CLASS 5A SECOND ROUND STATE PLAYOFF MATCHUP
NO. 6 CHAPARRAL (8-2) vs. NO. 22 EAGLECREST (6-4)
Nov. 10, Legacy Stadium, 1 p.m.
BREAKDOWN: Eaglecrest and Chaparral meet for the first time since the first round of the 2007 5A playoffs, which the Wolverines won 35-10. The Raptors will play a home playoff game for the first time in at least a decade. … EAGLECREST: Mike Schmitt got a win in his first playoff game as Eaglecrest head coach, as the Raptors upset No. 11 Chatfield 29-7 on Nov. 3 at Jefferson County Stadium. The victory also was the first for Eaglecrest in the postseason since it won an upset of Fort Collins in the first round of the 2009 playoffs, then lost to Regis Jesuit in the second round….Quarterback Adan Soto threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns, TreShawn Wilford caught three passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns and Soto and Ryan Willey had rushing touchdowns in Eaglecrest’s victory over Chatfield. Soto upped his totals for the season to 1,428 passing yards and 14 touchdowns, including two in three of his past four ballgames. Wilford missed more than a month due to injury, but returned to record single game highs in yards and touchdown catches and now shares the team lead in TD receptions with Sean Watkins at four. Watkins added 61 yards and leads the team with 464 through the air. Willey’s TD run gave him the team lead with 8 rushing scores in addition to 719 yards, which is second on the team to Greyson Hoffman’s 781. Willey had 57 yards and Hoffman 48 against the Chargers. …Eaglecrest’s ball-hawking defense recorded three interceptions against Chatfield quarterback Mason Brozovich. …CHAPARRAL: The Wolverines routed No. 27 Rock Canyon 43-3 on Nov. 3 at Sports Authority Stadium, as quarterback Max Kuhns completed 19 of his 26 passes for 305 yards and four touchdowns, two each to Brandon Malone and Drew VanMaanen. Blake Harris had 100 yards receiving and Zac Guy rushed for 113 yards for Chaparral. …Kuhns has gaudy numbers on the season with 159 completions for 2,401 yards and 25 touchdowns against just six interceptions. The Wolverines receiving corps is deep, as four players have recorded 27 or more catches and 332 or more yards. Tight end Mitch Parsons, who recently decommitted from the University of Colorado, leads the way in catches (45) and receiving yards (754), while Malone has a team-best 10 TD catches. Guy is just 30 yards short of 1,000 on the season and has rushed for 11 touchdowns. …Chaparral’s defense has allowed just 136 points in 10 games and has held four opponents in single digits. …Chaparral athletic director Gary Thompson served as head football coach at Eaglecrest from 1997 to 2003. …WINNER: Plays either No. 3 Cherokee Trail or No. 14 Mullen in the quarterfinals. Based on CHSAA coinflips, Chaparral is assured of a home game with a win no matter which other team wins, while Eaglecrest would be at home if it and Cherokee Trail wins, or on the road if it wins and Mullen wins.
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