The Pioneers have won three of the last four Northeast League titles, and expect to contend again this season.
Arbor View has owned the Northwest League in recent years, but the Crusaders could have something to say about that this season.
The Spartans got off to an outstanding start in Walker’s first season, winning their first three games including the Northwest League opener against Centennial. The end of the season wasn’t as kind to Cimarron.
After playing the last six seasons at the Class 3A level, the Cowboys will jump back up to Class 4A and see if they can continue to build.
Winless seasons aren’t new for Rancho, which has five in the last six seasons.
The Vikings only won four games last season, but it was the most wins they’d had since 2011 and matched their win total for the previous four seasons.
Here are the top games to watch for Week 8 of the high school football schedule (Oct. 5):