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The 2017 All-South Metro Football Team



Quarterback: Alex Padilla, 6-2, 190, junior, Cherry Creek

Had a 125.6 quarterback rating, passing for 2,678 yards and 40 TDs.

Running back: Dominic Bettini, 5-9, 170, junior, Highlands Ranch

Rushed for 1,679 yards and 16 TDs and had only one fumble in 240 carries.

Running back: Spencer Lambert, 5-9, 180, junior, ThunderRidge

Carried the load as a dual threat and had 1,265 rushing yards.

Wide receiver: Dimitri Stanley, 6-0, 178, senior, Cherry Creek

All-purpose standout that caught 81 passes for 1,192 yards.

Wide receiver: Ryan Thibault, 6-3, 190, senior, Valor Christian

Versatile big-play receiver who averaged 18.8 yards per catch.

Wide receiver: Tristan Smith, 5-11, 170, senior, Mountain Vista

Offensive captain had 880 receiving yards and 13 of the team’s 25 TD receptions.

Offensive line: Blake Carette, 6-3, 280, senior, Arapahoe

Air Force commit is a three-time all-conference lineman.

Offensive line: Max Bruner, 6-3, 280, senior, Ponderosa

Big help to an offense that averaged 370 yards and 40.7 points a game.

Offensive line: Preston Rose, 6-3, 255, senior, Valor Christian

Inspired by family football culture and anchored line with twin brother Peyton.

Offensive line: Drake Nugent, 6-2, 260, junior, Highlands Ranch

State shot put champion was a standout two-way player.

Offensive line: Michael Lynn, 6-3, 300, junior, Cherry Creek

Hard worker who has developed into a highly regarded prospect.

Utility: Luke McCaffrey, 6-2, 180, Jr., Valor Christian

All-purpose athlete was a quarterback, receiver and kickoff returner.


Defensive line: Mason Knighton, 6-5, 240, senior, Ponderosa

Force up front with 64 tackles and four sacks.

Defensive line: Trevor Szilagyi, 6-5, 260, senior, Valor Christian

MVP of the defensive front with 24 tackles despite often being double teamed.

Defensive line: Tate Wildeman, 6-6, 250, senior, Legend

Highly regarded prospect had 61 tackles, six sacks in eight games.

Linebacker: Jacob Stanton, 6-2, 220, senior, Chaparral

Had 128 tackles and four blocked kicks.

Linebacker: Nick Clancy, 6-1, 195, senior, Douglas County

Finished season with 96 tackles including 6.5 sacks.

Linebacker: Issac Wilson, 6-2, 190, junior, Chaparral

Had 109 tackles, including 13 sacks among 24 tackles for losses.

Linebacker: Ethan Fraiser, 6-1, 215, junior, ThunderRidge

11 tackles for losses among total of 109 tackles.

Defensive back: Justin Boyd, 6-1, 175, junior, Legend

Ball hawk had seven interceptions and 30 tackles.

Defensive back: Zach Wilson, 5-9, 159, senior, Rock Canyon

Had five interceptions, 10 deflections and 45 tackles.

Defensive back: Chad Muma, 6-3, 200, senior, Legend

Returned from injury and had 77 tackles, three sacks and an interception.

Defensive back: Chris Ditzenberger, 6-2, 172, senior, Cherry Creek

He was in on 65 tackles, had four interceptions and four deflections


Punter: Issac Power, 6-2,185, senior, Ponderosa

Averaged 41.3 yards with 12 of his 20 punts inside the 20-yard line.

Place kicker: Brian Brogan, 5-8, 160, soph., Valor Christian

Had 60 kicking points, going 36-36 on PATs and on 8-9 field goals.

Returner: Brelan Griffin, 5-8, 155, senior, Highlands Ranch

Averaged 27.1 yards on kickoff returns and 19.6 on punt returns.


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