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LEGACY LIGHTNING

COACH: Wayne Voorhees (11th year, 64-43).

LAST YEAR: 4-6, lost 52-6 to Valor Christian in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs

RETURNING STARTERS: Tyler Baum (Sr., OG, 6-0, 235); Angelo Chavez (Sr., C, 6-0, 230); Drew Hebel (Sr., WR-DB, 5-10, 175); Andrew Laguardia (Sr., OT, 6-3, 268); Logan Lyons (Sr., OG, 6-0, 285); Patrick Matthews (Sr., TE, 6-3, 200); Chandler Medina (Sr., DT, 6-4, 266); Quinten Rodriguez (Jr., DB, 5-9, 177); Jacob Royer (Sr., WR, 6-1, 175); Brandon Simmons (Jr. DB, 6-0, 169); Mikey Straface (Sr., WR, 6-2, 180); Nick Weaver (Sr., LB, 5-11, 195).

OTHERS TO WATCH: Connor Connolly (Jr., LB, 5-10, 205); Troy Fossett (Jr., LB, 5-10, 174); Matt Lynch (So., QB, 6-3, 187); Alex Ortiz (Sr., FB-DE, 6-0, 233); Taten Petersian (Sr., RB, 5-10, 180); Kyle Ray (Sr., DE, 6-2, 227).

DIVISION-1 PROSPECTS: Laguardia, Medina.

MUST SEE GAME: Oct. 25 vs. Ralston Valley

STRENGTHS: The Lightning has solid senior leadership up front where it matters the most.

WEAKNESSES: “We are a little green on defense,” Voorhees said.

SCHEDULE

Aug. 29 — at Escambia (Pensacola, Florida), Disney Wide World of Sports Complex, 7 p.m.

Sept. 7 — BROOMFIELD, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13 — at Chaparral, Sports Authority Stadium (Parker), 4 p.m.

Sept. 20 — at Fort Collins, French Field, 7 p.m.

Sept. 26 — at Arvada West*, NAAC, 7 p.m.

Oct. 4 — POMONA*, 7 p.m.

Oct. 10 — FAIRVIEW*, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18 — at Boulder*, Recht Field, 7 p.m.

Oct. 25 — RALSTON VALLEY*, 7 p.m.

Note: Home games upper case and at Adams 12 North Stadium. Asterisk indicate North Metro League games.

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