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Post Douglas County Game of the Week Recap
Game of the Week Recap:
Last week’s Game of the Week was high paced and exciting between Chaparral High School and Ponderosa High School. The team hit the field with their mustaches on in support of the Mustache Madness by Ken Clausen. The game not only was being fought on the field but had the Army’s support while they helped hand out roster cards to the supporting fans. Denver Outlaws' Ken Clausen was in attendance to help fight prostate cancer with his Mustache Madness Foundation during Mustache March. All proceeds of this game went to the cause and helpded him with the battle against prostate cancer.
Chaparral Wolverines came out slow and finished the first half behind Ponderosa by a goal. Chaparral hit the field the second half looking to take the game by storm. When Coach Michael Magrin was asked what made this team successful in this game he said “Ponderosa played a smart, disciplined game. Our success was due to finishing quick in transition”. Chaparral played a smart fast game lead by Adam Balsiger that proved to be an exciting win for the Wolverines. Balsiger was recognized by the Outlaws and Chaparral’s coaching staff as the Denver Outlaws “Player of the Game” and invited to represent his team in the upcoming "Young Guns Shootout" during the Outlaws' half time on June 11. When Coach Michael Magrin was asked what his team needed to work on to continue their success in the season he stated, “Minimize turnovers, and learn to start the game up-tempo on offense and defense.” Keep playing hard Wolverines and work on the little things! Good luck on the rest of the season. Go Wolverines!
Wildcard Game of the Week:
Last week’s Wildcard Game was played by Englewood High School and Ridgeview Academy. The Englewood Pirate’s had a big home game beating Ridgeview Academy. Two players that stepped up big in this game to really help the Pirates to victory were Cody Shrednick #27, and Israel Rubio, both posting 2 goals, 1 assist, and an amazing 17 ground ball pickups. This win gave the young team composed mostly of freshmen, a needed boost of confidence. With a few injured players back in the roster this week Coach Mark says “this really helped change the team dynamic”; also saying that the team's passing game has improved with every practice. A big part of the win was due to the impressive goal tending. The Englewood goalie is in his first season of lacrosse and improves with every game learning it inside and out. We at the Denver Outlaws say “Good luck Pirates!”
Game of the Week: Overland High School vs. Gateway High School
Overland High School will be tested in this week's game at Overland's home field at 4:00 pm. Gateway High School comes in to this game with a 4-2 record and 43rd overall in the state. Overland maintains a 2-7 record. The Overland Blazers will look to their three captains seniors; Jordan Scherner #17, Glenn Tirrell #14, Joe Truong #11. These three players are not only leaders on the field but off the field as well. Another up and coming star on the team is Kelecahi Chukwuka. Chukwuka is a great scorer, and a young leader who will help carry the team for years to come. This year the coaching staff has emphasized the pace of play, fundamentals, accuracy, discipline, and mental stamina in practice. Mental stamina is part of Overland's motto which is “One –More Look”, reminding the team to not play selfishly, and looking to not only help the individual but help the team victory. Coach Danny hopes to walk away tomorrow a better team and a team with one more victory under their belt. Good luck Blazers!
Wild Card Game of the Week: Evergreen High School vs. Conifer High School
Year in and year out, this game proves to be a battle between the mountain teams' rivalry. Wednesday's game will prove to be a true test of the schools in the mile high mountains.
Evergreen High School has dedicated this season to the passing of the boys' lacrosse teams' past coach. Coach Toby Plank passed away in December due to Cancer, the team has pulled together to dedicate this season to the memory of their passionate coach, Toby Plank. Coach Jon and the Evergreen Cougars will be looking for leadership from his three captains Brad Lindsay #27, Mike Rogers # 36, and Jimmy Stephens #24. These players will need to lead by example in order to be a disciplined team and control ball position. Another player that Evergreen will be look for in order to put points on the scoreboard is junior #8 Evan Dyba, who as an attackman leads the Cougars in overall points. Good luck this week Cougars!
Front Range Conference Week at a Glance
The Bishop Machbeuf High School Buffalos, lead by Greg Schaffner, currently holds a 2-4 record. The Buffalos are fourth in the Front Range Conference, closely followed by Denver East High School. The Buffalos will be coming through this week from an unfortunate loss to Colorado Academy High School in a 7-19 game and a victorious game against Overland High School with a 16-8 final score. Hopefully Machebeuf can pull out a good game to pump up their record this week against Kent Denver High School on April 12. Good Luck Machebeuf!
The Colorado Academy High School Mustangs are in the middle of a great season with a 4-1 record. The Mustangs have an offensive powerhouse between # 7 senior S. Grey with 19 goals currently this season and #27 junior C. Fuller with 12 assists. Last week’s game against Machebeuf, C.Fuller ranked No. 1 in the leader boards with 5 goals. The Mustangs have a good game coming up next week against the 1-6 George Washington High School on April 12. Keep up the 3 game winning streak going Mustangs!
Lead by, juniors Drew Trattler and Luke Boardman, and seniors Danny Prevedel and Sam Zisser, the Denver East High School Angels have held strong this season. With a 2-4 record the Angels are holding strong to the league win against Bishop Machebeuf with a 15-0 victory. Goal tender, Drew Trattler, and offensive leader Danny Prevedel are definite leaders on the team. As a junior Drew Trattler, holds an impressive 10 saves in 40 minutes of playing time. Senior Danny Prevedel shows promise to finish of his last season as an Angel with 5 goals and 5 game balls. Keep it up Denver East!
The Denver South Rebels are having a great season as third in the league with a 5-3 record. With Head Coach, Jason Brookes, senior John Hogsett are pushing the team of 10 seniors, 3 juniors, 2 sophomores, and 4 freshman to continue to work hard and compete in the Front Range Conference. John Hogsett has 37 goals and 11 assists in 7 games played this season. The Rebels will play a close game this coming week against Denver East who has a 2-4 record. Good luck to both teams in this league game!
The George Washington High School Patriots have had a rough season with a 1-6 record. Head coach Issac Nelson-Gardner has a rough week ahead of his team with upcoming game against Colorado Academy. Colorado Academy has a strong team with a 5-1 record. If the Patriots can pull together this week it could prove to be a season changing game for the George Washing High School team. Good luck Patriots, big week!
Kent Denver High School has a strong team this season and currently holds an impressive 4-0 record. Last week's win against Denver East was a big win for the Devils lead by Bailey Tills, James Rassenfoss, Pete Dikeeou, and Sam Van Hook. Kent Denver plays their second league game this week against Bishop Machbeuf and hope to keep their perfect record. Keep up the good work Kent!
The Denver Outlaws look forward to this week's high school lacrosse games and continues to support the local teams through the 2011 season.
Make sure to come and support this week's "Player of the Week" in the "Young Guns Shootout", a skills competition starring your very own high school players at half time of the Denver Outlaws' game June 11!