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Douglas County beats rival Castle View for first time since 2014 in 9Preps Game of the Week

The Huskies built a 16-0 halftime lead with two touchdowns from AJ Jackson to Chase Nelson and played stifling defense to win by the same score.

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — The wait was worth it. 

The Douglas County (4-0) football team beat rival Castle View (3-1) for the first time since 2014 on Friday night, winning the 9Preps Game of the Week by a final score of 16-0. 

In an absolutely electric atmosphere and packed stadium the Huskies earned bragging rights for this year thanks to QB AJ Jackson, WR Chase Nelson and a stifling defense. 

Both Douglas County touchdowns came in the first half, with Jackson hitting Nelson for a 55-yard strike on the first one and a 25-yard connection on the second one. 

"I just tried to make a big play. (On) the first one, I saw a ball in the air (and I) had to go up and get it," Nelson said. "The second one, I knew the safeties would bite so I went back and got open... 4-0, I can't complain about that." 

The Huskies QB was quick to credit the win and still undefeated record to the entire squad. 

"It's crazy, but I can't say that I'm surprised. I got a lot of faith in my team behind me. This is the best group I've ever played with, period. I knew this was going to happen... I can't even put it into words right now," Jackson said. 

The second half saw neither team put a point on the board, and that was just fine with Douglas County. 

For the first time in a long time, the Huskies can claim superiority in the Battle of the Rock. 

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