All State Football

All-State Football teams for the 2018 season have been announced.  Selections are based on vote totals from coaches in each class across the state and are presented by CHSAA, MaxPreps and the Colorado Preps Network.

Below are the first and second team all-state selections for Classes 1A, 2A and 3A.



In leading Limon to the 1A state championship, Cannan Bennett (#7) threw for 975 yards and 13 TD’s and added 456 yards and 10 scores on the ground. He was named Player of the Year in Class 1A. PHOTO PROVIDED BY TERESA O’DWYER


PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  Cannan Bennett – Limon

COACH OF THE YEAR:  Mike O’Dwyer – Limon













James Amick Meeker Senior
Cannan Bennett Limon Senior
Logan Blevins Platte Canyon Senior
Peyton Brones Colorado Springs Christian Junior
Owen Busetti Florence Sophomore
Bennie Chacon Centauri Senior
Adam Chacon Centauri Junior
Tristan Crowther Centauri Senior
Eddie Duron Strasburg Senior
Hauk Hubbard Limon Senior
Chris Lopez Monte Vista Senior
Logan Marx Limon Junior
Greg Olsen Colorado Springs Christian Senior
Ryan Phelan Meeker Sophomore
Braden Sandersfeld Limon Senior
JC Spence Strasburg Senior
Kory Tacha Limon Sophomore
Jesus Trejo Holyoke Senior
Luis Villalpando Meeker Senior
Trevor Walker Peyton Senior
Wyatt Warren Strasburg Senior
Braden Witzel Burlington Senior
Javier Zamora Limon Senior



Morgan Arnold Limon Senior
Chase Beckner Holyoke Junior
Carson Berghuis Wray Junior
Jaykhale Boiter Jefferson Senior
Cannon Buford Crowley County Senior
Gabriel Calhoun St Mary’s Senior
Joe Dunn Colorado Springs Christian Sophomore
Anthony Felice Paonia Senior
Daniel Frates Peyton Senior
Jim Gabriel Buena Vista Junior
Lucas Gerding Clear Creek Senior
Josh Gonzales Peyton Senior
Eli Hanks Meeker Senior
JD Hart Peyton Senior
Cade Hillman Wray Senior
Javier Lancaster Florence Junior
Zach Martin Centauri Senior
Deontay Martinez Centauri Senior
Blake Mortensen Holyoke Junior
Levi Peterson Paonia Junior
Kurvonte Rice Jefferson Senior
Trevor Tinajera Platte Canyon Senior
Kaidon Wenta Monte Vista Senior
Javier Zamora Limon Junior


La Junta’s Jon Nuschy has been named the Class 2A Player of the Year for the third consecutive season. Over those three years, he directed the Tigers to a 37-2 record and two state championships. For his career, Nuschy totaled 4,563 yards and 62 TD’s rushing and 2,480 yards and 36 TD’s through the air. PHOTO PROVIDED BY LANCE WENDT.


PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  Jon Nuschy – La Junta (3rd straight year)

COACH OF THE YEAR:  Ty Buderus – La Junta













Ty Addington La Junta Senior
Ty Bearman Berthoud Senior
Vince Deleo Salida Senior
Isaac Harris Sterling Senior
David Hawkins Bayfield Senior
Kyle Hecker Resurrection Christian Senior
Noah Hollander Aspen Senior
Gryphin Hooper Platte Valley Junior
Peter Kuppinger Resurrection Christian Senior
David Nagy Faith Christian Senior
Jon Nuschy La Junta Senior
Hunter Paxton Sterling Senior
Alberto Perez Platte Valley Junior
Jake Reardon Basalt Senior
Jake Reuss Basalt Senior
Trevor Reuss Basalt Senior
Ernesto Rios Platte Valley Senior
Jacob Tafoya La Junta Senior
Jacob Thielen Faith Christian Senior
Tanner Vines Rifle Senior
Wyatt Warfel Rifle Senior
Trevon Wehrman Platte Valley Senior
Zane Zuhlke Resurrection Christian Senior



Jordan Abbot Faith Christian Senior
Connor Aragon Pagosa Springs Senior
Aiden Barrios Delta Senior
Holt Brashears Salida Senior
Jake Braun D’Evelyn Junior
Matthew Broughton Montezuma Cortez Senior
Brendan Buntin Platte Valley Senior
Zach Busmente Sterling Junior
Ty Garnhart Eaton Senior
Christian Lamb Faith Christian Senior
Joey Licht Kent Denver Senior
Isaac Lorenzen Bayfield Senior
Kyle Lueck Resurrection Christian Senior
Armondo Martinez Alamosa Senior
Noah Miles D’Evelyn Senior
Keyon Prior Bayfield Senior
Alex Riedel Resurrection Christian Senior
Eli Smith Salida Senior
Reece Ullery Elizabeth Senior
John Van Hattem Resurrection Christian Senior
James Waddles La Junta Senior
Daniel Westbrook Bayfield Senior
Josh Yancey Platte Valley Junior


All State Football
Ty Evans was selected as the Class 3A Player of the Year for 2018; the second consecutive year the quarterback has won the award. Hew threw 2,713 yards and 34 TD’s as a senior in leading the Bears to back to back state championships; the first two in school history. Over the past three years, Evans threw for 9,453 yards and 106 TD’s.


PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  Ty Evans – Palmer Ridge (2nd straight year)

COACH OF THE YEAR:  Al Melo – Harrison


Griffin Anderson Discovery Canyon Senior
Luc Andrada Pueblo East Senior
Jason Bruce Palisade Junior
Gage Clawson Discovery Canyon Junior
Aidan Cullen Palmer Ridge Senior
Jacob Dillon Palmer Ridge Senior
Ty Evans Palmer Ridge Senior
Nathan Hackney Erie Senior
Kyle Helbig Holy Senior
Daveon Hunter Thomas Jefferson Junior
Mitchell Jefferis Palmer Ridge Senior
Kain Medrano Pueblo East Senior
Jaymeson Nelms Erie Senior
Isaiah Padilla Lewis Palmer Senior
Anthony Roberson II Palmer Ridge Junior
Dominic Robles Pueblo East Senior
Noah Roper Erie Senior
Aumiere Shedrick Harrison Senior
Jaden Sparks Palmer Ridge Senior
Cameron Tucker Palisade Junior
Evan Walsh Lewis Palmer Senior
Orlando Westbrook-Sanchez Harrison Senior



Zach Anderson Discovery Canyon Senior
Spencer Brooks Erie Senior
Cody Bruce Palmer Ridge Junior
Braden Christie Pueblo South Senior
Julian Custine Erie Senior
Brennen DiBella Mead Senior
Luke Gair Glenwood Springs Senior
Patrick Gonzales Pueblo East Senior
JP Hamer Fort Morgan Senior
Isaac Linker Fort Morgan Senior
Dawson Marcum Durango Senior
Quinn Meinert Green Mountain Junior
Ryan Monteleone Discovery Canyon Senior
Nick Norris Fort Morgan Junior
Jay Olson Mead Senior
Logan Robinson Frederick Senior
Jeremiah Runco Pueblo East Senior
Brandon Samora Pueblo East Senior
Joel Scott Lewis Palmer Senior
Keshaun Taylor Thomas Jefferson Junior
Trey Towndrow Green Mountain Junior
Miron Washburn Harrison Senior
Will Woddard Evergreen Senior




Kevin Shaffer

Kevin Shaffer

Kevin Shaffer is the founder and owner of the Colorado Preps Network which debuted in the summer of 2003. Kevin and his wife Lanette reside in Fort Morgan and are the proud parents of Lexi and Tyler.

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