So. Much. Talent. Aurora’s state football championship drought is just shy of a decade (Grandview won the city’s last state crown in 2007), but the city consistently is chalk full of much of the best grid talent in Colorado as evidenced again in 2016. A total of 104 Aurora players earned all-league first or second team honors and found their way onto various spots on the 2016 Aurora Sentinel All-Aurora Football Team, which was selected by the Sentinel in conjunction with balloting of city coaches.
AURORA | Selections from city teams (Eaglecrest and Rangeview) and others (Arvada West, Castle View, Ralston Valley and Rocky Mountain) on the All-Mount Wilson League teams for the 2016 football season.
AURORA | City selections (Aurora Central and Regis Jesuit) and others (Bear Creek, Douglas County, Legacy and Westminster) on the All-Mount Antero League teams as selected by league coaches for the 2016 football season.
AURORA | City selections (Grandview, Overland and Smoky Hill) and others (Arapahoe, Boulder, Doherty) on the All-Mount Massive League teams as selected by league coaches for the 2016 football season.
AURORA | City selections (Cherokee Trail and Hinkley) and others (Chaparral, Mountain Vista, Pomona and Rock Canyon) for the All-Mount Evans League teams for the 2016 football season as selected by league coaches.
AURORA | City selections (Gateway) and others (Adams City, Chatfield, Dakota Ridge, Golden and Heritage) on the All-Plains League teams as selected by league coaches for the 2016 football season.
AURORA | City selections (Vista PEAK) and others (Denver North, Kennedy, Lincoln, Palmer Ridge and Thomas Jefferson) on the All-East Metro League teams as selected by league coaches for the 2016 football season.
AURORA | Overland’s new head football coach turned out to be in the building already. A month after Seth Replogle stepped down after five seasons due to health concerns, the school hired Steve Sewell — who works at Overland as a post grad specialist — to take over the program.
Former Overland football coaching legend Tony Manfredi is set to be inducted into the Colorado High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The organization announced the five members of the 2017 Hall of Fame class — its 54th class of inductees — and it included Manfredi, who spent nearly three decades as head coach of the Trailblazers.