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    Mason Veve (7) of Erie shoves an Evergreen defender away with a stiff arm while carrying the football on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019.

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    Frederick High School's Brandon Hornby runs the ball during a game against Erie on Friday in Frederick.

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    Longmont High School's Dylan Stott (No. 3) is tackled by Skyline High School's Grayden Bridwell (No. 25) on Sept. 27, 2019.

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    ERIE, CO - AUG. 21, 2019: Mead High School nose gaurd Kaleb Lee poses for a portrait on Tuesday in Erie.

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    Legacy High School defensive end Hunter O'Connor poses for a portrait on Tuesday in Erie.

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    Skyline quarterback Chase Silva (15) get a pass away as Loveland defender Jadyn Tafoya (20) closes in Friday evening Nov. 8, 2019 at Lyons High School.

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    Mead High School's Jake Wachter runs the ball during a CHSAA football game against Erie on Thursday in Erie.

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    Boulder’s Shane Provost is a four-year varsity player for the Panthers and seemingly has picked up another position to play each of those years. He’ll be wearing many hats, not to mention a couple different-numbered jerseys, on game days in 2019.

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    Cole Riters of Silver Creek, left, tries to stiff arm a Longmont defender during their game on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont.



First team offense

QB — Chase Silva, Jr., Skyline: The Falcons gunslinger backed up his sophomore campaign with 2,283 passing yards, 31 touchdown tosses and just eight interceptions — including a 17-to-3 TD-INT ratio the final six games of the season.

QB — Jake Green, Sr., Frederick: Green had a truly special season in BoCo annals, leading to him being the offensive player of the year for 2019. Third in all of 11-man football with 3,490 yards of offense, Green’s 46 total TDs accounted for puts him over the top. And, he threw just two interceptions all year.

RB — Caden Peters, Sr., Broomfield: A model of consistency, to be true, Peters had 13 100-yard rushing games while leading all of 11-man football with 2,637 yards, and he scored 22 touchdowns. He ran for 1,069 yards in October alone.

RB — Jake Wachter, Sr., Mead: Mead’s attack was complementary, but Wachter led the way with an 11.3 average on yards per carry while punching the ball in the end zone 17 times. Also had three touchdown receptions.

RB — Mason Veve, Jr., Erie: Veve locked down the top rushing slot for the Tigers and ended up scoring 15 rushing touchdowns and averaging 7 yards a pop (1,194 yards in 2019). That was good for first-team all-conference honors and all-state honorable mention.

RB — Keiren Singh, So., Monarch: The Coyotes had a bell cow in Singh, as he had seven 100-yard games and ended up finding paydirt 16 times. He was a first-team all-conference pick.

Fairview High School's Henry Blackburn (No. ...
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Fairview High School’s Henry Blackburn (No. 2) shakes a tackle from Poudre High School’s Caleb Schmutzer (No. 14) and Brady Kintzley (No. 25) at Recht Field in Boulder on Oct. 24, 2019.

WR — Henry Blackburn, Sr., Fairview: No doubt one of the true talents the area has seen in recent years, Blackburn capped an eye-popping career with a state record 26 touchdown catches and led the state in receiving yards, all in the span of seven games.

WR — Grant Page, So., Fairview: A first-time varsity player, Page was the early go-to guy for Aidan Atkinson while Blackburn was injured but still managed season marks of 1,250 yards (third-most in Colorado) and 15 touchdowns (fifth).

WR — Grant Swenson, Sr., Broomfield: The Eagles were a big-play passing team, averaging 17 yards per catch. Swenson led the way in targets and finished with 38 catches, 718 yards and seven scores.

TE — Austin Robison, Sr., Skyline: His presence is felt on both sides of the ball as a second-team all-state selection, but on offense he established career bests of 25 catches, 453 yards and eight touchdowns.

TE — Dylan Sindelar, Sr., Frederick: Sindelar lived up to his own expectations, catching 37 passes for 664 yards and finding the end zone 10 times. Big No. 99 also had seven sacks defensively.

OL — Tyler Carpenter, Sr., Broomfield: Selected as a first-team all-state player, Carpenter cleared the way for Caden Peters while also helping first-year starting quarterback Zachary Kapushion settle in.

OL — Bryant Walker, Sr., Broomfield: Another first-team all-state selection, Walker rarely took a snap off and helped BHS churn out almost 360 yards of offense per outing.

OL — Bryce Rhode, Sr., Longmont: The Trojans had a lot of turnover this year, but Rhode was literally at the center of the offensive line that helped young Keegan Patterson acclimate to varsity in a playoff-berth season. He’s a second-team all-state pick.

OL — Cord Kringlen, Jr., Holy Family: Several area coaches lauded Kringlen’s overall abilities, and the Tigers’ numbers back up the work of the offensive line as they averaged 367 yards of offense and 27.7 points per game.

OL — Kaleb Lee, Sr., Mead: A first-team Northern Metro selection and honorable mention all-state pick, Lee anchored a Mead offense that averaged 377 yards a game.

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Boulder High School’s Shane Provost (No.22) runs in for a touchdown against Fairview High School at Recht Field on Aug. 29, 2019.

First team defense

DL — Shane Provost, Sr., Boulder: The Panthers’ Swiss Army knife was exceptional along the line and knocked quarterbacks down frequently in 2019. The second-team all-state pick was credited with 16.5 sacks, which was fifth in 11-man football statewide.

DL — Brayden Wood, Jr., Fairview: Wood, an all-state second-team selection, was credited with 18 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks while leading a fierce FHS D-line. His 116 credited tackles included 70 solos.

DL — Hunter O’Connor, Sr., Legacy: The first-team Front Range League pick was lightning-quick around opposing offensive linemen, producing 39 tackles for loss this season. His 15.5 sacks this season give him 30 for his career.

DL — Jacob Bartholomew, Sr. Mead: His league’s defensive lineman of the year, Bartholomew was a second-team all-state pick after registering 7.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries.

DL — David Grassi, Sr., Erie: The senior hounded opposing offenses all season, and he raised eyebrows as a force that could push the guy across him whether on offense or defense. He was an all-conference pick in the 3A North Valley League.

LB — Landon Colvin, Sr., Fairview: A senior who overcame a lot in his career, Colvin capped off 2019 with 114 credited tackles (61 solo), first-team league honors as an O-linemen and a reputation for never leaving the field.

LB — Brayden Engelking, Jr., Longmont: Recognized as an all-state honorable mention pick, Engelking played through some injuries and registered a team-leading 7.9 tackles per game and was a leader of a growing defensive group.

LB — Joey Notaro, Sr., Frederick: Frederick’s linebacking corps was awesome, but area coaches took notice of Notaro, who amassed 103 tackles, one sack, one interception and three fumbles caused.

LB — Will Drewes, Sr., Skyline: Credited tackles aside, Drewes followed in the footsteps of older brother Ethan and was a menace, accumulating three sacks, nine TFLs, an interception and two fumbles while leading the 8-3 SHS defense.

DB — Trey Ward, Sr., Mead: The 2019 defensive player of the year, Ward was extremely confident going after the football as he tallied seven interceptions and had nine deflections credited to his name. Also blocked two field goals and produced 58 tackles.

DB — Jack Ewig, Sr., Monarch: Whether close to the line of scrimmage or not, Ewig was a sure-fire tackling machine (87 total) who also had two picks and a fumble recovery. Led the team with 10 tackles for loss.

DB — Trey Ortega, Sr., Broomfield: Ortega, a first-team all-state pick, frequently locked down his side of the field for Broomfield’s incredible defense and helped BHS hold opponents to fewer than 10 points per game up until running into powerhouse Pine Creek.

DB — Eli Hubert, Sr., Silver Creek: The Raptors were arguably better than their 5-5 record (two losses were by a combined seven points), and Hubert showed a knack for playmaking with five interceptions and seven passes deflected as a first-team all-conference pick.

ATH — Grayden Bridwell, Jr., Skyline: The athleticism shown brightly for the all-state honorable mention junior. He led the team in catches (51), receiving yards (738), offensive scores (9), interceptions (3) and return yardage. Also contributed 227 rushing yards and a pair of sacks.

ATH — Liam Gray, Jr., Holy Family: Another exceptional kicker, Gray’s impact was felt everywhere. He led HFHS with 73 points scored, and that included five receiving touchdowns. He also had 38 touchbacks on kickoffs.

ATH — Brandon Hornby, Sr., Frederick: In addition to averaging just under 100 yards of offense per game and 14 offensive touchdowns, Hornby was Frederick’s kick returner, had a punt returned for a TD, and led the team with four picks — also returning one of those for six points. Throw in 44 tackles just for good measure.

K — John Hoyland, Sr., Legacy: A year with several outstanding placekickers saw Hoyland nail a state-most 14 field goals (in 16 attempts) while not missing a single PAT (31-for-31). An all-state honorable mention pick, he also had 47 touchbacks.

P — Cole Riters, Sr., Silver Creek: Very much an athlete in that he played everywhere with success, for the purposes of this team, Riters fits the bill in punting, averaging 41.9 yards with eight ‘Inside the 20’ pin-downs.

KR — Jarrett Noterman, Sr., Niwot: The Cougars showed much improvement on offense this season, in part because Noterman frequently got them out in good field position. He was second in return yardage with 747 yards (542 kickoff, 205 punt).

Coach of the year — Blair Hubbard, Broomfield: The Eagles were the last perfect team in Class 4A leading into a championship-game appearance, and they were disciplined on both sides of the ball as 4A’s best defensive group and fifth-best offensive group. All with a new starting quarterback, new lead tailback and several new players on defense.

Honorable mention:

Colby Arlington, Sr., OL/DL, Erie; Ayden Bartko, Jr., QB, Niwot; Wiley Bennett, Sr., WR/DB, Boulder; Brad Bolles, Sr., OL, Fairview; Josh Bradford, Sr., TE/DE, Erie; Calahan Carter, Sr., QB, Holy Family; Hale Chargois, Sr., QB, Boulder; Michael Clementson, Sr., OL, Frederick; Carter Closson, Sr., QB, Silver Creek; Luke Dunker, Sr., K, Frederick; Jacob Duran, Sr., WR, Legacy;

Hall Edmonds, Jr., LB, Broomfield; Matthew Eich, Jr., K/P, Broomfield; Liam Flanagan, Sr., RB, Niwot; Aiden Gaddis, Jr., OL/DL, Longmont; Mason Goss, Jr., ATH, Silver Creek; Seth Hagan, Sr., RB/LB, Prospect Ridge Academy; Joel Hesse, Jr., OL, Skyline; Sean Holbrook, Sr., LB, Frederick; Liam Huber, Jr., LB/DB, Fairview; Cole Johnson, Sr., OL, Fairview;

Trevin Johnson, Jr., RB, Holy Family; River Juarez, Sr., WR/DB, Broomfield; Dakota Key, Sr., RB, Legacy; Brayden Keys, Jr., RB, Mead; James Luehr, Sr., OL/DL, Prospect Ridge Academy; Torrance McCarty, Sr., LB, Boulder; Mike McKrola, Sr., RB, Skyline; Eli Mackey, Jr., DB, Mead; Anthony Medina, So., RB/LB, Centaurus; Julian Molina, Sr., LB, Niwot;

Adam Moser, Jr., DB, Fairview; John Pastore, So., OL, Erie; Keegan Patterson, So., QB/ATH, Longmont; Freddy Perez, Sr., OL, Centaurus; Braedon Peters, Sr., ATH, Holy Family; Monte Pickering, Jr., OL/LB, Lyons; Jackson Ramer, Sr., OL/DL, Frederick; Christian Ramirez, Sr., DB, Longmont; Hayden Robison, Jr., WR/DB, Skyline; Grayson Schenbeck, Sr., WR/DB, Erie;

Bryce Schmidt, Sr., OL, Mead; Sean Stevelinck, Jr., QB/OLB, Lyons; Trey Stewart, Sr., LB, Monarch; Aiden Tank, Sr., DL, Longmont; Dillon Tarves, Jr., RB, Fairview; AJ Tennessen, Sr., TE/DE, Monarch; Prestin Tillema, Sr., DB, Mead; Michael Tomaszewski, Sr., LB/RB, Silver Creek; Brady Veltien, Sr., QB, Mead; Antonio Welch-Soto, Sr., LB, Broomfield;

Sage Yazzie, Jr., WR/DB, Longmont; Zachary Zerr, Sr., LB, Broomfield.