APS Futures Program Sees Successful First Year as Gateway Wins Championship

APS Futures Program
Gateway High School earned the first ever APS Futures football championship. Photo courtesy Debi Ferm

A host of seventh- and eighth-grade students from Aurora Public Schools had a spring they will never forget.

Students participated in the inaugural year of the APS Futures Program, a true middle school football feeder program for APS high schools. Sponsored by a grant from the Denver Broncos, the APS Activities and Athletics Department hopes the program will help give middle school students a head start on their high school football careers and convince them to stay in APS through graduation. 

After six weeks of games, Gateway High School and Vista PEAK Preparatory 9-12 faced off for the championship, with the Olympians cruising to a 52-16 victory.

All players and coaches also attended an end-of-year dinner and awards ceremony at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Congratulations to all participants on a great year!




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