On the eve of playoffs big performances push teams to higher seeds.

Playing in the toughest conference in Colorado Grandview finished the regular season with a 9-0 record.  Over the past two weeks, in wins over Overland and this week defending champion Valor Christian, 2015 Wolves back Chukwuma Obinnah has rushed for 372 yards.  This week, in the hard fought 24-21 win against the Eagles, Obinnah was a work horse with 21 carries and three scores.  For Grandview to move through the playoffs, Obinnah will need to continue his strong performances. 

Potentially the biggest x factor in playoffs is Ralston Valley’s Andrew Wingard.  The big play performer punished Mullen this weekend rushing for 117 yards on ten carries and two scores.  For good measure in the 55-14 win, the Wyoming bound speedster returned a kickoff 95 yards.

Of the upcoming matchups in the first round of 5A playoffs none may be more exciting than Eaglecrest versus Legacy.  Both teams are led by QBs coming off what are their best performances of the season.  For Legacy, junior Colorado State commit, Matt Lynch scored five times and had over 300 yards of offense in a close loss to Fairview.  Eaglecrest signal caller, Elijah Ross had 365 yards and four scores through the air in a loss to Cherry Creek. 

On the other side of these games were Fairview’s Johnny Feauto and Cherry Creek’s Milo Hall. For Fairview, in the 50-49 win over Legacy, Feauto passed for over 470 yards. In Creek’s win over Eaglecrest running back Milo Hall of the Bruins had a ridiculous 284 yards and four scores.  Over the past two weeks, in wins over Valor and Eaglecrest, Hall has rushed for 478 yards and five scores. 

Around the State

Kyler Sigsbee Fort Collins had 200 rush yards and 177 passing yards as the Lambkins held off Broomfield 30-21.

Chris Helbig of Holy Family had 442 pass yards in a 46-14 win over Mead.

Anthony Kasper of Silver Creek scored five times as Silver Creek defeated Greeley Central 35-24.

D’Evelyn’s Owen Burke threw for 322 yards and four scores in a win over Arvada.

Trevonte Tasco of Denver South had 271 yards rushing in a win over Aurora Central, going over the 200 yard mark for the fifth time this season.

Connor Durant of Standley Lake had eight catchers 198 yards and three scores.

Jacob Weinmaster had 11 tackles and an interception in a victory for Loveland.

Doherty Banger Justice Littrell averaged 18 yards a carry had two scores, a 40 yard reception and eight tackles in a big win over Douglas County.



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