Week Zero presents quick turnaround for football programs

Sports: Gazette Preps : Football Thu, Aug 21, 2014 - 11:36 AM 0

Fountain-Fort Carson wanted to be prepared. So what better way than scrimmaging against the defending Class 4A state champions. The Trojans and Pine Creek Eagles join a handful of Pikes Peak region football teams that...

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