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MileHigh Prep Report Preseason 6-Man Football Rankings

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MileHigh Prep Report Preseason 6-Man Football Rankings

Last year’s Football season was very interesting.  Limited number of games and playoff teams made things interesting.    6-Man this season looks to be very competitive with a lot of teams returning talent.  Should be a fun year in the 6-Man ranks.

6-Man

RankTeamNotes
#1Granada  

Made the Playoffs, lost in the Semifinals
Granada reached the Semifinals a season ago going 6-2.  Both loses were to eventual state champions Fleming.  Granada played them tough both times coming up just short.  Granada is loaded from top to bottom this season with just 1 senior graduating.  QB Dominic Coleman is back along with RB John Hainer.  Defensively Granada should also be tough with 7 of their top 8 tacklers back.
#2Stratton

Made the
playoffs, Runner up
Stratton was the Runner Up a year ago.  Stratton was young last year and showed in the State Championship game.  Stratton had big contributions from younger players and will help them this season.  Stratton returns QB Charlie Tagtmeyer, along with their top 2 RBs in Alex Cruz and Charlie Clapper.  Defensively Stratton returns 7 of their top 8 tacklers and this team will be very tough.
#3Cheyenne Wells  

Made the playoffs, lost in the Semifinals
Cheyenne Wells went 6-1 last season falling in the semifinals to Stratton/Liberty.  Cheyenne Wells will be loaded once again this season and could be even tougher with a key injured player coming back.  Cheyenne Wells returns their back up QB Blake Gilmore, along with top RB’s Evan Worley and Rogelio Rangel along with Cade Mitchek who was injured most of last season.  Defensively Cheyenne Wells will be returning 7 of their top 8 tacklers and this team will be a huge threat.
#4Fleming  

Defending State Champions
Fleming is your defending State Champions.  Fleming, I think is still a big threat but have 5 seniors to replace.  Fleming offensively will return their #3 and #4 RB’s Nolan Japp and Blake Feather.  These two must anchor a young offensive team.  Fleming defensively also returns 4 of their top 8 tacklers.  This team could struggle early on, but I expect them to still be a big threat.
#5Prairie

Made the playoffs, lost in the first round
Prairie reached the playoffs a year ago going 5-2.  Prairie is loaded and will be looking for a deep run in the Playoffs.  QB Andy Long is back along with #2 RB Claytin Hove.  Prairie offensively will be tough and should be a high scoring unit.  Defensively Prairie has a few holes to fill with 5 of their top 8 tacklers returning but lose key leaders.
#6Branson/Kim  

Missed the playoffs, went 4-3
Branson/Kim missed the playoffs a season ago but went 4-3 and gained valuable experience for a young team.  Branson/Kim this year returns QB Brody Doherty and their top RB’s from a year ago Peyton Cranson and Brock Doherty.  Branson/Kim defensively return 7 of their top 8 tacklers.  Branson/Kim a season ago was young and look out for this team this season.
#7Cheraw  

Missed the playoffs, went 4-2
Cheraw missed the playoffs a season ago but had success going 4-2.  Cheraw barely missed out on the playoffs a year ago and will be looking for a deep playoff run this season.  Offensively Cheraw returns QB Cade Phillips along with RB Braeden Harris.  The WR unit has hit by graduation so that is a concern for a high-flying offense.  Defensively Cheraw returns 6 of their top 8 tacklers but lose their defensive leaders from last season.
#8Idalia  

Missed the playoffs, went 2-2
Idalia missed the playoffs a season ago and had their season cut short playing just 4 games.  Idalia in those 4 games did gain valuable experience for a team losing 0 seniors.  Idalia returns QB Eduardo Estrada and RB’s Yahir Enriquez and Kye Towns.  Defensively they return all their starters and this unit should be much improved this season. 
#9Briggsdale    

Made the playoffs, lost in the first round
Briggsdale made the playoffs a year ago going 4-3.  Briggsdale returns a very talented offensive unit with QB Braden Krise leading the way.  RB Malik Carlson and top target Tanner Fiscus also return to lead a dangerous offensive unit.  Defensively Briggsdale returns 5 of their top 8 tacklers but have a few holes to fill.  Briggsdale should be a team to reach the playoffs again this year.
#10Eads  

Made the playoffs, went 3-3
Eads made the playoffs a year ago falling in the first round.  Eads had a few injuries that hurt them a season ago but should help them this year giving experience to younger players.  Eads returns QB Cade McDowell and #2 RB Porter Spady.  These two will look to anchor a young offense.  Eads defensively returns 5 of their top 8 tacklers but lose their defensive leaders.  Eads will be young this season, but I think still a threat for the playoffs.
#11Kit Carson  

Made the Playoffs, lost in the first round
Kit Carson went 3-2 last season but reached the playoffs.  Kit Carson was a young team a season ago but return a lot of talent this year.  Kit Carson returns QB Brett Mayhan as well as #2 RB Paul Mitchek.  Kit Carson lose just 1 senior from a year ago and defensively return 7 of their top 8 tacklers.  Kit Carson gained valuable experience last season.
#12Genoa-Hugo  

Missed the Playoffs, went 4-2
Genoa-Hugo missed out on the playoffs but had success last season going 4-2.  Genoa-Hugo weaker schedule cost them a shot at the playoffs last season but look for them to make a run for the playoffs this season.  QB Trey Smith, RB/WR Wyatt Miller, and RB/WR Colby Simmons are all back to lead a dangerous offensive unit.  Defensively Genoa-Hugo returns 5 of their top 8 tacklers.
#13North Park  

Missed the playoffs, went 3-3
North Park missed the playoffs a year ago going 3-3 but were rebuilding a young team.  North Park returns QB Hunter Sessions along with top RB Evan Pieper.  Defensively North Park should improve returning 7 of their top 8 tacklers.  North Park played a lot of young players a season ago, but this season should be well experience and look for a playoff berth.
#14Arickaree/Woodlin  

Missed the playoffs, went 4-3
Arickaree/Woodlin missed the playoffs a year ago but went 4-3 and gained valuable experience for a young team.  Arickaree/Woodlin lose just 1 senior from a year ago and will be loaded for a deep run.  Arickaree/Woodlin return QB Logan Wright along with top 2 RB’s Samuel Koolstra and Angel Servin.  Defensively Arickaree/Woodlin returns 7 of their top 8 tacklers.  Look for this team to make a push for a playoff spot.
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