Posted On: 09/17/20 6:00 AM

There will be high school students playing contact football in Colorado this week.

No, it is not the high school season starting immediately, though it appears the door is now more open than ever to get the season going this fall. Four communities have instead formed a club football league to play some games this fall after it was announced the high school sports season would take place in the spring.

The Colorado Rural Football League will feature four communities that field six-man football teams. They will play each other a short season, giving players a chance to take the field this fall. Teams from Briggsdale, Peetz, Prairie (in New Raymer) and Walden (North Park High School) will play each other in the round-robin league. Peetz and Prairie will face off on Thursday, Sept. 17, while Briggsdale and North Park square off on Friday, Sept. 18 for Week 1.

With this new club season getting underway, here is a look at some of the six-man stars from those respective communities that return and who will be ones to watch.


After seeing some sparse time on the field as a freshman, Malik Carlson (2022) made a mark in

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