Here is this week's edition of Playoff Phenoms. In both wins and in losses Colorado's best prep players left it all out on the field for their teams.
*Phil Morelli should get over the 2,000 yard mark soon, so it looks like he has been on a tear all season, but he may have saved his best ball for playoffs. Thus far, in three playoff games, Morelli has rushed for 680 yards that is an average of 227 yards rushing a game. During those three games, Mullen has scored on average forty-six points a game. Morelli will need to bring it all as his Mustangs face defending champ Douglas County this week in the semifinals.
*Since this forum has started, one of the staples has been Bear Creek QB Jacob Spitzlberger. As his team finished their season this weekend in the 47-32 loss to Fort Collins, Spitzlberger went down firing. Spitzlberger accounted for every Bear score and passed for 487 yards against one of the states best defenses. Thanks Jacob for a great season.
*In the same Fort Collins Vs. Bear Creek game, Phil Welch again cemented himself as the top kicker in Colorado. Welch had field goals of forty-four and forty-three yards. Welch has a season best fifty-six yarder and Fort Collins Head Coach Eric Rice has stated he is comfortable putting Phil out there for sixty yards. Welch is a great weapon going into a tough game with Columbine.
*In 4A ball, Greeley West is the highest seed still standing. The Spartan's were able to defeat last year's champ ThunderRidge due in large part to the performance of Blake Morgan. Morgan had 315 yards total offense as well as four scores.
*From the all good things must come to an end file, Limon's fifty game streak comes to an end with a loss 21-16 to Lyons.
*Also, good luck to Ed Stevens the veteran coach, who has spent the last ten years a Chaparral is stepping down. Thanks coach for you service to kids and football for over thirty years.
Stay tuned throughout the week as we preview the upcoming games for what should be exciting semifinals in 4A and 5A.