Preseason underway

August 14th means the official start to Fall sports, namely football. I doubt there were many midnight practices but one school made it happen.


Yes the excitement of Friday nights is back. Oh wait, the emphasis is not on Fridays as school districts expanded and forced teams to play on Thursdays and Saturdays and they wonder why students do not attend games. In addition to Football the Fall sport season saw golf in full swing last week and Monday began the following sports:

  • CROSS COUNTRY (Fort Morgan cross country team starts practice at midnight)
  • FIELD HOCKEY
  • FOOTBALL (Doherty football team starts practice at midnight)
  • BOYS GOLF (Started last week)
  • GYMNASTICS
  • BOYS SOCCER
  • SOFTBALL
  • SPIRIT
  • BOYS TENNIS
  • VOLLEYBALL


So for all you athletes have FUN this season. Sports may be just an activity for many of you and that is fine. Enjoy your 4 years of high school. For many of you that enjoy football please follow @303Gonzo on Twitter

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2 way play reality!

Years ago when coaches mentioned two way play it was generally associated with top tier athletes. Nowadays it is just a function of reality to compete in the modern world of sports. Many suburbs experienced growth and new schools were built for anticipated growth that eventually slowed. So today coaches are now faced with declining participation and schools far below anticipated enrollments. In addition to private schools in targeted areas the numbers just do not add up to success. School programs have to be more active in the community and more competitive to hold onto their attendance area children. At minimum attend some of the middle school or club sport team games to identify with prospective students. The next five years will be crucial to many coaches whom do not change and develop like the current coaches fielding two way players.  Many 6-man, 8-man, 1A and 2A coaches are accustomed to teaching two way play. They have established numbers are thin and in order to compete the players need to be athletes. So summer conditioning is about stamina and the ability to play both sides of the ball. Yes quarterbacks you might have to play defense or at minimum be a punter or kicker. Ironman football is back. In 5A we have seen Valor play sophomores two ways and Pomona play many players two ways and both were state finalist the past two seasons and may likely repeat. As a matter of fact many high seeded teams in all classifications had two way players. In 4A Windsor actually pays tribute to the original 14 players who fielded a team during their inaugural season. So the choice remains to do it the way we have done it for years or adapt to the new changing world of athletics. Small schools have the ability to have three sport athletes and monitor them. Meanwhile the bigger schools battle other sports coaches for time in the gym, weight room or speed and agility training during the calendar year. Therefore, until change happens and coaches collaborate we might see many players become two way players in football because numbers are low and competition high. If the eye is on the prize of a state title the path of easy must be terminated. The initial hard way is more time developing athletes. So break out the ladders, hit the weight room and run the track to get players in shape. Reality is coaches will be developing athletes not just two way players. For now it’s ready, set, Go!

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Patience this season the mantra with transfers & #RPI part2 #copreps

If you are a Colorado high school football fan, you might need a little patience this season. Many teams are reporting transfers, according to our sources, and most are part of the sit-out period, meaning they won’t be eligible until after 5 games. The final week of September if players have a team zero week game or October 2nd for football teams with a traditional week 1 game format. That means they will miss five games and most likely will NOT be listed on opening day rosters until the shenanigans of attendance areas are completed. Also, several players who transferred are looking to have better film for college coaches. Yes many people have listened to high school coaches or boosters about the benefits of sitting 5 to play 8. It is conceivable to play 13 games if you are a State title team. Remember only Varsity players sit so if you are scouting JV games you might see the new faces in new places. 

Tough times continue for neighborhood teams as the rich get richer and it becomes more competitive in the final 5 weeks of the regular season or conference schedule games.

Those of you unaware of the rules in Colorado, it means a team can loose the first 5 games and have a (0-5) record and win the last 5 to win the conference title with a (5-5) record which is considered a good thing. Meanwhile the coaches that offered transfers will have players in tune up mode for the next 3 meaningful games or the playoffs. 

It’s all about the depth chart late in the season when many teams struggle to win because of injuries to their athletes and lack of development at the lower level of JV and Freshmen football.

In essence most high school coaches should play JV and talented Freshmen football in the first 5 games and get them much needed reps for their “Real Season” of games 6-10.

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Meanwhile everyone enjoy the next few weeks and we will see you of the fields beginning August 24 when the 1st kickoff happens during Zero weekend.

A recap of 2016 shows that winning games was a fiasco or humiliating way to end a season.! Just ask the teams not in the top 16 that had a winning record.

2016 FOOTBALL RPI

Class 5A

Last updated: 11/6/2016 5:06:22 AM

RANK TEAM RPI RECORD WP OWP OOWP SOS
1 Valor Christian 0.671739 7-3-0 0.676 0.733 0.545 1
2 Pomona 0.650599 9-1-0 0.900 0.575 0.552 9
3 Regis Jesuit 0.644166 9-1-0 0.900 0.567 0.543 10
4 Grandview 0.639705 9-1-0 0.900 0.578 0.503 13
5 Mullen 0.632677 8-2-0 0.800 0.590 0.550 7
6 Cherry Creek 0.616037 7-3-0 0.700 0.639 0.486 5
7 Eaglecrest 0.615570 10-0-0 1.000 0.456 0.551 27
8 Highlands Ranch 0.606791 7-3-0 0.700 0.583 0.560 8
9 Columbine 0.603959 8-2-0 0.787 0.556 0.518 15
10 Ralston Valley 0.586537 6-4-0 0.600 0.611 0.524 6
11 Legacy 0.583236 8-2-0 0.800 0.511 0.511 19
12 Chaparral 0.567438 7-3-0 0.700 0.522 0.525 16
13 Fairview 0.541767 8-2-0 0.800 0.421 0.526 33
14 Cherokee Trail 0.537464 5-5-0 0.500 0.578 0.494 14
15 Fountain-Fort Carson 0.529945 3-7-0 0.300 0.643 0.533 2
16 Bear Creek 0.529413 3-7-0 0.300 0.665 0.487 3
17 ThunderRidge 0.515560 4-6-0 0.400 0.587 0.487 12
18 Legend 0.514385 5-5-0 0.500 0.499 0.560 18
19 Fossil Ridge 0.506607 7-3-0 0.700 0.408 0.510 37
20 Doherty 0.505832 8-2-0 0.800 0.333 0.557 40
21 Lakewood 0.505224 6-4-0 0.600 0.442 0.537 31
22 Mountain Vista 0.503717 5-5-0 0.500 0.500 0.515 21
23 Poudre 0.497771 5-5-0 0.500 0.475 0.541 23
24 Horizon 0.497215 6-4-0 0.600 0.453 0.484 32
25 Arapahoe 0.492489 5-5-0 0.500 0.489 0.492 25
26 Douglas County 0.491109 5-5-0 0.500 0.478 0.509 26
27 Castle View 0.482689 4-6-0 0.400 0.511 0.509 20
28 Westminster 0.468724 1-9-0 0.100 0.644 0.486 4
29 Arvada West 0.467928 6-4-0 0.600 0.378 0.516 39
30 Denver East 0.454691 5-5-0 0.500 0.418 0.483 38
31 Rangeview 0.452547 3-7-0 0.300 0.511 0.488 22
32 Prairie View 0.447109 3-7-0 0.300 0.508 0.472 24
33 Rocky Mountain 0.443749 1-9-0 0.100 0.599 0.478 11
34 Boulder 0.417063 1-9-0 0.100 0.556 0.457 17
35 Mountain Range 0.409654 2-8-0 0.200 0.487 0.464 28
36 Aurora Central 0.409428 5-5-0 0.500 0.311 0.515 42
37 Rock Canyon 0.408244 3-7-0 0.300 0.411 0.511 34
38 Overland 0.406331 2-8-0 0.200 0.467 0.492 30
39 Northglenn 0.383041 2-8-0 0.200 0.431 0.471 35
40 Smoky Hill 0.357407 0-9-0 0.000 0.494 0.442 29
41 Far Northeast Warriors 0.346991 2-8-0 0.174 0.378 0.458 41
42 Hinkley 0.332581 0-10-0 0.000 0.433 0.464 36

Class 4A

Last updated: 11/6/2016 12:30:22 PM

RANK TEAM RPI RECORD WP OWP OOWP SOS
1 Denver South 0.619683 10-0-0 1.015 0.472 0.520 22
2 Pine Creek 0.617779 8-2-0 0.815 0.567 0.523 3
3 Ponderosa 0.593732 9-1-0 0.915 0.486 0.488 24
4 Chatfield 0.587216 9-1-0 0.900 0.479 0.490 25
5 Broomfield 0.582671 8-2-0 0.800 0.514 0.502 16
6 Pueblo West 0.578743 7-3-0 0.700 0.559 0.497 4
7 Fruita Monument 0.578392 6-4-0 0.600 0.601 0.512 1
8 Windsor 0.574561 7-3-0 0.700 0.546 0.506 6
9 Monarch 0.564630 7-3-0 0.715 0.522 0.499 14
10 Pueblo South 0.564075 7-3-0 0.700 0.523 0.511 11
11 Rampart 0.555607 8-2-0 0.800 0.472 0.479 28
12 Mesa Ridge 0.548692 6-4-0 0.600 0.549 0.496 7
13 Grand Junction Central 0.535830 6-4-0 0.600 0.513 0.517 15
14 Heritage 0.528455 6-4-0 0.600 0.524 0.466 18
15 Greeley West 0.524991 7-3-0 0.700 0.437 0.527 30
16 Vista Ridge 0.524495 6-4-0 0.600 0.505 0.488 19
17 Loveland 0.524075 9-1-0 0.915 0.321 0.540 38
18 Mountain View 0.518391 5-5-0 0.487 0.548 0.491 9
19 Wheat Ridge 0.514508 4-6-0 0.400 0.583 0.492 2
20 Dakota Ridge 0.503928 6-4-0 0.600 0.467 0.482 29
21 Montrose 0.497668 5-5-0 0.500 0.492 0.506 20
22 Standley Lake 0.493767 5-5-0 0.500 0.496 0.484 21
23 Widefield 0.483533 5-5-0 0.500 0.465 0.503 27
24 Cheyenne Mountain 0.475187 6-4-0 0.574 0.421 0.485 35
25 Liberty 0.473265 3-7-0 0.300 0.556 0.481 8
26 Skyline 0.459605 7-3-0 0.700 0.324 0.490 41
27 Grand Junction 0.452455 2-8-0 0.200 0.568 0.473 5
28 George Washington 0.439883 4-6-0 0.415 0.435 0.474 32
29 Fort Collins 0.428746 2-8-0 0.200 0.524 0.467 17
30 Brighton 0.418753 1-9-0 0.100 0.540 0.495 10
31 Pueblo Centennial 0.415564 2-8-0 0.200 0.481 0.500 23
32 Palmer 0.411191 1-9-0 0.100 0.546 0.453 13
33 Coronado 0.409458 3-7-0 0.300 0.444 0.449 33
34 Niwot 0.408290 3-7-0 0.300 0.443 0.447 34
35 Gateway 0.392560 2-8-0 0.200 0.459 0.452 31
36 Greeley Central 0.388691 0-10-0 0.000 0.546 0.462 12
37 Sand Creek 0.386268 1-9-0 0.100 0.478 0.489 26
38 Air Academy 0.369450 2-8-0 0.200 0.388 0.502 36
39 Adams City 0.369013 3-7-0 0.300 0.367 0.442 39
40 Thornton 0.368038 2-8-0 0.215 0.392 0.473 37
41 Golden 0.312846 1-9-0 0.100 0.367 0.418 40
42 Littleton 0.254799 0-10-0 0.000 0.279 0.460 42

Class 3A

Last updated: 11/6/2016 5:06:22 AM

RANK TEAM RPI RECORD WP OWP OOWP SOS
1 Discovery Canyon 0.693245 10-0-0 1.045 0.588 0.552 4
2 Pueblo East 0.663165 9-1-0 0.930 0.588 0.546 5
3 Palisade 0.658983 9-1-0 0.945 0.585 0.521 7
4 Lewis-Palmer 0.658626 9-1-0 0.900 0.593 0.548 3
5 Silver Creek 0.646358 10-0-0 1.015 0.509 0.552 20
6 Fort Morgan 0.634075 9-1-0 0.900 0.548 0.540 16
7 Longmont 0.626418 6-4-0 0.615 0.677 0.537 1
8 Palmer Ridge 0.619268 8-2-0 0.830 0.569 0.508 13
9 Holy Family 0.614958 8-2-0 0.815 0.542 0.561 14
10 Rifle 0.602686 8-2-0 0.815 0.548 0.499 19
11 Mead 0.591955 7-3-0 0.700 0.554 0.559 11
12 Durango 0.587879 7-3-0 0.719 0.556 0.521 17
13 Conifer 0.578523 9-1-0 0.900 0.451 0.513 35
14 Evergreen 0.563609 6-4-0 0.600 0.564 0.527 12
15 Skyview 0.555092 6-4-0 0.600 0.567 0.486 18
16 Erie 0.542596 6-4-0 0.600 0.523 0.525 21
17 Vista PEAK Prep 0.540898 6-4-0 0.630 0.531 0.471 26
18 Roosevelt 0.526413 4-6-0 0.415 0.586 0.518 8
19 Lutheran 0.525637 6-4-0 0.600 0.478 0.546 30
20 Thomas Jefferson 0.524907 8-2-0 0.800 0.391 0.517 42
21 Canon City 0.522662 4-6-0 0.400 0.572 0.546 9
22 Falcon 0.518032 4-6-0 0.432 0.559 0.521 15
23 Pueblo County 0.514324 5-5-0 0.515 0.500 0.543 24
24 Harrison 0.506874 6-4-0 0.600 0.453 0.521 34
25 Green Mountain 0.505156 5-5-0 0.515 0.507 0.492 29
26 Northridge 0.499199 5-5-0 0.515 0.459 0.564 33
27 Eagle Valley 0.494921 3-7-0 0.300 0.591 0.497 10
28 Centaurus 0.492026 4-6-0 0.400 0.518 0.533 22
29 Thompson Valley 0.468670 1-9-0 0.100 0.632 0.510 2
30 Glenwood Springs 0.467884 5-5-0 0.500 0.439 0.494 38
31 Lincoln 0.456191 5-5-0 0.474 0.437 0.476 39
32 Alameda 0.450876 1-8-0 0.111 0.608 0.476 6
33 Mitchell 0.446361 3-7-0 0.300 0.486 0.513 32
34 Denver North 0.443274 5-5-0 0.461 0.419 0.474 41
35 Woodland Park 0.428976 2-8-0 0.200 0.505 0.506 28
36 Kennedy 0.425268 2-8-0 0.215 0.516 0.455 31
37 Summit 0.424953 3-7-0 0.287 0.461 0.491 36
38 Frederick 0.414849 1-9-0 0.100 0.532 0.496 23
39 Sierra 0.405904 1-9-0 0.100 0.516 0.492 27
40 Battle Mountain 0.405701 3-7-0 0.274 0.436 0.477 40
41 Berthoud 0.403023 2-8-0 0.215 0.426 0.546 37
42 Pueblo Central 0.384284 0-10-0 0.000 0.519 0.500 25

Class 2A

Last updated: 10/30/2016 5:06:25 AM

RANK TEAM RPI RECORD WP OWP OOWP SOS
1 La Junta 0.689754 9-0-0 1.000 0.618 0.523 3
2 Resurrection Christian 0.652499 9-0-0 1.000 0.542 0.527 9
3 The Classical Academy 0.625591 8-1-0 0.922 0.516 0.548 14
4 Sterling 0.622223 6-3-0 0.667 0.663 0.496 1
5 Bayfield 0.608324 7-2-0 0.811 0.556 0.509 8
6 Kent Denver 0.597367 8-1-0 0.906 0.488 0.508 20
7 Delta 0.587328 6-3-0 0.667 0.595 0.493 4
8 D’Evelyn 0.574736 7-2-0 0.794 0.506 0.492 18
9 Weld Central 0.569590 8-1-0 0.922 0.411 0.534 29
10 Manitou Springs 0.564679 6-3-0 0.667 0.532 0.528 13
11 Florence 0.557470 5-4-0 0.572 0.560 0.537 5
12 Faith Christian 0.555846 6-3-0 0.667 0.546 0.465 16
13 University 0.554216 6-3-0 0.667 0.542 0.467 17
14 Platte Valley 0.551484 4-5-0 0.444 0.631 0.499 2
15 Basalt 0.539033 7-2-0 0.794 0.447 0.468 28
16 Alamosa 0.535233 5-4-0 0.541 0.534 0.531 12
17 Eaton 0.526323 6-3-0 0.667 0.443 0.553 22
18 Gunnison 0.513345 4-5-0 0.444 0.535 0.540 10
19 Bishop Machebeuf 0.508209 7-2-0 0.778 0.379 0.497 38
20 Valley 0.496967 5-4-0 0.556 0.463 0.507 23
21 Elizabeth 0.472693 4-5-0 0.461 0.464 0.501 24
22 Moffat County 0.466107 5-4-0 0.556 0.419 0.471 34
23 Lamar 0.464564 2-7-0 0.208 0.562 0.527 6
24 The Academy 0.462125 5-4-0 0.556 0.403 0.487 36
25 Brush 0.457171 2-7-0 0.222 0.544 0.518 11
26 Salida 0.447184 2-7-0 0.222 0.517 0.533 15
27 Prospect Ridge Academy 0.435089 1-8-0 0.111 0.594 0.442 7
28 Englewood 0.419836 4-5-0 0.444 0.389 0.456 39
29 Roaring Fork 0.414333 3-6-0 0.333 0.423 0.478 32
30 Middle Park 0.412996 4-5-0 0.444 0.377 0.453 40
31 Arvada 0.408266 5-4-0 0.556 0.304 0.469 42
32 Pagosa Springs 0.405195 2-7-0 0.208 0.449 0.515 25
33 Ridge View Academy 0.401528 1-8-0 0.111 0.520 0.455 19
34 Aspen 0.381831 2-7-0 0.222 0.437 0.431 35
35 Montezuma-Cortez 0.375511 1-8-0 0.111 0.440 0.510 26
36 Sheridan 0.374016 1-8-0 0.111 0.455 0.476 27
37 The Pinnacle 0.363201 0-9-0 0.000 0.500 0.453 21
38 Fort Lupton 0.361270 1-8-0 0.111 0.407 0.520 31
39 Denver West 0.356095 1-8-0 0.111 0.437 0.439 33
40 Coal Ridge 0.350424 1-8-0 0.111 0.405 0.480 37
41 Jefferson 0.335997 0-9-0 0.000 0.455 0.434 30
42 Steamboat Springs 0.325457 1-8-0 0.111 0.373 0.444 41

Class 1A

Last updated: 10/30/2016 5:06:25 AM

RANK TEAM RPI RECORD WP OWP OOWP SOS
1 Meeker 0.699108 9-0-0 1.017 0.618 0.544 2
2 Bennett 0.693438 8-1-0 0.889 0.684 0.518 1
3 Strasburg 0.662649 9-0-0 1.017 0.558 0.519 15
4 Paonia 0.662469 8-1-0 0.922 0.586 0.555 4
5 Platte Canyon 0.650683 8-1-0 0.906 0.584 0.528 8
6 Cedaredge 0.623141 7-2-0 0.811 0.560 0.561 10
7 Limon 0.606649 6-3-0 0.667 0.629 0.502 3
8 Peyton 0.599725 9-0-0 1.000 0.435 0.529 32
9 Burlington 0.596309 7-2-0 0.794 0.514 0.562 18
10 Center 0.591059 6-3-0 0.667 0.600 0.498 7
11 Buena Vista 0.568191 6-3-0 0.700 0.530 0.512 20
12 Grand Valley 0.567740 5-4-0 0.589 0.574 0.533 9
13 Crowley County 0.563824 7-1-0 0.875 0.438 0.505 34
14 Highland 0.560829 6-3-0 0.667 0.546 0.485 19
15 Monte Vista 0.554092 5-4-0 0.572 0.566 0.512 13
16 Ellicott 0.544828 5-4-0 0.556 0.572 0.481 16
17 Olathe 0.544694 4-5-0 0.478 0.588 0.525 6
18 Clear Creek 0.541475 7-2-0 0.814 0.409 0.534 36
19 Centauri 0.535115 6-3-0 0.683 0.471 0.515 29
20 Rye 0.524007 4-5-0 0.444 0.566 0.520 11
21 Manual 0.518989 5-4-0 0.606 0.483 0.504 28
22 Holyoke 0.498630 4-5-0 0.444 0.518 0.514 21
23 Hotchkiss 0.498377 3-6-0 0.350 0.549 0.546 14
24 Colorado Springs Christian 0.497156 5-4-0 0.556 0.474 0.484 30
25 Rocky Ford 0.493144 6-3-0 0.667 0.387 0.532 38
26 Front Range Christian 0.492626 4-5-0 0.444 0.513 0.500 23
27 Wray 0.487359 4-5-0 0.444 0.488 0.529 25
28 Wiggins 0.484965 4-5-0 0.444 0.490 0.515 26
29 John Mall 0.464017 3-6-0 0.333 0.520 0.482 24
30 Vail Christian 0.457711 1-8-0 0.111 0.593 0.534 5
31 Yuma 0.454147 2-7-0 0.222 0.556 0.483 17
32 Cornerstone Christian Academy 0.429223 3-6-0 0.333 0.433 0.518 33
33 Nederland 0.426666 4-3-0 0.497 0.370 0.470 41
34 Trinidad 0.425493 2-7-0 0.222 0.498 0.484 27
35 Ignacio 0.424239 3-6-0 0.350 0.423 0.501 37
36 Byers 0.413833 1-8-0 0.111 0.548 0.448 22
37 St. Mary’s 0.412552 0-9-0 0.000 0.578 0.495 12
38 Dolores 0.409319 3-6-0 0.350 0.392 0.504 39
39 Lake County 0.409291 2-7-0 0.222 0.453 0.509 31
40 Lyons 0.369110 3-6-0 0.333 0.322 0.500 42
41 Estes Park 0.342812 0-9-0 0.000 0.451 0.469 35
42 Dolores Huerta Prep 0.313641 0-8-0 0.000 0.406 0.442 40

8-man

Last updated: 10/30/2016 5:06:25 AM

RANK TEAM RPI RECORD WP OWP OOWP SOS
1 Akron 0.659263 7-2-0 0.778 0.643 0.573 2
2 Dayspring Christian Academy 0.644794 6-3-0 0.667 0.669 0.574 1
3 Merino 0.629417 7-2-0 0.794 0.588 0.548 4
4 West Grand 0.628216 8-1-0 0.906 0.563 0.482 7
5 Sedgwick County 0.627885 8-1-0 0.906 0.516 0.574 8
6 Sargent 0.612171 9-0-0 1.000 0.472 0.504 20
7 Pikes Peak Christian 0.591905 8-1-0 0.889 0.500 0.478 17
8 Hoehne 0.580345 7-2-0 0.778 0.524 0.496 12
9 Granada 0.573793 7-2-0 0.778 0.502 0.513 13
10 Norwood 0.570601 7-1-0 0.875 0.463 0.482 27
11 McClave 0.556421 6-3-0 0.667 0.530 0.499 10
12 Haxtun 0.554762 5-4-0 0.556 0.554 0.556 5
13 Plateau Valley 0.535166 5-3-0 0.625 0.514 0.488 14
14 Soroco 0.532153 6-3-0 0.667 0.468 0.525 18
15 Holly 0.524108 6-2-0 0.750 0.427 0.493 33
16 Mancos 0.516937 5-4-0 0.556 0.514 0.484 15
17 Simla 0.499704 4-5-0 0.444 0.528 0.499 11
18 Fowler 0.498576 5-4-0 0.556 0.476 0.486 21
19 Sanford 0.495351 3-6-0 0.333 0.583 0.481 6
20 Gilpin County 0.495294 5-4-0 0.556 0.447 0.532 25
21 Justice 0.493344 5-3-0 0.625 0.445 0.458 32
22 Rocky Mountain Lutheran 0.491745 5-4-0 0.572 0.465 0.464 29
23 Springfield 0.476999 3-6-0 0.319 0.544 0.502 9
24 Caliche 0.462226 0-9-0 0.000 0.657 0.535 3
25 South Park 0.454905 4-5-0 0.444 0.459 0.458 31
26 Hayden 0.452272 3-6-0 0.350 0.499 0.461 19
27 Sangre de Cristo 0.451587 5-4-0 0.556 0.387 0.477 35
28 Wiley 0.451541 3-5-0 0.375 0.478 0.475 23
29 Kiowa 0.441059 3-6-0 0.333 0.458 0.514 24
30 Rangely 0.428168 2-7-0 0.222 0.500 0.490 16
31 Swink 0.386542 1-8-0 0.111 0.482 0.471 22
32 Dove Creek 0.381746 1-8-0 0.111 0.471 0.474 26
33 Custer County 0.373718 2-7-0 0.222 0.405 0.463 34
34 Las Animas 0.366518 2-7-0 0.222 0.387 0.470 36
35 Belleview Christian 0.349177 0-6-0 0.000 0.473 0.450 28
36 Del Norte 0.346701 0-9-0 0.000 0.463 0.461 30
37 Miami-Yoder 0.332929 1-8-0 0.111 0.384 0.453 37

6-man

Last updated: 10/23/2016 7:06:29 AM

RANK TEAM RPI RECORD WP OWP OOWP SOS
1 Kit Carson 0.676 8-0-0 1.000 0.574 0.555 4
2 Fleming 0.635 8-0-0 1.000 0.512 0.516 12
3 Stratton/Liberty 0.619 7-1-0 0.875 0.524 0.553 9
4 Hi-Plains 0.606 6-2-0 0.750 0.563 0.550 5
5 Cotopaxi 0.601 7-0-0 1.000 0.473 0.459 25
6 Eads 0.598 6-2-0 0.750 0.553 0.534 7
7 Cheyenne Wells 0.590 5-3-0 0.625 0.595 0.547 3
8 Genoa-Hugo 0.582 5-2-0 0.714 0.563 0.486 8
9 La Veta 0.567 6-1-0 0.857 0.473 0.467 24
10 North Park 0.563 6-2-0 0.750 0.503 0.498 18
11 Peetz 0.559 6-2-0 0.750 0.485 0.518 19
12 Arickaree/Woodlin 0.557 3-4-0 0.429 0.633 0.535 1
13 Pawnee 0.540 5-3-0 0.625 0.509 0.517 15
14 Otis 0.510 4-4-0 0.500 0.491 0.557 13
15 Idalia 0.506 2-6-0 0.250 0.616 0.541 2
16 Walsh 0.494 3-5-0 0.375 0.529 0.541 10
17 Sierra Grande 0.490 5-3-0 0.625 0.431 0.474 29
18 Weldon Valley 0.479 3-5-0 0.375 0.521 0.498 14
19 Manzanola 0.476 4-3-0 0.571 0.435 0.462 30
20 Briggsdale 0.471 3-5-0 0.375 0.503 0.501 16
21 Elbert 0.470 3-5-0 0.375 0.505 0.494 17
22 Cheraw 0.452 1-6-0 0.143 0.574 0.517 6
23 Hanover 0.450 3-5-0 0.375 0.475 0.473 21
24 Branson/Kim 0.447 3-5-0 0.394 0.442 0.508 26
25 Primero 0.426 2-5-0 0.286 0.480 0.458 23
26 Prairie 0.425 1-6-0 0.143 0.531 0.497 11
27 Aguilar 0.392 1-6-0 0.143 0.480 0.466 20
28 Cripple Creek-Victor 0.386 1-7-0 0.125 0.460 0.499 22
29 Longmont Christian 0.380 1-7-0 0.125 0.446 0.500 27
30 Mountain Valley 0.334 0-7-0 0.000 0.439 0.460 28
31 Colorado School for the Deaf & Blind 0.325 1-5-0 0.192 0.309 0.491 31

Mark your calendars 5A #copreps

High School football has become about 5 warm up games based on RPI. The season is all about league play and going 5-0 down the stretch to make the playoffs. Here are the games that most likely will determine who wins the conference.

5A Mt. Massive

Arapahoe 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Boulder 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Doherty 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Grandview 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Overland 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Smoky Hill 0-0 0.000 0 0 0

10/27/2017 Grandview vs. Doherty
10/27/2017 Grandview vs. Arapahoe

5A Mt. Evans

Chaparral 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Cherokee Trail 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Hinkley 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Mountain Vista 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Pomona 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Rock Canyon 0-0 0.000 0 0 0

10/26/17 Pomona vs. Chaparral
11/3/17 Cherokee Trail vs. Pomona

5A Mt. Elbert

Cherry Creek 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Denver East 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Far Northeast Warriors 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Fossil Ridge 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Horizon 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Prairie View 0-0 0.000 0 0 0

5A Mt. Cameron

Columbine 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Fairview 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Mountain Range 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Mullen 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Northglenn 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
ThunderRidge 0-0 0.000 0 0 0

10/12/17 Mullen vs. Columbine

5A Mt. Lincoln

Fountain-Fort Carson 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Highlands Ranch 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Lakewood 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Legend 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Poudre 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Valor Christian 0-0 0.000 0 0 0

10/20/17 Highlands Ranch  vs. Valor Christian

5A Mt. Antero

Aurora Central 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Bear Creek 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Douglas County 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Legacy 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Regis Jesuit 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Westminster 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
10/6/17 Legacy  vs. Regis Jesuit

5A Mt. Wilson

Arvada West 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Castle View 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Eaglecrest 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Ralston Valley 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Rangeview 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
Rocky Mountain 0-0 0.000 0 0 0
11/3/17 Arvada West vs. Eaglecrest

 

Coaches Poll, rankings “Bunk”

Many fans often look to the high school coaches polls as an indicator of the season and the weekly rankings. However, the associations poll is not mandatory and is only a reflection of a few coaches that are willing to cast a vote. Yes we would encourage coaches to cast a vote but the reality is coaches are focused on their teams wins and probably do not accurately represent all the teams in their classification. When you have 7 classifications, 6-Man, 8-Man, 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, and over 200 teams it is tough to think the coaches poll is accurate.

Many have said, The coaches poll is BUNK!  One head coach said, “In 5A we know not all 42 coaches are voting for 10 teams every week. Hell we are lucky if guys vote their own team. We have to look for more ways to get efficient. Most of us only know the 10 teams we are scouting or roughly 25% of the teams in our league.”

The media polls are inaccurate and biased, Big Time!

Many coaches have said, “we don’t talk to the media” which is crazy in my opinion. However, I understand and vehemently disagreed when an on air media personality said 5A is about 2 teams, Cherry Creek and Valor Christian. Someone should tell Pomona who represented the 5A classification the past 2 seasons and have a great opportunity in 2017 to represent 5A again.

Yes we know the media has limited resources and it is easy to be a creature of habit and camp out in Greenwood Village or Highlands Ranch where many live. However, if it is a statewide broadcast one would think the media would appeal to more than 2 audiences or high school players of former professional athletes. Those are easy stories anyone can tell. Many fans want information about athletes and teams in their community. In addition when an All-State team is selected it should encompass ALL CLASSIFICATIONS, not 32 players. The local Denver rag had 1-2A, 2-4A and 29 5A athletes listed for football in 2016. Perhaps someone should tell them there are 11 players on offense, 11 on defense and 12 on special teams if the punter and kicker are not the same athlete.

Granted selecting an All State team is challenging but if more efforts or thought was put into the list, Colorado might have a better reflection of the states athletes. Collaboration needs to happen but will not as the new age of media is digital. So its all about clicks, likes and who breaks the story first. So the next time you look at polls, rankings and all team, conference or any other listings just remember its only opinions. Some educated while others are motivated by creating revenue for their employer.

One thing for sure is if you want to get noticed, ball out and get noticed on Film! Meanwhile have fun playing high school sports. Focus on the now and control your own destiny. A winning attitude in the classroom will translate on the field. Accurately representing yourself will help your team. When you help your team others will notice and hopefully so will coaches or media that vote for your team or end of the year awards.

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Postseason Rewind: Winning the State Title

Postseason Rewind:
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AUGUST – The 2017 season is upon us in Colorado! @303Gonzo has been planning for months and with the help of some great coaches sharing schedules we have a bunch of games on tap to cover each week. While many media outlets have for years covered a handful of teams we feel Colorado has much more to offer. Each week will feature a different team and some long time rivalry games. As Colorado has expanded school districts so have the sampling of games. No longer are football games solely on Fridays. So that means we will continue the Thursday, Friday and Saturday coverage of high school football in Colorado.

ZERO WEEK  

Thursday August 24th kicks off the season and we have you covered. One out of state match up and a local ditty. Meanwhile Friday has over 25 games but the one that is most intriguing is the fan poll favorite, Pomona vs JK Mullen in 5A.


Should any contest be rescheduled we will update the week of the event on Wednesday. The 3rd day will feature one of the most under the radar teams in Highlands Ranch.

HR nearly knocked off Columbine last season in the playoffs who lost to Pomona who advanced to the State title game versus Valor.

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5A PRESEASON FOOTBALL RANKINGS 2017 version 5.0 07/02/17

The Voluntary, wink-wink, summer sessions for most high school programs began May 30, 2017 and will conclude on Friday August 4th. In this time span numerous athletes took in quality reps in the weight room and performed speed and agility drills to get better. Meanwhile the sexy boys, QBs and WRs got in much needed 7on7 work as they tried to tune up their game. While I am not a fan of 7on7 because there is no hitting or pressure on the QB, I do see value on both sides of the ball like EDDs (Every Day Drills) during Fall practices. The summer is a time to have fun and we saw a lot of that as “HOG WARS” was very thrilling this year as the BIG BOYS upfront got after it. Some teams got better as they saw the competition early and were motivated when they got back to their gyms and coaches so they can prove their value come September. All the hard work provided dividends as everyone got a little better. So our version 5.0 of 5A football in Colorado headed into zero week is as follows: 

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

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So for those of you thirsting for more information on the Top 10 here we go. Pomona at #1 is primarily because they are hungry. Two back to back appearances versus Valor and they came up empty both times and have a nucleus to succeed. They have a QB in Ryan Marquez that wants to win and prove he is a top tier 5A player. Ryan is a team player as he took reps at DB early on in camp and will do what is necessary for his team along with Max Borghi that appears to be ready for a home zero week game versus JK Mullen on August 25, 2017, Our #GOTW (Game of The Week). Pomona has some weapons on offense and 3 talented wide receivers. Search #GWL or #GonzoWatchList or follow us on game night for more details. On defense they have some chippy guys that have the desire to get it done like DB Santos Maguina who has camped at a few colleges and was honored at the All Poly camp in Utah. Pomona has a system in place that provides players with an opportunity to succeed and this appears to be their year.

Grandview whom has the best chance to go 10-0 moved down to 2 because they are rebuilding at RB and QB and have to fine tune to gain the top spot. Gunner Gentry will garner the attention but it is the Wolves defense that has 8 returning starters and some great talents.  Grandview is again loaded in a talent rich attendance area so they will have depth and the ability to go far, as long as the players buy in and make a serious run on day one without overlooking weekly opponents. (Eaglecrest last year) At minimum going 5-0 down the stretch will get them into the playoffs.

The Highlands Ranch Falcons at 3 might shock some but ask Columbine last year. HR on a controversial call lost the momentum that almost saw an upset in 5A. The game was full of penalties and ultimately the referees garnered way to much attention as the clock hit 0:00. Unfortunately Ray Robinson will miss the entire season with an injury but he has a talented squad that will compete in 2017 and 2018. There will be some household names on Friday nights and will be identified on on August 26, 2017, Our Saturday #GOTW (Game of The Week).

The Falcons have a solid nucleus on the offensive line and we will see how speedster Dominic Bettini will do in his 3rd year as a varsity player as he has been electric and a game changer on special teams, slot, RB and defense. The Ranch has suffered for a decade but has some dudes which is tough when Valor is across the street and both teams share middle school attendance areas. Circle 10/20/17 on the calendar as the Mt. Lincoln conference title may be on the line as HR will host Valor in a grudge match in neighborhood versus the privileged game.

Valor Christian at 4 has many saying, “what, what” but come on now where is the beef? Just because they have been in it to win it for a long time there is no reason to give VC a number 1 spot based on past performance. 303gonzo makes you earn it! The offense lost a key coach to neighboring Rock Canyon and lost arguably the best center in 5A the past 4 seasons plus few dudes playing next level including a QB. We are hearing the current QBs are in a 50/50 challenge and well until that gets rectified the offense will use the first 5 games as preseason to figure things out because conference play is about going 5-0 is the only guarantee for success if you create your own destiny. On defense the front 5 are gone and it all starts upfront so all eyes will be on game 6 when there will be some obvious changes to the roster and depth chart.

The Rebels at 5 is simple, The Process! These dudes just buy into the way things need to be done in order to be successful. Columbine is one constant that plays in arguably the toughest 5A conference and knows there is no free lunch week to week. Yes they lost some talent to graduation but the 2018 class is strong and they work together as a team. They will have some stars on Friday nights but it will be a host of different guys on any given night because they breed the team mantra of success by all in the program.

Many thought JK Mullen would have secured a state title by now based on the last 4 years. So 6 is appropriate based on a 2018 class that is on a mission to get it done. They have 8 guys on each side of the ball that can get it done. However, the Mustangs are in search of a Stallion to run the rock and gain much needed yards on the ground in a pass happy offense. On defense its about replacing 2 division one DBs to complement a very healthy front 7. Zero week will tell the tale as Mullen travels to Pomona to start the season. The Mustangs will be featured on National TV before league play in arguably the toughest 5A conference Mt. Cameron.

 


At 7 it is Cherry Creek. All the hype is over in Greenwood Village and now its about rolling up the sleeves and getting to work. The offensive line is big which will contribute to success at QB and WR Dimitri Stanley. However on defense the guy to watch is “DUSTY” Dustin Johnson on Friday, Sep 1 when Regis Jesuit takes on Cherry Creek. 

8 is Fairview that always seems to compete and we know there will be a quality QB that puts up some numbers. If the Broncos 7on7 tournament was any indication of how well the Knights will be, look out! Mariano Kemp is a force at 5’10” and 235lbs complemented on defense by SS EthanVillarreal. Fairview will play both Columbine and Mullen down the stretch so it should be competitive season.

9 has a team no one talks about in Legend. A team nestled in Parker, a city  that has 4A Ponderosa making all the noise. The Titans have some players and looked good early at the CSU Rams team camp. If you followed303gonzo you have a good indication of the talents we spoke of and will continue to do so during the season. Legend is one of those teams that has been building for a few years and has some quality players ready to make noise.

10 is a tie as both RJ and Doherty have to fill in some holes and stay healthy. Doherty was snubbed in last seasons debacle of RPI but knows 10-0 is the goal and probably has sights on Grandview as they Wolves are the toughest team in the conference. Doherty has depth and is often overlooked in a talent rich Colorado Springs area. Meanwhile RJ will look to get it together and compete. Always dominate but coming off a season that had a stellar defense. The offensive line will be a juggling act but the Raiders will have go to slot receiver Cade Mendenhall that will provide some serious spark in crucial moments. RJ has some ponies in the back field so as long as the line is strong so will be the run game.

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All in all 5A is anyones games this season but the RPI will dictate playoff berths. The seedings will be based on revenues not match ups as waterfall continues to weaken the gate monies.

As always I am sure some people will disagree and some may agree. So feel free to comment or respond. Remember this a project of passion and FREE content. I know others troll the twitter account @303Gonzo for their paid subscriptions and articles. However many hours traveling to fields, watching film and talking to athletes went into evaluating and ranking.

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Massive decline unfolding

In 2016 Colorado saw a slight decline in football’s participation. Meanwhile the 2017 season is projecting to be a massive decline as August approaches. Depth charts are being shared across 3 levels of play and athletic directors are in a panic mode to adjust game schedules. Many are suggesting it is the concerns about concussions and CTE. However, it is more likely students are choosing other sports. Nearly a decade ago the sport of lacrosse, now a year around sport, became the push and took quality football players away from many youth and high school programs and eroded future depth. Also several other year around sports have emphasized specialization of one sport versus multiple sports or activities. In addition, more kids are sitting out of high school sports for other reasons but namely playing time. In football many programs enroll 40-60 players each freshman year. However, the lack of development starts at an early age and if players do not get playing time and they sit the bench it becomes an issue of why bother to continue participating. When winning becomes more important and only 11 players are on the field it becomes a challenge to play all 40-60 players. So as sophomores it is taxing for a non starter to want to dedicate an entire summer plus 6 days a week during the school year. Especially if they do not see the field and obtain much needed reps. Therefore, by their junior year it is almost imperative that a 3rd year player receive much needed playing time, otherwise another sport becomes much more attractive or abandoning the sport all together.
In 2017 a massive decline is unfolding in Colorado at the Freshmen level as many coaches are sharing rosters and scrambling to readjust playing schedules. Some programs barely have double digits as several teams are reporting rosters are 11,12,13,14,18,22 players. We saw this last season as many JV teams declined to play because of lack of numbers at the varsity level. So it became a two tier system of Freshmen and Sophomores on the lower level while Juniors and Seniors made up Varsity rosters. The domino affect of last year is contributing to this year and we may not see an end as some schools are trying to field a varsity team that consists of players ages 13-18.
Another reason unfolding is many schools are at an uncompetitive advantage as recruiting has taken local talent to winning programs and away from neighborhood teams. Yes parents are following the Jersey meaning a State title winner or playoff qualifying team is more attractive so they can be part of a winning culture and add that to their resume. The uncompetitive advantage has been unfolding for years and the association has done little to make improvements to satisfy both athletes and parents who fund sports via their check book and want to win if at all possible. So the debacle of the waterfall and RPI in 2016 has parents wondering why fund a sport that favors certain districts or teams. Also when the media says, “Each classification is about a hand full of teams so why bother to travel, cover or televise many games in the state. We will only report on a couple teams because they are elite. Something that was most evident when an All State Team by one periodical listed 32 players from about a dozen schools. It did not represent the State of Colorado.
In a modern day world of “selfies” and “APPS” it is more apparent the youth wants recognition and a different means to an end. So as the culture changes and coaches resist to adapt so will the participation in sports and if the perceived value is, Why bother as no one cares about me, than get ready for years of pitfalls.
Football and many other sports will survive. However, like in every other industry consolidation happens for a reason. We might see Football become a club sport like many others that have chosen to leave the schools umbrellas. Time will tell and many will hope the football committee in place will make the necessary changes for the next two year cycle before it is too late and high schools throw in the towel like middle schools did numerous years ago.

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August 24, 2017 kicks off the Colorado football season and is the second year of the 2 year cycle. In December a new proposal will be presented and ratified in early 2018 for the 2018 and 2019 season. Let us all hope the football committee regains the trust of many by being a fun sport that has neighborhood rivalries and competitive participation.
For those of you playing the game in 2017, we will see you on the fields.

No interest, offers, commitment ?

The fall sport season is upon us. This is the time when Seniors are finishing up their last season of FUN before making the decision on where to attend post secondary educations. Yes the grueling process of putting many miles on that car or racking up air flight miles to figure out the next chapter of life. At age 17, 18 or 19 it is a tough decision about the next 5.5 years of college. Yes 5.5 is the average amount of time to get a 4 year degree and only a fraction of time to figure out the next 60 years after FUN in college. Many high school students are trying to exchange that athletic ability while others rely on 4 years of academics to gain interests. At the end of the day the perfect marriage is both academia and athleticism. While a 2.3 GPA might be the minimum to gain entry into most college and universities we must state the obvious, MINIMUM! The freak athlete might get lucky with a 2.3 MINIMUM but a vast majority need a much more appealing combination of GPA, college board exams and hard work over 4 years of high school. The challenges to play next level are against most. (See Chart) The mere fact only 6% of high school athletes play beyond age 18 is alarming. In football the sport is that much more challenging as coaches now make 6 figures and make recruiting decisions based on future success or job security. Not much room for error. So having no interests in you as an athlete now is not your fault. The recruiting game has changed. The fact is many college coaches rely on your high school coach or coaches for input and recommendations. After all they are the ones around the athlete 6 days a week for 4 years. So unless you are considered one of the Top 10-25 athletes in your graduating class the fact is YES there may not be any interest that lead to offers and obviously a commitment. However, do not let that stop you. There have been many under valued, underrated and over looked athletes that have made an impression at the next level. We know athletes bodies change over time and in males until age 21 or 22. So if you are pissed off about zero offers than go prove your wealth as a senior or as a walk-on as a freshmen in college. Anything is possible with hard work and a desire to overcome the impossible. The main question you have to ask yourself is, Did I do all I could to get better? This answer should include GPA, ACT, SAT and level of play versus my peers. As stated numerous times it is NOT about attending multiple events to gain notoriety, it is about the cumulation of the 4 years of high school for a college coach or coaches to believe in you. Remember its not D1 or Bust! If you have the desire to play at the next level there are opportunities you just have to seek them. No amount of money can buy happiness, you have to want to do something in life. If you have a desire or passion than good things will follow. Just because everyone is doing it should not be why you are doing it. Do what is best for you. Sports has become a Rich mans sport for some but, It is NOT a Rich mans gain/game unless you make it one. Trust the process! Follow you heart and passion to succeed and prepare for the next level and good things will happen. 

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