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Sitkoski, Tigers roll over Ridge View Academy

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DENVER ” After putting an extra emphasis on the rushing game all week in practice, it appeared that the Tigers’ hard work paid off.

The Summit High football team rushed for 243 yards on their way to a 40-7 road win at Ridge View Academy, Saturday.

“Our offensive line did a much better job of controlling things (Saturday),” Tigers head coach Dylan Hollingsworth said following his team’s victory.

Senior fullback/linebacker Jordan Sitkoski led the way for Summit on both sides of the ball, rushing for 95 yards and a touchdown while anchoring the Tigers’ defense.

“Jordan was all over the place,” Hollingsworth said. “There were times where three or four defenders were on him, and he just dragged them as he was running.”

The Summit defense did not allow any points for the second-straight game ” Ridge View’s lone TD was scored on an interception return ” and actually outscored their opponent all on their own. The Tigers registered two safeties, and junior linebacker

Rick Dreyer returned a fumble 37-yards for a score.

Through three games, the Tigers’ defense has given up only seven points and has picked up four safeties, more than they did all of last season, according to Hollingsworth.

“Our linebackers just played great,” Hollingsworth said, “Rick (Dreyer), Cody Thomas, Jordan, all of them, just great.”

Hollingsworth said that Ridge View came out in the first quarter determined to slow down the Tigers’ passing game.

“They didn’t take it away, but they limited it,” he said. “But it was great to see that if someone takes away one thing, we can answer back with another.”

Senior tailback Talon Roggasch rushed for 96 yards, and senior quarterback Landon Greve ran one in for a score. Greve also threw TD passes to Roggasch and to Dreyer.

The Tigers (3-0) now look forward to what should be their toughest test so far this season, as they match up against the seventh-ranked team in the state, Centaurus, Friday night.

“It’s going to be a big, physical challenge that we haven’t seen (this season),” Hollingsworth said.

Friday’s game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.

Bryce Evans can be reached at (970) 668-4634 or at

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