Athlete of the Week: Cauy Boulden

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) The Indians finished the season with a dominant 43-16 victory, a fitting end to the regular season. On senior night, it was the underclassmen that saw most of the action.

"We've definitely bought in to being a team. No one cares about their stats or how they're doing," said Cauy Boulden.

"They don't really care who gets the credit. That's been good for us and hopefully we can continue to do that," head coach Brett Mertens said. "They are really coachable. Some of the best attitudes of kids that I've ever really coached. I think that has been a key to our success."

Cauy Bolden didn't need a big night last week to prove his worth to the team. The 6'3" senior has been a menace to defensive backs all season.

"When they double me up, it's definitely opens up the run game," said Boulden. "I like the coaches having confidence in me to go catch the ball."

After an early exit in the state tournament last season, Boulden took it upon himself to play his best high school ball in his senior season.

"He had a tremendous offseason," Mertens said. "He worked really hard to get stronger and better. He really stepped up into our number one wide receiver role. A lot of teams have double covered him which has allowed us to run the ball really well. When they don't, we like our chances. It's been fun to watch him develop and he's a big part of our offense."

Even with the momentum of a one loss season heading into the playoffs, the slate is wiped clean as they make their state title run.

"We've just trying to been going one game at a time," said Mertens. "It's been kind of taking care of itself. We just try to focus on us and one game at a time. We think good things are going to happen with that. We are excited to go to the playoffs this year and see where we end up and see how far we can take this ride."

"We're just along for the ride, take it as long as we can," said Boulden.

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