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Then there were two.

Only two weeks remain in the Class 3A football regular season, and with only 16 teams earning their way into the postseason, the pressure is ramping up. Each of 3A’s Top 10 teams in the poll picked up victories last week, though that will change this week with Saturday’s big League 7 tilt between No. 5 Northridge and No. 6 Resurrection Christian.

Mead is currently sitting in the No. 16 spot. The Mavericks have won two in a row following a five-game losing streak, but face a talented Frederick squad Friday night that’s been knocking on the rankings’ door for a few weeks now.

Conifer and Glenwood Springs are the two teams trailing Mead.

(1) Roosevelt at Thompson Valley

After notching three consecutive victories over ranked opponents, Roosevelt posted a season high in points last Saturday, shutting down Severance 55-8. The Roughriders (8-0, 3-0 in League 7) received a big showing on the ground from Xavier Ramirez (eight carries, 174 yards, three TDs) and through the air from Bronco Hartson (9-of-11 for 126 yards and three scores). Five sacks and three turnovers sealed the deal.

Thompson Valley (5-3, 2-1) lost a 24-14 decision to No. 5 Northridge.

Palisade at (2) Durango (Saturday)

Durango can clinch League 3 outright with a victory over Palisade on Saturday. The Demons (7-1, 3-0) pushed their winning streak to six games with a resounding 62-8 victory over Eagle Valley, coming up just shy of 500 yards of total offense. Quarterback Tyler Harms continued his impressive run by going 7-of-8 for 233 yards and three touchdowns. The junior is 23-of-26 in his past three games with eight touchdown passes. Durango added six rushing touchdowns in the rout.

Palisade (2-5, 2-1) picked up a victory via forfeit last week.

Littleton at (3) Green Mountain

Green Mountain put up a season high in points as well last Friday, taking down Wheat Ridge 56-7 to stay unbeaten. The Rams (8-0, 3-0 in League 4) can clinch at least a share of the league title with a win this Friday. Green Mountain piled up 329 yards on the ground against the Farmers, scoring seven touchdowns. Three of those came from quarterback Zach Wallace.

Littleton (5-3, 1-2) was roughed up 65-22 by Conifer.

Kennedy at (4) Lutheran

Lutheran is closing in on the League 7 crown, topping the 50-point mark for the fourth time this season with a 57-7 victory over Northfield last Friday. The Lions (6-2, 3-0) got the usual stellar showing from Ryken Daugaard, who was 21-of-24 for 312 yards and three touchdowns. Ryan Kenny only had seven carries for Lutheran, but four of those went for touchdowns. Joe Ciccio had six catches for 128 yards and two scores.

Kennedy (3-5, 2-1) routed Lincoln 50-8. Isaac Sisneros passed for 305 yards and three touchdowns.

(5) Northridge at (6) Resurrection Christian (Saturday)

Two teams currently sitting in the top 10 in RPI are battling for possession of second place behind the top-ranked Roughriders in League 7. Both Northridge and Resurrection Christian are 7-1 with identical 2-1 marks in league, and both team’s lone loss came to Roosevelt.

Northridge handed Thompson Valley its first league loss last Friday, taking a 24-14 victory. The Grizzlies’ offense finished with 201 yards of total offense, but the defense came up big again with four sacks and three interceptions. Two of Parker Steckel’s 16 tackles were sacks, and Jayden Marquez had two picks.

Resurrection Christian shut out Mountain View 28-0, the team’s third of the season. The Cougars close out against Thompson Valley next weekend.

(7) Holy Family at Lincoln (Saturday)

Holy Family won consecutive games for the first time this season, downing defending state champion Fort Morgan 35-13. The Tigers (5-3, 2-1 in League 5) rode a strong performance from Chase McNaughton on the ground (200 yards, two touchdowns) to a 299-yard rushing effort on the night. Dominic Gabriel had 11 solo tackles and a blocked field goal.

Lincoln (3-5, 0-3) fell 60-8 to Kennedy.

(8) Evergreen at Wheat Ridge

Tommy Poholsky has been a force for Evergreen this fall, but the senior outdid himself last Friday. Poholsky tossed eight touchdown passes in a 61-6 victory over Skyview, giving him 27 on the season. Poholsky had a season-high 29 completions for 333 yards, and three receivers caught two TDs each. Dillon Alvarado had an interception and fumble recovery on defense.

Wheat Ridge (2-6, 0-3) lost to Green Mountain 56-7.

(10) Pueblo East at Discovery Canyon (Thursday)

A rivalry resumes Thursday night as Pueblo East looks to make it five in a row against longtime nemesis Discovery Canyon. The Eagles (7-1, 3-0 in League 2) did everything right last Friday, rolling past Mitchell 83-0. Zayden Stevens had four touchdown passes and five players rushed for scores. In all, nine players scored for East.

Discovery Canyon (5-3, 2-1) saw its league title hopes take a hit last Thursday with a 19-16 overtime loss to Canon City.