Saints roll against Longmont Christian, 55-10 |

Saints roll against Longmont Christian, 55-10

Vail Christian's Mike Lange runs for the Saints' first touchdown during a 55-10 win at Longmont Christian on Friday night.
Peter Kinsella | Special to the Daily |

LONGMONT — Vail Christian football answered Longmont Christian’s hurry-up passing offense with a good helping of ground chuck.

Or perhaps that’s Ground Tim?

Ground Mike?

Ground Sug?

The Saints grounded the Warriors, 55-10, on Friday night with five rushing touchdowns and two more scores from turnovers to open Central League play.

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“We got a good look at a passing team and did a good job on pass coverage,” Saints coach Tim Pierson said.

Quarterback Mike Lange called his own number for a 31-yard scoring run. Not satisfied there, he chipped in a pick-six for a 16-0 lead.

Beauty of a Play

Since he’s the son of the team’s offensive coordinator, Sug Ellsworth should be good at offense. He scored three straight touchdowns, and the rout was on.

Clayton Davis had a beauty of a play on special teams stripping a kickoff return and taking it to the house. Freshman David Caballero got his first touchdown, going 30 yards on a counter.

Creek Cameron also had a pick as Blue Crush did its job nicely.

Vail Christian (2-0 overall and 1-0 in the Central) finally gets a home game next week. The Saints are at Hot Stuff Stadium on Friday to host Nederland. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, and @cfreud.

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