Once again Valor Christian made the Colorado State championship game. Although the Eagles did not bring home a title they finished strong winning four straight prior to the title game. One of the key components for Valor in the second half of the season was the play of speedy athlete Danny Rambo.
The 5-11 175 pound Rambo made plays all over the field working as a runner, receiver, returner and defender. As a runner, Rambo averaged, on limited carries, 7.2 yards. As a receiver Rambo had 14 receptions and two touchdowns. Rambo was most explosive as a returner, especially late in the season. In the semifinal against Grandview, Rambo had a 67 yard punt return and in the title game against Cherry Creek Rambo had an 89 yard kickoff return. On defense Rambo had five passed defended and an interception.
Rambo’s complete game, speed and big play ability have not gone unnoticed but have yet to garner an offer. Rambo reports South Dakota, North Dakota and DII Washburn are all, “highly interested.” Rambo plans on taking official visits to each of the schools. Regarding what side of the ball he will play on Rambo says schools have not decided, “somewhere on offense, where I can have the ball in my hands.”
The state championship game, a classic that came down to the final seconds with Cherry Creek gaining the late victory 25-24 over defending champs Valor, was the epitome of what Rambo is capable of doing as he amassed 150 total yards making five catches and going on the long kick return. Colleges that need an explosive playmaker should take a long look at Rambo.