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Senior Allison Mann of Liberty High School runs through Bear Creek while competing in class 5A girls' 5k during the 2016 Cheyenne Mountain Stampede at Bear Creek Park on Friday, August 26, 2016. Mann placed first with a time of 18:41.4.
TCA goalkeeper Ross Vlcek (right) defends the goal against Lewis-Palmer's Jon Merrell during the first half of a game at TCA on Thursday, August 25, 2016. TCA won the game 4-0. photo by Jerilee Bennett,The Gazette
Zero Week: Liberty vs. Rampart

Zero Week

Liberty vs. Rampart

When: Aug. 27

Where: District 20 stadium

Why: District 20 rivals to open the season in a nonconference game? Yes, please.

Both teams have been on the upswing the last couple years. Liberty won five games in 2015 for the first time since 2009. Rampart opened 4-0 until injuries caught up with the Rams. Both teams will want to start off well.

(Also: Crowley County at CSCS, Aug. 26)

Rampart quarterback Brio Rookey throws the ball while practicing with the rest of the Rampart football team to get ready for the big game this weekend against Liberty. They were practicing a Rampart High School on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
Cheyenne Mountain players celebrate their 4A volleyball state tournament championship against Lewis-Palmer at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Preseason Gazette Preps high school sports rankings to start the 2016. (Gazette file)