"Once we strap on the pads, step between the lines, that's when the dog comes out," Eagles senior quartrback Gavin Herberg said.
Standing on the doorstep of greatness, the Pine Creek football team is soaring at Mile High.
"Might be the last game we ever play and we're doing it at the big house where we want to be," senior defensive end Rece Rowan said. "We just need to get ready for Saturday and handle our business."
One of the most impressive runs through the Centennial State this season, the eagles are 12-1 including three victories this postseason (Longmont, Ponderosa and Pueblo West) by a margin of 137-30.
"Pretty awesome, we took it one game at a time and it got us to the championship, this is where we wanted to be," Herberg said. "Hopefully it will turn out in our favor on Saturday and we get to leave our legacy as seniors."
For this talented group of more than 3 dozen seniors, Saturday's showdown with Broomfield is a flashback to their 2016 state title (36-14 PC) and a chance to bookend their careers with one more golden trophy.
"I miss it so much, if I could hold it one more time," senior running back David Moore III said. "I need it this year, I need it."
A season for the ages with one more chapter to be written and only one ending will satisfy.
"I've been here, this is my third time here and every time it gets more and more amazing," senior defensive back Max Lofy said. "Especially to be here with my senior friends, all 36 of them, it's a great time and makes us more excited for the game."