8 Colorado high school football games to watch in Week 2

Class 5A
No. 1 Cherry Creek (1-0) vs. No. 10 Cherokee Trail (0-1)

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Legacy Stadium

Last meeting: Cherry Creek 38, vs. Cherokee Trail 7, on Oct. 25, 2019

The prohibitive favorites to win a second straight 5A title, the top-ranked Bruins actually trailed early in their Week 1 win over Smoky Hill. Then Dave Logan’s squad ripped off four straight TDs before halftime en route to a 35-14 win that saw CU basketball commit Julian Hammond throw for 290 yards and five TDs. Now comes a date with a Cougars team smarting after last week’s gut-wrenching 62-50 loss to Eaglecrest — a game they led 43-27 at halftime.

No. 7 Eaglecrest (1-0) vs. No. 6 Grandview (1-0)

When/where: 7 p.m. Thursday at Legacy Stadium

Last meeting: Eaglecrest 28, at Grandview 21, on Nov. 15, 2019

These Centennial League rivals meet with abnormally large stakes for a Week 2 affair. With both teams eyeing later dates with Cherry Creek, a win here would go a long way to securing a playoff bid. Grandview nearly shut out Arapahoe in a 38-7 Week 1 victory, while Eaglecrest rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to top Cherokee Trail 62-50. Keep an eye on explosive talents Ty Robinson (CU commit) and Seyi Oladipo (Boise State). Both scored two TDs last week.

Mullen (0-0) vs. No. 8 Ralston Valley (1-0)

When/where: 6 p.m. Thursday at North Area Athletic Complex

Last meeting: Ralston Valley 58, at Mullen 17, on Oct. 11, 2019

After a one-week delay due to a COVID-19 outbreak, the Jeremy Bennett era begins at Mullen with a stiff test against a Ralston Valley team that appears to have reloaded following last year’s senior-driven run to the 5A semifinals. RV has won five straight over Mullen dating back to 2013, including last year’s blowout at La Salle Stadium. Now it enters its Week 2 showdown with Mullen fresh off a 42-0 win over Battle Mountain — the program’s fourth shutout since 2019.

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Arvada West (1-0) vs. No. 2 Columbine (1-0)

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday at Jeffco Stadium

Last meeting: Columbine 49, at Arvada West 14, on Oct. 31, 2019

The Wildcats entered the season a bit off the radar after last year’s 0-10 campaign. But a Week 1 win over ThunderRidge, 30-23, may be an indication the Wildcats have righted the ship. At the very least, they appear to have a playmaker in junior receiver Ean Lee (7 receptions, 158 yards vs. TR). The Rebels graduated a majority of production from last year’s 5A runner-up, but the defense was as stout as ever in a 39-13 win over Rock Canyon.

Class 4A
No. 6 Montrose (1-0) vs. Fruita Monument (1-0)

When/where: 6 p.m. Friday at Fruita

Last meeting: Montrose 21, vs. Fruita Monument 14, on Oct. 4, 2019

A week after dominating then-10th-ranked Chatfield 43-12, the Indians take on a fellow Western Slope power who had an impressive showing of its own in Week 1 with a 42-10 win over Wheat Ridge. The Wildcats ran for 274 yards and five touchdowns in the victory, with senior Espin Hernandez needing only seven …read more

Source:: The Denver Post – Sports


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