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Windsor football races past Mountain View

Baker Geist
gtsports@greeleytribune.com

If you blinked, you may have missed it.

The Wizards football team wasted no time in racing past Mountain View 51-14 Friday night to earn its third straight victory and open conference play on a winning note.

Windsor (1-0 Class 4A Northern, 4-2 overall) was led by senior quarterback Brad Peeples. He jump started his team's offensive performance on its first series.

On just the second play of the drive, Peeples found an opening and ran in from 24 yards out to give Windsor an early 6-0 lead.

Windsor coach Skylar Brower was impressed by the fast start of his offense but said setting a fast pace has been a goal this season.

"The last couple of weeks we were probably 30 percent as far as finishing drives," Brower said. "We've had a consistent lull as offensively so that was a big goal: To finish."

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A prolific Windsor offense made sure there were no slow or uneventful moments.

Peeples kept things lively on the ground, rushing for two more touchdowns in the half. When he wasn't finding the end zone on his feet, he was showcasing his arm.

While Windsor doesn't throw often, in the second quarter Peeples connected from 28 yards to Jake Hammond and from 46 yards to Braden Peterson, which set up a touchdown late in the half to give Windsor a 30-0 halftime lead.

"Brad's doing a great job not always trying to make the big plays himself," Brower said. "He's doing a much better job of trusting (his teammates) taking what the defense gives him."

While Peeples shined, his teammates had highlights, as well.

Senior Corte Tapia and junior Brandon Ramirez recorded touchdowns of 16 and 40 yards, respectively. Junior Vaughn Oliva also added two rushing touchdowns for Windsor late in the fourth quarter to cement the Wizards' large victory.

Key Moment

After Windsor was penalized for a blindside block on a punt return, senior running back Caleb Bangs found running room and rattled off 63 yards to set up another scoring opportunity for Windsor and stall any momentum Mountain View was trying to build.

Stat of the Night

Windsor finished with 501 yards on offense, averaging just over nine yards per play.

Mountain View was held to 274 yards of offense.

MVHS 0 0 7 7 — 14

WHS 13 17 7 14 — 51