Arapahoe football team remains undefeated after big win against Heritage

Keegan Fulwider, Author

What happened: The Warriors beat the Heritage Eagles 34-21. Arapahoe scored 31 unanswered points after an early touchdown by Heritage. Nick Thompson ran for two touchdowns as Arapahoe utilized an effective run game, and quarterback Pete Mitchell threw for two touchdowns as the Warriors claimed the Brookridge Trophy, popularly known as the Milk Jug Trophy.

Starting off: Arapahoe never looked back after a 22 yard touchdown pass to Fisher Conley with nine minutes left in the second quarter. The Warriors dominated after that, scoring 17 more points before the Eagles were able to get on the board again.

By the numbers: With the win over Heritage, the Warriors are one of four unbeaten teams (Cherry Creek, Columbine, and Westminster) in 5A football. Arapahoe will most likely move up in CHSAA’s 5A football rankings.

Did you see that?: Junior safety Kyle Tennant laid out a Heritage receiver late in the fourth quarter. Tennent clocked his man in mid-air for a big hit, stifling a possible Heritage rally. See the video here

Those who showed up: The line to buy tickets wound around the parking lot and seemed to go on forever. For those who already had tickets, it was a dead sprint to get the best seats. The student section was extremely rowdy.  

They said it: “I’ve been waiting to play this game for 4 years #itfliesitdies #bouttobelit”, said Connor Williams over his Instagram account. Williams played well in the much anticipated matchup, hauling in a touchdown pass in the win.

Next up: The 5-0 Warriors take on 2-3 Gateway in Arapahoe’s homecoming matchup at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. CHSAA’s 5A rankings for this week come out Monday afternoon. See them at here.