The best players save their strongest performances for big games and thus far that has been the case for 2017 Valor Christian quarterback Dylan McCaffrey. The 6-4 sophomore signal caller has posted a very strong season, throwing for over 2,000 yards with 19 touchdowns against only five interceptions guiding his team in their defense of last year’s 5A title.
After a rough two week stretch in which the Eagles lost back to back matchups against conference foes and fellow 5A semi-finalist Cherry Creek and Grandview, Valor has righted the ship winning three straight playoff games as McCaffrey has raised his level of play. In wins over Horizon, Mountain Vista and Pomona, McCaffrey has thrown eight touchdown passes with no interceptions while completing over 70% of his passes. Friday, in a 56-34 victory over Pomona, McCaffrey had perhaps his best game of the season throwing for three scores and rushing for two more.
Review of McCaffrey’s play in the second half of the season shows a young player that feels very comfortable in the pocket, with great command of the offense as he makes confident throws. Helping McCaffrey is a full complement of skill players. Of late senior Danny Rambo has made his presence known. Friday, in the win over Pomona, Rambo rushed for over 100 yards and scored twice on only three carries.
In a great semi -final matchup Valor will take on the Grandview squad that defeated them 24-21 just a few weeks ago. If the Eagles win it will give them another opportunity at a state title. For McCaffrey, who holds an offer from Colorado, continued strong games should create the chance for more offers as the season comes to a close.