It was such a great and exciting three-day stretch of high school football that our Best Wins of the Week list could have easily included close to 30 teams. But we've narrowed the list to 15 clubs with the focus on programs that major steps to the top spot in their respective conference and a playoff berth. Several other schools that won top 10 battles or had milestone games are included in our notes section.
Plenty of important games can be found on the Saturday football schedule for week three. A total of 14 games involving ranked clubs highlight the schedule but a few games outside the rankings will also play a major role in conference races and the playoff picture. We’ve picked 10 games to watch today as week three concludes.
Another solid week of football and this shortened six-game regular season, each contest is important. During our weekly Scoreboard Show, Colorado Preps ran through all the scores statewide and also visited with coaches about their important wins on the weekend. On the list this were coaches from Florence, University, Delta, Fleming, Windsor, Mead, and Lamar along with a recap of the Sterling-Platte Valley top five contest in 2A with Chris Brom of KPMX.
The top 10 schedule for week three includes several matchups that will help sort out the playoff picture in almost every division. A total of 13 games are on the agenda featuring two ranked clubs squaring off. Three apiece can be found in Class 5A, 2A and six man this week.
Over the past few years, Colorado Preps has provided a weekly release of what we call the consensus rankings. Our poll tabulates the top 10 from MaxPreps, Packard, CHSAA and RPI to develop an overall top 10. The information is important as a similar formula is used to determine the playoff teams in all seven classifications. It's even more important this year as only eight teams will earn post-season bids in each division.
With our first taste of football weather in some parts of the state, week three opens tonight across Colorado and six games of note can be found on the slate. Five of the six will play a role in various playoff chases and the sixth involves a tradition rich program finally getting on the field. PHOTO BY LANCE WENDT