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  • Widefield gets best of Mitchell behind opportunistic defense, running game

    by JUSTIN SHAW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Widefield didn't play a Week Zero game, but it didn't take long to knock off any rust or jitters Saturday against a Mitchell team that already had a win under its belt. In their first taste of action in 2014, the 4A Gladiators controlled most of the 48 minutes of play in a 36-6 win...

  • Ramsey: Doherty football is built to last

    By DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Zach Young was not concerned about the players he left behind at Doherty High School. “It will be a little hard, but they’ll be able to get it done,” Young said Monday afternoon at CSU-Pueblo. He was offering his thoughts on Friday’s rivalry game vs. Palmer. Young was correct....

  • Mustangs' rally can't overcome mistakes

    by BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    What to make of Manitou Springs? A sloppy, turnover-prone team, one that falters in the spots it flourished during last season's run to the state title game? Or a team that dominates the line of scrimmage, so much so that it can put teams away with an unwavering and predictable run...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson puzzled by surprising Lakewood

    by Scott Kaniewski scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Fountain - Fountain-Fort Carson wasn't sure what to expect from a Lakewood team that notched just three wins last season. The Tigers delivered a whole lot more than what the Trojans bargained for, holding F-FC to 100 yards total as Lakewood won 26-6 at Guy Barickman Stadium on Friday....

  • High school football: 3 games to watch in Week 1 around Colorado Springs

    BY SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Three games to watch as high school football season swings into full action this weekend with Week 1. Lakewood (0-0) 
vs. Fountain-Fort Carson (1-0) When: Thursday, 7 p.m. Where: Guy Barickman Stadium What to know: Lakewood won just three games a season ago, getting bounced in...

  • Mitchell's early football win can help set tone for season

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Mitchell's bus ride back to Colorado Springs on Saturday wasn't all that exuberant. Kind of surprising for a team who in one week had equaled all of last year's win total. Following a pit stop to grab some food after their season-opening win at Arvada, the players were a bit quiet....

  • Title teams bring validity to Colorado Springs' 4A squads

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Pine Creek coach Todd Miller might have phrased it best: "We're coming." There is no gap between Colorado Springs and Denver when it comes to 4A football. That idea was slammed shut last season in the wake of Pine Creek's 49-14 drubbing of Montrose in the state championship game....

  • Widefield grad WR Paul Browning making waves at CSU-Pueblo the way Vincent Jackson did at Northern Colorado

    By KALYN KAHLER sports@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    What does a CSU-Pueblo wide receiver have in common with a three-time NFL Pro Bowler? When comparing the ThunderWolves' Paul Browning and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Vincent Jackson, the similarities run deep. Both are graduates of Widefield High School, both had their first 1,000-plus...

  • Top 3A squads beef up schedules to get to next step

    By KEVIN CARMODY kevin.carmody@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Had one play turned out differently, The Classical Academy could have played for a 3A state championship last December. For Discovery Canyon, the Thunder once again met an untimely end at the wrong possible time. And then there's Canon City, a perennial 3A playoff contender coming...

  • Small schools look to find consistent success

    By KEVIN CARMODY kevin.carmody@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    It's hard to argue the success achieved by Florence over the years. By some, the Huskies' 8-3 mark a season ago could be viewed as a down year; previously, Florence went 12-1, 13-1 and 10-2, including a 2A state title in 2011. That pedigree comes virtually unmatched by any small...

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