Logan Madden is a gamer.

The Ralston Valley senior didn’t flinch with his team down seven points at home against Valor Christian.

He was precise through the air and even used his legs a big as he drove the Mustangs down the field and found Jackson Hansen for the touchdown.

The successful 2-point conversion – on another pass to Hansen – was another example of Madden making a play when he needed to and for the first time in program history, the Mustangs (4-1 overall) were victorious over the Eagles, getting a 22-21 win.

Week after week, the Mustangs keep themselves in the conversation of the top teams in Class 5A and will see another big test in two weeks when they face Columbine.

Valor drops to 1-4 for the first time since 2008, the program’s first official football season. The Eagles went on to finish 4-6 but starting in 2009, it became the dominant team that everyone knows today.

Despite the rough start of the season, it would be inappropriate to throw dirt on the Eagles. Their four losses have come against programs who are a combined 15-3 on the season. It has been a brutal schedule for the state runner-up, but could prove beneficial down the stretch.

Gabe Sawchuk looked like his usual self, rushing for a 119 yards and a score. All three Valor touchdowns were scored on the ground as Asher Weiner and Chase Hanosh accounted for the other two.

Palmer Ridge stands pat atop 4A

Two first half interceptions were huge for Palmer Ridge as it faced a motivated Ponderosa team who was looking to end a two-game losing streak.

The Bears scored points off both turnovers and kept the game out of reach to remain undefeated on the season. One of the scores was an Avier Elvira touchdown run that was made possible on a Holden Wright interception.

Palmer Ridge is the top team in the Colorado Preps Select Media Football Poll and has shown no desire to give up any ground on that ranking.

The Bears head to District 20 Stadium next Saturday to face Rampart.

Skyview riding momentum wave

After easing into the season with a couple of close wins, Skyview has turned on the jets and scoring points at will. The Wolverines rolled to a 45-0 win over Sierra.

Skyview has risen to No. 9 in the Media Poll and is a team that more people are starting to pay attention as it continues to rack up big wins.

D’Evelyn finding its stride

After dropping its first two games of the season, D’Evelyn is starting to play to the expectations that it had coming into the season. The Jags broke open a 35-6 lead in the first half and cruised to get a 42-6 win over Alameda.