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Mile High Prep Reports Top Returning O-Lines Class 1A

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Mile High Prep Reports Top Returning O-Lines Class 1A

Picking the top returning Offensive Lineman was a very challenging feat.  It was a lot of digging through who was lost and who is coming back.  An offensive line could be hurt by departures of a few players or could be strengthen.  This was one of the toughest things to pick so I am not putting them in any order but just listening them according to their record from last year.  If you think I am missing someone or have the wrong info please message me. 

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Centauri HSCentauri brings back a very experience offensive line.  Centauri lose just 1 starter from the State Semifinal team.  The offensive line for Centauri will have to find a new leader but this group will be tough.  Centauri offensive line will power a very explosive offense and has key players back in Ben Tailleur, Jownes Archuleta, and Danny Brady.
Limon HSLimon lose a few key players on the offensive line from their State Championship team.  Limon does return at least two starters and these two are key for a younger group of offensive linemen.  Chance Cannon and Eli Weisensee are the two players I look to step up big for the Limon offensive line.
North Fork HSNorth Fork is the combination of Hotchkiss and Paonia and with this combination the offensive line for North Fork will be dangerous.  Alone Hotchkiss would have returned 4 starters and with the combination I think makes this offensive line one of the more experience groups.  North Fork will turn to Coulson Hollembeak and a tough group of seniors to be leaders.
Holyoke HSHolyoke lose a few key pieces from last years offensive line and leadership must be replaced.  Holyoke returns at least 3 starters on the offensive line.  Holyoke does return a big group of senior offensive linemen and they will have to fill the leadership role.  Aidyn Shafer, Cade Killin, and Jaime Avila are all names I look to see become leaders for a tough offensive line.
Buena Vista HSBuena Vista returns a very talented core of skill players and they will turn to 2 returning starters to anchor the offensive line.  Just 2 seniors will be on the offensive line so it will be the upcoming Juniors and Sophomores that must step up to fill the holes left by graduation.
Monte Vista HSMonte Vista had key success last year and return the core of their offensive line.  Monte Vista will lose two key pieces to graduation, but the core of Alex Felix, Blair Vanderpool, and Alex Deherrera lead a talented offensive line.  Monte Vista will turn to a group of Juniors who played big minutes last year to fill the holes left by graduation. 
Strasburg HSStrasburg was hit hard by graduation losing up to 4 starters on the offensive line, but Strasburg is tradition rich and expect them to bounce back quickly.  Look for the upcoming Seniors of Kurt Echer, Cole Leiker, Matthias Brown, and Preston Crouse to step up for Strasburg.
Peyton HSPeyton could return one of the more experience offensive lines in Class 1A.  Peyton lose just 1 starter from last years offensive line and should be poised for a big year.  Peyton offensive line will be key for a young skill position group. 
Florence HSFlorence took a small hit by graduation losing 2 or 3 starters on the offensive line but return a solid core of kids to quickly reload their offensive line.  Florence is tradition rich and look for leadership from Tegan Simmons, Sam Morgan, and Justin Johnston.
Grand Valley HSGrand Valley had a solid run last year in the spring season and now look to have the same success in the Fall.  Grand Valley offensive line return the core of their offensive line.  Losing just 2 starters last year and a big upcoming group of Seniors should have Grand Valley poised for a big season.
Highland HSHighland also took a small hit by graduation losing 2 starters on the offensive line but the leadership returning should help a new group of offensive linemen.  Highland returns starters Jeiven Gonzalez, Blake Vach, and Grey Coy. Look for Clayton Wood and Carter Jennings to help fill out the offensive line. This unit will help what could be a high flying offense.
Wray HSWray was hit hard by graduation losing 3 or possibly 4 starters on the offensive line but Wray has the tradition to quickly bounce back.  Tell Wade will be one of the leaders and Wray offensive line will feature majority Juniors next year but could make this group dangerous as the year goes on.
Center HSCenter had a short season a year ago, but the one big advantage was big experience for a younger group of offensive linemen.  Center will return 4 of the 5 starters on the offensive line and have some size returning.  Omar Hernandez, Joaquin Moreno, and Cruz Reyes lead a big offensive line for Center.
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