ALAMOSA, Colo. — Keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times. It seems as though the fall sports season has just begun and we’ve already cracked September. While the RPI rankings have yet to be released thankfully we still have CHSAA’s polls to get a general idea beyond just records of how the valley boys and girls are doing.
Amongst the 2A class Alamosa (2-0-0) was successful in their opening week with a win over Monte Vista. While they still haven’t cracked the top ten they are receiving votes. They have a game on Friday against second ranked La Junta.
1A Football is populated with valley talent with two post-season teams right in our very back yard. Centauri (1-0-0) opened their season like their did last year with a big win over Paonia. The only difference is this year they lit the fireworks early with a 38-0 blowout. The monster win over Paonia moved Centauri up the boards to the number three spot.
Monte Vista’s (0-1-0) home opener against Alamosa dropped them from the number ten spot to the outside looking in. Centauri will look to keep things rolling when they head west to visit Pagosa Springs on Friday while Monte Vista has a home meeting with Paonia that same night.
The 8-Man class saw Sargent (1-0-0) rock their home opener against formerly sixth ranked Fowler. The win was a drastic swing propelling the Farmers four places to the number five spot while Fowler was dropped out. Sanford watched their number ten spot go to Soroco whose 60-20 win over Sangre de Cristo (0-1-0) got them recognized by the polls.
Sargent and Sanford both are pegged for 6 p.m. start times. Friday Sanford goes to Swink and the Farmers will visit Springfield. Sangre de Cristo is slated for a 7 p.m. start when they travel to Las Animas on Friday.
Alamosa (7-0-0) started last week with a perfect record and no ranking. Staying perfect at the Glenwood Springs tournament served to boost the Moose to the number 8 spot in the 3A polls. Alamosa will go north on Thursday for a 6 p.m. meeting with Sangre de Cristo (4-1-0).
Centauri (1-1-0) was inactive over the weekend and went from a tenth spot to being unranked. The Falcons get back on track with a trip to Hoehne on Thursday before their trip to the Lewis Palmer Tournament in Monument on Sept. 8th.
Del Norte (4-1-0) is continuing their steady climb through the 2A rankings from last week when they went from being unranked to number eight. This week wins over Monte Vista, Ignacio and Sargent have the Tigers ranked at number seven by the polls. Del Norte will travel to Center on Friday and Sanford on Saturday getting 3 p.m. and 10 a.m. starts respectively.
Sanford (4-1-0) has also been productive over the week but as of yet remains on the outside looking in of the 2A rankings. Sanford will travel to Swink prior to their meeting with Del Norte in an effort to change that.
The girls from Mosca have yet to crack the top ten of the 1A rankings, not for lack of trying. Sangre de Cristo (4-1-0) is just collecting votes at the moment but their cross class meeting with Alamosa on Thursday would be their ideal coming out party. Sangre de Cristo will follow that up with a trip to Mountain Valley-Moffat on Saturday at 6 p.m.