The North finally beat the South in football at the annual Colorado High School Coaches Association All-State Games, held June 8 at Rex Field on the campus of Adams State University in Alamosa.
For years, the South has dominated the contest featuring a number of the top graduated seniors from across the state, but Gateway lineman Sady Sumbunu and the North triumphed this year in a 17-15 outlasting of the South, which featured Cherokee Trail’s Thomas Singleton and Dillon Zacharias and Grandview’s Taylor Schultz.
Singleton — a Northern Colorado recruit — had a big game with two interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter that would have given the South the lead, only to have it called back by penalty. A defensive stand inside the 5-yard-line by the South preserved the victory.
Rangeview grad Gabe Solarin was on the Red Team that collected the All-State championship with a 114-110 win over the Black on June 9 at Plachy Hall.
Aurora Central’s Kevin Nguyen was an individual winner, as he scored a 2-0 victory over Rocky Ford’s Ray Rodriguez in the All-State wrestling match.
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