The Aurora Public Schools Activities and Athletics Department is giving APS middle school students a head start on their high school football careers — and hopefully convincing them to stay in APS through graduation.
APS has teamed up with the Denver Broncos to offer the Futures Program, a true middle school football feeder program for APS high schools. Current high school football staff members will help piece each team together using team evaluation events, which began immediately after the middle school basketball season. Practice and games will be held at the student’s high school of attendance.
Thanks to the unique partnership with the Broncos, who provided a grant to APS for the Futures program, teams will look the part with state of the art equipment and custom uniforms that sport the Broncos logo in the APS high school team colors.
Students will also volunteer at various schools and other sites to learn the importance of giving back.
During the month of April, students will have the chance to show their skills over the course of five games. Teams with the best records will compete in two playoff games and culminate with a championship game on May 13 at the Aurora Public Schools Stadium at Hinkley High School. Later in May, the Broncos will host all players and coaches for an end-of-year banquet at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
2014 Season Schedule
Game 1 - April 5
Game 2 - April 12
Game 3 - April 19
Game 4 - April 26
Game 5 - May 3
Play-In Game - May 6
Semi-Final Game - May 10 @ APS Stadium
Championship Game - May 13 @ APS Stadium