* Coach: Eric Rice (10th season)
* 2011 Record: 4-6
* Game to watch: Mountain Range, Oct. 5
Columbine seems like an obvious choice here as it knocked Fort Collins out of the playoffs last year en route to a state title, but being a non-conference bout, the outcome isn’t as impactful. When Mountain Range comes to town in early October, however, get your popcorn ready. The Lambkins won last year’s game in Westminster, 21-20, scoring 11 points in the fourth quarter alone.
* Change of Pace: The Lambkins decided against holding a traditional two-week minicamp as their summer workout routine, instead spending a few days at CSU-Pueblo, going head-to-head against the likes of Douglas County, Pomona and Greeley West, just to name a few. Coach Rice said it was a choice Fort Collins benefitted from, giving the team better offseason competition.