Thursday, August 31, 2017
Clear Creek High School
Lake County High School
The Diggers started the season off with a big win vs Lake County HS on a windy rainy evening in Leadville Colorado. While it was a team victory with outstanding performances from team leaders like George Gothman and his hard hitting play on offense and defense and Noah Sarria’s big play on offense leading the team in scoring with 24 points on the evening there were 4 other standouts who helped inspire the team to victory. Christian Lemishko, Ty Judge, Daniel Mathew and Ben Griffin were nominated as players of the game on Maxpreps.
Christian led on both sides of the ball with his tenacious play. He led the team in tackles had one interception, 1 TD, 92 yds receiving and sparked several drives with big 3rd down conversion receptions to keep drives alive.
Ty had an outstanding day with 325 yds passing and 5 TD passes on the day. Ty was a true leader and showed tremendous composer as he helped lead his team to victory with his pin point accuracy on what was a sloppy wet evening.
Daniel was the 2nd leading tackler on the day and was a relentless presence in the backfield all night long. His hard hitting and never quit attitude inspired his teammates and coaches all night long.
Ben had an incredible hit on the Golddiggers Kick off after their first score. This awe inspiring hit ignited the team to put in the effort to go get the Panthers from that moment forward. While he was injured for a short time after this it didn’t stop him from coming back out on the field a few plays later to spark another TD Drive with a 38 yd acrobatic catch that gave the Golddiggers a first down when they desperately needed it.
Team stats can be viewed here