Townsquare Media’s High School MVP: Buck Coors, Resurrection Christian School
Senior quarterback Buck Coors helped Resurrection Christian School of Loveland roll to a 46-14 Class 2A playoff win over La Junta last weekend.
Coors helped the Cougars advance by scoring five total touchdowns — he threw for four and rushed in another.
For his efforts, Coors is this week's Townsquare Media's High School MVP.
Third-seeded Resurrection Christian now hosts sixth-seeded Platte Valley at 1 p.m. Saturday at Severance High School in the state quarterfinals.
Here's a little Q&A with the star senior:
What has made the Cougar's football so successful this season?
"There are many factors that go into making a team successful, but it all starts with our head coach Jeff Van Winkle. He did a great job of setting up an off-season program that allowed us to get bigger and stronger while also bonding as a team. The physical improvement was important, but what I believe sets us apart is the way our team plays together. This is something Coach Van Winkle has emphasized since day one. It's really rare to have a team full of star caliber players that are just as excited about a teammate going off for several touchdowns as they would be if they had. This "together" mentality is what makes our team special."
What are your post-high school plans?
"My plans after high school are to go to college to play football and study business."
What's your pregame routine?
"Unlike many athletes, I don't have a script I consistently follow before games. I like to watch films on the bus ride to start getting myself ready to play, but sometimes I will just talk to teammates. Football, like most sports, is as much mental as physical, especially as a quarterback, so I like to prepare mentally before we get to the field."
What's your favorite food?
"If I'm eating on the road, my go-to is Chipotle, but at home I'd have to say chicken fried steak."
What's your favorite TV show?
"In my opinion, the only thing TV is good for is watching football, so I watch the Broncos but that's about it."