The Rangeview Football team eyes the prize

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Senior Wide Reciever Arealous Hughes makes return against Arapahoe.  Photo By: Javon Harris
Senior Wide Reciever Arealous Hughes makes return against Arapahoe.
Photo By: Javon Harris

Soph. Running Back Max Gonzales cuts back against Arapahoe. Photo By: Javon Harris
Soph. Running Back Max Gonzales cuts back against Arapahoe.
Photo By: Javon Harris

By: Javon Harris, Sports Editor 

Winning 4 league titles in a row isn’t easy. It takes hard work and dedication to perform at such a high level and an even higher level to win as well, but the Rangeview Raider football team seems to have the jest of it all.

Coming into the Friday night game on October 24th, the Raiders were evenly matched at a 6-2 record with an undefeated league record against a good Heritage team that shared the same goals; WIN.  With a win against Heritage would help the Raiders win their 5th straight league title and grasp home field advantage in the first round of the 5A State Playoffs.

The game was no short of brilliant for the Raiders, as they came out firing on all cylinders and looked unstoppable. The game featured a 29-7 win for Rangeview in which Jr. Elijah Reed leading the way with 2 Receiving Touchdowns and 1 defensive touchdown from an interception he made.  “I feel like we had a lot to prove to ourselves and to our school that we could overcome adversity and go out and make a huge statement win.” Said Senior Tony Parker

The win against Heritage makes it 5 straight league titles for the Raider football team and gives them home field advantage going into the playoffs where they will face a Columbine team on October 31st at 6pm at Aurora Public Schools Stadium.

“I think we are in a good position going into this year’s playoffs,” said Senior Wide Reciever Arealous Hughes “ we could go as far as we want too as long as we are playing as a team and learning from mistakes.”

This game will not be an easy game for the Raiders considering the fact that this is a good talented Columbine team that comes from a program of winning, but the Raider Football team doesn’t lose very often at home.

Rangeview hopes to give them some tricks but no treats Halloween night as they eye the second round of the 5A State Playoffs, be sure to head out and support the boys on their quest for a state title they worked so hard for.

 

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