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This week, we continue our Best of News 5 Sports with the 'Rushing Touchdown of the Year' from the high school football season.
Palmer Ridge's Deuce Roberson dodging defenders
In Palmer Ridge's game against Pueblo East, there was just one player better than the rest: the Bears' Deuce Roberson. Even though the play for technically a screen pass, it was Roberson's run after the catch that earned him the nomination. The senior dodged three defenders, truck stopped a dude and then hit pay dirt for the touchdown. Palmer Ridge would go onto win the 3A state title for the third year in a row.
Marshall Pikes' Thunder & Lightning
In the final game of the regular season, Palmer Ridge and Discovery Canyon battled it out for the Pikes Peak Athletic Conference trophy. The Thunder's Marshall Pike came to play in the game. In the second half, the Disco running back avoided three defenders, and gave a nasty stiff arm to pave his way into the end zone. Discovery Canyon would pull off the upset, but lose in the 3A playoffs.
DM3 doing DM3
There was one running back in Southern Colorado who HAD to make this list of nominees: Pine Creek's David Moore III. DM3 has done a lot over his high school career, and by his senior year, he moved into third place all-time for rushing in the state of Colorado. In the Eagles opening playoff game for the 4A playoffs, the Southern Utah commit rushed over 200 yards against Longmont, including a play where Moore III avoids 4 tackles and then splits the defenders for one of his many touchdowns on the year. Pine Creek would go onto win the 4A state title.