The Rangeview and Gateway Rivalry Takes the Soccer Field


Luis Sostenes speeds down the sideline. (Photo by Vincent Tran)

By Jorion Marshall, Reporter

The annual rivalry will be revived today between the Raiders and the Olympians on Rangeview turf. To the Raiders, beating Gateway High School is a serious thing. For all sports at Rangeview, beating Gateway brings the pride that Rangeview cherishes. From the Anvil game, to packed gyms on late winter nights, a game against Gateway will always be one of the most eventful games of each season.

The Rangeview soccer team have had a very successful season so far, and they have blossomed to one of the best teams in the state. Ranked in the Top 20 5A teams, the Raiders have shown their worth in the state of Colorado, and within their league, they have yet to lose a game.

According to Maxpreps, the Raiders are projected to walk away with the win approximately three goals to two. Based upon Rangeview’s statistics, they are the better team going up against the competition. The Raiders obtain a 9-2-3 overall record heading into the game, while the Olympians hold a record of 6-7-1. Within the EMAC league, Gateway obtains a record of 5-2-1, while the Raiders have yet to lose a game with a record of 6-0-2.

The Rangeview soccer team has also outscored Gateway putting up 40 goals compared to Gateway’s lone 28, Raiders also lead in assists, at 30, while Gateway only has 20. With Rangeview’s 9-0-2 win streak, the Raiders have no plans on backing down.

See if the statistics will stand as the Raiders take on their rivals this afternoon, October 20th at 7:00 p.m at the Aurora Public Schools Stadium.