COLORADO SPRINGS - In a loaded class of local teams in 4A, the Rampart football team is hoping to prove they can hang with the top of the pack in 2019.
"We're all super excited, it has been a long time coming, at practice there is a lot of energy," junior receiver Luke Pavlica said.
Under first-year head coach and former defensive coordinator Troy Ward, the Rams will lean on a mix of veterans and underclassman as they look to build on last year's 7-4 campaign.
"The Rams are a team that executes every time they are on the field," senior offensive lineman Grant Tucker said. "Not having problems with plays and players not wanting to play hard. We just need to work hard in practice so we can win games."
After falling in the first round of last year's playoffs, Rampart will look to set the tone for a new season when they meet Dakota Ridge next Thursday night. Kick off is set for 6 p.m.