The Middle Park / Eagle Valley football scrimmage turned into a productive outing as the Panthers finalized personnel packages and offensive/defensive schemes. Seniors Gabe Loberg, Alex and Evan Laraby, Kyle Brummley, James Gallegos, and Shug Reynolds solidified their roles as team leaders and provided consistent play on the field. Contributions from underclassmen Robert Graham, Champ Stuart, Cameron Kirwan, Ben Opatril , Jackson Cimino and and Cameron Conger, added to the exceptions for the 2019 Middle Park football season. The Panthers feel they are off to a good start but there is still room for improvement as they head into a competitive 2019 schedule
MPHS Boys Soccer has Strong Showing in Preseason Scrimmages. according to coach Dane Ruttenberg. MPHS faced Denver Christian on Thursday, August 22nd, defeating last year’s 2A state semifinalists 3-0. Goals came from sophomore Cade Jones and juniors Mason Chamberlin and Gustavo Galaviz. Saturday MPHS traveled to face another state tournament team, defeating Vail Mountain School by the score of 1-0 from a Galaviz penalty kick.
In both contests MPHS was the dominant team allowing their opponents only 3 shots on goal in each scrimmage. “The team improved in the 2nd half of each scrimmage and I’m especially pleased that we were able to shutout both opponents.” said coach Dane Ruttenberg. The defense was spearheaded by seniors Jack Orear, Blake Kerber, Aidan Carver, Vinny Troccoli, Ricky Casals, junior goalkeeper Ethan Ruttenberg and sophomore Seth Holestine.
The MPHS soccer team have their first regular season games Saturday, August 31 at Middle Park HS. Varsity plays at 11:00AM and JV at 12:30AM.