The Cherry Creek Bruins punched their ticket to the 5A state final defeating Ralston Valley using a stingy defense and a very strong run game against a talented Mustang squad. Senior back and DI prospect Milo Hall of Creek posted a big game rushing for 276 yards and scoring three times. Hall’s two first half scores, one a 47 yarder, put the Bruins in a strong position for the victory. Hall, who is now over the 2,000 yard mark, has played great football the past three games rushing for 538 yards and scoring seven times.
Along with the run game Creek has played very good defense recently. Friday, in the win over Ralston Valley, the Bruins limited Mustang star and Wyoming commit Andrew Wingard to no scores and under 100 yards rushing. Talking about his team and their run to the title game Hall referenced his teammates on defense stating, “Yeah, I believe they are the best in state. All 11 of them fly to the ball and are very physical when they do.”
Hall, who has yet to make his college decision, is focused on team attributing the Bruins success to, “playing as a team and limiting mistakes.” Once season is over Hall plans to make his verbal relatively quickly, “a week or two after the season.” Before making the decision Hall will take officials to New Mexico State and Colorado State.
Hall and crew will face multi-year defending state champ Valor Christian in the title game. Saturday Valor held off previously unbeaten Grandview in a tight 14-7 game, holding off the Wolves attempt to tie in the final seconds as Eric Lee intercepted a pass in the end zone. Just over a month ago Cherry Creek throttled Valor 33-17. In the win Hall rushed for 194 yards.