Category Archives: 3A Football

303GONZO.COM SPOTLIGHT Discovery Canyon

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303Gonzo.com preps reporter & Blogtalk Radio “Gonzo” Darrell Gonzales spotlights high school football teams. Team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Colorado and #GonzoWatchList players in the state. Starting July 30, @303Gonzo will unveil the @303Gonzo Top players to eye, leading up to kickoff on Thursday, Aug. 23.

Head coach – Shawn Mitchell

How they fared in 2017: Overall 6-5 League 4-1 Round one playoff knock out to a talented Palisade team.

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Date Opponent
8/25 1:00p
Location: Discovery Canyon High School
8/31 7:00p
Location: Discovery Canyon High School
9/8 10:00a
Game Details: Pueblo South High School
9/14 7:00p
Location: Holy Family High School
9/21 7:00p
Location: Discovery Canyon High School
10/5 7:00p
Location: Discovery Canyon High School
10/12 7:00p
Game Details: All-City Field
10/20 1:00p
Location: Discovery Canyon High School
10/26 7:00p
Location: Lutheran High School
11/2 7:00p
Location: Palmer Ridge High School

Biggest storyline: Can the Thunder beat Pueblo East again? The thrilling 35-34 victory gave them a boost of confidence heading into two powerhouse teams the following weeks.

Names to watch this season: Zack Anderson DE/QB, Marshall Pike RB, Nick Monahan ILB/RB, Ryan Monteleone CB/RB and Tanner McCrary OLB.

Biggest holes to fill: Top 3 leading tacklers and playmakers on defense. On offense skill positions or WR and RB, but underclassmen received reps in 2017.

Gonzo’s Early Take: Being in the 3A Central is rough with the likes of  TJ and Palmer Ridge and playing Pueblo East is going to be the games to circle. A host of Seniors should help contribute to The Thunders success. RPI should help Discovery Canyon but their fate is in their own hands. Depth will be a key for long term success. The opening weekend contest is a game to watch in Loveland or the I-25 series.

#GONZOWATCHLIST to be featured in August Football magazine. List prepared for Spring evaluations.

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303GONZO SPOTLIGHT Pueblo South

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303Gonzo.com preps reporter & Blogtalk Radio “Gonzo” Darrell Gonzales spotlights high school football teams. Team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Colorado and #GonzoWatchList players in the state. Starting July 30, @303Gonzo will unveil the @303Gonzo Top players to eye, leading up to kickoff on Thursday, Aug. 23.

Head coach – Ryan Goddard

How they fared in 2017:  Overall 13-1 League 5-0 • 4A State Champions. The only blemish was aone point loss to rival Pueblo West in a double overtime  contest early in the season. The incredible season was capped off with a state championship title.

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

8/24 7:00p
Game Details: Holy Family High School, Football Field
8/31 7:00p
Game Details: Dutch Clark Stadium
9/8 10:00a
Game Details: Pueblo South High School
 BYE
9/21 7:00p
Location: Palmer Ridge High School
9/27 7:00p
Game Details: Dutch Clark Stadium
10/5 7:00p
Game Details: Dutch Clark Stadium
10/11 7:00p
Game Details: Dutch Clark Stadium
10/19 6:00p
Location: Durango High School
10/26 7:00p
Location: Pueblo Centennial High School
11/1 7:00p
Location: Pueblo Central High School

Biggest storyline: Coach of the year in 4A Ryan Goddard will have to work his magic this year as Pueblo South dropped classifications to 3A. The 2018 team will have a target on their back as state champions. Meanwhile Goddard will have to rebuild and he does have some talents that will need reps to get better each week.

Names to watch this season: Logan Petit, Cole Sniff, Cedric Tillman, Jackson Dickerson, Connor Huth, Quinton Sanders, RJ Micheli and Andy Smith.

Biggest holes to fill: The entire offensive production except for one player. A senior led team in 2017 looks for the next man up to capture the glory of last season.

Gonzo’s Early Take: Everyone remembers the champions but seldom do they realize it takes consistency to remain on the top. Ryan Goddard will look to build on the foundation and success of 2017. The Colts have some talents but dropping to 3A is no easy task. Erie and defending 4A champions Palmer Ridge in non conference will test the Colts early. The community and geographical games in P-Town will unquestionably be fun down the stretch. Pueblo is reminiscent of communities in Texas and other states that embrace Friday Night Lights. The Colts will enjoy the glory of 2017 but will need to compete in non conference and win the final 5 in conference to get back to the playoffs. Circle October 5th versus a hungry Pueblo East that should be a thriller.

#GONZOWATCHLIST to be featured in August Football magazine. List prepared for Spring evaluations.

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