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MileHigh Prep Report Way to Early Class 2A Football Top 5 and Teams to Watch

MileHigh Prep Report Way to Early Class 2A Football Top 5 and Teams to Watch

Last year’s Football season was very interesting.  Limited number of games and teams either playing Fall or Spring season.  It will make this season very interesting and I think 2A should be very interesting.  What I am planning on doing is ranking my Top 5 and then listing between 8-10 teams to watch for outside the top 5.  This is a very early look and when I kick up full articles again at the end of July, I will dive much deeper into each Class.

Class 2A

RankTeamNotes
#1Eaton    

Defending State Champions, Fall Season Class 2A
Eaton is your defending State Champions from the Fall season.  Eaton defensively is always tough and return plenty on defense to make them tough again.  Most of the offensive line returns for Eaton as well and should help a new QB take over.  Eaton does return RB Ethan Florez and should power the offense early in the season.
#2Resurrection Christian  

Made the playoffs, lost in Semifinals.
Rez Christian will have a new head coach this year but has plenty of weapons returning to make a big run.  Resurrection Christian returns their starting QB Will Schrotenboer and one of his top targets at WR Eddie Lemos.  Rez Christian always has a top defense and their offensive line returns plenty of experience to make them a threat again this year.

Note: Will Schrotenboer will not be returning to Rez, this could effect where they rank come end of July
#3Sterling HS  

Made the playoffs, lost in the First Round.
Sterling had two different starting QB’s a year ago and should help this season with a one of the two returning.  Defensively Sterling will return 8 of their top 13 tacklers and should make this unit dangerous this season.  The offensive line will be the biggest question mark for Sterling early in the season.
#4Rifle HS  

Defending State Champions, Spring Season Class 3A
Rifle was your Class 3A State Champion in the Spring season.  Rifle had a young team last year starting a lot of juniors and that experience will be key moving into this season.  Rifle returns their starters at both QB and RB.  Rifle also returns 9 of their top 13 tacklers and plenty of experience of their offensive line to make this team a real threat for the Class 2A title.
#5Delta HS  

Made the playoffs, lost in Semifinals
Delta a year ago had a key injury that allowed the backup QB Nathan Scharnhorst to take over and help lead Delta into the Semifinals.  This year Scharnhorst will more than likely take the starting reins and look to lead Delta on another big run.  Delta will be looking to replace a ton on the defense but have key leaders back to help rebuild the defense.  The offensive line has some key experience back and I think Delta once again is a threat this year.
 Others to Watch For 
 Classical Academy  

Made the playoffs, Runner-up Spring Season Class 3A
Classical Academy was the runner up in Class 3A Spring season a year ago and have tons of talent returning for this fall.  Classical Academy will return RB Cade Palmer and QB Sam Guilez.  Classical Academy will also return 8 of their top 13 tacklers. The biggest concern for TCA may be their offensive line with 3 possibly 4 starters graduating. 
 Moffat County HS  

Made the playoffs, lost in the first round
Moffat County reached the playoffs a year ago but fell in the first round.  Moffat County will look for a big push this season with QB Ryan Peck back.  Moffat County will also return 8 of their top 13 tacklers along with most of their offensive line.  The Western Slope League will be a battle this season!
 Severance HS  

Missed the playoffs, went 3-2 Fall Season
Severance played their first season a year ago and had a winning record going 3-2.  Severance started a lot of Junior and Sophomore a year ago and this will make them much tough this season.  Severance also has a new head coach.  Severance will be a team to watch to see how they grown heading into year 2.
 La Junta HS  

Missed the playoffs, went 2-3 Fall Season
La Junta had a tough year a season ago going 2-3 but played in a tough league a season ago.  La Junta was young last season and return most of their offensive line.  La Junta always has a top defense, but the biggest question mark will be the skill positions and if they get going watch out for La Junta this season.
 Elizabeth HS    

Missed the playoffs, went 2-4 Fall Season
Elizabeth was young last season and showed with them going 2-4.  Elizabeth is now a year older and return nearly their entire defense.  Elizabeth also returns their starting QB and RB.  The biggest question mark will be the offensive line which may return just 1 starter from a year ago.
 Alamosa HS  

Missed the playoffs, went 1-4 Fall Season
Alamosa was also young last season and relied heavily on first year starting QB Kasey Jones.  Alamosa now has a of experience under their belt plus had big yards from RB Dante Gonzales.  Alamosa of course will have holes to fill on defense but return most of their starters on the offensive line. 
 Brush  

Missed the playoffs, went 1-3 Fall Season
Brush had some success last season but only played 4 games.  Brush this season will be returning plenty of talent this season and will look for a deep run.  Brush returns their starting QB and RB along with half of their offensive line.  The biggest return for Brush will be 11 of their top 13 Tacklers.  Brush could be a team to make a big push for the playoffs.
 Platte Valley  

Made the playoffs, lost in the first round
Platte Valley will be hit hard by graduation losing key starters on the skill positions and offensive line.  Platte Valley is well coached though and should return a very tough defense.  Look for the defense of Platte Valley to carry them until a new QB steps up.
 Pagosa Springs  

Made the playoffs, lost in the First Round
Pagosa Springs was also hit hard by graduation losing key players at the skill positions and 9 of their top 13 tacklers.  Pagosa Springs will bring back a very experience offensive line with possibly all 5 starters back and this will help a young offense at the skill positions. 
 Other Teams to WatchEnglewood, Manitou Springs, The Academy, University, Berthoud, Faith Christian