Elijah Reed, the outstanding Junior


Javon Harris, Sports Editor



From making spectacular catches on the field, to being a “pest” on the court, Junior Elijah Reed has always been a tough competitor.  Reed demeanor and hardworking attitude is shown on the field, on the court, and in the classroom. Elijah maintains a solid 3.2 GPA and loves to write. With Reed only being a junior, he still has a lot to prove and improve on, he hopes one day to play Division 1 football and continue excelling in school as well.

Most people who know Elijah say he’s “one of the nicest energetic people ever, always saying somebody is the “GOAT” (Greatest of All Time),” said Junior Giselle Solis, who’s known Elijah for 4 years now, but on the Football field, he’s far from nice. Elijah has been a 2 year varsity player for Head Coach Dave Gonzales and the Raiders; he plays on both ends of the field, Safety on defense, and Wide Receiver on offense. Elijah’s competitive attitude and love for the game of football came, “when I was 5 years old,” said Reed “I went to a CU Buff football game and fell in love with the environment, it motivated me to make it and play at a high level.”

Junior Varsity forward Elijah Reed against Brighton. (Javon Harris)

Switching from number 16 to 35, Elijah also has a passion for the game of basketball. “At a young age I used to watch the game of basketball and NBA games, I became intrigued and wanted to be a part of basketball and the game itself.” said Elijah “I knew if I worked hard I could excel in basketball as well.”

Succeeding on the court is just what Junior Elijah Reed has accomplished. As a Junior forward for varsity Head basketball coach Shawn Palmer, Elijah has started his season off great, averaging 9.3 points per game, and also 3.5 rebounds a game. Elijah hopes to continue this efficient play as he and his basketball teammates eye a state championship this season.

One person who’s got the privilege to not only watch Elijah on

Junior Elijah Reed helped the Varsity boys basketball team win an EMAC league title and a Sweet 16 playoff game. (Javon Harris)
Junior Elijah Reed helped the Varsity boys basketball team win an EMAC league title and a Sweet 16 playoff game. (Javon Harris)

the field and court, but coach him as well is Dean Jon Sobolewski who is the Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball coach and the Defensive Assistant for the Varsity Football team. “For Elijah, the sky is the limit,” said Sobes “I think he’s starting to realize how to use the tools he needs to succeed, and develop the mental side of the game, and developing this as a junior is great.”

With one more year ahead of him, Elijah is only looking to improve each and every day in order to better himself and his teammates. “I believe that I can achieve anything with hard work, and I know that it takes determination to make it at the next level.” said Reed, and with the whole Rangeview community behind him, anything’s possible.