The CLASS 4A classification is arguably the most competitive grouping of teams statewide. Due to realignment and confusion in 5A and the advancement of the season some teams start the game schedule one week late or what is now known as week 2. Therefore several early “BYE Weeks” are front loaded and these teams will be forced to play 10 straight contests.
#1 Pine Creek vs #1 Palmer Ridge (3A)
4A runners up versus the state champs is probably the best match up statewide not many will attend from Denver Metro because of the heavy emphasis of 5A. Well worth the drive down I-25 to see some top talents.
#3 Broomfield vs Legacy
Oh buddy a rivalry game to start the season and Legacy has dominated. Look for a sold out crowd up North.
#5 Chatfield vs Gateway (Saturday)
Previously both played in 5A football and they have solid coaching staffs and players that can compete. Often overshadowed due to 5A attendance area schools look for this to be a triller on a Saturday night.
#6 Fruita Monument at #9 Pueblo West
The US-50 series and nearly a 6 hour trip should be intriguing. Two top tier teams looking to dominate early in 4A fall ball.
#7 Vista Ridge
#8 Ponderosa vs Legend (5A)
A community game that is a rivalry match. Pondo is coming off a bad playoff loss that ended their season prematurely but Legend has much to prove as it eyes being a top 15 team in next weeks polls.
#10 Skyline vs Westminster (5A) (Thursday)
Not much attention in this contest but Westy is still trying to get back to form from 2015. Meanwhile Skyline is trying to rebound from an early exit to Chatfield in last seasons playoff drubbing.