Denver South is already making history by appearing in the state title game. The last time any Denver Public School made the title game was 1990.
Now they hope to add to that history.
Nobody on the South roster was even born when Montbello made the finals in 1990, which of course means the same can be said for the last time a DPS school won a title.
South hopes that changes on Saturday.
“We’re going to let people know there the city kids can still play football,” senior Pete Williams told 9News.
The last DPS champion was Thomas Jefferson in 1989.
You have to back a lot further for the last South championship. It was the year their current head coach was born: 1958.
“Wow, I’m 54, that’s a long time,” coach Tony Lindsay told 9News.
“Dang! Wow, that’s all I can really say, that’s a really long time,” added Williams.
As they try to win for South, they’ll have all the Denver Public Schools behind them.
“You know of course, they better be,” joked Lindsay, “they better be”.
“There’s a lot of people on Facebook and Twitter that be tweeting us and inboxing us saying we got y’alls back. It feels like we are examples to the community and DPS and everyone around that,” senior Lee Chiles told 9News.
Lindsay saw DPS football in its prime, and more recently in its decline.
So he and his Rebels have a lot on their shoulders.
“We’re kind of representing everything,” he said. “The whole city.”