Chancey Bush
Clear Creek senior Isaiah Mercer (5) carries the ball as Lake County senior Michael Mandonado (13) reaches for the tackle in the Sept. 2 win against Lake County.
Undefeated: Clear Creek’s football program turning the tide

It would be impossible for any of them — not Ty Judge, not Noah Sarria, not Mark Hawkins — to remember the feeling. They weren’t even born yet.

It was Sept. 13, 1997, a 7-6 win over Kent Denver. That was the last time the Clear Creek Golddiggers’ football program started a season 3-0. In actuality, the team was 6-0 that season before suffering a 14-7 defeat to Faith Christian in a battle between the No. 1 and 2 teams in 2A at the time.