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South ready for next shot at a win


Although his team is winless, Ryan Goddard hasn’t gone into a game this season believing his team would lose. This week will be no different.

On paper this might look like the most winnable game to date for South High School’s football team. The Colts have played four ranked teams in their first four games. All have been losses.

It’s certainly been a tough start for the defending Class 4A state champions, whose schedule is ranked the seventh- toughest in 3A entering this week.

The Colts get Lewis-Palmer this week, hosting the nonconference game at 7 p.m. tonight at Dutch Clark Stadium.

Lewis-Palmer is 3-1, having won its past three, and is receiving votes in the poll. The Rangers also are No. 13 in RPI.

“I’ve never said we’re not going to win a game; that’s not my frame of mind,” Goddard said Wednesday. “It’s been very challenging and this will be another challenging game.

'With this one, it’s maybe not a team that is as well Prep football this week

Today’s game

Lewis-Palmer at South, 7 p.m. (Dutch Clark)

Friday’s games

Sand Creek at Central, 7 p.m. (Dutch Clark) Harrison at Pueblo County, 7 p.m. Centennial at Sierra, 7 p.m. Rye at Florence, 7 p.m.

Saturday’s game

Dolores Huerta at Justice, 1 p.m.

known, but our kids know it’s going to be another challenge. They have some really good athletes who are used to winning in other sports. They’re quality competitors.”

South’s schedule to this point has included what currently are the top two teams in 3A, as well as the defending 3A state champions. The Colts lost to No. 1 Erie, No. 2 Discovery Canyon and their season opener to No. 8 Holy Family.

Last week, No. 6 Palmer Ridge knocked off the Colts 45-14. However, the defending state champion Bears led only 21-14 heading into the fourth quarter.

South also lost to Discovery Canyon by a point in overtime, 42-41, played Erie even in the second half and were in the game at Holy Family despite five of the details,” Goddard said. “That’s what’s held us back. We have to finish games, play four quarters. “For us, it’s about taking the details — one player here or there. We have to create some momentum.” Goddard means momentum in games but it also applies to the season. The Colts are No. 27 in RPI despite the 0-4 record. Strength of schedule helps that.

It will continue to be tough, too, during South-Central League play. Every team to this point is at least .500, expect South. The Colts open league play next week against East, No. 7 in 3A, in the annual Cannon Game.

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