Posted On: 07/1/19 4:40 AM

Transitioning from the junior varsity to the varsity is usually a significant change for most players. Transitioning from junior varsity to playing against seniors who are all but guaranteed to be playing in college – including the most highly recruited senior in the state of Minnesota is something else. That is precisely what Minnetonka's Carvon Gurley faced in the fall. Gurley didn't just survive – he excelled. Now, after one year of varsity football, he has interest from Division I programs and offers from multiple Division II programs.
The Skippers were coming off a runner-up finish in 6A.
"We started strong winning a few games against some good teams," Gurley said. "We didn't play as well later. The team made too many mistakes (in the playoffs) and didn't get back to the championship game."
The Skippers had many weapons on the offensive side of the ball.
"On the offensive side we had one of the best running back groups in the state," Gurley explained. "With quarterback Aaron Syverson – when he was on, and our energy was up, we were tough to beat."
Gurley's primary side of the ball wasn't bad either.
"We had

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