Boys Football

AURORA | Images from the last day of the 2017 Aurora Spartans Youth Camp at Cherokee Trail High School. Nearly 500 youth football players in the Spartans organization between first and eighth grades got three days of instruction from high school players and coaches from Aurora schools Cherokee Trail, Eaglecrest, Grandview, Regis Jesuit and Smoky Hill. (Photos by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

Seeing how Rangeview players approach Hog Wars from the other side, Brandon Alconcel isn’t at all surprised by the program’s track record of success. The Raiders’ new head coach came to the annual strength and teamwork competition for prep offensive and defensive linemen — the “Hogs” — a handful of times in the past with Overland, but experienced it in a different way.

AURORA | Tanner Gentry wasn’t among the 253 players taken over three days of the National Football League draft, but the former Grandview star took a step towards his pro dream Saturday. Gentry, a talented wide receiver out of the University of Wyoming, reportedly signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Chicago Bears, shortly after the draft concluded in Philadelphia.