Ban on all 7-on-7 !?

There are circumlocutory views on 7-on-7 football which at tournaments are contests that are 20 minutes of seven players on each side of the football. These series of contests begin at each team’s 40-yard line and there is no tackling, there are no linemen, and the players dress in skintight shirts and shorts or tights and sometimes soft-shell branded headgear. Quarterbacks have only four seconds to throw to a offensive player, while defenders match up with pass-catchers in coverage, putting each athlete to the test in one-on-one scenarios.
So why the ban on all 7-on-7?
The involvement of apparel companies and other brands wanting rights to see rising stars in their gear which is largely unregulated. In addition there are fast talking street agents whom  have become more involved in selling athletes and parents the opportunity for players to increase their chances of earning scholarship offers. So parents are becoming easy targets to open their wallet as college tuition is North of $30K per year. So $2500-4,000 seems like a good gamble but Power 5 coaches say otherwise:
Stanford’s David Shaw is among the college coaches who have spoken out publicly against it. In 2016, Shaw said a player’s performance in 7-on-7 means nothing to him.
“I will also never ever, ever have a recruiting conversation with a 7-on-7 coach,” Shaw said. “I talk to high school coaches, counselors and parents.”


Clemson Dabo Swinney ACC Dabo Swinney June 13
Dabo: “You’re not going to last very long if you’re making evaluations from a 7-on-7 tape or combine stuff. You better see who can play between the lines” (Forward to 13:01 for comments on 7 on 7)
An FBI probe into recruits receiving money and other benefits disallowed under NCAA rules plagued AAU basketball and now this exhibition circuit called 7-on-7 football is under scrutiny. The same observations in travel sports namely basketball has shifted by coaches to warn parents and athletes that combines and 7-on-7 football is NOT in their best interests. “…The combine mess and recruiting rankings (Chuckles Swinney) at the end of the day you gotta be a football player” Clemson HC Dabo Swinney.
The momentum of combines and 7-on-7 football is to make money off of naive parents and players. Every year there are parents with a lack of experience in how to be recruited. Often they are sold a service that could have been done on their own but fall victim to what is easy or a good sales pitch by a street hustler whom mentions he has an influence with college coaches. Even to the point where social media postings and highlight videos are posted to Twitter throughout the day.
Many high school coaches have made it easier for players to access video for college coaches to watch high school game footage which means that players don’t need 7-on-7 to attract recruiting attention. Instead they need to be participating in team activities as opposed to me, me, me events that are self serving and unregulated.
Louisiana’s is voting next January on a proposed ban on all 7-on-7 competitions. In addition many coaches in Texas has been vocal and this sums it up best: “There are too many people out there with ulterior motives, and we are trying to keep that element out,” said Rockwall (Texas) Coach Rodney Webb. “The issue is that college coaches and high school coaches have to work together, and if college coaches are going to give 7-on-7 coaches a microphone and a platform, then heaven help us.”
Some of these guys try to legitimize themselves by taking photos with coaches like last December at Texas A&M with Coach Fisher and again months later with Texas Coach Tom Herman. In the end some high school coaches are disappointed in the stuggle as parents expectations exceed their true abilities.

"Sometimes poeple have a lot of measurables but they are not good football players, said Clemson HC Dabo Swinney".

So you might remember that the next time you open up the checkbook or miss a teams OTA. Also remember David Shaw said. “I talk to high school coaches, counselors and parents.” This is usually the sentiment of most college recruiting coaches during their evaluation periods. One thing that is for sure, a high GPA and college board exam in the ACT and SAT will garner college admissions and academic monies.
Be wise and be educated to avoid the wise guys trying to pry your wallet open and remember, If its FREE its me. While 7-on-7 football and combines gain popularity there are some good outfits that love the game and will roll up the sleeves to help you succeed and do it for FREE. Treat 7-on-7 football as a learning tool that helps in one-on-one scenarios. It has little value in recruiting other than you can pass or catch a ball. Save your hard earned monies to travel to college campus events in front of coaches that are decision makers and not some third party handler.
We look forward to the day when corporate sponsored events allow players to train or participate for FREE and the elements of monies do not cloud the judgements of others like many subscription based business’ and handlers tend to do.
Until next year and the vote to ban 7-on-7 just remember every college coach watches varsity video, so make sure the goal is to get noticed on game day by working hard in the offseason with the coach that will be entertaining these college coaches during the season or submitting your profile for review. Its the high school coaches, counselors and academics that should matter most in the world or recruiting.

Free Advice so YOU don’t waste $$$$$ or time

In the past decade there has been a vast many who want to be your friends so they can open your wallet. Yes that advice comes for a price and can even waste your time. Now more than ever it is easier to keep up with the Jonses rather than do your own research. If you are unclear ask a graduating high school Senior or their parents about the past because they have determined their future upon graduation.
Some of the questions that you should already know but need confirmation are:
Was it worth spending money on little league tournaments and travel teams?
Answer probably “NO” as kids need to be kids and from 2nd grade to 8th grade there is no real value as opposed to say enjoying a vacation to the beach or mountains.
How many colleges did you visit?
We visited the locals because we spent a ton of money in grade school and did not save enough for what was most important like road trips or flying to colleges of interests our Sophomore or Junior years.
Did we need to hire a recruiting service?
Well that was a mistake as they mention D1 but really focus on the lower levels which we could have done on our own. So yes it was a waste of time and money we could have used our summer prior to our senior year.
Did the extra curricular activities make a difference?
Again there was monies spent on specialization and trainers we should have saved for summer trips and camps. Yes we got caught up in the hype and bought into the drama to only realize it had little value. We were exploited like many others and by the time we realized it we did not want to burn bridges and continued to pay monthly dues to save face. We now know interactions on campus or with our high school coaches were more important than the guy we paid to promote us and sell us merchandise. The plug was nice and made you feel good but looking back I wish we had that money to use on books or additional college trips.
What was the best advice for college visits?
Many coaches cited not worrying about 7on7 or one sport but to be a multiple sport athlete. We have since seen both Dabo Swinney and David Shaw come out against the football tournaments namely 7 on 7 and wish we had known prior to spending way too much time and money thinking that was a viable option to get recruited. Not only did we spend a ton to be on a team but my son did not participate in a Spring sport but he was away from his team mates in the off season. What is worse is many parents got into credit card debt thinking they would gain a scholarship that did not materialize. We all got duped but we drank the koolaide.
What would you suggest to other parents?
Honestly, hold onto your monies! Every time I turned around the advice I was getting came with a fee. So my FREE ADVICE would be enjoy time with your kids and let them enjoy time with friends rather than travel all over the country to be exhausted every Monday. Also get much needed sleep and avoid 4:30am alarms to train when it can be done at school with team mates and the coaches. Coaches that the colleges go to to seek advice and recommendations and have long standing relationships. The high school coaches are not getting paid to promote kids, instead give advice on their skills or weight room numbers as well as grades in the class room. The reality is everyone can find a place to play after high school but to be told you are D1 and then the reality sets in by April of your senior year it hurts that you sacrificed a lot to just be average. It puts a lot of mental pressure on a kid and a family. So again my advice would be just to enjoy the 4 years of high school and visit camps post sophomore and junior years and let the process take its course. We unfortunately spent a lot of money to realize it was the SAT and GPA that got the doors opened to us and eventually a commitment to attend our school of choice. Obviously an athletic scholarship was our goal but the reality is it is very competitive and no one person can guarantee you a full ride. All they can guarantee is a monthly bank account withdrawal and continue to do it to others that do not share their stories. We have shared and I know there are others that have similar feelings. All I can emphasize is spend money on college trips not the spotlight! We thought short term and not long term and it cost us financially in addition to time we can not get back. I caution all parents to rethink their sons and daughters time away from friends and teammates.

2 Verbals & an offer

The football world is heating up Nationally but locally we had some action. #RecruitingColorado offered up the #GonzoWatchList 2021 QB Jake Rubley in Boulder today.


A few hours later Alex Padilla, QB CCHS made his Verbal


In the early evening Ralston Valleys Isaac Townsend made his verbal and became the 8th Colorado player to make a verbal commitment

8 Colorado athletes have made verbal commitments with CU having 3 and Camp season is heating up.

NAME YEAR POS HT WT HOMETOWN SCHOOL
Alec Pell 2019 ATH 6’4″ 220 Greenwood Village, CO Boise St
Ty Evans 2019 QB 6’2″ 185 Monument, CO Colorado
Joshia Davis 2019 WR 5’10” 180 Highlands Ranch, CO Colorado
Austin Johnson 2019 OL 6’4″ 265 Highlands Ranch, CO Colorado
Alex Padilla 2019 QB 6’1″ 191 Greenwood Village, CO Iowa
Luke McCaffrey 2019 ATH 6’2″ 180 Highlands Ranch, CO Nebraska
Isaac Townsend 2019 DE 6’7″ 235 Arvado, CO Oregon
Billy Pospisil 2019 WR 5’11” 190 Arvada, CO Washington St.

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For Valor Christian, the Biggest Job May Be Managing the Eddie McCaffrey Buzz

HIGHLANDS RANCH , Colo. — Since December last year, the Eagles have followed a trajectory from coach less to one of the most intriguing teams in 5A.
The coaching carousel has been interesting since November and December, especially since many claimed to retire but then resurfaced at other vacancies.
Ed McCaffrey, who accepted the Valor coaching job in February, will coach his son Luke who is entering his senior season at Valor and will be the team’s starting quarterback. Luke recently announced his commitment to play college football at Nebraska.


I was called to serve and I will coach as long as they will have me, said Ed McCaffrey.” Eddie only has youth level coaching experience and the Buzz is he will lean on former NFL players to contribute like Brandon Ray Stokley whom has confirmed his participation via twitter.
On May 1st incoming freshmen had access to the coaches but May 29, 2018 was the official start to passing out equipment and the start of OTAs and/or summer camps. Each team has 10 days to get official work in during the off-season. Generally it’s 9 days followed by a scrimmage. However, some teams have opted to spend their last 3-4 days at a college team camp. However, in the past Valor has always had their own path for success that does not include a football scrimmage but a traditional 4 day work week.
Like many teams they organize some kind of summer throwing sessions with the skill position players. All leading up to a week one game. Most practices are open to the public so time will tell what the buzz will be during the inaugural Eddie the Eagle season.
The other way to look at it is as a reminder that 10-0 wasn’t quite as easy as it looked at the time in 2017. After an easy round one win and round two loss the rumors of head coach Rod Sherman became real on December 21, 2017 when the HC resigned. Two moths later Sherman became the new HC at neighboring Arapahoe HS on February 16, 2018 or 11 days after VC announced Ed McCaffrey as their next head football coach at Valor Christian. Many will wait out the next 10 weeks to formulate an opinion. However, it is apparent many are dodging Valor on their schedule the next two seasons as the  Valor Christian Eagles 2018 Varsity Football schedule has 2 out of state teams and 2 4A local teams:
8/24
Friday
7:00 PM
Valor Christian
vs.
Faith Lutheran away non-conference game @ Faith Lutheran (Las Vegas, NV)

8/31
7:00p
Ponderosa (4A)

9/7
7:00p
Pomona

9/14
7:00p
Pine Creek (4A)

9/21
7:00p
Menlo-Atherton

Conference Games Begin

9/28
7:00p
@ Castle View

10/6
4:30p
@ Rock Canyon
Shea Stadium, Football Field

10/12
7:00p
Mountain Vista

10/18
7:00p
@ ThunderRidge

10/26
7:00p
Highlands Ranch

Q & A with Luke McCaffrey #GBR

The news out of Colorado today was the 6th local preps football player made a verbal commitment.


Q: What ultimately had you choose

Luke McCaffrey

A: “A little of everything! It really felt like the right fit! The town is incredible, the coaches are great, the school is great, and the fans are the best in the country! It really did feel right.”

Q: Are you planning to early enroll?

A: “I’m not positive yet! I still am trying to figure that out.”

The young man out of Valor Christian is the 4th child of Lisa and Ed McCaffrey who have two sons in the NFL and one at Michigan. Now with Luke at Nebraska the Big 10 got a little more interesting. Also the renewed rivalry of CU and Nebraska will take place at LINCOLN, NE in MEMORIAL STADIUM on SEP 8 (SAT) 1:30 PM MT on ABC.

As for Valor the season kicks off in August.

Faith Lutheran High SchoolFri. 24th August, 2018 7:00PM

Fri. 31st August, 2018 7:00PM

football is under attack

The game we love, football is under attack. The entire football community needs to bond together for all of the positive reasons as many coaches have devoted so much of their lives to football for little to no pay. The media has focussed too much on the negative aspects of dangers. Now  the proliferation of businesses aimed at parents to gain scholarships for their children has taken away from the fun of the game not only at the high school level but as early as 3rd grade. Therefore a predetermined attitude occurring when these youth players hit the high school fields prior to taking a snap or earning a starting position on any of the three levels of teams.
The numbers nationally are down and have continued to decline as more popular sports like lacrosse have taking a bite out of traditional potential football players. Combined with year around baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey and lacrosse now there are football 7 on 7 travel teams competing with high school  coaches. All of these monetized to make a buck and continue the little league cycle of making money off naive parents and athletes. Now everyone is a star entering high school or will be told so if they pay a monthly subscription fee to a trainer, website or a self proclaimed specialization guru.
Combine the FOMO (fear of missing out) generation and desire to be noticed or rewarded and it is a recipe for disaster. Now every daily event is logged on a social media account from a camp invite to a workout in a gym or on a field. Yes this FOMO generation is being taken advantage of because they over emphasize traditional daily events that no one really cares about. In traditional yesteryears the daily routines in the weight room were capped off at summer end by whom finished first in each category and their name was put on a board for all to see. Now we give out participation tweets and T-shirts to acknowledge the masses and keep them engaged weekly and sometimes daily. Many old school coaches are having a hard time keeping up with the me, me. me FOMO generation. However, most coaches are doing their best to retain those that want to be coached versus those that want to be off site while the team works hard for one common goal, to win the day and games week by week during the season.
In order for all of us to put the game of football back in a positive light, it is time to roll up the sleeves again and talk to both parents and athletes. Now more than ever education a must. During the 8th grade year more emphasis needs to transpire about the high school where you coach and why your school is worthy of admissions. No this is not like a few schools that promise playing time or actively recruit outside of their attendance area but a real heart to heart conversation. Parents need to know that it takes time to build a program and that sports may not be in the future past high school for many.  While talking to them show them the charts, graphs and reality like a monetary chart of that specialized guru and the $495.00 a month, 12 month contract that if done over 4 years of high school ends up being $23,760.00 or about 3.5 years at Metro State University for and education. Also let them know that if your focused at the high school you as a coach can help them achieve success both in the classroom and with live after sports.  Also when college coaches make visits to your high school the students are available to met with them. After all the high school is more invested in graduating students and not monetizing sports, well at least most schools. So the time is now to show off your leadership and look for future teams leaders and captains during the upcoming summer programs that focus on team bonding and not me, me, me.

June 1st generally signals the summer and the start of football in a time where the focus should be team and NOT me. Now more than ever with declining participation and communities under attack by monetized entities and other outside interferences, coaches have to devote more of their lives to football.  This may include putting up a fence around their attendance area and educate both players and parents that the fear of missing out could be playing time, especially if your child has a poor attitude or attendance record during the summer sessions. It is highly unlikely the self proclaimed specialization gurus field a team but if they do, I bet it comes with a hefty dollar amount like we have seen in 7 on 7.  Again it is time for the entire football community to bond together for all of the positive reasons and that starts now and within the four walls of your high school.

On another note the newly enacted transfer rule begins June 1, 2018. A rule that states a transfer student that plays sports will have to sit 365 days from the date of transferring. Many have already found a loophole and have been seen in classes or in new swag as Tuesday May 29th kicked off the first official day for high school OTAs. This season should be interesting and the effects of the transfer rule will most likely impact next season as many have already made bona fide moves, WINK-WINK!

10 days of summer camp is upon us and here are a few dates to remember:
Summer
May 29
OTAs begin

Fall
August 6-8
No protective equipment, except shoes, jerseys & helmets

August 9-10
Full protective equipment and uniform permitted; no player-player contact

August 11
Full contact

August 16
FIRST SCRIMMAGE

August 23-25
Games begins
A6/A8/1A/2A
9 games
3A/4A/5A
10 games

DISTRICT OR STATE FIRST ROUND
November 3
A6/A8/1A/2A
5A Prelims (24 teams granted a playoff berth)

November 10
3A/4A
STATE FINALS

Nov 24
A6/A8/1A/2A

Dec 1
3A/4A/5A

Bucking the kids

We could have used another word, but well it may be too offensive to some. As the summer OTAs have started for many high school programs, many parents are feeling the pressure of specialization and there are many outfits willing to take your monies. Yes while many coaches volunteer to provide summer weight programs and get the kids running for speed and agility drills there are a few savvy individuals working against your high school program.

These are single-sport specialization programs for young kids that are told they need them more than your high school coaches to be recruited. However, this all comes with a low, low monthly and annual fee which is “Bucking the kids” against their own coaches, team mates and potential college coaches. Many coaches during the evaluation period from April 15 to May 31 often tour schools to find that next hidden gem and talk to high school coaches, teachers and councilors. If they like what they see they invite these kids to camp for further analysis. Meanwhile some players are missing out because they are not in attendance or exhausted from the specialization program from that day or night before. After all these college coaches have a relationship statewide with coaches and not specialization coaches. The statewide coaches share insight on their players as well as others the saw on scout videos during the season. So ask yourself of the nearly 300 schools in Colorado that field football teams, whom would you trust to give you praise, a guy you pay to hype your athlete up or the coaches that make it part of their process? The numbers and film do not lie but your trainer may so the monthly contract continues to be fulfilled.

Divison I or bust

I thought I was being recruited by Division I schools because my dad was paying extra monthly for that service to my trainer. I realized too late it was not true as coaches came to my high school and invited me to Division II camps. My dad had to scramble to get me in front of coaches by editing my film and go to school visits and work with my school to get admissions to tell us what we needed to do. I soon found out after years of being with one trainer it hurt me with my friends and high school coaches. After all the talk early on about being a Division I talent it seemed like it was just a way to motivate me and the guys around me to continue to show up and have our parents pay to be talked about but not really recruited. We ended up doing things on our own like a few other guys I was around that did not gain offers. I will attend college but sad I missed out on a lot. The Division I talk really hurt me as I attended prospect camps and realized all the junior day activities my trainer sent me to was a waste of time and my parents wated time attending instead of skiing or preparing for a spring sport. We thought we were doing the right thing to get offers. The fact was we were mislead like many others!" - Male football player

A perfect pairing would be if the trainers worked with the coaches but that would entail collaboration and many fee based outfits bad mouth anyone not on their monthly or annual billing database. (The current trend is $495 a month with a 12 contract. One you pay if you attend or get injured or do not show up.)
The reality is single-sport specialization among young kids is on the rise at an alarming rate. From the ages of 6-15 is the sweet spot as many are sold to participate in many regional or developmental camps. Some even attach the lure of being on a select or all star team. The problem with these teams is they add more teams as parents foot the bill to be a part of some random game that is meaningless. College coaches do not attend these events. However, some savvy groups have hired lower level college coaches or former professional players to entice parents for a value added offer.  The bigger the paid admissions the bigger the names are coaching for about 8 minutes per hour your individual athlete is on the field.

Monies would be better spent touring colleges after sophomore or junior years of high school. A point in which you have varsity film and have established a better than average GPA and have an ACT or SAT score to show admissions and coaches. If you examine many college websites the ability to have a 4.0, 3.8, 3.5 or even a 3.2 may determine if you are worthy of attending that institution. It is very rare that athleticism will trump a college board exam or HS GPA but is happens. Prior to all the hype the reason to gain scholarship opportunities was to get an education that would propel the 55-60 years after graduation. However, because of the expense of a secondary education and the lure that single-sport specialization is a way to be a short cut has become a major flaw in the traditional process.
According to a March 2017 study by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 45 percent of high school athletes said they only play one sport. This percentage has gone up drastically in recent years. For many who dream of playing at the next level, many may believe they can only play collegiately If they focus on one sport the whole year. The reality, however, is college coaches see few benefits to specializing in one sport at a young age or participate in travel 7 on 7 teams when they should be in a Spring sport.

“I have seen so many kids get burned out because they have given up their other sports for one and by the time their senior year comes around, they don’t even want to play any more, not even in college. So parents are wasting time and money they could have used to go skiing or to the beach for vacations."

The sport of football has become over recruited in recent years by both trainers and recruiting services because they are loosing prospective clients from low participation and a savvy group of parents that share information. What may have worked a decade ago does not necessarily work in todays world. Parents and players now have the availability to shoot video on their phones and submit via a social media platform. Email has become cumbersome and outdated as twitter seems to be the main method for success. Also there are people actively trying to train or invite guys to come to their establishment or field after they gain offers so they look good to prospective parents.

My son always wanted to play in high school and worked very hard for his dream. During his 8th grade year we learned a hard lesson on a post season team that it was not about talent but who you knew. The next two years my son did all that was asked of him from his high school coaches and we received some solid advice from other parents. After attending a free event we learned a lot and did a lot of work on our own to gain not only our first offer but a few since. Many have tried to get us to join their gym but we found someone we believe in and has been with us since day one. I know that some people have more money than we do but I will caution prospective parents to pay large sums of money for recruiting or training because most high school coaches do the same thing. Also it was the college camps during our sophomore year that made suggestions on what to work on and to consider a secondary sport that was NOT 7 on 7 but a real sport non football related because guys burn out or spend too much money on travel squads when high schools will offer the same 7 on 7 in June and July in preparation for August when the season begins.- Parent Division I athlete

The debate whether to play only one sport hurts everyone

“I felt so much pressure to quit volleyball and track and only play soccer because I was being recruited by Division I schools, and so I did. Playing soccer every day all year round for four years got old and when it was time for college I was so “soccer’ed” out I didn’t want to play any more.” - Female soccer athlete

So Bucking the kids is the age old attempt like snake oil salesmen. If you believe the speech you will fork over the cash. In every city or state there are snake oil salesmen with out a guarantee their product really works. You often hear about the success stories and seldom about the ones that never panned out. In earnest the best method to achieve success is to work hard and get noticed by many and not a few. Not everyone travels in the same pack so a wide net is better than tunnel vision. Life is about opportunities and at a young age kids need to have FUN, not worrying about single-sport specialization programs or being burned out before graduating high school. The days of 3 sport athletes and playing with neighborhood kids are like beepers and dial up internet, they are still around but rare. Think before you act or open that wallet as Bucking the kids is a way of living for many that have monetized sports but not necessary if you have interviewed your high school coaches to make your 4 year education a good fit along with academia.

Pulling out is a concern

In the past few years the landscape of prep sports has changed dramatically. The demise of print media from two major Denver metropolitan newspapers to one fledgling entity that seems to have given up. No daily prep features or photos to capture the moments of the events but if you are lucky a box score that can be found on the internet moments after the games have ended. In addition traditional over the air and cable channels have seen too many cord cutters as they shift to apps and live streaming on free platforms. So post production shows have become bland or boring or ad little to no value. Recently a few network channels have ended news casts with a teaser and scores for a weekend recap. However, a couple minutes is not really covering prep sports but rather a PSA. Also many of the usual media outlets were coerced into featuring former athletes kids or a handful of teams and that demographic is shrinking so they have pulled out or at least that is what many are hearing unless advertising revenue is sourced.

In an attempt to justify change some schools have been granted equipment to broadcast regular season games but get ousted during the playoffs and championship games for guys with deep advertising revenues to make money off aging parents or grandparents out of state unable to attend or rather not endure the elements. So the world of FREE PRESS has turned into subscriptions and pay per view both on the internet or when trying to view a school broadcast during the season. Prep sports has become about emptying the wallets of parents as they try to dream about their kids being good enough to get a scholarship offer.

What stands out is the inability to capture the moments of many high school athletes that might never play after graduation. The pure excitement and joy of the contests are no longer discussed. Instead we hear about players from advertisers who make money selling families some type of widget. The major component missing in the past few years in unbiased reporting and ability to cultivate stories. Relying on a handful of people with social media hype that make a living selling hope or a service is not accurate journalism. Too much tunnel vision has led to what may be a travesty come the weekend of August 23-25, 2018 of little to no media coverage. You can no longer coast in this state and must be abreast of the community. In a large city like Denver the coverage needs to be amped up like smaller communities statewide or in other states that rely on updated information via its media outlets.In an attempt to offer more coverage or frequent coverage 303Gonzo.com will be entertaining the ability to broadcast and cover more events. We are confident if given the opportunity we could cover the football playoffs as well as Championship Saturday in 3A, 4A and 5A Colorado State Title games to be available via multiple social media platforms. After all who has given Colorado its first PodcastYouTube, Periscope, twitter and facebook live events since 2015, while others just entered the market. Yes @303Gonzo  has the

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Plus we have the passion to make every contest special and not boring the audience with the same 2-3 names called out on game night. We have more knowledge and in depth insights about athletes and teams.
The Gonzo Watch List is prepared based on watching numerous games and how the players stack up statewide. It is NOT a list provided by an advertising sponsor paying to feature their clients to gain credibility in the marketplace and increase their recurring monthly or annual subscriptions or membership fees.
As the month of May ends so will prep sports coverage for a vast majority. However, for 303Gonzo.com it will be the start of numerous events like 7 on 7, team camps and college camp visits. These are just a few of the stories that make a complete package heading into the season. Knowing the athletes makes it much easier to broadcast games and pronunciate names and articulate background stories.


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GONZO WATCH LIST Anderson-Taylor

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Elijah has come a long way since little league! Anderson-Taylor was considered a linemen for years and benefitted from playing on a no patch 8th grade team that gave him an opportunity to be in the backfield and prepare him for freshmen HS football. Anderson-Taylor also was one of 23 players on the inaugural @303Gonzo selected 6th grade Team Colorado. Elijah has benefitted from some great coaching and will be a key player on an Eaglecrest team that will play in arguably one of the two toughest conferences in 5A. Having a new coach in his senior season will be something to follow. But for now check out these highlights:

The Gonzo Watch List is prepared based on watching numerous games and how the players stack up statewide. Often we will retweet the players posts on offers and special awards. As we approach the 2018 season. A special Thank You to players that participated in the photo shoot and flashed the 303 in photos used with our media partners and are available for purchase.
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GONZO WATCH LIST Kyle Moretti

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Kyle is a player @303Gonzo had on the radar since 4th grade and was one of two 5th grade players selected to the inaugural Colorado all star 6th grade team selected by @303Gonzo

Moretti has played running back and linebacker most of his career and has benefitted from being on a well coached Pomona Panthers team. Kyle will be entering his Junior year and is one of 23 original members of the @303Gonzo Colorado team that featured several class of 2019 athletes and two 2020 graduates. Moretti has an older brother at CU in Boulder and has benefited from his guidance as well as support from his parents. After another solid summer program look for Kyle to make noise in 5A. The 2018 season will have many talented 2019 graduates that Moretti has played with and will play against this season. Pomona will have a rigorous schedule as the Panthers are a team no one wanted to play in non conference.
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