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Isaac Power a US Army Bowl selection

Colorado has been fortunate to have athletes recognized over the years by some national outfits. Ponderosa will now have two that will have played in the US Army Bowl. The first is Chris Fox whom was recruited from Ponderosa (Parker, CO) in the class of 2013. He committed to Michigan on 2/18/2012. The 6-foot-6, 303-pounder was forced to take a medical scholarship due to injuries and is now a part of the program as a student assistant coach. (Fox and Gonzo post 2013 game in San Antonio, Texas.) In 2018 what appears to be the final US Army Bowl, sponsorship withdrawn, another Ponderosa athlete and kicker Isaac Power will play for the WEST team. The game features 90 high school athletes or 45 players per side in an East versus West format that will be televised on NBC on Jan. 6. The game is no stranger to Colorado athletes. Gonzo Watch List (#GWL) players include Cyler Miles the co-MVP 2012, Chris Fox , Christian McCaffrey, 2014 and Dylan McCaffrey 2017. Jake Moretti selected but injured for 2017. Adrian Jackson of JK Mullen has been offered both the Under Armour and US Army 2018 games. Issac Power #11 is a class of 2018 Kicker and Punter from 4A PONDEROSA HIGH SCHOOL in Parker, CO.

Game on 5A Colorado matchups

Rankings, wild card points, RPI will not matter this weekend as it is win or go home in the final 16. However these teams got in and now all is in the rearview mirror and time to move forward. For the most part the home teams (in Bold) are the odds on favorites to win. But statistics and win/loss records mean absolutely zero the next 4 weeks. It is the coaches and athletes doing what they can to prepare and pursue to become state champions. As always you can bookmark and view all the classification brackets here http://www.cofridaynightlights.com/colorado-football-playoffs-brackets/ In 5A Colorado these are the matchups.
Mascot photo for Pomona high school.Pomona (9-1) versusMascot photo for Bear Creek high school.
Bear Creek
 (3-7)
  • North Area Athletic Complex Friday 11/11/16 @7:00p

    Pomona is favored to meet Columbine in round two. Bear Creek would have to be a cinderella team to move forward. BC has an uphill battle as they sneaked its way into the playoffs due to a heavy regular season strength of schedule.

Mascot photo for Highlands Ranch high school.Highlands Ranch (7-3, 4-0 Home) versus 
Columbine (Mascot photo for Columbine high school.8-2)
  • Shea Stadium Friday 11/11/16 @
    7:00p

Columbine is favored to meet Pomona in round two. The Falcons are at home and will build on this playoff game. HR faced and lost to Valor in league play. They are young and hungry and may surprise the Rebels if Columbine is looking ahead to Pomona and avenge last years one point loss to advance to State and face Valor, the defending champions.
Mascot photo for Regis Jesuit high school.Mascot photo for Fairview high school.Regis Jesuit (9-1) versus
Fairview (8-2)
  • Regis Jesuit Friday  @ 7:00p
Regis only lost to JK Mullen 17-0 in Non conference play and Fairview had a massive 23-0 halftime lead in conference play to the Mustangs only to loose 37-30. So this might be a game of interest. Two teams that have a lot to prove and have similar offenses. The Raiders have a stellar defense but the Knights have a potent offense. This could be a basketball score shootout.
Mascot photo for Eaglecrest high school.Eaglecrest(10-0) versus Mascot photo for Chaparral high school.
Chaparral (7-3)
  • Legacy Stadium Friday 11/11/16 @ 7:00p

Eaglecrest is the 10-0 team no one gave respect to during the 2016 season even after a 36-29 victory over Grandview. Also they were the bubble team in last years playoff due to a few forfeits by HRHS that catapulted another team in what they thought was their spot. However, all they do is win so perhaps they can continue to do so in the next 4 weeks. Chaparral has been that team that has been sporadic and needs to put 4 quarters of football together to compete. Moments of brilliance all season but a reality check in conference play versus Pomona may have them digging in deep to win one week at a time.


One of the above 8 teams will face one of the below 8 for state in December at Mile High Stadium.


  •  @ Valor Friday 11/11/16 @ 7:00p

Valor is the heavy favorite to repeat as state champions as they arguably played the best Non Conference schedule that included 2 out of state teams. It provided them with the #1 RPI but they take on a hungry CT that surprised the Eagles in the 2012 state game. CT almost won in 2012 despite a few controversial referee calls. Final was 9-0 Valor.

Mascot photo for Grandview high school.Grandview (9-1)Mascot photo for Legacy high school.
Legacy
 (8-2)
  •  Stutler Bowl Friday 11/11/16 @ 7:30p

A great match up as Grandview was shocked by Eaglecrest and suffered its only loss of the season 36-29. The Wolves have depth and were our preseason favorite. But a Valor 3 seed and not Regis makes it tough looking forward to round 2. Also note the game is at the Stutler Bowl and not Legacy, interesting! Legacy received a lot of attention after the bus crash when returning from an out of state contest. Legacy had a solid season. However, if you look to the Regis game they ran out of gas in the second half. So 4 quarters is a must for both teams as round 2 is going to test both squads.

  •  @ Stutler Bowl Friday 11/11/16 @ 4:00p

A lot of questions here as both squads had unique schedules and some say not battle tested. Its a Centennial versus Jeffco match up so we shall see. The Bruins lost to Valor 42-26 and Regis 19-7 and RV to Pomona 28-7 and Eaglecrest 38-21 so past performances say it will be a long path to State. Then again it is the playoffs and time to step up so anything is possible if you believe.

Mascot photo for Mullen high school.Mullen Mustangs (8-2)Mascot photo for Fountain-Fort Carson high school. Fountain-Fort Carson (3-7)
  • Game Details @ MullenFriday 11/11/16 @ 7:00p

The team everyone has been talking about for a few years is Mullen. Several Seniors that helped rebuild a depleted program 5 years ago. Many athletes played as freshmen and several as sophomores so this team has leadership and experience. FFC has a former college coach and sneaked into the playoffs this year via RPI. FFC has a lot to prove as they suffered a recent loss to Valor 45-0 and earlier to Pomona 42-0. The Mustangs only lost in state to Pomona in a tight game 28-21 and  49-33 to out of state Orange Lutheran nationally ranked 139th. Mullen arguably had the toughest in-state schedule as no one wanted to play them. Now teams will be forced to in the playoffs. The Mustangs have had some injuries that hampered them all season so look for them to play some younger talents Friday. Note 4 year starting QB Jovan Tafoya will play in his first playoff game. Tafoya was injured last year but remains a leader of the team in addition to his astronomical GPA and AP class schedule.


Game on and Best Wishes to playoff teams!

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SCHEDULE: 10/29/16 #COPREPS FOOTBALL

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Schedule: 10/29
Some MUST WINS for a few teams to hope at a crack at the playoffs. Based on NEW algorithm 7 game wins might not be enough. Teams in BOLD are games to eye as we head into the final two weeks of regular season and the new twisted RPI.

CLASS 5A

Rock Canyon (2-6) @ Hinkley (0-8) 11:00am Mt Evans
Rocky Mountain (0-8) @ Rangeview (2-6) 5:00pm Mt Wilson

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CLASS 4A

Liberty (3-5) @ Grand Junction Central (4-4) 1:00pm Foothills
Niwot (3-5) @ Greeley West (6-2) 1:00pm Longs Peak
Fruita Monument (4-4) @ George Washington (4-4) 1:00pm Mountain
Wheat Ridge (3-5) @ Thornton (2-6) 12:00pm Mountain

CLASS 3A

 There are no games scheduled for this classification. However this game has two times listed, Friday at 6pm and Saturday:
Pueblo County (4-4) @ Durango (5-3) 1:00pm South Central

CLASS 2A

Englewood (3-5) @ Ridgeview Academy (1-7) 1:00pm Colorado
Denver West (1-7) @ D’Evelyn (6-2) 6:30pm Flatirons
Alamosa (5-3) @ Bayfield (6-2) 1:00pm Intermountain
Prospect Ridge (1-7) @ Academy (4-4) 5:00pm Patriot West

CLASS 1A

Bennett (7-1) @ Platte Canyon (8-0) 1:00pm Foothills
Highland (5-3) @ Byers (1-7) 1:00pm Northern
Center (5-3) @ Ignacio (3-5) 1:00pm Southern Peaks
Del Norte (0-8) @ Nederland (3-3) 1:00pm

CLASS 8 MAN

Belleview Christian (0-5) @ Pikes Peak Christian (7-1) 1:00pm Central
Rocky Mountain Lutheran (4-4) @ Justice (5-2) 2:00pm Central
West Grand (7-1) @ Gilpin County (5-3) 1:00pm Northwest
Sedgwick County (7-1) @ Dayspring Christian (6-2) 1:00pm Plains
Sargent (8-0) @ Mancos (5-3) 1:00pm Southwest

CLASS 6 MAN

La Veta (6-1) @ Stratton/Liberty (7-1) 1:00pm 1st Round #3
Idalia (2-6) @ Kit Carson (8-0)1:00pm First Round #1
Cheyenne Wells (5-3) @ North Park (6-2) 1:00pm First Round #2
Peetz (6-2) @ Eads (6-2) 1:00pm First Round #7
Pawnee (5-3) @ Cotopaxi (7-0) 2:00pm First Round #6

SCHEDULE: 10/28/16 #COPREPS FOOTBALL

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Schedule: 10/28
Some MUST WINS for a few teams to hope at a crack at the playoffs. Based on NEW algorithm 7 game wins might not be enough. Teams in BOLD are games to eye as we head into the final two weeks of regular season and the new twisted RPI.

CLASS 5A

Aurora Central (5-4) @ Bear Creek (3-6) 4:00pm Mt Antero Bear Creek Wins 41-17
Westminster (1-8) @ Regis (8-1) 7:00pm Mt Antero Regis Wins 52-13
Douglas County (4-5) @ Legacy (7-2) 7:00pm Mt Antero Legacy Wins 37-17
ThunderRidge (4-5) @ Mullen (7-2) 7:00pm Mt Cameron Mullen Wins 55-21 Clinches Tie in Mt Cameron
Cherry Creek (6-3) @ Prairie View (3-6) 7:00pm Mt Elbert Cherry Creek Wins 44-14
Denver East (4-5) @ Horizon (6-3) 7:00pm Mt Elbert Horizon Wins 35-31
Pomona (8-1) @ Chaparral (6-3) 7:00pm Mt Evans (Could be for League Champion) Pomona Wins 40-7
Cherokee Trail (5-4) @ Mountain Vista (4-5) 7:00pm Mt Evans Cherokee Trail Wins 38-25
Valor Christian (6-3) @ Poudre (5-4) 7:00pm Mt Lincoln Valor Christian Wins 49-14
Grandview (8-1) @ Arapahoe (4-5) 7:00pm Mt Massive (AHS keeping hope alive as they beat Grandview 17-14 last year) Grandview Wins 31-10
Doherty (7-2) @ Overland (2-7) 7:00pm Mt Massive Doherty Wins 43-16
Smoky Hill (0-8) @ Boulder (1-8) 7:00pm Mt Massive (Someone will finally get a win in what has been a tough season for both clubs)Boulder Wins 45-26
Castle View (4-5) @ Arvada West (6-3) 7:00pm Mt Wilson (AW needs to WIN out as RPI hurts their chances of Top 16) Castle View Wins 26-14

5A League Champions

Pomona Mt.Evans*

Mullen Mt.Cameron

Regis Jesuit Mt.Antero

Valor Christian Mt.Lincoln

Eaglecrest Mt.Wilson

Grandview Mt.Massive

Cherry Creek Mt.Elbert

CLASS 4A

Arguably some of the best Colorado high school football being played and games competitive.
Ponderosa (8-1) @ Cheyenne Mountain (5-4) 7:00pm Foothills Ponderosa Wins 45-0
Pueblo South (6-2) @ Sand Creek (1-7) 7:00pm Foothills
Loveland (8-1) @ Brighton (1-8) 7:00pm Longs Peak Loveland Wins 31-6
Broomfield (7-2) @ Grand Junction (1-8) 7:00pm Longs Peak  Broomfield Wins 29-7
Denver South (9-0) @ Standley Lake (4-5) 7:30pm Mountain Denver South Wins 35-0
Fort Collins (2-7) @ Monarch (6-3) 7:00pm Northern Monarch Wins 42-14
Mountain View (3-5) @ Greeley Central (1-7) 7:00pm Northern
Coronado (2-6) @ Rampart (6-2) 6:00pm Pikes Peak
Littleton (0-9) @ Montrose (4-5) 6:00pm Pikes Peak Montrose Wins 39-0
Vista Ridge (5-3) @ Palmer (1-7) 7:00pm Pikes Peak
Gateway (1-7) @ Adams City (2-6) 7:00pm Plains
Chatfield (8-1) @ Dakota Ridge (5-4) 7:30pm Plains Chatfield Wins 35-29
Air Academy (1-7) @ Mesa Ridge (5-3) 7:00pm Southern
Widefield (5-3) @ Pine Creek (6-2) 7:00pm Southern
Pueblo West (5-3) @ Pueblo Centennial (2-6) 7:00pm Southern

CLASS 3A

Lincoln (2-6) @ Denver North (5-3) 4:00pm East Metro
Thomas Jefferson (7-2) @ Vista Peak (6-3) 6:00pm East Metro Thomas Jefferson Wins 35-34
Palmer Ridge (6-2) @ Kennedy (2-6) 7:00pm East Metro
Longmont (6-2) @ Silver Creek (8-0) 7:00pm Northern
Centaurus (3-5) @ Thompson Valley (1-7) 7:00pm Northern
Pueblo County (4-4) @ Durango (5-3) 6:00pm South Central
Pueblo Central (0-8) @ Sierra (0-8) 7:00pm South Central
Canon City (2-6) @ Woodland Park (3-5) 7:00pm Southern
Falcon (4-4) @ Lewis Palmer (7-1) 7:00pm Southern
Holy Family (7-2) @ Berthoud (1-8) 7:00pm Tri Valley Holy Family Wins 51-6
Erie (5-4) @ Mead (6-3) 7:00pm Tri Valley Mead Wins 35-32
Frederick (1-7) @ Roosevelt (3-5) 7:00pm Tri Valley
Lutheran (6-2) @ Conifer (7-1) 7:00pm West Metro
Green Mountain (4-4) @ Evergreen (4-4) 7:00pm West Metro
Skyview (5-3) @ Alameda (2-6) 7:00pm West Metro
Battle Mountain (3-5) @ Eagle Valley (2-6) 7:00pm Western Slope
Glenwood Springs (4-4) @ Rifle (7-1) 7:00pm Western Slope
Palisade (7-1) @ Summit (2-6) 7:00pm Western Slope

CLASS 2A

Kent Denver (7-1) @ Sheridan (1-7) 7:00pm Colorado
Elizabeth (4-4) @ Machebeuf (6-2) 7:00pm Colorado
Middle Park (4-4) @ Faith Christian (5-3) 7:00pm Flatirons
Pagosa Springs (1-7) @ Montezuma Cortez (1-7) 7:00pm Intermountain
Delta (5-3) @ Gunnison (4-4) 7:00pm Intermountain
Brush (2-7) @ Fort Lupton (1-8) 7:00pm Patriot East Brush Wins 20-14
Platte Valley (4-4) @ Weld Central (7-1) 7:00pm Patriot East
Sterling (5-3) @ Valley (5-3) 7:00pm Patriot East
Eaton (6-2) @ Resurrection Christian (8-0) 7:00pm Patriot West
Pinnacle (0-8) @ University (5-3) 7:00pm Patriot West
Manitou Springs (6-2) @ Classical Academy (7-1) 7:00pm Tri Peaks
Salida (2-6) @ Lamar (1-7) 7:00pm Tri Peaks
La Junta (8-0) @ Florence (5-3) 7:00pm Tri Peaks
Aspen (2-6) @ Moffat County (4-4) 7:00pm Western Slope
Basalt (6-2) @ Roaring Fork (3-5) 7:00pm Western Slope
Coal Ridge (1-7) @ Steamboat Springs (0-8) 7:00pm Western Slope

CLASS 1A

Front Range Christian (4-4) @ Clear Creek (6-2) 7:00pm Foothills
Manual (4-4) @ Vail Christian (1-7) 7:00pm Foothills
Limon (6-2) @ Burlington (6-2) 7:00pm North Central
Wray (4-5) @ Yuma (2-7) 7:00pm North Central Wray Wins 30-12
Wiggins (3-5) @ Holyoke (4-4) 7:00pm North Central
Cornerstone Christian (2-6) @ Estes Park (0-8) 7:00pm Northern
Lyons (3-5) @ Strasburg (8-0) 7:00pm Northern
Crowley County (6-1) @ Rocky Ford (6-2) 7:00pm Santa Fe
Dolores Huerta (0-7) @ Trinidad (1-7) 7:00pm Santa Fe
Centauri (5-3) @ John Mall (3-5) 7:00pm Southern Peaks
Monte Vista (4-4) @ Dolores (3-5) 7:00pm Southern Peaks
Rye (4-5) @ Buena Vista (6-3) 7:00pm Tri Peaks Buena Vista Wins 20-14
Peyton (8-0) @ Colorado Springs Christian (5-3) 7:00pm Tri Peaks
St Marys (0-8) @ Lake County (1-7) 7:00pm Tri Peaks
Cedaredge (6-2) @ Hotchkiss (3-5) 7:00pm Western Slope
Grand Valley (5-3) @ Paonia (7-1) 7:00pm Western Slope
Meeker (8-0) @ Olathe (4-4) 7:00pm Western Slope

CLASS 8 MAN

South Park (3-5) @ Miami Yoder (1-7) 7:00pm Central
Hayden (3-5) @ Soroco (5-3) 7:00pm Northwest
Plateau Valley (6-3) @ Rangely (2-7) 7:00pm Northwest Plateau Valley Wins 42-0
Caliche (0-8) @ Akron (6-2) 7:30pm Plains
Haxtun (5-3) @ Merino (6-2) 7:30pm Plains
Wiley (3-4) @ Granada (6-2) 7:00pm Southeast
Las Animas (2-7) @ Holly (6-2) 7:00pm Southeast Holly Wins 37-6
Springfield (3-5) @ McClave (5-3) 7:00pm Southeast
Custer County (2-6) @ Simla (3-5) 7:00pm Southern
Swink (1-7) @ Hoehne (6-2) 7:00pm Southern
Kiowa (3-6) @ Fowler (5-4) 7:00pm Southern Fowler Wins 38-32
Norwood (8-1) @ Dove Creek (1-8) Southwest (The Dove Creek Bulldogs football team lost by forfeit in Friday’s home conference game against Norwood.)
Sangre De Cristo (5-3) @ Sanford (2-6) 7:00pm Southwest

CLASS 6 MAN

Arickaree/Woodlin (3-4) @ Genoa Hugo (6-2) 7:00pm First Round #4
Walsh (3-5) @ Hi Plains/Flagler (6-2) 6:00pm First Round
#5

Luke McCaffrey gains 1st offer in State

lgr39cld_200x200The Fourth McCaffrey, Luke has gained some notoriety as the Brother of Stanford RB Christian and Michigan QB commit Dylan as well as Duke graduate Max. However, today the 2019 QB and DB Luke McCaffrey joined teammate Josiah Davis of Valor as the lone Colorado high school of two talented class of 2019 Colorado players to be offered by the PAC-12 Colorado Buffaloes. Luke is a sophomore at Valor in a chase for another State Title with two games left in the regular season. When asked about the CU offer McCaffrey said, “Its exciting and I was caught a little by surprise. I had been up there a couple times and talked to the coaches. So after receiving a call from Coach Darrin Chiaverini, I called him back to hear the news of the offer to CU. It would be pretty cool to play up there!”

When we mentioned teammate Josiah Davis, McCaffrey said he had not spoken with him yet but, “He is my friend and teammate and it would be cool to continue playing with him at CU.” In case you missed it Davis switched jersey numbers this season from #25 to #7
2wqnrprt_400x400and was the MVP of the Valor Eagles in the 5A Colorado State Title Win in 2015.

Davis rushed 14 for 84 yards and 2 TDs in a come from behind victory over the Pomona Panthers 29-26. Please see the (Box Score)


A very talented athlete and multi dimensional on the field. Just watch the film and see for yourself. For now CU ranks on the Top of young Luke McCaffreys list but he would like to see a few area players join him as well as a couple other of his current mates. A few schools of interest are Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Washington but Colorado was his first offer.  Luke is listed as 6’2″ and 180 lbs. A few others athletes listed in the 2019 class are shown in this chart.screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-7-53-43-pm
Currently Valor has two regular season games before the playoffs. When asked about the RPI Luke just said, “We have the same philosophy each week. It’s the same preparation to get our jobs done. It’s about us doing what we can do well. We have a lot of guys on our roster that contribute to our teams goals.” Luke also excels on the Basketball court and plays lacrosse. We asked if he would give those up down the road. Luke said’ “My brothers and parents preach to play as long as you want and have fun doing it. It’s good to do what you like because one day you will miss it and not have the opportunity to do it over.” For now the focus is the games week by week but Luke did say, “It would be nice to play and take a crack at JK Mullen or Pomona as both were rough games. Valor will be ready next time if we have another go around.” As for today Luke is feeling blessed and excited and he stated it a few times. “I am blessed to be recognized by CU. The Buffaloes are on the rise and getting good recruits. Coach Chiaverini is on the upswing and so are the Buffs.
JoeDavisCloseupWe mentioned several players choose to play out of state. However, Luke mentioned some names on the above list to keep an eye on and was genuinely excited to be the first McCaffrey playing in this time zone. Christian plays on the West coast and Michigan QB commit Dylan in the Central while Duke graduate Max played in the Eastern time zone. So Buffaloes fans get ready for The Fourth McCaffrey, Luke to stay and play in the Rocky Mountain time zone and in the city of Boulder. As the Buffs continue to win we can anticipate seeing more locals choose a winning culture that they are accustom to obtaining week in and week out. Good stuff out of Highland Ranch today and hopefully a few more down the road.

Two fingers, peace out!
-Gonzo

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October 20, 2016 Football Schedule: Colorado

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5A
Regis (7-1) 3-0 @ Aurora Central(5-3) 0-3 6:00pm Mt Antero
RJ WINS 36-0
Northglenn (2-6) 0-3 @ Columbine (6-2) 2-1 7:00pm Mt Cameron
Columbine Wins 41-7
Hinkley (0-8) 0-3 @ Cherokee Trail (4-4) 2-1 7:00pm Mt Evans
Cherokee Trail Wins 70-7
Overland (2-6) 2-1 @ Smoky Hill (0-7) 0-3 7:00pm Mt Massive
Overland Wins 42-24
Arvada West (6-2) 2-1 @ Rocky Mountain (0-8) 0-3 6:00pm Mt Wilson
Arvada West 21-11
4A
Monarch (5-3) 3-0 @ Mountain View (3-5) 1-2 7:00pm Northern
Monarch Wins 37-21
Heritage (5-3) 2-1 @ Dakota Ridge (5-3) 3-0 6:00pm Plains
Dakota Ridge Wins 24-14

3A
Kennedy (2-6) 0-3 @ Denver North (5-3) 1-2 6:15pm East Metro
Denver North Wins 26-21

2A
Resurrection Christian (8-0) 4-0 @ The Pinnacle (0-8) 0-4 7:00pm Patriot West
Resurrection Christian Wins 62-0
1A
There are no games scheduled on this day in this classification.

8MAN
Sanford (2-6) 2-3 @ Sargent (8-0) 5-0 7:00pm Southwest
Sargent Wins 57-0
6MAN
There are no games scheduled on this day in this classification.

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#GOTW PREVIEW Heritage v Arapahoe

The Arapahoe Warriors football team has a home non-conference game vs. Heritage tonight at 7pm at LPS Stadium. The venue is shared by both teams so it will be an even playing field for the rivalry game as it is home to both teams.GOTWlogo303 This is a great neighborhood match up as many players were on little league teams or classmates in middle schools together but are at Rival schools now. The series is so popular that they play for a “Milk Jug.” A souvenir of sorts but very meaningful in the Littleton and Centennial areas down south. The series continues as Heritage now plays in 4A while Arapahoe remains in 5A because it is about the community and having FUN in high school sports, something many forget about when scheduling competition. So each team will play for pride and one year of bragging rights. Arapahoe currently has possession of the trophy.

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Eyes will be on Junior Brody Csikos OT of HHS, a big fella with great feet and runs well too. Also Josh Martin (JR) RB/Slot that will produce big for Heritage. Jordyn Jimenez (So) WR, 6’2, a multiple sport athlete that runs well and plays ball in air as well as we have seen. John Carlson (SR) TE will be huge for HHS, 6’2″ 230 and great target that blocks extremely well. The program has done wonders for a neighborhood team and has some solid dudes like Senior Mitchell

HHS
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Debban, who is another receiver that can take the top off as a starting FS and plays both ways as WR. Last season we saw a talented Chase Hansen do whats best for the team and played several positions but will take the helm at QB alongside an impressive JR in RB Tyler Zoesch. Check his film versus CT in a playoff game last year and all season. On the #GWL is Preston Mortensen and Matt McClurg both 6’5″ 300 pound linemen that deserve some love from local schools at the next levelARROW_small. Hint, Hint college coaches.

Meanwhile on the flip side of the ball will be a rebuilding Arapahoe team that returns only one starting defensive player in Junior Alex Smith from a perfect regular season 2015. A few guys that shinned last week were Seniors #10 Kyle Tennant off the edge and big boys Anthony Belitz and Rugby mate Connor Shindoll that were a wrecking crew versus Rock Canyon. (See article) The “SWARM” defense seems to keep AHS in games but a struggling Offense needs to kick it into high gear if they plan to compete in the 5A Mt. Massive conference that features a loaded Grandview team and a competitive Doherty that plays CCHS tonight. The Baseball score of 10-5 is still a “W” but the running game was suspect and usually the DNA of the warriors. AHS has some BIG dudes upfront so this will be a game of the trenches as the Warriors are small upfront compared to the Eagles who are 300 pounds across the line. Remember “Low man wins” and will we shall see tonight. Both teams are 1-0 but this game is about pride so it should be a thriller!

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2 Many Polls, lists & #HYPE

2_benjaminsIn the world of sports its all about the Money! Unfortunately it has trickled down to high school and little league. The story of the STACKED little league baseball team that won it all last year was all about winning and NOT Fun or being with teammates in the neighborhood. Some may ask why? Simply put there are too many parties that buy information on athletes. These street hustlers try to tell parents how great their son or daughter is for a fee. Yes all the #HYPE is to gain access to the wallet or savings account at a young age. Promises to put you on the radar, get noticed or produce a personal page on their website that no one visits all sound good but who cares!thinksuccess Ask a college coach and a majority of them delete emails from recruiting agencies and rely on Varsity videos of games played. The coaches have an evaluation process and it usually starts by putting your feet on their soil. Immediately the athletes with “eye test” measurable gains notoriety but grades and athleticism will come into play later. So the only list an athlete or parent needs to worry about is the college your son or daughter wants to attend. Keeping in close contact with position coaches is the best method. Attending over priced camps, clinics and pay to play events is absurd and about ego not reality. Reality is being a good teammate and playing with a group of friends in the neighborhood not stacked teams is a better choice and allows the missing component of FUN we have forgotten.ckrjfwjuyaacd1q So do not be so worried about being on someones list or being ranked because coaches will find you if you can play. Send them your plating videos. However, do not be duped by someone with an impressive resume charging BIG TIME $$$$$ to produce a video. The video should be about three minutes of PURE playing time NOT warm ups, drills or non game related video. A college coach if interested will pull FULL games to evaluate and run the athlete through a plethora of drills during a visit. So visits are crucial when deciding to spend money.img_0634 As for other polls like who is number one, well does it matter if the goal is to win State?! Several media outlets such as newspapers, TV and websites will produce a list that is nice but ultimately they are trying to sell you something. Yes by providing your email or telephone number they resell it. So those annoying recruiting calls, buy a “PINK” item or donate to a cause are because you signed up and gave them permission to solicit you. For more FREE Content or advice please follow us on one of the following media platforms for up to date information:

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