#GONZOWATCHLIST KARSON AVILA Smoky Hill HS

CUTVm2DVAAAP1RLSince 3rd grade Karson Avila has enjoyed and played the game of football. While many have no idea whom this young man is he caught the eye of @303Gonzo during a double header football game in 2015. This kid could spin the ball! In a game that was seemingly out of hand Avila did what most quarterbacks do not do, throw long range missiles. The game has been about short passes and RAC in recent times. At 6’1′ and 170lbs this young man has to be a front runner in 5A football at the QB position.“I started as a Sophomore and was selected as a Captain my Junior year. This will be my third year as a Varsity starter”, said Avilla. The Smoky Hill athlete said, “We are a bunch of guys working hard as a collective group trying to change the culture and bring back the atmosphere in our community.”

SmokeyGuysSmoky Hill has had a difficult time keeping athletes in the area but a New coaching staff is trying to build a solid program in an area surrounded by annual playoff teams. “They are hard on us and expect a lot of us and are a perfect fit for the team. The coaches are all in on us as a person and a team, They are not just teaching us football but life lessons” -said Avila of his coaching staff.

As the summer is in full swing Karson has plans to camp at UNC, CSU, CSU-Pueblo, CU, Wyoming and Chadron State. Plans are to have a degree in fire science to become a fire fighter or EMT. His Senior year will include some challenging classes that will include AP psychology, AP literature, AP US History and Pre Calculus/Trig. Always nice to see an athlete take an #Academia1st stance.

If you have not seen #GONZOWATCHLIST KARSON AVILA of Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, its worth the price of admission. Several home games are played in the Stutler Bowl Stadium. Smoky Hill is one of seven High Schools that play in the Cherry Creek School District. However, most media outlets only cover one. Below is the Smoky Hill High School in Aurora 2016 Football Schedule.

  • Friday 26th August, 2016
    7:00pm
    Away
  • Thursday 1st September, 2016
    7:00pm
    Home
  • Thursday 8th September, 2016
    7:00pm
    Away
  • Friday 16th September, 2016
    7:00pm
    Home
  • Saturday 24th September, 2016
    1:00pm
    Away
  • Saturday 8th October, 2016
    1:00pm
    Home
  • Friday 14th October, 2016
    7:00pm
    Away
  • Thursday 20th October, 2016
    7:00pm
    Home
  • Friday 28th October, 2016
    7:00pm
    Away
  • Friday 4th November, 2016
    7:00pm
    Home
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Stay and Play in Colorado 2016 FB Camps

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Colorado School of Mines football will host four different camps in June, with limited slots still available for select camps.

The Mines Team Camp for high schoolers will take place June 1-4 at Marv Kay Stadium. Slots are still open for Youth Camp on June 13-15 for campers aged 6 to 13, and for the three different 7-on-7/Big Man Camp sessions which will be offered on June 11, June 14, and June 18.

Click here for online registration, or contact assistant coach Mike Slife atmslife@mines.edu or 303-273-3444.


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2016 Individual Skills Camp – CO Springs Satellite
($30.00) 3-6pm

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2016 Wyoming Cowboy Football Camps

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PDF of camp to print June 24-25


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Pack Football Individual Camp is open to high school players and features the following:

  • Full-contact
  • Practice time with CSU-Pueblo Football Staff
  • Weight room presentations with nationally-renowned strength and conditioning coach Allen Hedrick
  • 1-on-1 competitions
July 23
Time: 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Grades: 9 – 12
Location: Thunderbowl Field House
Cost: $35 per Camper
$50 per Camper after June 1st

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Perhaps the college camp you attended did not provide the results you envisioned. Yes it is a numbers game and the Top 1% were probably noticed. If you watched the #NFLCombine you are aware of the process. Electronic Times (ET) are what sets athletes apart. The #Oldschool (HT) Hand Times are what most colleges coaches fear because of inaccuracies and inconsistencies.  Now is your opportunity to improve or show off your talents this July.

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Valor Eagles Football 2016 Schedule

HaydenValorThe 2016 Valor football team will be defending the 5A Colorado state title during ZERO week. The Eagles season kicks off 3:30 pm 8/27 with Arizona state champion and powerhouse Saguaro HS. This is the Valor home opener and FootballFridayNightLights.com Game of the Week Saturday.

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Also it has been added to the ESPN Kickoff Classic game lineup.

In addition to the matchup with Saguaro HS from Arizona Valor will travel to Georgia for game 3 after playing a game 2 Non-conference games and first visit to JK Mullen on 9/2.  The first meeting was broadcast live on ESPN August 24, 2012. This Friday non-league match with the visiting Mullen Mustangs football squad Coached by Tom Thenell  handed  the Valor Christian Eagles their first 5A loss at home by the score of 14-13. Fans flocked to see C. McCaffrey a Junior that was held to 31 yards rushing and 20 yards receiving for a total of 51 All Purpose yards in front of a sell out crowd.

Eyes will be on running back Stone Matthews, of Arizona who rushed for 2,155 yards last year as well as Dylan McCaffrey, known as the younger brother of 2015 Heisman Trophy runner-up Christian McCaffrey. Both teams will be heavily considered for preseason Top 25 national consideration.GonzoPODcast

Game 4 is perennial foes Pomona (home) on 9/23 and game 5 at Cherry Creek (away) on 9/30. Conference play games 6-10 starts Fridays (10/7) at Legend, vs Lakewood, vs Highlands Ranch, at Poudre, and vs Fountain Fort. Carson

The Valor schedule includes 2 out of state match ups with teams from Arizona and Georgia that will increase Valors rankings in Colorado as the new RPI considers strength of schedule. 5A teams were only able to control NON Conference play games and were assigned Conference play games via the waterfall system. So the 2016 schedule is set and the May 1st date rapidly approaches that marks the start to the season and kicks off access to the class of 2020 and OTAs.

As always we will have content on www.FootballFridayNightLights.com and feature individuals, scores and recruiting. Please add @303Gonzo on Twitter or www.facebook.com/303Gonzo to see features like:

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#GONZOwatchlist Noah Ellis DT Valor

#GONZOwatchlist Hayden Courier Valor Christian

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No. 1 QB McCaffrey talks Elite 11, Michigan future.
Dylan McCaffrey is the nation’s highest ranked quarterback recruit. McCaffrey joins ESPN’s Phil Murphy after the Elite 11 Finals to break down his performance and discuss which players he wants to join him in Ann Arbor.

#GONZOWATCHLIST Dalton Keene commits

3303041_535b96282c9a4dc6bf9932283c25fbd0Dalton Keene, The Littleton, Colorado athlete made an unofficial visit to Nebraska over the weekend. Nebraska was the first Power Five school to offer Keene and projected DK as an athlete that could play tight end, linebacker or defensive end in college.  Keene said’ “After making the visit to Nebraska, I knew where I wanted to go. I think the ACC is a good fit!” A proud fathers tweet looked like Big Red of Nebraska was his sons path in February.


As of late Sunday night it was said Dalton would make his pledge on Monday to VirginiaTech. Several unofficial announcements were speculated but later confirmed by poppa. His father tweeted this today about 11am MST:


“It was My decision, My family didn’t influence my decision and left it up to me. My mom would have liked me to stay local and may have been a little upset but agreed with my dad we could make it work and it was a good fit,” said Keene. The Chatfield class of 2017 athlete is the seventh commitment for the Hokies ’17 class. urlAt a recent Combine, Keene measured 6-5, 223 pounds with a 4.3 short shuttle, a fast 6.5 L-cone drill, a 34 inch vertical and a standing broad jump of 9 feet 11 inches. “I want to play at the highest level I can. I always liked the Hookies growing up. So I will keep doing what I do in the weight room and get after it on the field, said Keene. The 6-foot 5-inch, 223-pounder will add 10 plus pounds this season and a goal of 20 by next year. DK was recruited by Charley Wiles and James Shibest. Keene’s father Wes and Coach Wiles were college roommates at Murray State. Keene said he chose Virginia Tech  because “It felt like family to me and it makes sense to make VT be my home. Keene choose VT over offers from Colorado, Colorado State, Iowa State, Nebraska, Missouri and Syracuse.Keene is projected as an H-back and said, “Its a No brainer to play at the highest level I can.” Some have Dalton rated as the No. 4 player in the state of Colorado. Dalton is thinking about construction management or business information technology but still not sure.cropped-FNfootball1.jpg
One thing for sure is another local player leaves the state of Colorado. However, before leaving Colorado the intent is to enjoy his 4 years of high school and graduate in May 2017. Chatfield will be playing in 4A this year but will have rival Columbine on their schedule as well as power house Pine Creek. So when you look to attend a game here is who you are looking to watch.
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  • #16 Senior MLB RB
  • DALTON KEENE
  • Chatfield High Varsity Football, Littleton, CO
  • HEIGHT6’5″
  • WEIGHT223lbs
  • 40YD DASH4.78
  • SHUTTLE4.19
  • VERTICAL33″
  • BENCH PRESS 300lbs
  • SQUAT450lbs
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CO 4A PRESEASON FOOTBALL PREVIEW (4/15/16)

Always a challenge to be talking high school football in the Spring. However, the new alignment in 5A created some movement in 4A. So Take a look at the following RPI data that makes up CLASS 4A and the suggested Top 10:

SCHOOL            W- L  WP      OWP  OOWP SOS   RANK   RPI       RANK

Pine Creek       10-0  1.000  0.662  0.553  1.215    2             0.719   1
Windsor              9-1   0.889  0.597  0.570  1.167    4             0.663    2
Vista Ridge        9-1   0.906  0.512  0.541  1.053   22            0.618   3
Loveland             5-5   0.444  0.713  0.558  1.271   1               0.607   4
Greeley West  6-4   0.652  0.588  0.581  1.169    3               0.602  5
Dakota Ridge   9-1   0.906  0.472  0.544  1.016    32           0.599   6
Wheat Ridge    8-2   0.778  0.547  0.505  1.053    23           0.594   7
Denver South  7-3   0.811  0.517  0.530  1.047    24           0.594   8
Ponderosa         8-2   0.778  0.523  0.505  1.028    29           0.582   9
Pueblo South   6-4   0.683  0.555  0.526  1.081    13           0.580   10

So as you can see its a complex way to figure out rankings. In the good old days you lined up 11 on 11 and played. Now its strength of schedule, opponents and opponents winning percentage or BLAH, Blah, BLAH! In addition to the 5A teams there are others in 4A and 3A that moved down. We are still awaiting a final version as there has been some resistance and movement but a vote to finalize and ratify some ongoing issues will occur on April 21, 2016. So for now our Colorado 4A preseason will be the 7 current conferences of 6 teams for a total of 42 teams.


In the meanwhile, May 1st rapidly approaches and access to the class of 2020 and incoming 8th graders has some schools excited. However, numbers show that very few programs have success utilizing freshmen because their time in the weight room is non existent or minimal. If so most likely it will be a skilled position player. We have a future phenoms list or #GONZOwatchlist but that is for another time. These are the players that may dress on Friday nights with limited playing time if any.  So it is what it is and after studying the preliminary rosters and schedules available here is the Pre Season Top 10 4A in Colorado.GonzoPODcast
Top 10 Pre Season 4A Colorado

SCHOOL W L WP OWP OOWP SOS RANK RPI RANK

  1. Pine Creek
  2. Windsor
  3. Vista Ridge
  4. Heritage
  5. Loveland
  6. Fort Collins
  7. Pueblo West
  8. Rampart
  9. Pueblo Centennial
  10.  TIE:
    Broomfield
    Montrose

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Feel free to comment but please make intelligent arguments. The fact that an RPI or strength of schedule will dictate the season it will be a challenge as rosters will change due to move ins, transfers and injuries. This is a moving target but what do you expect 4 months prior to the August 15th start and ZERO week 11 days later.

The season revs up August 25th. Follow all the action @303Gonzocropped-FNfootball1.jpg

Nine prospects from Colorado high schools

Here are the nine prospects that participated in the Denver Broncos Pro day that was a “physical testing” and “position-specific drills” for the Denver Bronco’s coaching staff. The Broncos hosted nine NFL draft prospects at the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse at UCHealth Training Center Tuesday April 12, 2016 for about an hour.
League rules allow teams to hold a pro days for “draft-eligible prospects that played either high school or college football in their local metropolitan area within 20 miles of the Broncos stadium.cropped-GonzoPODcast.jpg

Ben Clarke, guard, Hawaii (Chatfield)

Troy Donahue, safety, Dartmouth (Mullen)

Joe Hansley, receiver, Colorado State (Highlands Ranch)

Max McCaffrey, receiver, Duke (Valor Christian)

Cameron McDondle, running back, CSU-Pueblo (Columbine)

Michael Miller, tight end, Taylor (Valor Christian)

Taylor Sheridan, defensive line, Montana State (Rock Canyon)

John Tidwell, cornerback, Sioux Falls (Rangeview)


Cf34FbLUYAArcpDEddie Yarbrough, defensive end, Wyoming (Grandview)

Most are predicted as late round prospects or free agents in The 2016 NFL Draft that will take place from April 28-30 in Chicago.

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CO 5A Preseason Football Preview (4/14/16)

Always a challenge to be talking high school football in the Spring. However, the new alignment has athletic directors, coaches and teams scrambling to fill out their schedules. If you missed it here is a recap. All classifications are being unified to have a 10 game schedule and 16 teams will make the playoffs. The 10 game season is familiar to all but the 5A classification that selected 32 teams. There has been some resistance and movement but a vote to finalize and ratify some ongoing issues will occur on April 21, 2016. So for now our Colorado 5A preseason will be the 7 unnamed conferences of 6 teams for a total of 42 teams.
Each conference seems to be gift wrapped as the top seeded teams now occupy each of the 7 conferences titled A thru G. Those being Cherry Creek, Grandview, Valor, Ralston Valley, Pomona, Regis and Columbine.


May 1st rapidly approaches and access to the class of 2020 and incoming 8th graders has some schools excited. However, numbers show that very few programs have success utilizing freshmen because their time in the weight room is non existent or minimal. If so most likely it will be a skilled position player. We have a future phenoms list or #GONZOwatchlist but that is for another time.
Moving forward it would have been more wise had the new 5A utilize the Junior Varsity records to form the NEW conferences. These are the players that most likely will dress on Friday nights the next two years. NOT the guys graduating in May that accumulated the wins in 2015. So it is what it is and after studying the preliminary rosters and schedules available here is the Pre Season Top 10 5A in Colorado.GonzoPODcast
Top 10 Pre Season 5A Colorado

  1. Grandview
  2. Valor
  3. Pomona
  4. Regis
  5. Columbine
  6. Cherry Creek
  7. Ralston Valley
  8. Mullen
  9. Rocky Mountain
  10. Fountain Fort Carson

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Feel free to comment but please make intelligent arguments. The fact that an RPI or strength of schedule will dictate the season it will be a challenge as rosters will change due to move ins, transfers and injuries. This is a moving target but what do you expect 4 months prior to the August 15th start and ZERO week 11 days later.

The season revs up August 25th. Follow all the action @303Gonzocropped-FNfootball1.jpg

nine prospects from Colorado high schools

Here are the nine prospects that participated in the Denver Broncos Pro day that was a “physical testing” and “position-specific drills” for the Denver Bronco’s coaching staff. The Broncos hosted nine NFL draft prospects at the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse at UCHealth Training Center Tuesday April 12, 2016 for about an hour.
League rules allow teams to hold a pro days for “draft-eligible prospects that played either high school or college football in their local metropolitan area within 20 miles of the Broncos stadium.cropped-GonzoPODcast.jpg

Ben Clarke, guard, Hawaii (Chatfield)

Troy Donahue, safety, Dartmouth (Mullen)

Joe Hansley, receiver, Colorado State (Highlands Ranch)

Max McCaffrey, receiver, Duke (Valor Christian)

Cameron McDondle, running back, CSU-Pueblo (Columbine)

Michael Miller, tight end, Taylor (Valor Christian)

Taylor Sheridan, defensive line, Montana State (Rock Canyon)

John Tidwell, cornerback, Sioux Falls (Rangeview)


Cf34FbLUYAArcpDEddie Yarbrough, defensive end, Wyoming (Grandview)

Most were predicted as late round prospects but signed free agent deals post 2016 NFL Draft that took place from April 28-30 in Chicago.


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