Friday, Nov. 1
Horizon (4-5, No. 28 5A RPI) at Legacy (2-7, 31 RPI), North Stadium, 6 p.m
Class 2A No. 3 Resurrection Christian (7-1, No. 1 2A RPI) at Prospect Ridge (2-6, 36 RPI), Five Star Stadium, 7 p.m.
Silver Creek (4-4, No. 20 4A RPI) at Monarch (3-5, 18 RPI), Spangenberg Field, 7 p.m.
Brighton (6-2, No. 9 4A RPI) at Class 4A No. 2 Broomfield (8-0, 5 RPI), 7 p.m.
Northfield (1-7, No. 36 3A RPI) at Holy Family (3-5, 15 RPI), 7 p.m.
Class 3A No. 6 Frederick (8-0, No. 7 3A RPI) at Skyview (3-5, 29 RPI), 7 p.m.
Mountain View (2-6, No. 24 4A RPI) at Longmont (5-3, 16 RPI), 7 p.m.
Niwot (3-5, No. 39 3A RPI) at Class 3A No. 10 Fort Morgan (6-2, 9 RPI), Legion Field, 7 p.m.
Adams City (1-8, No. 38 5A RPI) at Boulder (2-7, 33 RPI), 7 p.m.
Thompson Valley (3-5, No. 27 3A RPI) at Erie (5-3, 11 RPI)
Saturday, Nov. 2
Class 3A No. 2 Mead (8-0, No. 2 3A RPI) at Denver North (5-3, 23 RPI), All City Stadium, 11 a.m.
Lyons (0-8, No. 37 Class 1A RPI) at The Pinnacle (2-6, 27 RPI), 1 p.m.
Centaurus (2-6, No. 36 4A RPI) at Hinkley (5-3, 17 RPI), 1 p.m.
Fort Collins (2-6, No. 34 4A RPI) at Class 4A No. 10 Skyline (6-2, 8 RPI), Everly-Montgomery Field, 6:30 p.m.
— It’s an interesting week in the local prep football scene with just three matchups featuring both teams over .500, and that includes Thursday’s nighttime Front Range League title game between Fairview and Rocky Mountain (not listed above, but the Knights are 8-1 while the Lobos were 5-4)
— Other factors besides RPI factor into the playoff seeding this year, but the Silver Creek-Monarch game could have playoff implications for the winner with just a week left. If the Coyotes (currently 18 in the 4A RPI) can win out perhaps they’ll be in position to make the postseason bracket by the skin of their teeth.
— Brighton and Broomfield represent two top-10 RPI teams in 4A, and for Broomfield a win here would set up a really good matchup next Thursday with Longmont for the Northern League title — assuming the Trojans can defend their turf against 2-6 Mountain View at home Friday night.
— Denver North is clinging to playoff hopes, but in league play the Vikings have been outscored 116-32. Mead in league has a plus-130 scoring margin (137-7); North may be 5-3, but this above-.500 matchup looks pretty lopsided.
— Weather forced the Fort Collins-Skyline game to Saturday, and playoff soccer at Everly-Montgomery Field Saturday afternoon forced that football game into a rare Saturday night kickoff. So the schedule at EMF starts at noon with Silver Creek soccer, goes to Niwot soccer at 2 p.m. and then the Falcons host the Lambkins at 6:30 p.m.