The Colby Eagles put together touchdown drives in each of the first three quarters and held Cimarron’s dangerous running game largely in check in a 21-8 victory in the 2020 home opener at Dennen Field.
Jaren Rush found the end zone three times on the ground, part of a 17-carry, 101-yard rushing night for the senior. His one-yard plunge on the final offensive play of the first quarter gave the Eagles a lead they would not relinquish. Rush would also score on a seven-yard run in the second quarter and a five-yard burst in the third. Colby rushed for 309 yards as a team in the win, with Hagan Booi joining Rush in the 100-yard club by gaining 159 yards on his 19 carries.
Cimarron’s lone touchdown came midway through the fourth quarter on a Tate Seabolt four-yard run. The Bluejays converted the two-point conversion but never saw the ball again as the Eagles bled out the final 6:34 on the clock.
The Eagles dominated possession for a second straight week, converting seven of their eleven third down chances and holding Cimarron to 3-for-12 on third down.
Colby is now 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the GWAC after winning their first ever meeting against Cimarron. The Bluejays are 0-2 overall and in the league. The Eagles travel to Ulysses this coming Friday night and you’ll hear the action on 100.3 The Ride, nwksradio.com and the Rocking M app starting with the Funk Optometry Pregame Show at 6:00 pm leading up to the kickoff at 7:00 pm.
Hear the postgame comments from Colby head coach Rees McKinney:
And check out the game’s highlights: