Preseason All-State: 5A 1st Team

Here is the best of the best in 5A. These players will not only help their squads make a run for a state title this season, many may help their future squad take a shot at college bowl glory as well.

Here is the best of the best in 5A.  As is often the case, players from the state's top programs dominate the team and although these players are worthy of All-State honors, this senior dominated squad is more concerned about league and state titles.





Matt Castillo 5-11 180 Pomona High School Sr


Running Back

Darius Turner 5-11 190 Doherty High School Sr


Bo Bolen 5-9 185 Grandview High School Sr


Offensive Line

Alec Johnson 6-4 295 Mullen High School Sr


Andrew Sampson 6-5 280 Overland High School Sr


Bryce Givens 6-6 260 Mullen High School Sr


Jimmy Miller 6-3 280 Mullen High School Sr


Joe Caprioglio 6-5 260 Highlands Ranch High School Sr


Tight End

Mat Birkeness 6-4 225 Columbine High School Sr


Wide Receiver

Brandon Beecher 5-11 170 Overland High School Sr


Brandon Kaufman 6-3 175 Heritage High School Jr




Defensive Line

Curtis Cunningham 6-2 270 Columbine High School Sr


Nick Hernon 6-2 230 Douglas County High School Sr


Chance Crawford 6-3 230 Fort Collins High School Sr


Nick Kasa 6-7 230 Legacy High School Sr



Jon Major 6-4 230 Ponderosa High School Sr


Will Pericak 6-4 240 Boulder High School Sr


Andy Clements 6-3 195 Chatfield High School Sr


Defensive Back

Nolan Brewster 6-2 200 Mullen High School Sr


Tyler Jackson 6-1 180 Douglas County High School Sr


Patrick Mahnke 6-1 200 Mountain Vista High School Sr


Ryan Misare 5-11 200 Douglas County High School Sr


Get on the message board and let me know what you think of this group.  Also, feel free to post your own 5A squad on the boards.  On the premium board I will be breaking down the picks by position.