Rock Canyon soccer player is fast on his feet

Athlete scores both goals in game against Highlands Ranch

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Flyn Brown is a senior boys soccer player at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch with quickness and speed.

He used his natural abilities to score both goals and helped the Jaguars defeat Highlands Ranch, 2-0, in a Continental League match on Sept. 28 at Shea Stadium.

“I'm pretty quick and active and that's an advantage, and speed is a very crucial thing to have in soccer,” said Brown.

Brown's first goal came 28 minutes into the first half and then he scored again at the 57th-minute mark to seal the win.

“It was a beautiful goal, a nice cross and a bang bang bang,” added Jaguars' coach Aaron Carpenter when asked about the game's first goal. “He's (Brown) got speed and he came come out with a volley and just buried it.”

Brown picked up his seventh and eighth goals on the season and now has 17 points.

“Our goal is to get a least two goals in the first half,” said Brown. “We got one and that was a very important goal to kind of show we had control of the game. The second goal cut them off. That second goal is always critical.”

Sophomore Aiden Bowman and junior Tatsuya Peralta were each credited with assists on Brown's goals. Senior goalie Jorge Baca only faced two shots on goal but saved them both to notch the shutout.

“The guys are working hard and we got the 10th win and we're the first team in the state to get 10 wins,” said Carpenter. “We know there are things we can do better and we are going to continue to work in our development and get better.”

Rock Canyon, the fifth-ranked team in the CHSAANow.com poll from Sept. 27, improved to 6-0 in the league and 10-1 overall with the win over the Falcons. The Jaguars played Chaparral on Sept. 30.

Highlands Ranch saw its record dip to 4-4-1. The Falcons have not had a record above .500 since the 2013-14 season when the team went 10-5-1, but coach Steven Carels is optimistic.

“Rock Canyon is a very good team and we're young,” said Carels. “We only have four seniors. We've had some really good games this season and we've beaten some really really top-level quality teams like Fruita Monument, Smoky Hill and Grandview.

“We're competing in every game. In this league each game we get challenged and the boys are stepping up. The boys are coming along and having some success.”

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