Scout's Take Week One

Arapahoe and Regis show balanced offenses in solid weak one victories.

Arapahoe took care of business against Heritage 38-0 Jose Cancanon,
Ethan Brunhofer and quarterback Gabe Peterson looked good as keys to the
offensive efficiency of the Warriors. Cancanon is a serious runner who hits the whole and gets north and south. Most importantly Cancanon always gets yards
after first contact. Built low to the ground, with big legs, Cancanon has good burst and initial speed. I feel he would be a solid DII back.

Brunhofer, seems like he has been playing forever and why not, he has been productive each year 43 catches and nine scores last season, interestingly 43 and nine his sophomore year. He lines up in multiple spots, is a good blocker on the line and is a very solid punt returner. Brunhofer is the ultimate tweener with receiver size at 6-2 200 but not with receiver speed. Bottom line he is a football player
and I feel he fits as a possession receiver in a spread offense at the next
level.

New starting QB Gabe Peterson, is 6-2 and about 185 pounds, he is a good runner with surprising wheels on the read option.

Although on the short side of the score, junior Frank Umu and senior Connor Cain on the defensive line looked very good early getting up field and pursuing down the line. Umu is a giant at 6-5 280 and he can run a little. Cain is a diverse player who will do well in college as a strong side defensive end.

Regis looked in midseason form as they surgically dismantled a talented Rangeview squad 27-0. Siblings Trevor and Jaylen Williams, as well as fellow runners Grant Neal and Kameron Butler showed the Regis game plan of pounding away with multiple backs behind a big line. Although the older Williams, Neal and Butler had more yards, young Williams caught my eye with his long stride speed and slippery running style. Regis will be a run team, but Williams looks like someone who could be an impressive receiver. 6-4 290 pound junior right tackle Tim Lynott is a very effective run blocker once he gets his hands on opponents.

As part of one of Friday night's upsets Chaparral had a tough evening losing to Rocky Mountain 23-13. Watching linebacker R.J. Martin first thoughts are I would like him better at 235 instead of 255. Martin makes plays, but he does not get down hill quickly and has a tendency to peek at plays to find the ball carrier rather than being decisive in his reads. With that said, I would like to see Martin
rep on the defensive line. He does have some athleticism and it will be put to best use in college on the defensive line.


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