en Breaking down the Mountain Bowl <img src="" alt="CHS’ Vaughn Brasseaux (22) scored the Lobos’ lone TD." title="CHS’ Vaughn Brasseaux (22) scored the Lobos’ lone TD." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>FIRST QUARTER: EVERGREEN 7, CONIFER 6<br /> </strong>Vaughn Brasseaux took advantage of the first of two first-quarter turnovers by Evergreen to score on a 17-yard TD run to give Conifer an early six-point lead, but the Cougars retaliated late in the quarter when Dylan Reifeis hit a wide-open Seth Ausman for a 47-yard strike.</p> Evergreen boys, girls teams repeat at Jeffco League meet <p> <strong>LITTLETON</strong> &mdash; The somber look on the faces of Evergreen top runners didn&rsquo;t tell the real story. After seeing Golden&rsquo;s Alec Hornecker and Brian Whitfield cross the finish line first and second at the 4A Jeffco League cross country championships on Oct. 10 at Clement Park, Evergreen&rsquo;s boys team felt that a repeat league title wasn&rsquo;t happening.</p> <p> But it did.</p> Sports briefs <p> <strong>BOYS TENNIS<br /> </strong><strong>Raeder&rsquo;s stay at state is short after a first-round loss<br /> </strong><strong>PUEBLO</strong> &mdash; Henry Raeder&rsquo;s appearance at No. 3 singles in the 4A state boys tennis tournament was a brief one after the Evergreen junior was toppled in the first round at Pueblo City Park by Air Academy&rsquo;s Neil Orton.</p> <p> Orton, a senior, won their first-round match 6-1, 6-3.</p> Raeder adjusts, qualifies for state <p> <strong>DENVER</strong> &mdash; Henry Raeder, as Evergreen co-head coach Bob Greenman asked of his players back when the Cougars played D&rsquo;Evelyn in the season opener, took mental notes on how to play the Jaguars&rsquo; Spencer McKay.&nbsp;</p> <p> At regionals, instead of going for the hard shot, he went for more consistency and tried to hit the ball to McKay&rsquo;s weaker side. The move worked like a charm.</p> Lack of experience haunts EHS at 4A state <p> Chances are there weren&rsquo;t too many teams, if any, at the 4A boys golf state championships that were as inexperienced as the Evergreen Cougars. Yet, there EHS was Sept. 29-30 at Walking Stick Golf Course in Pueblo. Unfortunately, that inexperience &mdash; with three sophomores and a freshman &mdash; came into play.</p> <p> Evergreen tied for eighth place in the 13-team field with Discovery Canyon with a 64-over-par 496 total, one shot back of Durango.</p> Littleton plays in bursts, topples Evergreen in straight sets <p> <strong>LITTLETON</strong> &mdash; The Littleton Lady Lions&rsquo; girls volleyball team defeated visiting Evergreen in three straight sets 25-20; 25-23; 25-23 at Littleton High School on Oct. 2.</p> <p> It was a game of inches throughout each of the three games &mdash; one team would lead by two or three points, then make a mistake and hand over the ball, allowing the other team to even up the score. Neither team could manage a solid lead.</p> Sports briefs <p> <strong>FOOTBALL<br /> </strong><strong>Evergreen tunes up for&nbsp;</strong><strong>Mountain Bowl, roughs up TJ<br /> </strong>Tanner Cassin and Dylan Reifeis each rushed for two touchdowns as Evergreen ripped Thomas Jefferson 55-14 on Oct. 2 at Evergreen High School.</p> <p> The Cougars finished with 379 yards of total offense, including 239 on the ground. Cassin rushed 15 times for a team-high 90 yards. James Hardy caught a 41-yard TD pass from Reifeis. Cassin also returned an interception 17 yards for a score.</p> EHS pulls through, qualifies for state <img src="" alt="Evergreen’s Lenny Urbas watches one of his putts during the 4A Metro Regional boys golf tournament at Raccoon Creek Golf Course in Littleton on Sept. 18." title="Evergreen’s Lenny Urbas watches one of his putts during the 4A Metro Regional boys golf tournament at Raccoon Creek Golf Course in Littleton on Sept. 18." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>LITTLETON</strong> &mdash; Mike Kuzava wasn&rsquo;t going to name names, but years ago an opposing Jeffco boys golf coach commented to him that Evergreen kids tend to fold under pressure. That has always stuck in his craw. This year&rsquo;s, Evergreen&rsquo;s boys golf team would refute that statement.</p>