It was a definite shock to the system last week in the Pueblo football world, two blowouts, with Pueblo teams at the opposite side, defining the week.
A highly-touted rematch of the 3A state championship game between East and Palmer Ridge ended with a thud as the Bears, the No. 1-ranked team in the state, blanked East 41-0.
Pueblo West, meanwhile, routed an overmatched Mesa Ridge squad 40-0 to preserve both its top spot in the Pueblo Preps Power Five as well as the No. 4 spot in the CHSAANow.com 4A state rankings.
The two teams will meet this week in an another highly-touted matchup at Dutch Clark Stadium, and facing a tough opponent, the Eagles are hoping to avoid a repeat of last week’s Palmer Ridge loss.
South continues rolling, knocking off yet another ranked opponent with a 32-22 road win over then-No. 5 ranked Discovery Canyon Saturday.
And if the Colts want to take in a great game at the Dutch between East and Pueblo West, they can, as they are on a bye this week.
Central moved to 2-0 with a 50-15 rout of Mitchell while County snagged its first win of the season with a 28-14 win over Canon City, showing off its vaunted rushing game. This week, Central draws Sierra in a Thursday night tilt at Dutch Clark Stadium while County gets Rifle in a road game to the Western slope.
Honorable mention goes to Rye, claiming its third consecutive shutout win with a 35-0 victory over John Mall. Can Rye make it four in a row? Rocky Ford is 0-2 so far, so you never know…
Note on rankings: Power rankings rank local teams across all classifications. As such, 4A teams are generally considered stronger than 3A teams, 3A stronger than 2A, etc.
Pueblo Preps Power Five Football Rankings (Sept. 16, 2019)
|RANK||TEAM||CLASS||W-L||LAST WK||CHSAA RANK|
|1||Pueblo West||4A||3-0||1||4th (4A)|
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