Football: Championship press conference set for Sports Authority Field at Mile High

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AURORA | Cherokee Trail football coach Monte Thelen and a few of his team members will get their look at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Wednesday during a press conference ahead of championship weekend.

Members of the Cougars and their opponent in Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. Class 5A state state championship game — Valor Christian — will be on hand at the Denver Broncos stadium to talk about the upcoming game at a press conference moderated by Drew Goodman of ROOT Sports.

Thelen, who has 12-1 Cherokee Trail in its first championship game and Eagles coach Brent Vieselmeyer — whose team is going for a fourth consecutive state title — will speak, along with the coaches in the 4A title game, Phil Bravo of Monarch and Denver South’s Tony Lindsay Sr.

The Cougars, who took down Ralston Valley 17-10 on Nov. 17 for their first semifinal victory, will play in the big venue for the first time, while the Eagles (11-2) have hoisted the 4A state championship trophy on the field for the past two seasons after winning the 3A title in 2009 at Legacy Stadium, Cherokee Trail’s home field.

Reach Sports Editor Courtney Oakes at [email protected] or 303-750-7555

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