Fri Mar 7th, 2014
Special to the Drum
Tags: Adison Jones, All-1A Football Team, Brent McRae, Centauri, Center, CHSAA, Clay McCarroll, Colorado Preps, Dalton Risner, Dylan Geisler, Ignacio, Jareb Aziz, Jason Buhr, Josh Kimball, K.C. Jarvies, Kansas State University, Luis Mariscal, MaxPreps, Paonia, Southern Peaks Conference, Taylor Walters, Tony Darling, Wiggins, Will Austin
As determined by nominations and votes of coaches statewide, CHSAA, MaxPreps and Colorado Preps recently announced the All-1A Football Team for the completed 2013 season, and Ignacio was represented on the First Team by junior quarterback/defensive back Adison Jones.
The Southern Peaks Conference was also represented by juniors Jareb Aziz and K.C. Jarvies and seniors Jason Buhr and Clay McCarroll of state runner-up Centauri, and senior Luis Mariscal of Center.
Beaten early on in the campaign by CHS – their only loss in finishing 12-1 overall – state champion Paonia was represented by seniors Will Austin and Tony Darling, juniors Josh Kimball and Dylan Geisler, and sophomore Taylor Walters.
The Eagles’ 32-24 defeat of Centauri (11-2) gained the school its first title since 1959. The last time Paonia reached the grand finale came with a 49-7 loss to Yuma in ’62.
Kansas State University commit Dalton Risner of Wiggins was named the 1A player of the year. A coach of the year was not specifically mentioned, though Brent McRae would be the likely candidate for turning around a PHS program which had gone just 4-5 in 2012.
THE REST OF THE BEST: Jacob Baca, senior, Westminster Cornerstone Christian; Jordan Bobian, senior, Walsenburg John Mall; Trevor Close, junior, Andy McFarland, senior, and Keegan Wentz, senior, Buena Vista; Alec Coscarella, senior, and Tony Gentile, senior, Salida; Jacob Crist, junior, and JaVonte’ Stewart, senior, Ellicott; Jonas Cure, junior, Wray; Jaden Koenig, senior, Yuma.
Christian Krautschun, senior, and T.J. Stockton, senior, Colorado Springs Christian; Ryan Krogmeier, senior, Holyoke; Gavin Liggett, senior, and Blake Paintin, senior, Limon; Corey Reynolds, junior, Cedaredge; Corey Ritchey, senior, Wiggins; Michael Stevensen, freshman, and Cole Watson, senior, Loveland Resurrection Christian; Joseph Storrer, senior, Ordway Crowley County; Eloy Sandoval, junior, Burlington.