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Saccomano: Logan, McCaffrey matchup adds to title game

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The 2014 Colorado Class 4A and 5A championship football games take place this Saturday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, put on once again by the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.

A compelling element of the Class 5A title game is that Valor Christian, the defending champion, is quarterbacked by Dylan McCaffrey, son of Broncos Super Bowl wide receiver and current KOA color commentator Ed McCaffrey.

Dylan McCaffrey is actually the third brother to play football at Valor, as his older brother Max now plays at and attends Duke, while sibling Christian is in his first year at Stanford.

In addition to the heavy McCaffrey influence at Valor, former Broncos safety Brian Dawkins is an assistant coach on the Valor staff.

But on the coaching side of the ledger, the most fascinating element of the game is former Broncos wide receiver Dave Logan, head coach at Cherry Creek, is going for his seventh state title.

I asked Broncos Media Relations Manager Erich Schubert to do some research on an idea I had some years ago, and his stats show what a great career Logan is having as a head coach.

In the United States, which obviously is the most prominent place in which American football is played, there is high school football in every state, and every state has a highest classification, be it 4A, 5A or 6A.

Logan has previously won state titles at Arvada West, Chatfield, and four at Mullen. Each is a 5A school.

So Logan is the only coach in high school history to have won six state titles at three different schools, all in his state's highest classification.

A couple of press reports have said he is the only one to win three, but this is incorrect.

There is one other to have won four championships at three schools, that being Bobby Poss in North Carolina.

Coach Poss, who is now retired and thus will not be adding to his record, won four crowns, two at Seventy-First High School in Fayetteville, one at South View in Hope Mills and another at A.C. Reynolds in Asheville.

So Poss is the only other coach with four at three schools and Logan comes into this game with six (SIX!!) at three different schools.

He would never talk about it, but Logan is aware of his success, which quite frankly I have trumpeted way more than he has.

A Valor Christian win Saturday would continue the tremendous success of the school at the championship level, along with a further extension of the McCaffrey legacy at the school.

Meanwhile, a Cherry Creek victory puts the Bruins back on top of Colorado prep football and makes Dave Logan the only coach in American high school football to have seven state championships at four different schools.

Anytime the attendance can be counted on one finger, that person is in a very exclusive class.

The game is Saturday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, and I wish good luck to all.

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