Prior to Colorado's 2-1 win over Dallas last Saturday, the Rapids and partner, Telemundo, recognized the West High School boys varsity team in a pre-game ceremony as part of Hispanic Heritage Night.
Telemundo Denver ran an on-air promotion with anchor Carlos Rausseo encouraging high school teams who displayed good sportsmanship to tell their story via the 'call-now' promo.
After review of all entries, the West Cowboys won tickets to the Rapids' September 14th match, authentic Colorado Rapids primary jerseys, on-field recognition, and a segment on Telemundo Denver's Saturday morning show, Rumbos (10 a.m. MT).
“(The West High) coaches have made a constant effort to implement sportsmanship through every game," said Sebastian Tonazzi, Telemundo Marketing and Promotions Manager. "Whether is helping a rival player get up, shaking hands after the game, or stopping a play if a rival player gets injured. They have represented their high school with pride. The West Cowboys have a positive attitude at every game. All thanks to coach Sanchez and Luna.”
The West Cowboys are just as good a team as they are sportsmen. They are off to a 4-0-1 to start the season, having outscore their opponents 18-4.
Coaches: Matías Sánchez y Raúl Luna
Team: Andres Luna, Diego Barrientos, Fernando Guardado, Raúl Luna, Diego Luna, Salvador Domínguez, Miguel Pérez, Jesús Arredondo, Kele Nuevo, Gebil Nuevo, Ernesto Madrigal, Eduardo Huerta, Alan Salvador, Cristian Catalán, Jose Lara, Brian Sandoval, Giovanni Cornejo, Cesar Casas, Manuel Saldaña, and Jedeo Manirikumwenatwe.