JK MULLEN 4 YEARS LATER

REWIND:
Dave Logan of Denver Fired from Mullen, headed to Cherry Creek
Denver, CO - January 12, 2012
Mullen school's president told the media that he wanted a coach who can be a full-time member of the school community and be engaged in every facet.

He also released the following statement:

We are grateful for his time, commitment and dedication to Mullen. He has served our community well during his nine years of service and our community is very appreciative to him. We wish Coach Logan the best of luck in his future endeavors and thank him for his contributions to Mullen.

Denver, CO - March 8, 2012

Tom Thenell has been hired as Mullen’s next football coach, the school announced today. Thenell is a 1980 graduate of Mullen, where he played quarterback, went onto CSU and Tom spent seven years as a football assistant at Mullen prior to Bear Creek. He was also the school’s boys basketball coach for three years.

“I know the high standards that Mullen demands of us all, and as a teacher and football coach, you can be sure that the kids under my watch will be expected to meet those standards in the classroom and on the field each and every day,” Thenell said.

CURRENT DAY

The standards have changed at both schools. Some say for better or worse depending on the school one attends. One thing for sure is JK Mullen is headed in the right direction with 802 enrolled students. Also alumni continue to contribute to put the De la Salle school back on track.

According to Sister Brendan Jordan, “Tom Thenell is not only the best and most qualified man to lead Mullen’s football program. Tom Thenell is Mullen. We simply could not have selected a finer coach, a better teacher, a more honorable man for the job.”imgres

In addition to coaching, Thenell will teach physical education and supervise the weight room as a full time faculty member.

JK Mullen faces Cherry Creek in a playoff football game scheduled for Friday Nov 13 @ 07:00pm at the Stutler Bowl Stadium Stadium Address: 9300 E Union Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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JOJO DOMANN Commitment Status: Solid Verbal

JoJo Domann  Commitment Status:

Darrell”GONZO”Gonzales www.FootballFridayNightLights.com


Colorado Springs–CO (Pine Creek) Three star recruit JoJo Domann COMMITTED (06/26/2015) to Nebraska and is one of several class of 2016 players that will attend school outside the state of Colorado.

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Photo courtesy of Teddi Domann (Nov.7, 2015)
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Gonzo on Catching up last Thursday with JoJo after his Pine Creek team won  and went undefeated, JoJo said, “I had the University of Colorado #2 on my list. I like the coaches in Boulder and may consider a visit next Friday versus USC.”

The Buffaloes host USC on a Friday night at 7pm at Folsom Field. I am not sure what the University is thinking  by scheduling this game when it is High School playoff time not only on a Friday night but also Saturday. Preparing and planning for game time is the focus of most of these young men this week. The focus is High School football until December 5th. Perhaps this is why Colorado schools are loosing the battle of recruiting in their own area. Time for the area schools to offer first and not last. The 30 for 30 show on ESPN shows a blueprint for not only CU but several other schools trying to attract young talents.

Solid Verbal

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Signing Day is February 4, 2016

Younger brother Brock seen in Huskerville. Possible 2 for 1?

Carlo Kemp has decided to attend school outside the state of Colorado

Carlo Kemp Decides Michigan

Dave Collins/Darrell”GONZO”Gonzales www.FootballFridayNightLights.com


 

BOULDER– Four star recruit Carlo Kemp has decided to attend school outside the state of Colorado. Choosing between the University of Michigan, Notre Dame, the University of Colorado and UCLA. Kemp made his decision to attend Michigan and play for coach Jim Harbaugh Sunday afternoon in his family home.

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“It was a very hard process trying to decide between Michigan, Notre Dame and CU,” said Kemp. “CU is home, and my family can come watch me play just like they have been my entire life so it was hard to say no to them. But at the end of the day it’s about where I fit best and where I can thrive as a football player and a student looking for a great education.”

Kemp was a standout for Fairview High School, playing both running back and defensive end. But it’s on defense were he really made a name for himself and gained the attention of some of the biggest schools in the nation.

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Kemp’s mother, who is related to Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, wore her Michigan hat proudly as she talked about watching her son play in Ann Arbor.

“I’m thrilled for Carlo and I want him to experience this,” Kemp’s mother said. “We’ve been to the Big House twice and it honestly felt like a second home. And Ann Arbor was very Boulder-like and it provided and amazing experience. I feel Carlo is at the best place for him.”

As for the Buffaloes, it wasn’t easy for Kemp to turn down the school right down the street.

“It was hard to tell CU and coach Mac no,” said Kemp. “I talked to coach Neinas who was recruiting me all this time and it was one of the harder things I had to do in this process, to tell him I wasn’t coming to CU.”

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Carlo will graduate from Fairview in December and enroll at Michigan for the spring semester. He should be ready to go for spring drills at Michigan and plans on seeing early playing time come the fall for the Wolverines.

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First Round Playoff Predictions Class 2A thru 6-Man

First Round Playoffs Predictions

I will do Round by Round predictions and later today I will post a full playoffs prediction and see how I do. The round by round predictions will be posted each Friday until the state finals.  Good Luck to All Teams!

Class 2A

#1 Bayfield over #16 Manitou Springs (By 35)

#8 Moffat County upset by #9 Brush (By 14)

#4 La Junta over #13 Alamosa (By 17)

#5 Sterling over #12 Faith Christian (By 10)

#3 Platte Valley over #14 Gunnison (By 28)

#6 Alameda over #11 Strasburg (by 3)

#7 Bennet upset by #10 Eaton (By 21)

#2 Kent Denver over #15 Academy (By 42)

Class 1A

#1 Buena Vista over #16 Centauri (by 35)

#8 Wiggins upset by #9 Rye (by 7)

#4 Monte Vista over #13 Limon (by 10)

#5 Crowley County vs #12 Cedaredge (by 21)

#3 Paonia over #14 Ellicott (by 35)

#6 Burlington over #11 Colorado Spring Christian (by 7)

#7 Platte Canyon upset by #10 Meeker (by 14)

#2 Resurrection Christian over #15 Peyton (by 31)

Class 8-Man

#1 Sedgwick County over #16 Wiley (by 42)

#8 Hoehne over #9 Merino (by 3)

#4 Sargent over #13 Haxtun (By 28)

#5 Springfield over #12 Vail Christian (By 28)

#3 Akron over #14 Kiowa (By 31)

#6 Dayspring Christian over #11 Granada (by 14)

#7 West Grand upset by #10 Dove Creek

#2 Norwood over Mancos (by 48)

Class 6-Man

#1 Kit Carson over #8 Briggsdale (By 35)

#4 Arickaree/Woodlin over #5 Peetz (By 7)

#3 Eads over #6 Pawnee (By 14)

#2 Fleming over #7 Hanover (By 35)

The Savior 7 Mothers

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A BIG Shout out to the mothers and fathers that saw opportunity out of defeat. It was 4 short years ago the program and school was decimated. Thanks to you and 7 young men that JK Mullen is back on track. Be proud and be happy that you all made the correct decision to be at a school that believes in #academia1st and supports the community.

Best wishes going forward.

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Lets make plans to Shave Toms head after victory

1st Round Playoffs Power Rankings 2A-6 Man

1st Round Playoffs Power Rankings

I am going back to what I did last year for the playoffs. Where I ranked the teams that are left in the playoffs based on who has the best chance to win it all and first round matchups, in the second column I will put their actual seed. Good luck to all teams!

Class 2A                                                                       Actual seed

T1.     Kent Denver 2
T1.     Bayfield 1
3.     Platte Valley 3
4.     La Junta 4
5.     Sterling 5
6.     Brush 9
7.     Eaton 10
8.     Alameda 6
9.     Bennett 7
10.   Moffat County 8
11.   Faith Christian  12
12.   Strasburg 11
13.   Alamosa 13
14.   Gunnison 14
15.   Manitou Springs 16
16.   Academy 15

Class 1A                                                                       Actual Seed

1.     Buena Vista 1
2.     Resurrection Christian 2
3.     Paonia 3
4.     Monte Vista 4
5.   Crowley County 5
6.     Burlington 6
7.     Meeker 10
8.     Platte Canyon 7
9.   Wiggins 8
10.  Rye 9
11. Colorado Springs Christian 11
12.   Cedaredge 12
13.   Limon 13
14.   Ellicott 14
15.   Peyton 15
16.   Centauri 16

Class 8 man                                                                              Actual Seed

1.     Sedgwick County 1
2.     Akron 3
3.     Norwood 2
4.     Sargent 4
5.     Dayspring Christian 6
6.     Dove Creek 10
7.     Hoehne 8
8.     Merino 9
9.     Springfield 5
10.     Granada 11
11.   West Grand 7
12.   Haxtun 13
13.   Kiowa 14
14. Vail Christian 12
15.   Mancos 15
16.   Wiley 16

Class 6 man                                                                              Actual Seed

1.     Fleming 2
2.     Kit Carson 1
3.     Eads 3
4.     Arickaree/Woodlin 4
5.     Peetz 5
6.     Pawnee 6
7.     Briggsdale 8
8.     Hanover 7

Its Official WildCard Points November 1st

CLASS 5A
RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Columbine 9-0 105.667
2 Arapahoe 9-0 105.000
3 Westminster 9-0 102.333
4 Cherry Creek 7-2 102.000
5 Grandview 7-2 100.778
6 Valor Christian 7-2 100.000
7 Regis Jesuit 7-2 99.222
8 Legacy 7-2 98.000
9 Ralston Valley 7-2 97.222
10 Fountain-Fort Carson 7-2 96.889
11 Fairview 7-2 96.667
12 Heritage 7-2 95.444
13 Pomona 6-3 95.222
14 Horizon 7-2 94.778
15 Mountain Vista 7-2 94.444
16 Mullen 6-3 94.111
17 Chaparral 6-3 93.222
18 Rocky Mountain 6-3 92.667
19 Cherokee Trail 5-4 92.000
20 Denver East 6-3 90.667
21 ThunderRidge 5-4 89.556
22 Fossil Ridge 5-4 89.556
23 Boulder 5-4 88.111
24 Doherty 5-4 86.889
25 Rock Canyon 5-4 85.556
26 Rangeview 4-5 84.889
27 Poudre 4-5 84.667
28 Bear Creek 4-5 84.444
29 Fruita Monument 4-5 84.000
30 Legend 4-5 83.111
31 Overland 3-6 82.111
32 Prairie View 4-5 81.556
33 Eaglecrest 3-6 81.222
34 Lakewood 3-6 81.222
35 Gateway 3-6 80.222
36 Brighton 3-6 79.333
37 Northglenn 3-6 79.000
38 Chatfield 2-7 77.444
39 Hinkley 2-7 75.222
40 Grand Junction 2-7 74.111
41 Monarch 1-8 72.000
42 Smoky Hill 2-7 70.778
43 Palmer 3-6 69.778
44 Castle View 1-8 69.000
45 Douglas County 1-8 68.111
46 Thornton 1-8 67.000
47 Mountain Range 0-9 66.667
48 Highlands Ranch 0-9 65.000
49 Arvada West 0-9 62.222
50 FNE Warriors 0-9 62.222

CLASS 4A
RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Pine Creek 9-0 99.333
2 Longmont 9-0 98.333
3 Windsor 8-1 95.111
4 Durango 8-1 94.667
5 Vista Ridge 8-1 93.556
6 Dakota Ridge 8-1 92.889
7 Denver South 7-2 90.333
8 Palmer Ridge 7-2 88.778
9 Wheat Ridge 7-2 88.333
10 Ponderosa 7-2 88.111
11 Aurora Central 7-2 87.889
12 Fort Collins 6-3 86.889
13 Pueblo South 6-3 85.667
14 Greeley West 6-3 84.333
15 Thompson Valley 6-3 83.444
16 Pueblo Centennial 5-4 80.556
17 Montrose 5-4 80.000
18 Loveland 4-5 79.667
19 Standley Lake 5-4 79.556
20 Broomfield 4-5 78.667
21 Rampart 5-4 78.333
22 Pueblo West 4-5 77.889
23 Falcon 4-5 76.333
24 George Washington 5-4 76.111
25 Mesa Ridge 5-4 75.111
26 Liberty 4-5 74.556
27 Mountain View 4-5 73.667
28 Kennedy 5-4 73.333
29 Silver Creek 3-6 72.667
30 Adams City 3-6 70.444
31 Air Academy 3-6 68.333
32 Greeley Central 3-6 67.667
33 Littleton 3-6 67.333
34 Golden 3-6 67.222
35 Cheyenne Mountain 2-7 62.889
36 Skyline 2-7 61.000
37 Sand Creek 0-9 58.333
38 Coronado 1-9 57.300
39 Green Mountain 0-9 56.667
40 Lincoln 1-8 55.667
41 Widefield 0-9 51.667

CLASS 3A
RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Pueblo East 8-1 88.556
2 Roosevelt 8-1 85.222
3 Palisade 8-1 82.889
4 Fort Morgan 9-0 82.333
5 Rifle 8-1 81.667
6 Delta 8-1 81.333
7 Holy Family 7-2 80.556
8 Mead 7-2 80.000
9 Lewis-Palmer 7-2 79.778
10 The Classical Academy 6-3 79.222
11 D’Evelyn 7-2 78.889
12 Evergreen 7-2 76.556
13 Eagle Valley 6-3 75.000
14 Berthoud 7-2 73.333
15 Discovery Canyon 5-4 73.333
16 Pueblo Central 5-4 73.333
17 Pueblo County 5-4 71.556
18 Centaurus 6-3 71.444
19 Harrison 6-3 70.667
20 Grand Junction Central 5-4 70.000
21 Vista Peak 5-4 69.111
22 Lutheran 5-4 68.556
23 Canon City 4-5 67.778
24 Erie 4-5 66.556
25 Weld Central 4-5 66.111
26 Conifer 5-4 65.778
27 Mitchell 4-5 62.556
28 Steamboat Springs 3-6 62.222
29 Thomas Jefferson 3-6 62.111
30 Battle Mountain 4-4 58.625
31 Northridge 2-7 58.222
32 Woodland Park 3-6 58.222
33 Skyview 3-6 56.778
34 Niwot 1-8 54.222
35 Glenwood Springs 1-8 54.000
36 Arvada 1-8 53.222
37 Elizabeth 2-7 51.333
38 Englewood 1-8 49.333
39 Summit 1-8 49.111
40 Sierra 1-8 47.667
41 Fort Lupton 1-8 46.222
42 Frederick 0-9 44.444

CLASS 2A
RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Bayfield 8-0 79.125
2 Platte Valley 8-1 76.889
3 Kent Denver 9-0 76.111
4 La Junta 9-0 73.444
5 Alameda 8-1 71.889
6 Sterling 7-2 70.778
7 Moffat County 7-2 70.111
8 Brush 6-3 68.333
9 Bennett 7-2 66.444
10 Strasburg 6-3 63.556
11 Faith Christian 6-3 63.333
12 Eaton 5-4 62.778
13 The Academy 7-2 62.444
14 Gunnison 5-4 61.889
15 Florence 4-5 58.556
16 Ridge View 4-5 58.111
17 Basalt 5-4 58.000
18 Alamosa 4-5 57.333
19 Middle Park 5-4 56.556
20 Valley 4-5 56.444
21 Olathe 5-4 56.000
22 Lamar 4-5 53.778
23 Trinidad 5-4 53.000
24 Machebeuf 4-5 52.222
25 Roaring Fork 4-5 52.000
26 Manitou Springs 3-6 52.000
27 Denver North 3-6 48.889
28 Manual 3-6 48.222
29 Denver West 2-7 46.000
30 Coal Ridge 3-6 45.778
31 The Pinnacle 3-6 45.333
32 Montezuma-Cortez 2-7 43.222
33 Jefferson 1-8 42.556
34 Aspen 2-7 42.222
35 University 1-8 41.444
36 Sheridan 2-7 41.000
37 Pagosa Springs 1-8 39.778
38 St. Mary’s 0-9 33.889
39 KIPP 0-9 30.556

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