DENVER-- Cherokee Trail wasted no time playing the role of spoiler in Denver East's first home football game of the 2016 season, winning 60-21 in a game the team controlled from the very beginning.
The Cougars scored on their first possession of the game when Cherokee Trail Running Back Max Gonzales seemingly drove his team down the field all by himself.
After a two point conversion, Cherokee Trail got out to a quick 8-0 lead, and never relinquished control of the game.
Just a little while later, the Cougars forced a fumble on a Denver East kickoff return, taking over inside the Angels' 20 yard line.
The Cougars turned the takeaway into points when Quarterback Ethan Leisge found Tyler Kruse for a 15-yard score.
After another successful two-point conversion, the score was 19-0.
It was 32-0 before the Angels put together a long touchdown drive for their first points of the game.
East Quarterback Brad Campbell threw a strike to Jack Moran to make it 32-7.
However, Cherokee Trail's lethal combination of Gonzales and Leisge were just too much for the Angels to handle, as the Cougars coasted the rest of the way for their first win of the season.
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