MileHigh Prep Report Class 1A Regular Season Awards
My 2018 Class 1A Regular Season Awards. Picking these players is never easy and usually takes me a while to decide on any of these awards. I am stuck using Maxpreps for stats unless they are sent to me. I used the stats on Maxpreps on 11/01. I physically could not make every game, so I used stats and tried to watch any film available. I will not lie, and I leaned heavily towards teams that made the playoffs for picking First/Second teams.
Quick Note: If your team has not posted stats it is very hard for me to give awards to players with no stats even if your team is doing good I cannot guess stats.
One other Note: Being a lineman in high school it also hurt me inside not giving any offensive lineman awards. So, this year I have decided to give two offensive line groups into my First and Second team offenses.
Player of the Year: Cannan Bennett Sr. Limon High School; 696 yards passing, 10 TD’s, 1 INT, 295 yards rushing and 6 TDs, and 30 tackles, 2 TFL, 4 INTs.
Offensive Player of the Year: Michael Spence Sr. Strasburg High School; 420 passing yards, 7 passing TD’s and 563 yards rushing and 12 rushing TD’s
Defensive Player of the Year: Nate McLarty Sr. Peyton High School; 100 tackles, 22 TFL, 3 Sacks, 1 caused fumble, and 2 fumble recovery’s.
QB of the Year: Ryan Phelan So. Meeker High School; 1,519 passing yards, 14 passing TD’s and 3 INT’s. (62.4% completion percentage).
RB of the Year: Peyton Brones Jr. Colorado Springs Christian; 1,487 yards rushing yards, 22 rushing TD’s.
WR of the Year: Kurvonte Rice Sr. Jefferson High School; 977 receiving yards and 16 TD’s.
Most Tackles: Jesus Diaz Sr. Trinidad High School; 128 tackles (88 Solo & 40 Asst)
Most Sacks: Brandon Pennell Sr. Clear Creek High School; 10.5 Sacks
Most Interceptions: Liam Murphy Sr. Platte Canyon High School; 8 Interceptions
Surprise team of the Year: Holyoke High School (3-6 last year)
Coach of the Year: Dustin Sprague, Holyoke High School
Class 1A MileHigh Prep Report Offensive and Defensive Teams
Offense 1st Team
QB Cannan Bennett Sr. Limon High School
QB Michael Spence Sr. Strasburg High School
QB Ryan Phelan So. Meeker High School
RB Peyton Brones Jr. Colorado Springs Christian
RB J.D Hart Sr. Peyton High School
Offensive Line-Limon High School
Offensive Line-Colorado Springs Christian
Offense 2nd Team
QB Braden Witzel Sr. Burlington High School
QB Adam Schulz So. Crowley County High School
RB Kaidon Went Jr. Monte Vista High School
RB Blake Mosenteen So. Holyoke High School
WR Kurvonte Rice Sr. Jefferson High School
Offensive Line-Peyton High School
Offensive Line-Holyoke High School
Logan Stewart Sr. Highland, Lucas Gerding Sr. Clear Creek, Devon Kemp Jr. Jefferson, Miles Sprague Fr. Holyoke, Rayden Swallow Sr. Florence, Anthony Felice Sr. Paonia, Andy Kracht Sr. Meeker, Trevor Tinajera Sr. Platte Canyon, Taj Cornum Jr. Centauri, Eric Maez Jr. Centauri, Mason Claunch Fr. Centauri.
Burlington Offensive Line, Crowley County Offensive Line, Centauri Offensive Line, Meeker Offensive Line.
Defense 1st Team
Nate McLarty Sr. Peyton High School
Cade Hillman Sr. Wray High School
Liam Murphy Sr. Platte Canyon High School
Sackett Chesnik Sr. Paonia High School
Bennie Chacon Sr. Centauri High School
Owen Busetti So. Florence High School
Defense 2nd Team
Rian Chavez So. Colorado Springs Christian
Jesus Trejo Sr. Holyoke High School
James Amick Sr. Meeker High School
Brandon Pennell Sr. Clear Creek High School
Clay Sims Sr. Peyton High School
Kory Tacha So. Limon High School
Jesus Diaz Sr. Trinidad, Cobi Garcia So. Monte Vista, Lane Walter Sr. Crowley County, Wesley Van Matre Jr. John Mall, Tyler Vigil Sr. Monte Vista, Carlos Lopez Sr. Center, Jacob Dube So. Cornerstone Christian, Jon Walters Sr. Strasburg, Adam Smith So. Hotchkiss, Drew Martin Sr. Buena Vista, Malachi Bardol Jr. Buena Vista, Adam Chacon Jr. Centauri