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Two Moffat County football players selected as All-State

Stelios Peroulis, Brady Springer picked for CHSAA honor

A pair of Bulldogs were recently named to the Colorado High School Activities Association All-State lineupColorado High School Activities Association All-State lineup..

Colorado High School Activities Association All-State lineup.

Moffat County High SchoolMoffat County High School seniors Stelios Peroulis and Brady Springer each attained 2A All-State Second Team honors for the 2015 season. seniors Stelios Peroulis and Brady Springer each attained 2A All-State Second Team honors for the 2015 season.

Moffat County High School seniors Stelios Peroulis and Brady Springer each attained 2A All-State Second Team honors for the 2015 season.

CHSAA, Colorado PrepsColorado Preps and and MaxPrepsMaxPreps select players based on nominations from leagues and by a vote from coaches in each of the seven classifications. select players based on nominations from leagues and by a vote from coaches in each of the seven classifications.

Colorado Preps and MaxPreps select players based on nominations from leagues and by a vote from coaches in each of the seven classifications.

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Both Peroulis and Springer were selected for their skills as linemen on both offense and defense, each recording a high amount of tackles throughout the year, Springer 36 total and Peroulis 65, 12 of which were entirely on his own.

Peroulis also had the unique honor of being one of a handful of athletes — seven total individuals — to force two safeties during the season.

Springer came back to the sport this fall after sitting out most of the 2014 season with an ACL injury to his left leg, having already been afflicted similarly with his right leg. The determined Bulldog powered through with help from braces on both knees.

"It was well-deserved, we knew Stelios would get it, and Brady came back this year and kicked butt," said offensive coordinator Jeff Wert. "I'm really proud of both of them."

Following a season that saw the Bulldogs go undefeated in conference play and the champions of the Western Slope North League, Peroulis and Springer were also named All-Conference First Team in November, as were Shandon Hadley, Keenan Hildebrandt and Eddie Smercina.

All-Conference Honorable Mentions were given to Kearn Gerber, Hugo Hernandez, Mikinzie Klimper, Trevor Kuhn and Brett Loyd.

Peroulis was also named Player of the Year in the WSNL and received All-State distinction through Colorado High School Coaches AssociationColorado High School Coaches Association, eligible to play in the 60th All-State game this summer at Adams State University in Alamosa., eligible to play in the 60th All-State game this summer at Adams State University in Alamosa.

Colorado High School Coaches Association, eligible to play in the 60th All-State game this summer at Adams State University in Alamosa.

Head coach Keith Gille quickly took to social media to applaud the two seniors on their All-State honors and the leadership they imparted on younger players, whom he believes can go just as far next year, likewise hoping to improve himself as their guide in the sport.

"Please look in the mirror and every day ask, “Did I become a better Bulldog today?'" he wrote on the team's Facebook pageFacebook page. “I pledge to become a better teacher, coach and man. Honored to be here and always trying to get better.”. "I pledge to become a better teacher, coach and man. Honored to be here and always trying to get better."

Facebook page. "I pledge to become a better teacher, coach and man. Honored to be here and always trying to get better."

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