10 Shot – HS Football – 5A State Championships

HS Football – Valor Christian at Fairview

Valor Christian came into the game as the #1 team in Colorado, but Fairview held the top seed going 12-0 this season.  Valor had a early season loss to a Utah team, and that may have affected the seeding.  I was really looking forward to this game.  Fairview, a Boulder County team, played in the North Denver Metro division along with Ralston Valley, Arvada West, and Pomona.  They made one trip to the NAAC for a fun game against Pomona earlier in the season, so finally seeing a team I saw during the regular season in the final game was nice.

But early on, the Eagles of Valor Christian were going to make some noise.  Led by Eagles senior running back Christian McCaffrey, who will be wearing the Stanford Cardinal uniform next year, this was going to be a long game for the Knights of Fairview.

Valor Christian scored 42 points in the first half and held Fairview to 8 points.  With two touchdowns in the second half for Valor, and one touchdown with two point conversion for Fairview, we saw a mercy rule running clock in the 4th quarter.  McCaffrey ended the game and his high school career (not including All American games to come) with 221 combined yards and 4 touchdowns.

Valor Christian won the game 56-16 to claim the 2013 CHSAA 5A State Championship Trophy.  Congrats to both teams for great seasons.  All of you should be proud.

Here is my 10 Shot from the game.

10 Shot - HS Football - 5A State Championship

November 30, 2013: Valor Christian Eagles senior running back Christian McCaffrey (5) tosses the ball to a teammate for a reverse that would end up as a 33 yard touchdown run against the Fairview Knights in the CHSAA 5A State Championship Game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Football - 5A State Championship

November 30, 2013: Valor Christian Eagles senior wide receiver Marcus Wilson (3) sprints into the end zone for a 51 yard touchdown reception against the Fairview Knights in the CHSAA 5A State Championship Game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Football - 5A State Championship

November 30, 2013: Fairview Knights junior running back Jason Harvey (21) runs the ball for positive yardage against the Valor Christian Eagles in the CHSAA 5A State Championship Game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Football - 5A State Championship

November 30, 2013: Valor Christian Eagles senior running back Christian McCaffrey (5) runs the ball through the Fairview Knights defense in the CHSAA 5A State Championship Game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Football - 5A State Championship

November 30, 2013: Valor Christian Eagles senior running back Christian McCaffrey (5) attempts to avoid a tackle attempt by the Fairview Knights defense in the CHSAA 5A State Championship Game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Football - 5A State Championship

November 30, 2013: Valor Christian Eagles senior running back Christian McCaffrey (5) breaks away for one of his 4 touchdowns against the Fairview Knights in the CHSAA 5A State Championship Game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Football - 5A State Championship

November 30, 2013: Valor Christian Eagles junior running back Stone Watson (31) steps through a Fairview Knights tackle attempt in the CHSAA 5A State Championship Game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Football - 5A State Championship

November 30, 2013: Valor Christian Eagles senior running back Christian McCaffrey (5) starts the celebration on the sidelines after scoring 4 touchdowns and racking up 221 total yards against the Fairview Knights in the CHSAA 5A State Championship Game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Football - 5A State Championship

November 30, 2013: Valor Christian Eagles head coach Rod Sherman is soaked by the team as the clock runs out giving the Eagles a 46-16 victory in the CHSAA 5A State Championship Game against the Fairview Knights at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Football - 5A State Championship

November 30, 2013: The Valor Christian Eagles hoist the CHSAA 5A State Championship trophy over their heads after a 56-16 win against the Fairview Knights in the championship game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado

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