Discovery Canyon Campus’ Football Team is turning heads with its 4-0 start. With recent wins against Holy Family and Pueblo South behind them, the Thunder now turn to this week’s match up which will feature two highly ranked teams. The 4th ranked Pueblo East Eagles against the 3rd ranked Thunder.
“I think it really became a rivalry, or started to feel like a rivalry, when we started to play them twice a season. We play them in the regular season, whether it was league or non-league, and then we would end up playing them in the playoffs, and that happened for four years” Head Coach Shawn Mitchell said.
During those four years, the Thunder never beat the Eagles in the post season including the 3A State Championship game in 2016. But with a new season comes a new frame of mind featuring an experienced Thunder team.
“I’d say the strongest part is we have a very seasoned offense, our defense is also senior heavy” DCC Senior Isacc Mun said.
The rivalry continues this Thursday, Sept. 20, at D20 Stadium, and is the Academy District 20 “Game of the Week.” Viewers can watch the action at D20communicator.org. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. Mountain Time.