Smoky Hill High School

GREENWOOD VILLAGE | With youth all over the field, Zero Week was not the ideal time for the Smoky Hill football team to play its first game. Starting a slew of sophomores against a veteran-laden Highlands Ranch team on a blazing hot Saturday afternoon at refurbished Stutler Bowl, coach John Trahan’s Buffaloes endured a 53-7 defeat that came filled with lessons.

A team of students from Aurora will participate in the Feb. 11 competition at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton to determine the team to represent Colorado in the 27th high school National Finals of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s National Science Bowl (NSB), which aims to interest today’s youth in pursuing careers in science and math