Myles Purchase

Posted On: 10/9/20 8:40 PM

Our final preview of the preseason No. 1 ranked teams in Colorado comes on the first Friday night of the 2019 fall football season. Our final look is in Class 5A and the Cherry Creek Bruins, one of the top programs in the entire state.

Here is our preview for the Bruins, who kick off against Smoky Hill in Week 1.

2019 recap

The Cherry Creek Bruins were the kings in Class 5A, running the table to a 14-0 record and winning the state championship at the Denver Broncos stadium. Only a 14-7 win over Pomona in the state semifinal round was decided by single digits last season.

Defense carried the Cherry Creek team as they allowed less than 20 points in 12 of the 14 games. The Bruins have become regulars reaching the state playoffs, but their state championship win in 2019 was the first in five years for the program. Still, the program has the fourth-most championship wins in state history.

Players to watch

Cherry Creek boasts a handful of FBS level prospects, many of whom are already committed to playing at the next level. The defense appears to be a strength again this

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