Last Saturday, the Parker Mustangs took home the Class 4A state boys lacrosse championship against the defending champs, Wheat Ridge. With a scored of 13-11, it was a close game, but the boys’ fought hard to win and deserved it. The team went home that day with proud smiles and an even happier coach Patrick Tierney.
“We won as a team,” coach Tierney said in the Parker Chronicle. “Our guys knew they needed each other. They worked hard and passed the ball when they saw a teammate in a better position for a shot. No one tried to win the game by himself. It was a great win for us.”
Both teams got to play on Denver’s Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The action got even more intense knowing that they were playing on the most professional field in Colorado. Wheat Ridge was neck and neck with the Mustangs for most of the first quarter, that didn’t last long once Blake Bruner took charge. The Parker team took the lead once Bruner scored with 14 seconds left putting them ahead 3-1.
With a leading total of four goals, Bruner was definitely the star player of the game. “I had a good day because our team executed our game plan and pressed the attack. I scored because my teammates got the ball to me when I was open to take a good shot at the goal,” Bruner said in the recent article. “When I took a shot, I just looked for a spot where I might get the ball into net.”
The star senior was happy to end his high school career with a championship win for Parker. Both teams fought hard for the trophy and can now take a long break before renewing the rivalry next season.