 carries for 298 yards (5.6 yards per rush)
    • Brayden Luft leads team with 6 receptions for 135 yards (22.5 yards per reception)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Cade Bethany (Junior)
    • Sawyer Weeks (Senior)

LA JuntA Tigers:

  • (4-0) Overall in 2016, 1st league game of year
    • Tied for 1st in Tri-Peaks League
      • Tied with TCA & Manitou Springs
  • Outscoring opponents 148-20
    • Defeated Gunnison 46-7
    • Defeated Alamosa 32-7
    • Defeated Elizabeth 35-0
    • Defeated Kent Denver 35-6
  • Ranked 1st in Class 2A Football
    • Received 13 first place votes
  • Averaging 53.5 passing yards per game & 269 rushing yards per game
    • Dax Bender leads team with 43 carries for 370 yards (8.6 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 has been blowing through 2A football this year, I don’t see them slowing down anytime soon. Their defense is too tough, TCA will put up a fight but the Tigers come out on top.”

Triple R’s game Prediction:

“La Junta defeats TCA rather easily 35-20.”

If the Tigers win this game, they should cruise to the Tri-Peaks League title and a #1 seed in the playoffs. A loss and the Tigers fall no further than #5. Colorado Springs is the place to be for Tiger fans, but if you can’t make it Pat & Chas have you covered on AM 1400 and This has been another “Friday Night Lights” edition of the “Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day”. Tomorrow we highlight a huge RMAC game between CSU-Pueblo and Colorado Mesa. Stay tuned for that.

–Triple R