PUEBLO - After having their dreams of a four-peat dashed by Palmer Ridge in the Class 3A state championship game, the Pueblo East football team expects to return to the top in 2019.
Finishing their campaign at a very impressive 11-3, head coach Andy Watts is confident his team has grown from the tough end to their season.
"Just the energy and attitude that they have, been working very hard since the spring, we have been counting down the days here, "Watts said. "We are just over a week out, our expectations are high, you're just trying to stay focused. Play hungry, stay humble, play Eagles football."
The No. 2 ranked Eagles return key players at quarterback, running back and on both sides of the line. It won't be an easy road, especially with the Bears waiting but this team is prepared to finish what they started last year.
"I think we're very confident, came off a winning season and we know what talent we have," senior lineman Arthur Braach said. "We know how good we are, I think we're going to come and do just great."
East opens the season next Friday night against Roosevelt, kick-off is set for 7 p.m.