Friday night means high school football fields will be packed with students, fans and great games.
But there are those who cannot make those games at time. But fear not as some of the best games around the state are routinely available via radio airways or internet streams.
Below is a list of Week 5 games that can be heard through audio broadcasts.
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Buena Vista Demons vs. Centauri Falcons
Kickoff: 7:00 PM
Station: Eagle Country 104.7
Play by Play: Jimmy Doogan Color: Bob Marken
On the matchup: The Buena Vista Demons have been impressive in their past few games, getting off to an undefeated start. Reasons why can be attributed to a lot, but the retooled offensive and defensive lines have had much to do with it. How will they handle their biggest test of the season remains to be seen though. Centauri is always a powerhouse for the 1A classification and have some true size on their front lines. Also, the Demons lost senior safety and wide receiver Luke Yates to an ankle injury for at least this week. That could be a point the Falcons will attempt to attack in the game.
Check out the game on Eagle Country 104.7
Salida Spartans vs. Cedaredge Bruins
Kickoff: 7:00 pm
Station: The Peak 92.3
Play by Play: Caleb Burggraaf Color: Jack Spady
On the matchup: The Spartans are getting some help with a few new faces out, but they won't be ready for tonight's game with Cedaredge. That means it is one more chance for the Spartans young offensive line to make a push and standout. That has been the focal point for the Spartans, and with the Bruins coming in as a 1A team, the Spartans are hoping to earn some confidence before league. The Bruins have a strong running attack though, and with that, comes the knowledge that their line is still going to challenge Salida. A big game for both sides as league play is on the horizon.
Resurrection Christian vs. Weld Central
Station: 1310 KFKA
Kickoff: 7:00 pm
On the call: Clark Johnson
Johnson on the matchup: The Cougars rolled the Rebels in the teams' only previous meeting last year 41-0 in Keenesburg. We’ll be keeping an eye on Cougar junior Tanner Applebee who leads the state in sacks with 10.5 over the first 3 weeks. Tonight’s game is being played at the brand new stadium at Severance High School with coverage beginning at 6:30 on 1310 KFKA Preps Radio.
Fruita Monument vs. Grand Junction
Station: The Team 1340
Kickoff: 7:00 p.m.
On the matchup: As Jim Davis pointed out on his morning radio show Friday morning, Grand Junction is one of the top scoring teams in the state 159 points in four games. Carson Loveridge leads the Tigers with 577 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the year. Fruita is off to a 1-2 start and will rely heavily on Denim Luster to control the game on the ground. The Wildcats beat GJ 34-9 in last year's battle for the Black and Blue Trophy.