Colorado 5A defending champ Cherry Creek, now 4-0, posted a signature victory Saturday defeating national recognized program Jordan High School of Sandy, Utah 38-35. Creek, this season known for a defense sporting multiple DI prospects, has struggled to find consistent offense behind a new offensive line and multiple first time playmakers. In the two games prior to the Jordan game, the Bruins only posted 24 points, but still managed to bring home the victory.
One player that that found their pace in the Jordan game was 2016 receiver Ammon Johnson. The 6-4 receiver, in his first year at Cherry Creek, has been solid but not spectacular early. Yesterday Johnson had five catches, two of which went for scores, and nearly 90 receiving yards. Regarding the game and the offensive awakening Johnson said, “It was a fun game. This was the offense's best game so far and our offensive line played amazing!” Johnson goes on to say, “We were just clicking pretty much whenever we wanted to when we didn't hurt ourselves the whole game. We had a good balance of passing and running the ball all day and it was beautiful to be a part of.” Johnson also cites the great play of the Cherry Creek defense as well as Jordan quarterback Drew Lisk, “who was slinging the ball everywhere.”
Johnson worked very hard this offseason hitting the circuit at multiple DI camps. Johnson also spent big hours synching up his timing with Creek senior QB Joe Caplis. As of yet Johnson has gained a DI offer but he is optimistic stating, “A few schools are in contact. Just waiting and hoping for that offer but until then I’m going to keep working for my team!
There is little doubt that at some point a college will fix their eyes on Johnson, college coaches flock to Cherry Creek games and the big receiver with soft hands will catch the eye of a program.