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5A playoff matchups wish bracket #copreps

The RPI has been somewhat updated on Saturday late afternoon. There are errors in two games in 5A not reported that may impact the #16 and final spot. However it really should NOT matter if the football committee used the following matchups.

Many powerhouse teams might complain but hey they asked for it when they scheduled a heavy strength of schedule 2 years ago. However, they are the ones that tipped the scales in their favor with out regards to the neighborhood teams. Many were nieve in the algorithm era that forced lopsided conferences and weekly match ups in what has been called the waterfall. So why continue the mudslide during the post season and crush neighborhood teams dreams. While you are unable to have the gift wrapped conference title winners on one side of the bracket, the above bracket provides great competition and match ups that many high school football fans might attend rather than wait until round 2 to attend. After all many have already given the state title to Valor Christian (VC).

BRACKET LEFT

#1 VC vs #16 FFC or Doherty is tough but that is what happens to a team that squeezes in or did not have an aggressive strength of schedule. Plus they did not play one another in the regular season.

#8 Fairview vs #9 Lakewood is like an old Jeffco game. 2 evenly matched teams that will have to face VC in round 2.

#4 Pomona vs #13 Arvada West would sell tickets and would not bore many if in the opposite bracket to face VC.

#5 Cherry Creek vs #12 Highlands Ranch again a tough match up but with all the D1 hype on both teams why not let them battle it out and face the gauntlet should the usual suspect win their bracket.

BRACKET RIGHT

#2 Columbine vs #15 Poudre is a little closer to home for the Fort Collins team and make sense.

#7 Regis Jesuit vs #10 Ralston Valley again makes sense because they are more evenly matched and sets up a great round 2 match up.

#3 Eaglecrest vs #14 Chaparral keeps the game close to home and would sell tickets. Round 2 makes it another appealing match up and could be what 5A needs is great match ups.

#6 Grandview vs #11 Mullen is a contest many have wanted for some time. Both programs are banged up and missing key players. Ultimately a game that would be worth the price of admission. Also round 2 could keep teams in the neighborhood.

Well that is my 2¢. Official brackets should be out Sunday November 5, 2017 around 10am as the clocks get turned back and the local NFL Broncos play at 11am MST.
Also please schedule games on Friday nights not Saturday during college football.

As always we will see you on the fields as we know football! We are your source for content 24/7 and 365 about Colorado High School Football. YES it remains @303Gonzo of www.cofridaynightlights.com Please give us a follow on social media and stop by and say hello to talk football once a week at a location near you as we present a player of the week LIVE after a game via twitter and periscope. Look for #WingstopWednesday on twitter @303Gonzo 

Bookmark the following as they automatically update when scores are updated:

2017 BRACKETS

2016 Brackets

I Guarantee 7 Victories*in 2018!

Many of you might be thinking WTF or really!? As Saturday November 4th comes to an end there will be many teams that once again failed to make it to post season and the second guessing will haunt many for over 9 months. Yes there will be the Senior parents that chatter until graduation and many that will move onto the next sport. However, the reality is that every coaching staff should be meeting tomorrow afternoon to build on 2018. On Monday they should call an all athlete meeting to say one of two things, It is time for me to hang up the whistle or we will be getting better gentlemen by creating a zero hour or some form of OTAs in the off season. The latter is what we deem the process. The process is what needs to happen year round NOT mid August until the last week of October otherwise that is why November ends many teams seasons.

Anyway there are many great coaches rolling up the sleeves working for little or no pay and I appreciate what they do on a weekly basis. Conversely there are the shampoo coaches that apply the same concepts, wash through the season then rinse and repeat each year. These are the same ones complaining and not being proactive both during the season and waiting until August to kick start their season. So the path to success is wasted for 9 months.

Moving forward many might say guaranteeing 7 W’s is bold and I say, malarkey! The path to success starts with knowing your team, its players, its parents and the coaching staff. If all three buy into your concepts and passions to win that is a beautiful start. All three need to be on the same page because football can be a year around sport that maneuvers around school activities without giving up much but time on off days. Football should NOT be a year around sport and give way to winter and spring sports. However, the football staff needs to work and support the other teams and coaches. To guarantee 7 victories you have to make sure your ball players are working their inside game during wrestling or their vertical in basketball. Also track is great for speed and rugby for special teams and overall conditioning. So the off time can be spent influencing your roster to take a weightlifting class, pilates or yoga in the spring semester. However, the real key is preparing for 2018. The season does NOT end tonight or when you get bounced from a playoff game. For coaches it starts tonight and for players Sunday or Monday if they are serious about competing in 2018.

Therefore guaranteeing 7 W’s is an easy statement for @303Gonzo because it is not necessary to be a head coach but rather a staff member with complete control in 2018 that starts sooner than later. @303Gonzo has proven track record with turning TWO 5A  programs into playoff contenders. In addition to covering high school football via radio, podcast and blogs it goes without saying @303Gonzo knows Colorado High School football. The passion and dedication to watch live games on multiple nights, stream games and research 7 classifications with an emphasis on the big 3 of 3A, 4A and 5A to blog about it unparalleled! In addition @303Gonzo has placed numerous athletes at the next level by talking and submitting players videos to college coaches and collaborating on a December recruiting seminar. So the passion is there but the question remains is one of the handful of underperforming programs ready for @303Gonzo ?

Every month that goes by is one less win both on and off the field. Should you want consulting or a resume feel free to DM @303Gonzo or email. The time is NOW to think and begin a path to success in 2018.

Meanwhile off to the fields to cover some games and wait for the infamous RPI to update and create or crush dreams because football is NOT about winning but some arbitrary algorithm calculation.

Trust “The Process” only valid if you put forth the efforts!

As always we will see you on the fields as we know football! We are your source for content 24/7 and 365 about Colorado High School Football. YES it remains @303Gonzo of www.cofridaynightlights.com Please give us a follow on social media and stop by and say hello to talk football once a week at a location near you as we present a player of the week LIVE after a game via twitter and periscope. Look for #WingstopWednesday on twitter @303Gonzo 

Bookmark the following as they automatically update when scores are updated:

2017 BRACKETS

2016 Brackets

MileHigh Prep Report Class 1A Regular Season Awards

Quick Note: If your team has not posted stats it is very hard for me to give awards to players with no stats even if your team is doing good I cannot guess stats.  All Stats pulled from Maxpreps.com

One other Note: Being a lineman in high school it also hurt me inside not giving any offensive lineman awards.  Trust me the QB, RB, and WR wouldn’t be able to do any of this without you!

Player of the Year: Rocky Lechman Sr. Bennett High School; 403 yards passing 4 TDs, 1552 yards rushing 23 TDs, 51 total tackles, & 1 INT

Offensive Player of the Year: Rocky Lechman Sr. Bennett High School; 403 yards passing 4 TDs, 1552 yards rushing 23 TDs

Defensive Player of the Year: Bennie Chacon Jr. Centauri High School; 102 total tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 7 Sacks, 3 fumble recoveries.  He is a defensive tackle which makes his stats much more impressive.

QB of the Year: Ty Judge Sr. Clear Creek High School; 2750 yards passing 35 TDs & 8 INTs

RB of the Year: Rocky Lechman Sr. Bennett High School; 1552 yards rushing 23 TDs

WR of the Year: Noah Sarria Sr. Clear Creek High School; 972 yards receiving 14 TDs

Most Tackles: Gabe Pznokas Sr. Lyons High School; 127 tackles

Most Sacks: Mitchell Swartz Sr. Peyton High School; 14.5 sacks

Most Interceptions: Chris Meyer Sr. Crowley County High School; 9 Interceptions

Surprise team of the Year: Cornerstone Christian Academy (Last season 3-6)

Coach of the Year: Kyle Forster Centauri High School

MileHigh Prep Report Class 1A All-State

Offense 1st Team

QB Ty Judge Sr. Clear Creek High School

QB/RB Rocky Lechman Sr. Bennett High School

QB Logan Hughes Sr. Meeker High School

RB Cade Hillman Sr. Wray High School

Offense 2nd Team

WR/RB Noah Sarria Sr. Clear Creek High School

RB Jacob Chavez Sr. Monte Vista High School

RB Jaden Miller Sr. Paonia High School

RB Hunter Bergstorm Sr. Strasburg High School

Defense 1st Team

DT Bennie Chacon Jr. Centauri High School

DE Mitchell Swartz Sr. Peyton High School

FS Chris Meyer Sr. Crowley County High School

LB Hauk Hubbard Jr. Limon High School

DL Daniel Matthew Sr. Clear Creek High School

Defense 2nd Team

LB Braden Witzel Jr. Burlington High School

DL Graham Campbell Jr. Cornerstone Christian

LB Koby Anderson Jr. Highland High School

LB Austin Gaylor Sr. Colorado Spring Christian

LB Gabe Panokas Sr. Lyons High School

Then & Now #RPI week 6

Class 5A

Last updated: 10/8/2017 6:09:51 AM

RANK TEAM RPI RECORD WP OWP OOWP
1 Valor Christian 0.797 6-0-0 1.000 0.733 0.589
2 Eaglecrest 0.704 6-0-0 1.000 0.433 0.667
3 Regis Jesuit 0.676 5-1-0 0.833 0.600 0.556
4 Columbine 0.669 5-1-0 0.833 0.567 0.575
5 Pomona 0.667 4-2-0 0.667 0.729 0.575
6 Highlands Ranch 0.667 5-1-0 0.833 0.567 0.567
7 Arvada West 0.631 5-1-0 0.833 0.500 0.522
8 Fountain-Fort Carson 0.618 4-2-0 0.667 0.638 0.513
9 Grandview 0.614 4-2-0 0.667 0.600 0.556
10 Fairview 0.610 5-1-0 0.833 0.400 0.589
11 Cherry Creek 0.608 4-2-0 0.667 0.600 0.533
12 Lakewood 0.601 5-1-0 0.833 0.433 0.506
13 Mullen 0.585 3-3-0 0.500 0.667 0.588
14 Chaparral 0.582 4-2-0 0.667 0.467 0.629
15 Ralston Valley 0.575 3-3-0 0.500 0.643 0.583
16 Horizon 0.561 4-2-0 0.667 0.500 0.494
17 Northglenn 0.532 5-1-0 0.833 0.225 0.541
18 Legacy 0.527 3-3-0 0.500 0.533 0.556
19 Legend 0.525 3-3-0 0.500 0.538 0.544
20 Overland 0.514 4-2-0 0.667 0.333 0.554
21 ThunderRidge 0.511 2-4-0 0.333 0.772 0.387
22 Doherty 0.510 4-2-0 0.667 0.300 0.591
23 Poudre 0.509 4-2-0 0.667 0.338 0.530
24 Rock Canyon 0.504 4-2-0 0.667 0.267 0.615
25 Cherokee Trail 0.495 2-4-0 0.333 0.667 0.482
26 Bear Creek 0.489 2-4-0 0.333 0.633 0.507
27 Rocky Mountain 0.486 2-4-0 0.333 0.667 0.445
28 Far Northeast Warriors 0.481 4-2-0 0.623 0.400 0.388
29 Mountain Vista 0.455 3-3-0 0.500 0.367 0.518
30 Mountain Range 0.453 3-3-0 0.500 0.400 0.462
31 Boulder 0.422 1-5-0 0.167 0.633 0.490
32 Smoky Hill 0.411 1-5-0 0.167 0.667 0.394
33 Rangeview 0.390 1-5-0 0.167 0.600 0.408
34 Westminster 0.386 1-5-0 0.167 0.567 0.445
35 Castle View 0.380 1-5-0 0.167 0.500 0.521
36 Douglas County 0.367 1-5-0 0.167 0.538 0.410
37 Arapahoe 0.361 1-5-0 0.167 0.533 0.395
38 Denver East 0.351 1-5-0 0.167 0.491 0.417
39 Prairie View 0.340 0-6-0 0.000 0.633 0.411
40 Fossil Ridge 0.296 0-6-0 0.000 0.433 0.534
41 Aurora Central 0.284 1-5-0 0.167 0.300 0.437
42 Hinkley 0.271 1-5-0 0.167 0.267 0.433
Same 13 Teams

Flashback RPI #1 in week 6 10/8/2016 8:30:05 PM

RANK TEAM RPI RECORD WP OWP OOWP
1 Regis Jesuit 0.688 5-1-0 0.833 0.667 0.586
2 Grandview 0.657 5-1-0 0.833 0.6 0.593
3 Valor Christian 0.653 3-3-0 0.459 0.8 0.551
4 Pomona 0.65 5-1-0 0.833 0.592 0.583
5 Columbine 0.648 5-1-0 0.812 0.633 0.513
6 Highlands Ranch 0.629 4-2-0 0.667 0.633 0.583
7 Cherry Creek 0.621 3-3-0 0.5 0.725 0.533
8 Chaparral 0.61 4-2-0 0.667 0.6 0.574
9 Mullen 0.605 4-2-0 0.667 0.559 0.638
10 Eaglecrest 0.6 6-0-0 1 0.367 0.665
11 Legacy 0.575 4-2-0 0.667 0.567 0.502
12 Fairview 0.568 5-1-0 0.833 0.429 0.583
13 Ralston Valley 0.564 3-3-0 0.5 0.6 0.555
14 ThunderRidge 0.564 3-3-0 0.5 0.644 0.466
15 Mountain Vista 0.55 4-2-0 0.667 0.5 0.535
16 Legend 0.546 4-2-0 0.667 0.43 0.656
17 Fountain-Fort Carson 0.526 2-4-0 0.333 0.638 0.493
18 Arvada West 0.519 5-1-0 0.833 0.333 0.577
19 Poudre 0.514 4-2-0 0.667 0.433 0.523
20 Fossil Ridge 0.511 4-2-0 0.667 0.4 0.576
21 Westminster 0.506 1-5-0 0.167 0.733 0.392
22 Lakewood 0.503 4-2-0 0.667 0.4 0.544
23 Cherokee Trail 0.502 2-4-0 0.333 0.6 0.476
24 Bear Creek 0.502 1-5-0 0.167 0.696 0.45
25 Arapahoe 0.501 3-3-0 0.5 0.5 0.504
26 Boulder 0.493 0-6-0 0 0.767 0.438
27 Doherty 0.488 5-1-0 0.833 0.233 0.654
28 Castle View 0.474 2-4-0 0.333 0.533 0.495
29 Rocky Mountain 0.473 0-6-0 0 0.729 0.433
30 Prairie View 0.47 2-4-0 0.333 0.533 0.479
31 Horizon 0.466 4-2-0 0.667 0.333 0.532
32 Rangeview 0.456 2-4-0 0.333 0.533 0.424
33 Douglas County 0.455 3-3-0 0.5 0.4 0.521
34 Smoky Hill 0.435 0-5-0 0 0.72 0.3
35 Aurora Central 0.431 5-1-0 0.833 0.167 0.558
36 Rock Canyon 0.418 2-4-0 0.333 0.4 0.541
37 Mountain Range 0.401 1-5-0 0.167 0.533 0.371
38 Northglenn 0.394 2-4-0 0.333 0.43 0.385
39 Denver East 0.366 3-3-0 0.5 0.254 0.456
40 Overland 0.316 0-6-0 0 0.4 0.464
41 Far Northeast Warriors 0.308 2-4-0 0.29 0.267 0.407
42 Hinkley 0.306 0-6-0 0 0.433 0.359

PS
• Football should use the following formula for the fall 2018 season:
RPI = (0.600 × WP) + (0.300 × OWP) + (0.100 × OOWP)
As always we will see you on the fields as we know football! We are your source for content 24/7 and 365 about Colorado High School Football. YES it remains @303Gonzo of www.cofridaynightlights.com Please give us a follow on social media and stop by and say hello to talk football once a week at a location near you as we present a player of the week LIVE after a game via twitter and periscope. Look for #WingstopWednesday on twitter.

ALL #GONZOWATCHLIST TEAM WORKING ON BY NOV.6,2015

 #GONZOwatchList cropped-FNfootball.jpgOFFENSE:

  • Isaac Schley QB Georgetown
  • Taden Blaise QB c/o 2018TadenBlaise
  • Karson Avila (C) QB c/o 2018SmokeyGuys
  • Deron Harrell QB Deron Harrell
  • Thomas Creese (C) QB
  • Matt Lynch QB UCLA
  • Owen Burke QB
  • Chris Helbig QB
  • Daniel Martin QB
  • Dylan McCaffrey QB Michigan
  • Eric Hommel WR
  • Hassani Moore WR
  • Andrew Cherry WR
  • Kellen Parker WRKellenParker
  • A’Jon Vivens WR c/o 2018
  • V. Garnes WR c/o 2018
  • Booker Schelhass TE
  • Jack Stoll TE NebraskaStohl
  • Dillon Pace RBDillonPace
  • D’heaven Domena RB
  • Cade Hairgrove RB
  • Cade Verkler RB
  • Tequan Baker RB
  • Todd Jones RB
  • Shamond Hamilton RB
  • Marcus McElroy Jr RB
  • Kobe Eller RB
  • Quincy Voss RB
  • Toby McBride HB
  • Ashton Torres G/T MontanaIMG_01061
  • Hayden Courier G c/o 2017HaydenCourier51Valor

DEFENSE:

  • Kole Kearney (C) DE/OLB
  • Jack Haen DE WyomingHammerHAEN
  • Carlo Kemp (C) LB MichiganCarloKemp
  • Robert Woods MLB
  • Jahad Dixon ILB c/o 2018
  • CALEB SLOAN #8 Junior DE OLBIMG_0901
  • Jonathan Van diest DE/OLB
  • #21 Alijah Halliburton S/OLB Commit WYO 12/5/15#21 Alijah Halliburton
  • Elijah Leyva MLB CSUIMG_20151102_142404
  • David Imola DT Idaho
  • Estefan Espinosa DE/OLB c/o 2017Espinoza Mullen
  • Drew Schlegel LB KentuckyDrew Schlegel
  • Jacob Stanton LB
  • Will Kulick LB
  • Tama Tuitele LB
  • Ace Escobedo DT Penn
  • Raymond Haas S Montana
  • Ray Robinson S c/o 2018
  • C. Roberts SS
  • Braden Smith CB WyomingBraden Smith
  • Christian Cumber c/o 2017Cumber
  • Matt Yockey NG
  • Cam Cunningham DE
  • Noah Elliss DT c/o 2018
  • Tanner Tadra LB
  • Gabriel Kortz LB
  • Aj Thomas LB c/o 2018

ST:

  • Nathan Waanders K
  • Nate Rapue K
  • Mikey Griebel KR/PR c/o 2017
  • Max Borghi KR/PR c/o 2018
  • Brandyn Lang ASUBLange-MTNvista
  • Devin Noth LS c/o 2018devin noth valor
  • Jarred Kendziorski K c/o 2018

HEADING INTO WEEK 4: 5A

Fairview 3-0 needed to win in order to qualify for the dreaded RPI post game 10 and won the 11am travel game to Fort Collins.Same can be said for Poudre who will find out Monday if they need to continue Fridays game cut short by weather. Grandview lost more than a game against Eaglecrest as last week Wyoming commit WR Gentry was ruled out with a thumb/hand injury until week 6. Highlands Ranch lost its starting Freshmen QB Rubley to a weight room injury for 8 weeks and struggled versus Chaparral. Valor was idle and Pomona handled RV as did Mullen with Westminster. Regis bounced back with a win and will play Highlands Ranch in our Game of the week Saturday. Columbine stepped on the gas and seems to be ready for conference play versus Fairview and Mullen in arguably the toughest conference. So in the last poll that does not use an algorithm like RPI on Tuesday we see week 4 like this.

  1. Pomona
  2. Valor
  3. Regis Jesuit
  4. JK Mullen
  5. Eaglecrest
  6. Cherry Creek
  7. Columbine
  8. Grandview
  9. Highlands Ranch/Poudre/Fairview (TIE)

MT. ANTERO – 5A
Legacy 2-1
Regis 2-1
Aurora Central 0-3
Bear Creek 0-3
Douglas Count 0-3
Westminster 0-3
MT. CAMERON – 5A
Columbine 3-0
Northglenn 3-0
Fairview 3-0
Mullen 2-2
Mountain Range 1-2
ThunderRidge 1-2
MT. ELBERT – 5A
Horizon 2-1
Far Northeast 2-1
Cherry Creek 2-1
Denver East 0-3
Fossil Ridge 0-3
Prairie View 0-3
MT. EVANS – 5A
Pomona 3-0
Rock Canyon 3-0
Cherokee Trail 2-1
Chaparral 1-2
Hinkley 1-2
Mountain Vista 1-2
MT. LINCOLN – 5A
Poudre *4-0
Highlands Ranch 3-0
Lakewood 3-0
Valor Christian 3-0
Legend 2-1
Fountain Fort Carson 1-2
MT. MASSIVE – 5A
Doherty 2-1
Grandview 2-1
Arapahoe 1-2
Boulder 1-2
Overland 1-2
Smoky Hill 1-3
MT. WILSON – 5A
Eaglecrest 3-0
Arvada West 2-1
Rocky Mountain 1-2
Castle View 1-2
Ralston Valley 0-3
Rangeview 0-4