In an exciting game that featured Colorado’s top player Regis’ Tim Lynott as well as some of the best young players in Colorado including Mullen back Marcus McElroy, went back and forth all the way to the end as Regis picked up the win 48-40.
The offensive line for Regis is as advertised and is the key to the Raider offense based on pounding the ball. As good as they are at running the ball look for Regis to use more play action in the coming weeks to highlight the talents or wideout Trevor Williams.
Running back Alec Barnes is made to run behind the Regis line. Right 200 pounds, Barnes is no nonsense, gets north and south and gains positive yards. Further, Barnes has surprising speed and can get the big run.
The star for Regis Friday night and a player that has caught my attention each of the last two weeks is defensive end Chase Konkel. The 6-5 210 Konkel posted five sacks last night and was too much on every pass play for the Mullen offensive line. The long pass rusher is on the fast track to lead 5A in sacks this season and with his length should start to gain recruiting attention.
The story for Mullen is young talent and lots of it. Running back Marcus McElroy, a sophomore is scary good with all the attributes needed for success at the next level. The long strider has surprising speed and broke multiple big plays last night. Further, McElroy is a big kid at 6-1 200 pounds, add in his ability as a receiver and you can bet DI offers are coming. Beyond McElroy, fellow sophomore running back Shimon Hamilton is a player to watch with very good quickness and great feet.
Another of the young playmakers is sophomore QB Jovan Tofoya. The Mustang signal caller is a threat with his arm and legs and showed good presence and decision making against a strong Regis pass rush.
Finally of the 2017 offensive tackle Jack Youngblood, heir to one of the best football names ever!! Youngblood is 6-4 270 and held up well against a very good Regis defensive line.