This week's Gazette Preps high school sports rankings
Team Record Last Week
1. Fountain-Fort Carson 6-1 No. 2
2. Doherty 6-1 No. 1
3. Palmer 2-5 No. 3
1. Pine Creek 7-0 No. 1
2. Vista Ridge 5-2 No. 3
3. Falcon 4-3 NR
1. Discovery Canyon 7-0 No. 1
2. Cañon City 5-2 No. 2
3. Lewis-Palmer 3-4 NR
When Fountain-Fort Carson coach Mitch Johnson called for the Trojans to go for the 2-point conversion in the fourth overtime, one thing ran through running back Drue Harris' mind.
"I thought finally, finally we're going to end this," Harris said. "I loved it, win or go home."
The Trojans did both - they won and they headed home with a...
A game-by-game look at Friday's high school football action with video highlights from 10 of the games from our news partners at KKTV.
Be sure to check out the "surprise visitor" video from the Fountain-Fort Carson-Doherty game - it's well worth it!
Fountain-Fort Carson 43, Doherty 42
At Garry Berry Stadium: When...
Here are the top football games scheduled this weekend in the Colorado Springs area:
Fountain-Fort Carson (5-1, 2-0) vs. Doherty (6-0, 2-0)
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: Garry Berry Stadium
What to know: This is the big one. It's been a long time since we've had a 5A clash of this magnitude between two area teams. Fountain-Fort Carson is...
Doherty's resurgence in football has been swift, but it's not yet complete. The Spartans are out to a 6-0 start - 2-0 in 5A Continental South play - and have one the biggest games in the program's recent history coming Friday at Garry Berry Stadium against Fountain-Fort Carson (5-1, 2-0). "We all know this is a big game," Doherty first-year...
Widefield's Anthony Wentzel did a little bit of everything on Saturday afternoon. The senior ran, caught, kicked, punted and tackled to help his team to a 27-13 win over rival Mesa Ridge. The Gladiators (5-1, 1-0 4A Foothills) came away with the coveted "Trophy Ball" which goes to the winner each year. For Wentzel and the rest of the...
Coronado's final chance to win the game came with less than two seconds left as the players prepared for one more shot at the end zone, standing at their 32-yard line. The raucous crowd of students and parents rose to its feet to encourage the Cougars to pull off the improbable. As quarterback Devon Baker scrambled to find a place to throw...
Luke Nethercot announced his presence in a big way Friday night, and in the process ruined Lewis-Palmer's homecoming.
The Cañon City sophomore quarterback threw for 481 yards and six touchdowns in a 45-33 road win for his Tigers (4-2, 1-0 3A Southern) over the Rangers (2-4, 0-1).
"Although he's only a sophomore, Luke can make reads and...
Tonight's featured high school football game pits Canon City against Lewis-Palmer.
Cañon City (3-2, 0-0) vs. Lewis-Palmer (2-3, 0-0)
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: At Don Breese Stadium
What to know: Cañon City has dropped down from a challenging 4A class league to the just-as-challenging 3A Southern League. Both...
Three games to watch this week from around the Pikes Peak region.
Allow me a little leeway here, with a small introduction. With league play ramping up, there were plenty of games to choose from. What made it more difficult was the change in conferences. With the new two-year cycle underway, we'll see some new rivalries develop and develop...
Last year, Mesa Ridge's Karlos Logan was a third-down running back at best. He was the change-of-pace guy, the fast guy who could maybe find a seam in the defense and spark the Grizzlies' offense. Logan had seven carries for 27 yards in five games last year, never started in a game and never had a huge impact on the outcome of any game....
This week's AP Colorado High School Football Poll.
The Associated Press high school football poll includes first-place votes in parentheses, season record, total points and last week’s ranking, as voted upon by a statewide panel of sports writers. Teams are arranged in three divisions of equal size based on current enrollments.