Friday Pick ‘Em (October 11)

We finally got someone to play along with us! Staring this week Jim Robinson, yes he’s related to me…he’s my dad, is going to be joining us. So my record will reset back to 0-0, and we’ll see who is the better picker. Here’s this weeks “Friday Pick ‘Em”


High School

Elizabeth Cardinals (4-1, 1-0) @ #8 La Junta Tigers (4-1, 1-0)

  • Tiger Stadium (La Junta, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): La Junta leads 3-0
  • Last Game: October 5, 2018 @ Elizabeth (La Junta 40-7)
  • Last Week: Elizabeth- def. Manitou Springs, La Junta- def. Woodland Park
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Elizabeth and TCA are La Junta’s only competition in the Tri-Peaks, Tigers win here and head into the Whistle Game with some momentum. La Junta 28-7
    • Jim: La Junta has a tough one last week and came out with the W. I see them doing the same at home this week. La Junta 21-14.

Ellicott ThUnderhawkS (0-5, 0-1) @ Rocky Ford Meloneers (2-3, 1-0)

  • Melon Field (Rocky Ford, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Rocky Ford leads 4-3
  • Last Game: October 6, 2018 @ Ellicott (Rocky Ford 45-0)
  • Last Week: Ellicott- lost to Peyton, Rocky Ford- def Crowley County 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Rocky Ford got its first Crimson Helmet trophy last week. This week is homecoming for the Meloneers, they send the home crowd home happy. Rocky Ford 46-0.
    • Jim: It’s homecoming week in Rocky. They came alive with a big win last week. I see them continuing their winning ways. Rocky Ford 21-7.

Crowley County ChArgers (1-4, 0-1) @ TRinidad Miners (0-5, 0-1)

  • Trinidad High School (Trinidad, CO) *Saturday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Crowley County leads 3-0
  • Last Game: October 6, 2018 @ Crowley County (Crowley County by Forfeit)
  • Last Week: Crowley County- lost to Rocky Ford, Trinidad- lost to John Mall
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Both teams are struggling this year. Trinidad is struggling just a little bit more. Crowley County 42-10 
    • Jim: Crowley County had a tough battle last week. Trinidad is struggling with injuries this year. Crowley County 21-6

Wiley Panthers (0-5, 0-3) @ #2 Fowler Grizzlies (5-0, 2-0)

  • Vibber Field (Fowler, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Fowler leads 5-2
  • Last Game: October 5, 2018 @ Wiley (Fowler 54-14)
  • Last Week: Wiley- lost to Las Animas, Fowler- def Hoehne 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Simple one here, Grizzlies are just to good. Fowler 54-6.
    • Jim: Wiley has been struggling this year and Fowler has been dominating. I see the same trend continuing. Fowler 60-0.

McClave CaRdinals (2-3, 2-0) @ Las Animas TrOjans (1-4, 1-2)

  • Jack LaSalle Field (Las Animas, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): McClave leads 5-0
  • Last Game: October 5, 2018 @ McClave (McClave 50-0)
  • Last Week: McClave- def Springfield, Las Animas- def Wiley 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: It’s been a while since we’ve seen McClave struggle like we have this year. Las Animas is in a struggle too. It’s a close one but the Cardinals prevail. McClave 35-20. 
    • Jim: Las Animas has been struggling this year. Both teams are coming of a win last week, but I see McClave continues their streak. McClave 42-14.

Calhan BullDogs (3-2, 1-1) @ Swink Lions (2-3, 1-0)

  • Swink High School (Swink, CO) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Calhan leads 1-0
  • Last Game: October 6, 2018 @ Calhan (Calhan 62-16)
  • Last Week: Calhan- def Simla, Swink- lost to Elbert 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Swink lost to a good Elbert team. Calhan is good, just not quite as good. It’s a close one but the Lions come out on top 35-28
    • Jim: This is going to be one of those who has the ball last wins. Both teams are coming off hard fought games with Swink losing and Calhan winning. Calhan 30-24

Manzanola BObcats (3-3) @ Mountain Valley Indians (2-3)

  • Mountain Valley High School (Saguache, CO) *Friday 3pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Mountain Valley leads 2-1
  • Last Game: October 5, 2018 @ Manzanola (Mountain Valley 41-14)
  • Last Week: Manzanola- def Miami-Yoder, Mountain Valley- Bye
  • Predictions
    • Randy: Manzanola has to hit the road this week. It’ll be a tough one for the Bobcats. The Indians run away with this one. Mountain Valley 63-20
    • Jim: Manzanola travels to the chilly mountains. I see the cold holding them back. Mountain Valley 40-30.

NCAA

Colorado Buffaloes (3-2, 1-1) @ #13 Oregon ducks (4-1, 2-0)

  • Autzen Stadium (Eugene, OR) *Friday 8pm*
  • Series: Oregon leads 12-9
  • Last Game: September 24, 2016 @ Oregon (Colorado 41-38)
  • Last Week: Colorado- lost to Arizona, Oregon- def California
  • Predictions
    • Randy: Oregon is just to much for Colorado. Ducks are firing on all cylinders. Oregon 49-10
    • Jim: CU has shown a flash of a dominate team all year. But I don’t see them withholding the Ducks this week in a good battle. Oregon 21-14.

COlorado State Rams (1-5, 0-2) @ New Mexico LoBos (2-3, 0-1)

  • Dreamstyle Stadium (Albuquerque, NM) *Friday 6:00pm*
  • Series: Colorado State leads 41-25
  • Last Game: October 13, 2018 @ Colorado State (Colorado State 20-18)
  • Last Week: Colorado State- lost to San Diego State, New Mexico- lost to San Jose State
  • Predictions
    • Randy: The Rams were close last weekend in Cali. They haven’t won since the first week of September. They pull it out here. Colorado State 21-10
    • Jim: Battle for the bottom of the Mountain West Mountain Division. But I don’t see Colorado State coming out of the slump. Lobos 21-10.

Fresno State Bulldogs (2-2, 0-0) @ Air Force Falcons (3-2, 1-1)

  • Falcon Stadium (Colorado Springs, CO) *Saturday 5pm*
  • Series: Air Force leads 6-3
  • Last Game: October 28, 2016 @ Fresno State (Air Force 31-21)
  • Last Week: Fresno State- Bye, Air Force- lost to Navy
  • Predictions
    • Randy: Fresno State is catching Air Force at the wrong time. The Falcons are coming off a loss to Navy, that doesn’t sit well with them. Air Force 35-7
    • Jim: Air Force still has the offense that can either win the game or lose the game. I see the offense winning it this week. Air Force 40-14.

#17 CSU-Pueblo ThUnderwolves (4-1, 3-1) @ New MExIco Highlands Cowboys (0-4, 0-4)

  • Sanchez Family Stadium (Las Vegas, NM) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2008): CSU-Pueblo leads 11-0
  • Last Game: October 6, 2018 @ CSU-Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo 48-3)
  • Last Week: CSU-Pueblo- def South Dakota Mines, New Mexico Highlands- lost to Colorado Mines
  • Predictions
    • Randy: It all comes down to who has the better chili. It’s a no doubter, Pueblo for the win. CSU-Pueblo 54-10
    • Jim: Not much to say here except, “Let’s Go Wolves”. CSU-Pueblo 35-6.

nfl

TENNESSEE Titans (2-3) @ Denver BroncoS (1-4)

  • Empower Stadium at Mile High (Denver, CO) *Sunday 2:25pm*
  • Series: Tennessee leads 22-15-1
  • Last Game: December 11, 2016 @ Tennessee (Tennessee 13-10)
  • Last Week: Tennessee- lost to Buffalo, Denver- def San Diego
  • Predictions
    • Randy: My reverse psychology worked last week. But I’m going with picking the Broncos this week. Denver 24-10
    • Jim: Both teams have the offense to move the ball. I see this one coming down to who has the defense that will show up. Denver 21-14.

Friday Pick ‘Em (October 4)

Great week of picks last week, besides that Bronco game, but we’re going to act like that didn’t happen. Here’s this weeks “Friday Pick ‘Em”.


OVERALL RECORD: 20-13

LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 10-1

HIGH SCHOOL

Woodland Park Panthers (3-1) @ #8 LA JUNTA TIGERS (3-1)

  •  Tiger Stadium (La Junta, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): La Junta leads 1-0
  • Last Game: September 28, 2018 @ Woodland Park (La Junta 40-0)
  • Last Week: Woodland Park- def. Battle Mountain, La Junta- def Raton
  • Prediction: Last year it was so foggy you couldn’t see the action. This year it’ll be cold. Tigers all the way. La Junta 36-24

ROCKY FORD MELONEERS (1-3) @ Crowley County Chargers (1-3)

  • Charger Field (Ordway, CO) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Crowley County leads 10-5
  • Last Game: September 28, 2018 @ Rocky Ford (Crowley County 42-8)
  • Last Week: Rocky Ford def Monte Vista, Crowley County- Bye
  • Prediction: It’s a rivalry game that’s been dominated by Crowley. Rocky wins their first Crimson Helmet trophy. Rocky Ford 26-16.

#2 FOWLER GRIZZLIES (4-0) @ HOEhne Farmers (2-2)

  • Hoehne High School (Hoehne, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Hoehne leads 12–1
  • Last Game: September 28, 2018 @ Fowler (Hoehne 44-0)
  • Last Week: Fowler- def Holly, Hoehne- def Las Animas
  • Prediction: Game of the night….Fowler finishes on top. Fowler 56-21

Elbert BulldOgs (3-1) @ SWINK LIONS (2-2)

  • Swink High School (Swink, CO) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Custer County leads 3-2
  • Last Game: October 7, 2005 @ Swink (Swink 55-16)
  • Last Week: Elbert- def Denver Christian, Swink- def Custer County
  • Prediction: I’ll make this one quick. Swink pulls the upset. Swink 45-30.

LAS ANIMAS TROJANS (0-4) @ Wiley Panthers (0-4)

  • Wiley High School (Wiley, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Wiley leads 4-1
  • Last Game: September 28, 2018 @ Las Animas (Las Animas 48-20)
  • Last Week: Las Animas- lost to Hoehne, Wiley- lost to Springfield
  • Prediction: Someone gets their first win this week. The Panthers are that team. Wiley 35-14

CHERAW WOLVERINES (3-2) @ #9 Granada Bobcats (4-1)

  • Granada High School (Granada, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Granada leads 1-0
  • Last Game: September 28, 2018 @ Cheraw (Granada 61-20)
  • Last Week: Cheraw- lost to Kit Carson, Granada- lost to Cheyenne Wells
  • Prediction: It’ll be a good one in Granada tonight. Bobcats come out on top. Granada 65-34

Miami Yoder Buffaloes @ MANZANOLA BOBCATS (2-3)

  • Manzanola High School (Manzanola, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): First Meeting
  • Last Week: Manzanola- def Primero
  • Prediction: Easy, Bobcats win. Manzanola 60-0

NCAA:

#18 CSU-PUEBLO THUNDERWOLVES (3-1) @ South Dakota Mines Hardrockers (1-3)

  • O’Harra Stadium (Rapid City, SD) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2008): CSU-Pueblo leads 3-0
  • Last Game: September 29, 2018 @ CSU-Pue blo (CSU-Pueblo 41-14)
  • Last Week: CSU-Pueblo- def Texas A&M Commerce, South Dakota Mines- lost to Dixie State
  • Prediction: All Pack in Pueblo. CSU-Pueblo 42-7

AIR FORCE FALCONS (3-1) @ Navy Midshipmen (3-1)

  • Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Annapolis, MD) *Saturday 1:30pm*
  • Series: Air Force leads 30-21
  • Last Game: October 6, 2018 @ Air Force (Air Force 35-7)
  • Last Week: Air Force- def San Jose State, Navy- lost to Memphis
  • Prediction: Air Force flys to victory….see what I did there? Air Force 42-21

AriZona Wildcats (3-1) @ COLORADO Buffaloes (3-1)

  • Folsom Field (Boulder, CO) *Saturday 2:30pm*
  • Series: Colorado leads 14-7
  • Last Game: November 2, 2018 @ Arizona (Arizona 42-34)
  • Last Week: Arizona- def UCLA, Colorado- Bye
  • Prediction: Buffaloes get a PAC-12 win. Colorado 35-10

San Diego State Aztecs (3-1) COLORADO STATE RAMS (1-4)

  • Canvas Stadium (Fort Collins, CO) *Saturday 8:00pm*
  • Series: San Diego State leads 20-14
  • Last Game: November 26, 2016 @ San Diego State (Colorado State 63-31)
  • Last Week: San Diego State- Bye, Colorado State- post to Utah State
  • Prediction: The Rams have had a rough go so far. It continues at home. San Diego State 35-7

NFL:

DENVER BRONCOS (0-4) @ Los Angeles Chargers (2-2)

  • Dignity Health Sports Park (Carson, CA) *Sunday 2:05pm*
  • Series: Denver leads 66-52-1
  • Last Game: December 30, 2018 @ Denver (Los Angeles 23-9)
  • Last Week: Denver- lost to Jacksonville, Los Angeles- def Miami
  • Prediction: Pains me to do this, maybe it’ll cause some good luck. Chargers take the win. Los Angeles 35-21

Friday….Well Thursday Pick ‘Em (September 26)

Took a week off from the game after a horrible week of picks. Here’s this week’s edition of the “Friday Pick ‘Em”…yes I know it’s Thursday but  for naming purposes.


OVERALL RECORD: 10-12

LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 3-8

High School

RaTon Tigers (3-2) @ #8 La Junta Tigers (2-1)

  •  Tiger Stadium (La Junta, CO) *Thursday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): La Junta leads 4-1
  • Last Game: August 24, 2018 @ Raton (La Junta 47-0)
  • Last Week: Raton- def. Escalante, La Junta- def Kent Denver
  • Prediction: Its a no-brainer, Tigers win. Ok let me clarify…La Junta Tigers win. 47-7

Monte Vista Pirates (0-3) @ Rocky Ford Meloneers (0-3)

  • Melon Field (Rocky Ford, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Monte Vista leads 2-0
  • Last Game: September 21, 2018 @ Monte Vista (Monte Vista 46-22)
  • Last Week: Monte Vista lost to Florence, Rocky Ford- lost to Rye
  • Prediction: Both teams enter struggling in the early season. Rocky Ford looked great last week against Rye. Meloneers pick up the win here. Rocky Ford 42-6.

#2 Fowler GRIZZLIES (3-0) @ Holly Wildcats (2-2)

  • Holly High School (Holly, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Tied 2-2
  • Last Game: September 21, 2018 @ Fowler (Fowler 29-28)
  • Last Week: Fowler- Bye, Holly- def Las Animas
  • Prediction: Simple…Fowler keeps on winning. Grizzlies 56-16

SwiNk LIons (1-2) @ Custer County Bobcats (2-2)

  • Custer County High School (Westcliffe, CO) *Thursday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Custer County leads 3-2
  • Last Game: September 21, 2018 @ Swink (Custer County 50-0)
  • Last Week: Swink- Bye, Custer County- lost to Simla
  • Prediction: Coming off the bye week the Lions even the series with the Bobcats. Swink 54-27

Hoehne Farmers (1-2) @ Las Animas Trojans (0-3)

  • Jack LaSalle Field (Las Animas, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Tied 1-1
  • Last Game: September 21, 2018 @ Hoehne (Hoehne 44-14)
  • Last Week: Hoehne- def Springfield, Las Animas- lost to Holly
  • Prediction: Unfortunately the Trojans run into a tough Farmer team this week. Farmers win. Hoehne 56-6

Cheraw Wolverines (3-1) @ #1 Kit Carson Wildcats (4-0)

  • Kit Carson High School (Kit Carson, CO) *Thursday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Kit Carson leads 12-0
  • Last Game: September 21, 2018 @ Cheraw (Kit Carson 60-0)
  • Last Week: Cheraw- def La Veta, Kit Carson- def Eads
  • Prediction: Cheraw has had a great season thus far. This week just isn’t their week though. Kit Carson 66-13

Manzanola Bobcats (1-3) @ PriMero BullDogs (0-3)

  • Primero High School (Weston, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Manzanola leads 5-1
  • Last Game: September 21, 2018 @ Manzanola (Manzanola 62-0)
  • Last Week: Manzanola- lost to Branson/Kim, Primero- lost to Sierra Grande
  • Prediction: Manzanola has controlled this series. That doesn’t change this week. Manzanola 54-0

NCAA:

#11 Texas A&M Commerce Lions (2-0) @ #20 CSU-Pueblo ThUnderwolves (2-1)

  • Neta & Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl (Pueblo, CO) *Saturday 6pm*
  • Series (Since 2008): CSU-Pueblo leads 1-0
  • Last Game: September 22, 2018 @ Texas A&M Commerce (CSU-Pueblo 23-13)
  • Last Week: Texas A&M Commerce- def Eastern New Mexico, CSU-Pueblo- lost to Colorado Mines
  • Prediction: The Pack lost their home opener last week. They come out firing and take down the Lions. CSU-Pueblo 42-10

San Jose State SpartAns (2-1) @ Air Force Falcons (2-1)

  • Falcon Stadium (Colorado Springs, CO) *Friday 6pm*
  • Series: Air Force leads 3-1
  • Last Game: November 19, 2016 @ San Jose State (Air Force 41-38)
  • Last Week: San Jose State- def Arkansas, Air Force- lost to Boise State
  • Prediction: Air Force lost to a tough Boise State team last week. The Falcons have shown signs of being great. This week is a great one for them. Air Force 35-10

Colorado State Rams (1-3) @ Utah State Aggies (2-1)

  • Romney Stadium (Logan, UT) *Saturday 5:30pm*
  • Series: Colorado State leads 39-34
  • Last Game: November 17, 2018 @ Colorado State (Utah State 29-24)
  • Last Week: Colorado State- lost to Toledo, Utah State- def San Diego State
  • Prediction: Colorado State has had a rough go this year. It continues in Utah. Utah State 45-21

NFL:

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) @ Denver Broncos (0-3)

  • Empower Field at Mile High (Denver, CO) *Sunday 2:25pm*
  • Series: Tied 5-5
  • Last Game: December 4, 2016 @ Jacksonville (Denver 20-10)
  • Last Week: Jacksonville- def Tennessee, Denver- lost to Green Bay
  • Prediction: Denver just can’t seem to catch a break. They catch it this week. Denver 28-14

Friday Pick ‘Em (September 13)

Had an average week last week on our picks. But that’s in the past here’s a new edition of the “Friday Pick ‘Em”:


Overall Record: 7-4

Last Week’s Record: 7-4

HiGh School

Alamosa Mean Moose (1-0) @ #2 La JUnta Tigers (1-0)

  • Tiger Stadium (La Junta, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): La Junta leads 7-2
  • Last Game: September 7, 2018 @ Alamosa (La Junta 34-0)
  • Last Week: Alamosa- def. Monte Vista, La Junta- def. Pagosa Springs
  • Prediction: It’s the home opener for the defending 2A Champs, who haven’t lost a home game since October 17, 2014, that’s 27 straight. Put all my money on the Tigers. La Junta 42-7

Crowley County Chargers (1-1) @ #1 LiMon badgers (1-0)

  • Limon High School (Limon, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Limon leads 10-2
  • Last Game: September 8, 2018 @ Crowley County (Limon 40-6)
  • Last Week: Crowley County- lost to Rye, Limon- def. Lamar
  • Prediction: Unfortunately, it’s a rebuilding year for the Chargers. Limon comes to play. Limon 56-13

Lamar Savages (0-1) @ Rocky Ford Meloneers (0-1)

  • Melon Field (Rocky Ford, CO) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Lamar leads 1-0
  • Last Game: September 7, 2018 @ Lamar (Lamar 46-0)
  • Last Week: Lamar- lost to Limon, Rocky Ford- Bye
  • Prediction: Meloneers home opener = Meloneers win. Rocky Ford 42-21

#4 Fowler Grizzlies (2-0) @ Akron Rams (1-1)

  • Akron High School (Akron, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Akron leads 5-2
  • Last Game: September 7, 2018 @ Fowler (Fowler 28-20)
  • Last Week: Fowler- def Sargent, Akron- lost to Holly
  • Prediction: The Grizzlies have a strong team this year. They have to travel which is why this game is going to be close. Fowler 52-45

Swink Lions (1-1) @ #10 Sanford Indians (1-0)

  • Sanford High School (Sanford, CO) *Friday 6pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Sanford leads 3-0
  • Last Game: September 7, 2018 @ Swink (Sanford 66-0)
  • Last Week: Swink- def. Wiley, Sanford- def. McClave
  • Prediction: One word…UPSET! Swink 38-30

Las Animas Trojans (0-1) @ Sangre de Cristo ThUnderbirds (0-1)

  • Sangre de Cristo High School (Mosca, CO) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Las Animas leads 1-0
  • Last Game: September 7, 2018 @ Las Animas (Las Animas 32-26)
  • Last Week: Las Animas- lost to Custer County, Sangre de Cristo- lost to Soroco
  • Prediction: It was a rough one for the Trojans last week at home, they right the ship on the road. Las Animas 38-30

Walsh Eagles (0-2) @ Cheraw Wolverines (2-0)

  • Cheraw High School (Cheraw, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Walsh leads 4-0
  • Last Game: September 7, 2018 @ Walsh (Walsh 49-0)
  • Last Week: Walsh- lost to Flagler/Hi-Plains, Cheraw- def. Edison
  • Prediction: Cheraw is on the right path this year, they keep it going. Cheraw 60-43

NCAA:

Air Force Falcons (1-0) @ Colorado BuffaLoes (2-0)

  • Folsom Field (Boulder, CO) *Saturday 11am*
  • Series: Colorado leads 12-4
  • Last Game: October 5, 1974 @ Air Force (Colorado 28-27)
  • Last Week: Air Force- Bye, Colorado- def. Nebraska
  • Prediction: Another in State rivalry game for Colorado, this one isn’t as big but the Buffs win BIG. Colorado 56-7

Colorado state Rams (1-1) @ Arkansas Razorbacks (1-1)

  • Razorback Stadium (Fayetteville, AR) *Saturday 2pm*
  • Series: Arkansas leads 3-1
  • Last Game: September 8, 2018 @ Colorado State (Colorado State 34-27)
  • Last Week: Colorado State- def. Western Illinois, Arkansas- lost to Ole Miss
  • Prediction: A big time game for the Rams against the SEC. It’s a close one but the Rams gets above .500. Colorado State 45-35.

#9 CSU-Pueblo ThUnderwolves (1-0) @ Chadron State Eagles (0-1)

  • Don Beebe Stadium (Chadron, NE) *Saturday 6pm
  • Series (Since 2008): CSU-Pueblo 10-1
  • Last Game: September 8, 2018 @ CSU-Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo 34-13)
  • Last Week: CSU-Pueblo- def Dixie State, Chadron State- def. Black Hills State
  • Prediction: One more week until the Pack are at the Thunderbowl, they head home 2-0. CSU-Pueblo 56-10

NFL:

Chicago BEars (0-1) @ Denver Broncos (0-1)

  • Empower Field at Mile High (that’s hard to say, it’s just Mile High, always will be) *Sunday  2:25pm*
  • Series: Denver leads 8-7
  • Last Game: November 22, 2015 @ Chicago (Denver 17-16)
  • Last Week: Chicago- lost to Green Bay, Denver- lost to Oakland
  • Prediction: Vic Fangio gets to play his former team. It’s the Broncos Home opener, Empow-, let’s get it straight it’s Mile High will be rocking. Denver 35-10

CHSAA Football Rankings Week 3 (September 9)

CHSAA released a new set of rankings on Monday. The Arkansas Valley has two teams in the Top-10 of their classification. Take a look at who’s where on the list.

6-MAN

RankTeamPointsRecordLast Week’s Rank
1Kit Carson (9)902-01
2Fleming 792-02
3Stratton/Liberty711-13
4Cheyenne Wells642-05
5Flagler/Hi-Plains422-06
6Prairie421-14
7Peetz332-07
8Eads212-010
9North Park182-08
10Briggsdale 141-19

Receiving Votes: Granada 10, Cheraw 4, Cotopaxi 4, Branson/Kim 3

Dropped Out: None

8-MAN

RankTeamPointsRecordLast Week’s Rank
1Sedgwick County (12)1202-01
2Caliche942-03
3Merino832-06
4Fowler812-04
5Mancos691-07
6Hoehne 590-12
7Dayspring Christian431-09
8Rangely 372-08
9Pikes Peak Christian171-1-
10Sanford161-0-

Receiving Votes: Holly 11, Vail Christian 9, West Grand 8, Dove Creek 5, Del Norte 3, Sargent 3, Akron 1, Custer County 1

Dropped Out: West Grand (5), Sargent (10)

1A

RankTeamPointsRecordLast Week’s Rank
1Limon (13)1841-01
2Strasburg (3)1672-03
3Holyoke (3)1532-05
4Meeker 1222-06
5Centauri1191-04
6Florence (1)1122-07
7CSCS860-12
8 Burlington 490-18
9Buena Vista191-0-
10Highland 181-1-

Receiving Votes: Rye 17, Monte Vista 15, Peyton 12, Wray 7, Hotchkiss 6, Cedaredge 5, Paonia 5, Yuma 3, Crowley County 1

Dropped Out: Peyton (9), Monte Vista (10)

2A

RankTeamPointsRecordLast Week’s Rank
1La Junta (12)1861-02
2Rifle (5)1732-04
3Delta (1)1241-05
4Platte Valley (2)1181-11
5Sterling1092-08
6Resurrection Christian 1071-19
7Faith Christian (1)840-13
8Kent Denver 791-06
9TCA572-0-
10Bayfield431-1-

Receiving Votes: Basalt 30, Alamosa 20, Aspen 17, Eaton 16, Elizabeth 16, D’Evelyn 11, Bennett 4, Bishop Machebeuf 4, Brush 4, Manitou Springs 4, University 2, Englewood 1, Lamar 1

Dropped Out: Aspen (7), Eaton (10)

Ark Valley Football Scoreboard (September 6)

Stay here for updates throughout the night from all 6 games from Arkansas Valley teams tonight.

FINAL1st2nd3rd4thScore
La Junta ----19
Pagosa Springs ----7

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Rye707620

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Swink6148634
Wiley00000

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Sargent6801327
Fowler141416650

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Custer County 14861240
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Friday Pick ‘Em (September 6)

With a new football season comes a new season of Friday Pick ‘Em. Every Friday we’ll give you information and predictions for games featuring: All Arkansas Valley Football teams, Colorado Buffaloes, Colorado State Rams, Air Force Falcons CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves as well as the Denver Broncos. We’ll keep a running total of our record, and you can play along too. Just put a comment of your predictions in the comments. Here we go. It’s time for this week’s installment of the “Friday Pick ‘Em”.


High School

#2 La junta Tigers (0-0) @ Pagosa Springs Pirates (0-1)

  • Pagosa Springs High School (Pagosa Springs, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): La Junta leads 2-0
  • Last Game: August 31, 2018 @ La Junta (La Junta 24-14)
  • Last Week: La Junta-Bye, Pagosa Springs- lost to 3A #10 Durango
  • Prediction: The Tigers are the defending State Champion, of course they win tonight. 42-7 Tigers

Crowley County Chargers (1-0) @ Rye Thunderbolts (1-0)

  • Rye High School (Rye, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Rye leads 7-6
  • Last Game: August 31, 2018 @ Crowley County (Crowley County 48-0)
  • Last Week: Crowley County- def. 2A Ridge View Academy, Rye- def. Ellicott
  • Prediction: It’s as simple as this…Chargers even the series at 7. Crowley wins 28-20

Swink Lions (0-1) @ Wiley Panthers (0-0)

  • Wiley High School (Wiley, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Swink leads 6-1
  • Last Game: August 31, 2018 @ Swink (Swink 24-0)
  • Last Week: Swink- lost to #8 Fowler, Wiley- Bye
  • Prediction: Swink has dominated the series this far, nothing changes here, Lions get back to .500 tonight. Swink 30-8

#10 Sargent Farmers (0-0)@ #4 Fowler Grizzlies (1-0)

  • Vibber Field (Fowler, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Tied 2-2
  • Last Game: August 31, 2018 @ Sargent (Fowler by Forfeit)
  • Last Week: Sargent- Bye, Fowler- def. Swink
  • Prediction: It’s going to be the game of the night for Arkansas Valley teams. A top-ten matchup in Fowler. Go out and see it if you’re free. Oh yeah, a prediction. It’s Fowler on top at the end of the night. Fowler 35-30

Custer County Bobcats @ Las Animas Trojans (0-0)

  • Jack LaSalle Field (Las Animas, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Custer County leads 10-1
  • Last Game: August 31, 2018 @ Custer County (Custer County 38-14)
  • Last Week: Custer County- def. Elbert, Las Animas- Bye
  • Prediction: The Trojans have struggled the past couple of years. With a new coach I think they begin to turn things around, Trojans start the year on the right foot. Las Animas 35-20

Manzanola Bobcats (0-1) @ #10 eads Eagles (1-0)

  • Eads High School (Eads, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Eads leads 2-1
  • Last Game: August 31, 2018 @ Manzanola (Manzanola 35-30)
  • Last Week: Manzanola- lost to Granada, Eads- def. Genoa-Hugo
  • Prediction: Eads is ranked, Manzanola won last year. This one is tough. I’m going to have to take the Eagles at home. Eads 60-45

Edison Eagles (0-1) @ Cheraw Wolverines (1-0)

  • Cheraw High School (Cheraw, CO) *Saturday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Edison leads 4-2
  • Last Game: October 6, 2018 @ Cheraw (Edison 20-6)
  • Last Week: Edison- lost to Cotopaxi, Cheraw- def. Mountain Valley
  • Prediction: I think Cheraw is poised to have a good year this go around. Wolverines win at home. Cheraw 50-28

 NCAA

#25 Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-0) @ Colorado Buffaloes (0-0)

  • Folsom Field (Boulder, CO) *Saturday 1:30pm*
  • Series: Nebraska leads 49-19-2
  • Last Game: September 8, 2018 @ Nebraska (Colorado 33-28)
  • Last Week: Nebraska- def. South Alabama, Colorado- def. Colorado State
  • Prediction: This is only the second game between these two rivals since 2010. Nebraska evens the “new” rivalry with the Buffs. Nebraska 35-21

WEstern Illinois Leathernecks (0-1) @ Colorado State Rams (0-1)

  • Canvas Stadium (Fort Collins, CO) *Saturday 2pm*
  • Series: First Meeting
  • Last Week: Western Illinois- lost to North Alabama, Colorado State- lost to Colorado
  • Prediction: This one is easy. First meeting = first victory of the series for the Rams. Colorado State 52-10

#7 CSU-Pueblo ThUnderwolves (0-0) @ Dixie State Trailblazers (0-0)

  • Trailblazer Stadium (St. George, UT) *Saturday 7pm*
  • Series: CSU-Pueblo leads 3-0
  • Last Game: September 1, 2018 @ CSU-Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo 56-14)
  • Prediction: I’d probably go crazy is I didn’t choose the Pack. CSU-Pueblo 56-17

NFL:

Denver Broncos (0-0) @ Oakland Raiders (0-0)

  • Oakland Coliseum (Oakland, CA) *Monday 8:20pm*
  • Series: Oakland leads 64-53-2
  • Last Game: December 24, 2018 @ Oakland (Oakland 24-17)
  • Prediction: The Vic Fangio era begins in Denver, we’ll technically Oakland. It’s going to start on the right side of things too, Broncos win in prime time. Denver 35-10.

CHSAA Preseason Football Rankings

A new sports year is upon us. On Monday CHSAA released the preseason football rankings. Take a look at who’s where on the list.

6-Man

RankingTeamPoints Record
1Stratton/Liberty (5)770-0
2Kit Carson (3)750-0
3Fleming 590-0
4Prairie490-0
5Flagler/Hi-Plains380-0
6Peetz 340-0
7Idalia250-0
8Arickaree/Woodlin200-0
9Briggsdale190-0
10Cheyenne Wells120-0

Receiving Votes: Genoa-Hugo 10, Cotopaxi 9, North Park 8, Granada 2, Cheraw 1, Mountain Valley 1, Walsh 1

8-Man

RankingTeamPointsRecord
1Sedgwick County (11)1190-0
2Hoehne (1)870-0
3Merino780-0
4West Grand610-0
5Caliche540-0
6Mancos510-0
7Pikes Peak Christian370-0
8Fowler320-0
9Rangely 310-0
10Sargent280-0

Receiving Votes: Dayspring Christian 24, Holly 22, Akron 18, Sanford 8, Vail Christian 6, Simla 2, Dove Creek 1, Sangre de Cristo 1

1A

Ranking TeamPointsRecord
1Limon 1400-0
2Strasburg1140-0
3Colorado Springs Christian1030-0
4Centauri840-0
5Holyoke 630-0
T6Meeker620-0
T6Peyton620-0
8Florence510-0
9Burlington 410-0
10Wray320-0

Receiving Votes: Monte Vista 21, Paonia 16, Crowley County 12, Highland 8, Buena Vista 7, Platte Canton 6, Manual 2, Jefferson 1

2A

RankingTeamPointsRecord
1La Junta (3)1150-0
2Platte Valley (4)1130-0
3Faith Christian (4)1060-0
4Resurrection Christian (1)870-0
5Rifle820-0
6Bayfield (1)480-0
7Delta (1)470-0
8Kent Denver380-0
9Aspen310-0
10Eaton220-0

Receiving Votes: Basalt 21, Salida 15, Sterling 10, D’Evelyn 7, Elizabeth 7, The Classical Academy 7, Englewood 5, Lamar 5, Bishop Machebeuf 2, Alamosa 1, Berthoud 1