After a Week 1 slate of games that got the high school rolling, several football teams are looking to maintain momentum in Week 2.

There are several games to watch across the state and many can be found on the NFHS Network. Here are some of the games that Colorado Preps as highlighted ahead of the action. Also, use the Colorado Preps promo codes to get 25% off monthly or annual subscriptions. Use CPREP3 for monthly and CPREP20 for annual.

For a complete list of games, check out the NFHS Network page here.


Class 5A

Legacy at Cherry Creek (Thurs. Aug. 31, 7p.m.)

Cherry Creek passed its first major test last week as it knocked off Ralston Valley 35-9 to open the season. On the other side, Legacy had a disappointing season opener as it lost to Legacy 31-9. This could be a massive way for the Lightning to rebound.

Watch: Legacy at Cherry Creek

Smoky Hill at Rock Canyon (Thurs. Aug 31, 7p.m.)

Rock Canyon jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 20-0 win over Poudre in Week 1. Smoky Hill was on the other side of that coin, falling behind early and falling to Denver East. The Buffaloes will try to turn frustration into success in Week 2.

Watch: Smoky Hill at Rock Canyon


Class 4A

Doherty at Rampart (Thurs. Aug. 31, 6p.m.)

Rampart opened its season with a win over Coronado and will look to make it back-to-back against Colorado Springs District 11 programs. Doherty fell to a tough Castle View team but will have a chance to get back on even footing from a record standpoint.

Watch: Doherty at Rampart

Pueblo County at Pueblo West (Fri. Sept. 1, 7p.m.)

The Pigskin Classic returns in Week 2! Riding a two-game winning streak to start the season, Pueblo West is looking to jump to 3-0 by taking down its district rival. The Cyclones won the 2022 Pigskin Classic 41-7 and looks to be a team on the rise this fall.

Watch: Pueblo County at Pueblo West

Widefield at Air Academy (Fri. Sept. 1, 7p.m.)

Both the Gladiators and Kadets rolled to Week 1 wins against area opponents and will try to improve to 2-0. Last year’s game was quite the high-scoring thriller and it was the Glads walking away with the win. The Kadets will look to change their much as they’ll have home field advantage this time.

Watch: Widefield at Air Academy


Class 3A

Summit at Thompson Valley (Thurs. Aug 31, 6:30p.m.)

The Tigers get their second big road trip in as many weeks and will try to duplicate the result. They traveled to Woodland Park to get their first win of the 2023 season. This will be the season debut for the Eagles after taking their bye in Week 1.

Watch: Summit at Thompson Valley

Glenwood Springs at Conifer (Fri. Sept 1, 7p.m.)

Both teams are undefeated and each have looked good in their early showings. This could be a competitive showdown as both the Demons and Lobos are trying to plant themselves among the top-level teams in the classification.

Watch: Glenwood Springs at Conifer

Broomfield at Holy Family (Fri. Sept. 1, 7p.m.)

One of the top teams in 3A will host the defending 4A champion in a true measuring stick game. The Tigers rolled to a. 28-8 over Frederick last week as Broomfield opened its title defense with a 42-14 win over Longmont.

Watch: Broomfield at Holy Family


Class 2A

Buena Vista at Basalt (Fri. Sept. 1, 5p.m.)

After a late surge gave the Demons a win over rival Salida, they’ll hit the road to face a Basalt team that advanced to last year’s 2A quarterfinals. With wins over Summit and Eagle Valley to start the year, the Longhorns appear to have picked up right where they left off in 2022.

Watch: Buena Vista at Basalt

Eagle Valley at Delta (Fri. Sept. 1, 7p.m.)

The Panthers faced a tough test in a road game at University to open the season and put together a solid overall performance. They won the game 28-14 and will now play at home for the first time in 2022. Eagle Valley is trying to avoid back-to-back losses to start the 2023 season.

Watch: Eagle Valley at Delta

Pagosa Springs at La Junta (Sat. Sept. 2, 2p.m.)

Pagosa Springs garnered some decent attention with a win over Centauri in Week 1. The Pirates will try to bring that momentum with them on the road as they take on the Tigers. La Junta looked strong in a 42-0 win over Burlington in Week 1.

Watch: Pagosa Springs at La Junta


Class 1A

Manitou Springs at Rye (Fri. Sept. 1, 7p.m.)

The last two seasons, Rye was able to edge Manitou Springs in their non-league clash. The Thunderbolts will look to make it three in a row. The Mustangs are looking to halt that momentum and look strong after beating Valley 39-2 to open the season.

Watch: Manitou Springs at Rye

Limon at Meeker (Sat. Sept. 2, 1p.m.)

The defending 1A champions got off to a slow start but eventually rolled to a big win over Florence in Week 1. The Cowboys played a rare league game to start the season and needed overtime to edge out North Fork.

Watch: Limon at Meeker



Merino at McClave (Fri. Sept. 1, 7p.m.)

Both teams walked away from Week 1 as winners and they should challenge each other a bit more in Week 2. Merino won last year’s meeting 40-14.

Watch: Merino at McClave

Akron at St. Mary’s (Fri. Sept. 1, 7p.m.)

Both teams are looking for their first wins of the year after stumbling in Week 1. Akron got edged out by Byers while St. Mary’s got blanked by Custer County. The winner here could pick up some momentum for the coming weeks.

Watch: Akron at St. Mary’s



Prairie at Peetz (Thurs. Aug 31, 6:55p.m.)

While Prairie battled for a two-point win over Cheraw to open the year, Peetz rolled to a big 51-0 win over Kiowa. This should be a contest for two teams looking to improve to 2-0.

Watch: Prairie at Peetz

Granada at Stratton (Fri. Sept. 1, 7p.m.)

Stratton looked a lot like Stratton in Week 1 as it rolled to a win over Cheyenne Wells. Granada also put together a dominant performance as it beat Branson/Kim 58-13.

Watch: Granada at Stratton