When CHSAANow.com released its preseason football poll last week, several local teams were among the squads ranked to start the year.
Longmont, which graduated a great senior class from a squad that reached the 4A semifinals last season, is the highest ranked local team, checking in at No. 4 in Class 3A. The Trojans received the second-most first place votes in the poll, however, with their six votes trailing the seven garnered by No. 1 Pueblo East.
Longmont and East open the season against each other on Sept. 3 at Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo.
Other local teams earning top 10 spots in the preseason poll include: Fairview, 5A No. 10; Broomfield, 4A No. 10; and Holy Family, 3A No. 9.
For the complete poll, go to: http://chsaanow.com/2016-08-12/preseason-colorado-high-school-football-rankings-2016/