DENVER — The Pine Creek football team capped a tremendous 2019 season with a 34-3 win again Broomfield in the 4A Championship at Empower Field at Mile High.
Senior quarterback Gavin Herberg ran for 131 yards and added two touchdowns to earn this year's MVP honors.
"It's insane, I've known a lot of these guys forever and just being able to finish our high school career like this, there's nothing like it," Herberg said.
Standout running back David Moore III started the scoring with a first quarter touchdown and added one in the fourth to finish the season with 36 rushing scores. The senior star caps his stellar career with the third highest rushing total all-time at 7,624 yards.
"It's special because I'm leaving for college and I might not see some of them again," Moore said. "This just means the world to me I'm just so excited we won it."
In a rematch of the 2016 state final, Pine Creek used an impressive defensive effort to limit the Eagles to three total points while outscoring their opponent 27-0 in the final two quarters. Two of those touchdowns coming from senior Eddie Kyle, who hauled in a 35-yard touchdown and a 74-yard interception return to cap the scoring.
"I love all of my brothers," Kyle said. "We just want to talk about that four quarter thing, that's what we struggled with against Skyline last year. We practiced on that all season and it showed today."
The championship bookends an incredible run for the class of 2020, finishing with a record of 47-7 and two state titles while playing in another.
"It's awesome, like no feeling I've had before," senior defensive back Max Lofy Said. "It's the ultimate feeling and when you win it it's indescribable."
"Like I've said a million times, winning it freshman year, losing it sophomore year, losing in the quarterfinals we said it's state or bust this year," senior defensive end Rece Rowan said. "We went one game at a time and sure enough here we are, its been a hell of a ride, hell of a journey, I love these dudes, love this community, I'm proud to be an Eagle."
Head Coach Todd Miller said the journey started in January after last year's crushing loss and were set on finishing the season in championship fashion.
"They finished, we always talk about pursing the mission, pursuing the beautiful, these guys did it and its fun to be a part of it," Miller said.