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  • Fountain-Fort Carson puzzled by surprising Lakewood

    by Scott Kaniewski scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    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...

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

    BY SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    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...

  • New year for Pine Creek gives impression of last year's title team

    by JUSTIN SHAW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    On Friday night, Pine Creek football celebrated the past, and then got a glimpse of what it hopes is the future. The defending Class 4A state champion Eagles hosted Pueblo Centennial in their first game since drubbing Montrose 49-14 in last season's state title game. Pine Creek picked...

  • Depth helps Cougars take opener

    by BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    It can be a miserably long offseason in high school football, grueling months of pad-cracking and bone-bruising work, all without a true scoreboard or real opponent. Bodies break down, spirits lag and the preparation remains ongoing. But during those days, Coronado coach Bobby...

  • High school football: 3 games to watch in first week around Colorado Springs

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Three games to watch as high school football season kicks off this weekend with Week Zero. Palmer vs. Coronado When: Friday, 7 p.m. Where: Garry Berry Stadium What to know: The Terrors are hoping to do at Class 4A what Coronado (now at 4A) did at 3A. After struggling mightily...

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