One year ago, The Dawson School and Valor Christian would duke it out in the 4A boys' lacrosse state championship. Valor emerged victorious in one of the most epic battles the sport has seen since its inception to the Colorado High School Activities Association. Anyone who expected something similar in round two in this year's title game was sorely disappointed.
In dominating fashion, Valor defeated Dawson 20-12 to take home its second straight state championship.
Dawson jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter thanks to two quick goals from Asher Walker and Jackson Keener, but Valor was quick to respond. The Eagles would go on to tie things up, before outscoring their opponents 6-1 to take a commanding 10-4 lead at halftime.
Lance Tillman was sensational for Valor, accounting for three of the team's 10 goals in the dominating first half performance. He would finish with four on the night.
The Eagles immediately picked up where they left off at the start of the second half. Valor scored two goals within the first two minutes to extend its lead to 12-4, and virtually became unstoppable from that point on. Despite a late comeback effort from the Mustangs in the fourth quarter, Valor won handedly, 20-12 to take home the program's second title.
Tune in to the Saturday morning Prep Rally for highlights from the 4A boys' lacrosse state championship.