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  • Ellicott football players JaVonte' Stewart, Jacob Crist sign with D-II programs

    It might have been half-hearted joking, but in it was a message JaVonte' Stewart understood. He and Jacob Crist proved that hard work regardless of what classification you played at could pay off. Stewart and Crist, football players for Class 1A Ellicott, each signed national letters of intent to play at Division II programs. Stewart will...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson's Drue Harris, Deejay Leatimua recovering after Colorado State, Montana alter recruiting dreams

    Fountain-Fort Carson fullback Drue Harris and linebacker Deejay Leatimua believed their offers to play Division I football were a dream come true. Of course, they couldn't see gears of unrest turning behind the scenes. Harris was ready to commit to Colorado State and Leatimua to Montana before a pair of coaching changes suddenly left them...

  • Sierra fires football coach Phil Jackson; 'no rhyme, no reason,' says the former star player

    Phil Jackson had his dream job. He was back at Sierra, his alma mater, as the team's football coach and a teacher. He coached the Stallions to a 5-5 record in the fall, a sign of a possible turnaround. Then Monday he got a phone call. He was no longer a coach or teacher at the school. He was fired. Jackson, who has his jersey hanging in...

  • Four Sierra players hit double figures as Stallions dominate Widefield boys

    The state is starting to realize that Sierra once again has a pretty good basketball team. Four players scored in double figures on Tuesday night as the Stallions routed Widefield 77-39 on the same day they finally broke into the Associated Press' top 10 rankings in Class 4A. Ke'andre Lewis scored a game-high 18 points, C.J. Jennings netted...

  • Blog: Pine Creek QB Tommy Lazzaro to play at Dodge City Community College

    Pine Creek quarterback Tommy Lazzaro has his eyes on his dream. And he's determined to make it come true. The Eagles quarterback who was under center for back-to-back Class 4A state championships is headed to Dodge City (Kan.) Community College with hopes of playing Division-I football in the not-too-distant future. Lazzaro, a senior,...

  • Coronado tabs Robb Wetta to take over football program

    Robb Wetta's coaching background might not be littered with experience. But the players and coaches he's been around can match up with anyone from the Pikes Peak region. Because of that, Wetta was named Coronado's head football coach on Monday. "He's got a list of people who are high quality people local and national that he can call at a...

  • The Gazette 3A-A Football Peak Performer of the Year: Dylan Draper, Discovery Canyon

    Dylan Draper was an offense's worst nightmare in 2014. The Discovery Canyon senior wreaked havoc from the linebacker position all season, emerging as one of the best overall defensive players in the state. He is The Gazette 3A-A Football Player of the Year. Draper was a big reason the Thunder went 11-1 and made it to the 3A state...

  • 3A-A Football Coach of the Year: Nic Olney, St. Mary's

    It would be hard to find a football team in the area that had a bigger turnaround during the 2014 season than St. Mary's. The Pirates were 1-8 last season, ravaged by injuries to key players. With those players healthy this season, coach Nic Olney guided the team to a 7-3 record and the school's first playoff appearance since 2005. Because of...

  • CHSCA all-state, area all-league football teams

    FOOTBALL hs All-Conference teams 3A Southern League Coach Of The Year-Shawn Mitchell, Discovery Canyon Co-Offensive MVPs-Andrew Hall, QB, DCC; Trenton Stringari, RB, CC Defensive P.O.Y.

  • Area all-league prep football teams

    FOOTBALL hs All-Conference teams 3A Southern League Coach Of The Year-Shawn Mitchell, Discovery Canyon Co-Offensive MVPs-Andrew Hall, QB, DCC; Trenton Stringari, RB, CC Defensive P.O.Y.

  • The Gazette football 3A & Below All-Area teams

    The Gazette football 3A & Below All-Area teams First team Offense Quarterback: Andrew Hall, Discovery Canyon, sr.-Dual-threat QB accounted for 34 TDs, throwing for 1,078 yards, 11 TDs, rushing for 722 yards, 23 TDs. Running back: Ben Breier, St. Mary's, sr.-Rushed for 1,528 yds, 22 TDs (tied 13th most in state). Running back: Trenton...

  • The Gazette 5A-4A football Coach of the Year: Todd Miller, Pine Creek

    Long before the football season starts, Pine Creek football coach Todd Miller is constantly teaching. The reward is watching those learning moments pay off on the field. Much of that, actually, has little to do with football. "Coach Miller is so successful because he works from the bottom up," Eagles senior running back Josh Odom said. "He...

  • The Gazette 5A-4A football Peak Performer of the Year: Josh Odom, Pine Creek

    Despite his accomplishments on the football field, Josh Odom admits he's not a typical student of the game. His instincts as a running back for Pine Creek didn't result from hours of watching footage of NFL stars. Instead, Odom mentioned a star that no one has probably heard of in a sport that he says taught him everything he knows about...

  • The Gazette 5A/4A Football All-Area teams

    The Gazette 5A/4A Football All-Area teams First team Offense Quarterback: Adam Brown, Air Academy, sr.-3,656 yards (2nd in state), 37 passing TDs (2nd in state), 2 TDs rushing, 17 INTs, 55.0 completion percentage, CHSCA all-state selection. Running back: Josh Odom, Pine Creek, sr.-Rushed for 2,239 yds (3rd in state), 35 TDs (2nd in...

  • Pine Creek rolls to back-to-back state 4A football titles

    DENVER - Last season, Pine Creek was considered a title contender. This season the Eagles were considered the favorite. They answered the call both years, and both years in emphatic fashion in the state championship game. On Saturday, Pine Creek made certain there would be no doubt about a second consecutive football championship at Sports...

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