Not toiling in obscurity anymore: Last week no one gave Resurrection Christian much of a chance against 3A state championship contender Roosevelt which was unbeaten.

Resurrection didn’t get that memo. All RC did was shock the Roughriders and stop their 19-game winning streak. The star for Resurrection Christian was sophomore QB Jackson Pszanka. He had 47 yards through the air and one score and 153 yards rushing. Jackson shared the spotlight with his backfield mate Hunter Hansen who had 28 carries for 190 yards and three TDs.

With the win, Resurrection Christian leaped up to No. 6 in the Colorado Preps rankings. RC entertains Severance (2-4) at 7 p.m. Friday.

Snyder rises to occasion for Columbine: When highly touted Class 5A teams Columbine and Ralston Valley battled last week, someone needed to rise the occasion.

Enter Josh Snyder.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound senior had two rushing TDs and a key interception of Ralston Valley QB Logan Madden in the fourth quarter as the Rebels captured a 30-14 victory on the road. The Rebels improved to 7-0 overall and face Arvada West at 4 p.m. Friday.

Moynihan has Warrior effort: Arapahoe QB Michael Moynihan was ready for the big stage last week against Grandview leading the Warriors to a critical 301-6 win. The senior completed 11 passes for 160 yards and three scores. Moynihan has thrown for 1,017 and 14 TDs and just one interception. Moynihan will try and keep his momentum going as the 6-1 Warriors host Cherokee Trail at 7 p.m. Friday.

Pino helps Bell Ring Blue: In Pueblo last Friday a rivalry was renewed. Pueblo Central and Pueblo Centennial met in the annual Bell Game at Dutch Clark Stadium before 10,000-plus fans.

This is the oldest ongoing American football rivalry for high school teams west of the Mississippi River, Centennial and Central have been battling almost annually since 1892. In 1950, the two teams began playing for ownership of “The Bell,” which has morphed into “The Bell Game” as it is known today.

The game wasn’t much of a contest as Central steamrolled to a 52-0 victory over the Bulldogs.

There were many stars to choose from for Central and the nod goes to Genaro Pino. The junior QB was a perfect 4-for-4 passing for 150 yards and three touchdowns.

Central (5-1) meets Sierra (2-4) at 6 p.m., Friday in Colorado Springs.

Class 5A

Castle View (6-1) at No. 8 Mountain Vista (6-1), (Fri., 4 p.m.) WATCH LIVE

Castle View has had an outstanding season, posting a 6-1 record. The Sabercats will try and climb back in the Colorado Preps Top 10 with a win over Mountain Vista. Junior QB Derek Gordon (1,007 yards passing) and senior running back Ethan Gonzales (506 yards, 7 TDs) will need to be at their best to capture the win. Mountain Vista is powered by QB Austyn Modrzewski who had 273 yards passing and three TDs in the 37-14 over Rock Canyon last week. Modrzewski has 2,108 yards passing and 24 TDs this season. Jack Blais also will be a key for MV. The junior has a team-best 495 yards rushing, including121 yards rushing against Rock Canyon and one score last week.

Class 4A

No. 5 Thomas Jefferson (7-0) at Liberty (3-4) (Thurs., 6 p.m.)

Don’t look now but Thomas Jefferson is making noise in the Class 4A Colorado Preps rankings. The Spartans are coming off a narrow 22-21 win over Far Northeast last week. Senior running back Jake Tapia led the way with 122 yards rushing – including a 76-yard jaunt – and two touchdowns. Tapia’s partner in power is senior QB Dimitri Haralambopoulos who has 704 yards passing and 739 yards rushing in 2023. Those numbers should improve against the Lancers, who are coming off a 36-6 loss to Centaurus last week.

Class 3A

No. 7 Northfield (5-1) at No. 2 Holy Family (5-1) WATCH LIVE

This is as good as it gets in the 3A ranks this week. Northfield has a chance to prove it has a team that is the real deal in the next couple of weeks. The Nighthawks play Holy Family and Lutheran in consecutive weeks. After losing to Vista Ridge 30-27 in overtime Sept. 29, Northfield bounced back to crush Kennedy 62-12 last Saturday.

Northfield will try and make a statement this week led by QB Christian Love. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder has thrown for 553 yards this season and six scores, while adding another 357 yards rushing and nine TDs. Holy Family QB Rylan Cooney counters with 1,235 yards passing and nine TDs and he’s joined in the backfield by Dominic Gabriel (703 yards rushing and seven TDs). Holy Family’s lone loss was to a talented Roosevelt team, which is ranked No. 3 by Colorado Preps, 34-26, Sept. 22. Since that defeat, Holy has two wins in a row, including a nailbiter against highly touted Lutheran, which is ranked No, 5 by Colorado Preps, 35-28 last week.