Seven thousand fans from the Highlands Ranch area showed up to witness the first ever matchup that these two schools have played at Valor Christian. Also, many people wanted to see the rematch of last seasons state championship game in which Cherry Creek won by one point. Spirits were high all week for this contest, and the game was broadcasted live on the Altitude Sports Network.


Ben Waters
Valor Christian


Booker Schelhaas

Valor Christian

Booker is a 3 year letterman on the Valor Football Team. His athletic and academic accomplishments, including a 3.96 GPA, have made him a high recruit for the IVY Leagues. Booker is also service minded, having gone on multiple mission trips. Booker embodies influence through excellence.
David Kowal

Cherry Creek

David Kowal is a Senior at Cherry Creek High School and a native of Colorado. His academic achievements include a 4.49 GPA, academic letters, designation as a National AP Scholar and an AP Scholar with Distinction, and induction into the National Honor Society. He participates in Varsity Football and in competitive club soccer, playing goalie. With fellow classmates, he co-founded the entrepreneurial App development company, Creeksoft Studios. In addition, he tutors for the National Honor Society and serves as an officer in the Knowledge for Humanity non-profit which is dedicated to increasing literacy rates worldwide.


2009 State Championship Team

Valor Christian

Coach Woolford

Cherry Creek

Mike Woolford was the Head Coach at Cherry Creek High School from 1990-2000, winning 5 State Championships and having an overall record of 106-27. Darnell McDonald, former professional baseball player and Cherry Creek’s all-time leading scorer, credits Woolford with “Instilling in (him) a commitment to excellence.” McDonald says that this commitment to excellence is something he has carried with him throughout his career and throughout his life.


After falling twice to Cherry Creek High School in 2014 (including the 5A State Title game), the Valor Eagles found redemption on Friday in a 10-0 win over the Bruins. It was a defensive battle throughout most of the game, but a 97 yard pass play from Dylan McCaffrey to Ben Waters gave life to the Eagles' score sheet and proved to be the difference maker in the game.