The Pueblo West View

West prepares for ‘14-’15 football season

Just one month.

Just one more month of waiting for those slip on those shoulder pads. One more month to strap on those cleats. And one more month until those powder blue jerseys take the field to embark on a journey that players and coaches hope leads to state.

The smell of football is in the air and soon the thirst for Friday night lights will be quenched.

An offseason chock-full of mini camps, travel, preparation and dedication to the craft of football buckles down to how well that offseason work will translate under the lights.

The Cyclones take the field Aug. 29 at Pueblo County High School to take on the Hornets looking to duplicate their impressive 7-3 regular-season record. Pueblo West hopes to return to their successful venture in 2012 when the Cyclones made it to the 4A state semifinals.

After a disappointing 35-18 loss at the hands of Pine Creek in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs, the Cyclones put extra hours this summer, on and off the field.

While that bitter defeat is still fresh in the heads of fans and players, redemption can occur early in the season for the Cyclones.

In the fourth game of the year, West and Pine Creek meet at Pueblo West High School in a rematch of the first round matchup.

The season ends in Colorado Springs as West heads to Cheyenne Mountain to close out the year against the Indians.

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