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!