Soccer player

The Rock Canyon football player is quick on his feet

Flyn Brown is a senior male football player at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch with speed and speed.

He used his natural ability to score both goals and helped the Jaguars defeat Highlands Ranch, 2-0, in a Sept. 28 Continental League game at Shea Stadium.

“I’m quite quick and active and that’s an advantage, and speed is a crucial thing to have in soccer,” Brown said.

Brown’s first goal came 28 minutes into the first half, then he scored again in the 57th minute to seal the win.

“It was a nice goal, a nice cross and a bang bang bang,” added Jaguars coach Aaron Carpenter when asked about the opening goal of the game. “He (Brown) picked up speed and he came out with a volley and just buried it.”

Brown scored his seventh and eighth goals this season and now has 17 points.

“Our goal is to score at least two goals in the first half,” Brown said. “We got one and it was a very important goal to show we had control of the game. The second goal cut them off. This second objective is always critical.

Sophomore Aiden Bowman and junior Tatsuya Peralta were each credited with assists on Brown’s goals. Senior goaltender Jorge Baca only faced two shots on net but saved them both to score the shutout.

“Guys are working hard and we got the 10th win and we’re the first team in the state to get 10 wins,” Carpenter said. “We know there are things we can do better and we will continue to work on our development and improve.”

Rock Canyon, the fifth-ranked team in the Sept. 27 CHSAANow.com poll, improved to 6-0 in the league and 10-1 overall with the win over the Falcons. The Jaguars played at Chaparral on September 30.

Highlands Ranch saw its record drop to 4-4-1. The Falcons haven’t had a record above .500 since the 2013-14 season, when the team was 10-5-1, but coach Steven Carels is optimistic.

“Rock Canyon is a really good team and we’re young,” Carels said. “We only have four seniors. We’ve had some really good games this season and we’ve beaten some really top teams like Fruita Monument, Smoky Hill and Grandview.

“We compete every game. In this league, every game we are challenged and the boys are improving. The boys arrive and are successful.