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    Fairview quarterback Aiden Atkinson.

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    Skyline running back Jeremy Hollingsworth.

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    Fairview running back Mariano Kemp.

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    Mead running back Nathan Mackey.

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    Fairview wide receiver Matt Greenwald.

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    Holy Family's Kyle Helbig.

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    Erie lineman Cameron Marcucci.

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    Longmont's defensive lineman Jason Schneider.

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    Mac Post of Centaurus.




QB – Aiden Atkinson, So., Fairview: Leading all of Class 5A in passing yards and third overall in the state, the sophomore threw for 3,405 yards and 23 touchdowns while conceding just four interceptions.

RB – Jeremy Hollingsworth, Jr., Skyline: With 1,913 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns while helping the Falcons reach the postseason for the first time since 1999, only three players in the state finished with more yards and each of them played at least one more game.

RB – Mariano Kemp, Sr., Fairview: Eighth best in 5A with 1,485 rushing yards, the All-Mt. Cameron League First Team ball carrier plowed his way to 24 touchdowns and wasn’t credited with a fumble according to MaxPreps.com.

RB – Nathan Mackey, Sr., Mead: The most dangerous weapon for one of the state’s top offenses, he finished the season with 1,986 totals yards and 22 touchdowns throughout the Mavericks’ season that saw them go undefeated until the 3A state quarterfinals.

RB – Noah Roper, Jr., Erie: One of the top two-way players in the state and the BoCoPreps.com Offensive Player of the Year, he led all of Colorado’s running backs with 2,631 yards and 36 touchdowns while leading the Erie Tigers back to the state championship game for the first time since 2008.

WR – Matt Greenwald, Jr., Fairview: Ninth in 5A in receiving yards while scoring 10 touchdowns in the Knights’ potent passing attack, he was arguably the state’s top big-play receiver with a 24.7 yards-per-catch average on 33 receptions.

WR – Ryan Lynch, Sr., Legacy: Finishing with 910 yards on 58 catches, which was sixth best in 5A despite his not playing in a postseason game, he broke school records for receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in a career and also led the Lightning with five interceptions on defense.

WR – Andres Mendoza, Jr., Centaurus: Reeling in an incredible 75 passes, he led the entire state in receptions during the regular season and also amassed 1,014 all-purpose yards while only playing in eight games.

TE – Kyle Helbig, Jr., Holy Family: Entering the season as one of the best tight ends in the state, he caught nine touchdown passes in the Tigers’ first four games before injuries forced him to play nearly everything from defensive end to quarterback and he accounted for 1,561 offensive yards and 20 touchdowns including an interception return for a score.

OL – Michael DeCamillis,Sr., Broomfield: At 6-foot-3, 268 pounds, he was a force at the point of attack for the Eagles’ offense and was one of the most important players that sparked his team’s run to the 4A semifinals.

OL – Jarod Fixmer, Sr., Longmont: A starter in over 50 games throughout his career with the Trojans, he paved the way for his team to rack up 4,158 yards of offense while it made a run to the 3A state semifinals.

OL – Tristen Lee, Sr., Mead: Among the driving forces on one of the state’s best offenses, his effort up front allowed the Mavericks to put up more than 5,000 yards on their way to the 3A quarterfinals.

OL – Cameron Marcucci, Sr., Erie: The Tigers’ biggest and most intimidating player, they would not have made it all the way to the 3A championship game had he not paved the way on offense and was also credited with 45 tackles.

OL – Koby Soden, Sr., Fairview: Another two-way player with big-time talent, he held up at the heart of potent Knights offense that put up over 5,000 yards while facing some of the state’s best defenses and helped led the team to the 5A quarterfinals.


DL – Nathan Hackney, Jr., Erie: The Tigers would not have reached the 3A title game without his ability to keep opposing offenses in check with a team-leading 13 tackles for loss and eight sacks.

DL – Marcus Libera, Sr., Legacy: The senior was the most feared tackler in the middle of the Lightning’s defense and for good reason, making nine tackles for loss and personally accounting for four turnovers.

DL – Mateo Rives, Sr., Frederick: His team’s top defensive player and the Tri-Valley League defensive lineman of the year, he recorded 94 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and forced three turnovers to help the Warriors achieve their best record in years.

DL – Jason Schneider, Sr., Longmont: As active a defensive player as they come, he made 70 tackles, 17.5 for a loss, and led the Trojans with 4.5 sacks on the season.

DL – Trey Storm, Sr., Monarch: With 45 total tackles including 10 for a loss, he also had six sacks and a team-high 13 quarterback hurries for the Coyotes.

LB – Austin Hassler, Sr., Longmont: The BoCoPreps.com Defensive Player of the Year was seemingly everywhere at once for the 3A semifinal-bound Trojans, leading the team with 140 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, five interceptions and two fumbles five fumbles caused.

LB – Mac Post, Sr., Centaurus: As disruptive as they come, the Northern Conference Defensive Player of the Year made an amazing 24 tackles for loss including six sacks to go with his 121 total tackles.

LB – Alex Ortiz, Sr., Skyline: He had a team-high 86 tackles and intercepted a pair of passes while doing a little bit of everything throughout the Falcons’ season that returned them to the playoffs.

LB – Jeffrey Erickson, Sr., Fairview: The Knights’ defensive captain led the team with 111 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and six sacks.

LB – Noah Jenson, Sr., Broomfield: All over the place for the Eagles, his ability to make plays in the most key moments was a primary reason for Broomfield’s deep run in the 5A playoffs.

LB – Evan Hansen, Sr., Mead: The Mavericks made it all the way to the 3A semifinals and along the way he led the team with 155 tackles which was fourth most by any player in the state.

DB – Nick Paone, Sr., Longmont: Their defense was the Trojans’ calling card this season and his play in the secondary was a big reason why, as he had six interceptions, seven passes defended and two fumbles forced.

DB – Landon Sibley, Sr., Monarch: The Coyotes’ leader with 78 total tackles, he also had seven tackles for loss and was one of the top run defenders in the state.

DB – Bryce DesJardins, Jr., Fairview: Leading the Knights with three interceptions and 10 pass deflections, he also averaged 82.7 receiving yards across the nine games he played in.

DB – Matt Olson, Sr., Frederick: In leading all of 3A with six interceptions during the regular season and also rushing for 171 yards and six touchdowns, he cemented his status among the top all-around players in the area.


ATH – Tanner Garner, Sr., Broomfield: Though injury limited his time on the field, he was still one of the Eagles most dynamic players in all three phases of the game and played several career-best games in the postseason.

ATH – Kyle West, Jr., Skyline: Statistically the state’s sixth best receiver with 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns, the dynamic Falcons junior speedster finished the season with 1,363 total yards.

ATH – Tevye Schuettpelz-Rohl, Sr., Fairview: A playmaker in the truest sense of the word, he totaled 79 kicking points for the Knights as well as 582 punting yards, 579 receiving yards, 46 tackles and seven turnovers on defense.

K – Taylor Kamigaki, Jr., Mead: Third in the state with 79 kicking points, he was among Colorado’s most consistent players in the kicking and special teams game.

P – Julian Custine, Jr., Erie: With 62 touchbacks on kickoffs and 10 punts inside opponents’ 20-yard line, he accounted for 57 of the Tigers 401 total points this season.

LS – Gabe Paznokas, Sr., Lyons: Not only is he the top-ranked longsnapper in Colorado, he also led the Lions with 141 tackles which was good for eighth most in all of Colorado.


Chad Cooper, Erie: Following several seasons of the Tigers hovering around .500 and looking for a way to break through, he led Erie back to the state championship game for the first time since 2008.


Brandon Barton, Sr., LB, Niwot; Collin Black, Sr., QB, Silver Creek; TJ Blazon, Sr., WR, Silver Creek; Lee Biersner, Jr., OL/DT, Legacy; Bryan Blanks, Sr., LB, Longmont; Jack Braymiller, Sr., TE/LB, Boulder; Ted Chasson, Sr., OL/DE, Fairview; Spencer Clark, Sr., LB, Boulder; Ben Cole, Sr., TE/DT, Monarch; Steven Croell, Jr., QB, Broomfield;

Oakley Dehning, Jr., QB, Longmont; Derek Edwards, Sr., FB/LB, Mead; Jaydon Elkins, Jr., WR, Longmont; Drake Engelking, Jr., RB, Longmont; Dom Esters, Sr., WR, Mead; Patrick Fletcher, Sr., RB/LB, Boulder; Nick Faraca, So., QB, Centaurus; Diego Gallardo, Sr., OL, Skyline; Cruz Garcia, Jr., RB, Longmont; Jaden Gilmore, Sr., LB, Erie;

Dilan Gonzalez, Sr., LB/FB/TE, Holy Family; Mitchell Gorman, Sr., RB, Broomfield; Mitchell Guyot, Sr., LB, Holy Family; Taylor Hoffman, Jr., WR/DB, Nederland; Sam Hoswell, Sr., OL/DT, Monarch; Trace Jaramillo, Sr., DB, Broomfield; Mathew Johnson, Sr., OL/LB, Frederick; James Jones, Sr., RB/LB, Frederick; Tyler Keys, Sr., QB, Mead; Justin Kiss, Sr., RB, Monarch;

Jake Laurienti, Sr., RB/LB, Lyons; Ryan Lavanchy, Sr., WR/DB, Mead; Alec Lewis, Sr., QB, Legacy; Trace Lindemann, DB, Mead; Jacob Mansdorfer, Sr., LB/TE, Erie; Nathan Mcgregor, Jr., QB, Skyline; Jaymeson Nelms, Jr., TE/DE, Erie; Ashton Nichols, Jr., DB, Fairview; Matt Olson, Sr., DB, Frederick; Cole Peterson, Sr., WR/LB, Boulder;

Cole Polluconi, Sr., RB, Monarch; Spencer Rich, DB/WR, Silver Creek; Trevor Riters, Sr., TE/DE, Silver Creek; TyShawn Silva, Jr., WR/RB/DB, Justice; Elijah Silver, Sr., WR/RB, Centaurus; Connor Smith, Sr., OL/DT, Skyline; Telvin Townsend, Jr., OL/FB, Longmont; Ethan Villarreal, Sr., DB, Fairview; Tyler Walls, Sr., LB/OL, Prospect Ridge; Mason Watt, Sr., OL/DT, Broomfield; Jacob Williams, Sr., OL/DL, Silver Creek.

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