Practice for the 2A Football season is underway and Colorado Preps will help preview the season with interviews from coaches across the division. All interviews will be posted inside the story so we invite you to check back on a regular basis as we will add new interviews on a daily basis.
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EATON – Zac Lemon
The Reds pushed past Lamar last December to win the 2020 Fall football championships on the Class 2A level. Despite graduations to key players, the Reds are again expected to be back in the championship chase in 2021.
LAMAR – Jason Tice
The Savages rode a strong senior class to the 2A finals last Fall before falling short to Eaton. Despite only a handful of returning starters, the program still expects to battle for the Tri Peaks championship and a playoff berth.
DELTA – Ben Johnson
The Panthers continued their strong playoff showings of late with a semifinal appearance last year as the season ended with a one point loss to Lamar. A good group returns for the Panthers as they again will be one of the top teams across the division.
BASALT – Carl Frerichs
Over the last decade, the Longhorns have developed into a strong contender for league championships and playoff wins. Despite graduation losses, 2021 shapes up to the same as the Longhorns expect to battle for the West Slope crown and high post-season seed.
ALAMOSA – Drew Sandlin
The Moose managed just one win last year but had just six seniors on the roster so a young group that is now a year stronger and more experienced looks to contend for the conference title and a playoff spot.
ENGLEWOOD – Mike Campbell
One of the favorites to challenge for the Colorado league crown, the Pirates are coming off a 3-3 season where they captured wins in the final three games of the year. A top quarterback returns along with more talent throughout the roster for 2021.
STERLING – Rob Busmente
A playoff team in 2020, the Tigers again figure to be in the playoff mix from the Patriot East. They have experience returning at QB but still must replace quite a bit of skill talent on the offensive side and have some holes to fill on defense as well.
CLASSICAL ACADEMY – Justin Rich
The Titans came very close to their first ever football championship last Spring as they battled a full 48-minutes in the narrow loss to Rifle. The Titans return quite a bit of talent from that group including standout running back Cade Palmer. That makes them the favorite inside the Tri Peaks and a good bet for a playoff berth come November.
PLATTE VALLEY – Troy Hoffman
A regular playoff entrant and state championship contender, the Broncos are again one of the teams to beat coming out of the Patriot East. A tough non-league slate should help them prep for the league schedule which again includes an important date with Sterling.