AURORA | A different type of football gets to shine on Friday night at Aurora Public Schools Stadium, as the best players from the past boys soccer season in the East Metro Athletic Conference get together for the last time on the pitch.

A mix of players selected to the All-EMAC first and second teams for the 2021 season — including quite a few from Aurora programs Gateway, Hinkley, Rangeview and Vista PEAK — take the field for a 7 p.m. contest that is free and open to the public.

The home team will be coached by Hinkley’s Abigail Hinga — the EMAC’s Coach of the Year — while the away team that includes league player of the year Diego Flores of Adams City will be headed by Alejandro Garcia of Gateway (which won the league championship) plus Northglenn’s Ernesto Medina.

Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Colorado Sports Editor. Reach him at Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports


Nov. 12, 7 p.m. at Aurora Public Schools Stadium


ForwardMiguel Ruiz, Hinkley; Bryant Lopez Rodriguez, Westminster; Christian Melendez, Brighton; Olisa Uloko, Hinkley; Alberto Luevano, Rangeview; MidfieldAlexis Salas, Rangeview; Jose Rocha, Rangeview; Jon Marc Messersmith, Brighton; Samuel Acosta, Hinkley; Emiliano Rico, Hinkley; DefenseEdwin Garcia, Westminster; Moises Aguirre, Brighton; Marco Carbajal, Hinkley; Alexis Cerna, Rangeview; Yaziel Salais, Rangeview; Ali Morales, Vista PEAK; GoalkeeperJulian Fierro, Rangeview; Owen Woodford, Brighton. Coach: Abigail Hinga, Hinkley


ForwardDiego Flores, Adams City; Trace Ho-Tran, Northglenn; Diego Ocampo, Gateway; Nathanial Cabera, Prairie View; Luis Garcia, Prairie View; MidfieldEsau Perez, Prairie View; Dyllan Fry, Northglenn; Omar Rivera, Adams City; Adolfo Flores, Gateway; Kristopher Lage, Northglenn; Yahir Perez Lujan, Northglenn; Ismail Arreguin, Prairie View; Zamir Monsivais, Gateway; DefenseRyan Claxton, Gateway; Brandon Reyes, Adams City; Emmanuel Alvarez, Adams City; Aldo Alvarez, Gateway; Thomas Berlinski, Prairie View; GoalkeeperAyden Grace, Prairie View; Aroldo Constanza Venegas, Northglenn. Coaches: Alejandro Garcia, Gateway and Ernesto Medina, Northglenn


Courtney Oakes is sports Editor and photographer with Sentinel Colorado. A Denver East High School alum. He came to the Sentinel in 2001 and since then has received a number of professional awards from...