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StreetSchool Network's Denver Street School Dominates FRCAA Championship Tournament
The FRCAA semi-finals began Friday night in Golden, CO at the School of Mines gym where the Bulldogs defeated Belleview Christian High School 72 - 44. They went on to defeat Love Christian High School 82 - 67 Saturday afternoon concluding their season at 19-2 and undefeated in their conference.
Denver Street School senior Christian Lewis was named the conference MVP after scoring 50 points in the final game, a new DSS and FRCAA single game record! Lewis was also named to the all conference team along with teammates, Eric Swift and Ryan Cutts.
Jared Gunderson, Head Coach for Faith Baptist and the only team to beat the Bulldogs in conference play last year stated, “Even when we lose, it is fun to watch the Bulldogs because they are so entertaining!”
During non-conference play, the Bulldogs defeated several 4A and 5A teams including Boulder High School and Ridgeview Academy. Their two season losses were handed to them by Mullen High School and Monarch High School during the Boulder Winter Invitational.
According to Coach Jim Galanaugh, “This year we were blessed with a really talented group of players. These kids come from tough situations and that makes me very proud of not only what they accomplished on the court, but also what they are accomplishing personally and academically to be able to play. Our players have grabbed a hold of the future and are going for it. All of our seniors plan to attend college next year.”
Although this team has been exceedingly triumphant, one might find Underdogs to be a more fitting name than Bulldogs, when considering the extreme adversity each team member has faced just to play the game. The boys basketball team at the Denver Street School, a private Christian school designed to aid at-risk youth, is comprised of nine young men ranging in age and experience.
Four of the young men on the team are from out of state, and are only able to participate at the Denver Street School through the Bulldog House residential program set-up for them by the StreetSchool Network™. Because many schools in the network tend to lack funding for their extra-curricular athletic programs, Jackson Hewitt has stepped in with sponsorship for this team and several others across the nation in partnership with the StreetSchool Network™.
If you would like to learn more about the StreetSchool Network™ and what they are doing to help youth like the Denver Street School boys basketball team all over the nation, visit: www.streetschoolnetwork.org or www.denverstreetschool.com. Inspire a student. Create a future.