Few doubted the athleticism of junior Chaparral receiver Brandon Malone. The 6-0 180 pounder introduced himself to Colorado prep sports fans as a member of Chaparral’s state championship basketball team, scoring 11 points a game as a sophomore.
This season, Malone is making his presence known to the Colorado football world. For the season, Malone has made ten catches with five going for touchdowns. Last night, in a hard fought win against #1 ranked Pomona, Malone was unstoppable making three touchdown grabs as his Wolverines won 28-23. Malone, who averages 22 yards per reception for the season, had touchdown catches of 20, 34 and 6 yards in the victory.
Beyond his big play potential as a receiver, Malone is a scary kick returner averaging 33 yards per kickoff return. Chaparral creates a quandary for opposing defenses due to its offensive diversity and Malone has been a recipient of the dilemma. Play zone and tight end Mitch Parson will pick you apart, play man and Malone will go big. Play to stop the pass and running back Zach Guy will post yards. All of this is orchestrated by the steady hand of senior QB Max Kuhns who is completing 66% of his passes and has thrown 10 touchdowns against only one interception.
Now the certain #1 in 5A football, Malone and Chaparral will be challenged to remain unbeaten with a remaining schedule that contains Regis Jesuit and ThunderRidge. As players such as Malone continue to improve, Chaparral could finish the regular season unbeaten and make a playoff run.