Week past in Aurora prep sports, Sept. 4-Sept. 9

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Overland's Josh Wright
Running behind an offensive line that was challenged by coach Seth Replogle, Overland senior running back Josh Wright (6) piled up 313 yards and a school-record six touchdowns in a 47-14 football win over Rangeview on Sept. 4, 2014, at Stutler Bowl. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

Overland’s Josh Wright posted the eye-popping stat line of them all so far in the young 2014 football season on Sept. 4.

The senior running back set a school record with six touchdowns — on rushes of 83, 79, 65, 34, 6 and 4 yards — and ran for 313 yards on just 13 carries in a 47-14 victory over Rangeview at Stutler Bowl.

Wright broke the existing school mark of five scores set by senior quarterback Austin Conway as the Trailblazers improved to an Aurora-best 3-0.

Eaglecrest recorded its second 56-point offensive game of the season on Sept. 5, as senior quarterback Elijah Ross rushed for four touchdowns and passed for two more in a 56-33 victory over Highlands Ranch. In another big offensive contest, Regis Jesuit departed with a 48-40 win at rival Mullen behind a huge night from Alec Barnes.

Smoky Hill swept the boys and girls team titles at the 2014 Aurora City Championship cross country meet Sept. 4 at the Aurora Sports Park. The Buffs had a repeat champion in the boys race in senior Blake Yount, who held off a challenge from Grandview’s Nathan Graham in a virtual carbon copy of the 2013 race. On the girls side, Regis Jesuit had the top two finishers in senior Lindsey Koch and sophomore Julia Vitella, while seniors Brynell Yount and Jamie Jezier in fourth and fifth gave Smoky Hill a boost toward the team title.

• The Cherokee Trail boys golf team won its first Centennial League championship on Sept. 4 at Aurora Hills Golf Course. Led by a 73 from senior Zach Goldsmith, a 75 from junior Ji Woo Jang and sophomore Bradley Scalia’s 76, the Cougars erased a two-stroke deficit to Arapahoe to beat the Warriors by eight in the total tally of scores from five league tournaments.

Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. Facebook: Aurora Prep Sentinel. IG: Auroraprepsentinel