FOOTBALL: 8MAN PREVIEW - STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Granada QB Koy Palmer (#12) hopes to lead Granada to their first state championship since 2006 when they host Caliche on Saturday. The Buffs are shooting for their first football crown since 1994.
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FOOTBALL: CLASS 3A PREVIEW - STATE SEMIFINALS

Rifle battled the elements and Roosevelt to score a 15-0 win and set up a semifinal battle with Fort Morgan. Discovery Canyon and Pueblo East also battle this weekend with the winner advancing to their first ever state final.
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FOOTBALL: WEEK 13 PLAYOFF SCHEDULE - ALL CLASSES

Three more state championship trophies will be handed out this weekend as title games are slated in Classes 2A, 1A and 8man. Those three contests are joined by the semifinals in the largest three divisions. Here’s a look at the matchups and we’re updating game times and dates as they become
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FOOTBALL: CLASS 2A PREVIEW - STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Chalk held in the 2A bracket, with the top two seeds advancing to this Saturday's state championship contest. Brush and Kent Denver both had to get past teams in the semifinals that they have a lot of history with. [READ]

FOOTBALL: CLASS 5A PREVIEW - STATE SEMIFINALS

It’s somewhat ironic that a team with 25 consecutive playoff wins and five straight state championships is the lowest seed remaining in the bracket but that’s exactly the case in the Class 5A state semifinals this week. Valor Christian is seeded second from their regional with the remaining three [READ]

FOOTBALL: CLASS 4A PREVIEW - STATE SEMIFINALS

It’s been a chaotic post-season in Class 4A as defending state champion Pine Creek is the only team among the top six seeds to reach the state semifinals. The top ranked Eagles will be challenged by 13th seeded Falcon in one semifinal while #7 Longmont faces #11 Broomfield in the other. Falcon [READ]

FOOTBALL: SERVICES FOR WARREN MITCHELL FRIDAY

Funeral services for legendary high school coach Warren Mitchell are set for Friday in Limon. Mitchell, who coached in Limon for 56 years, passed away earlier this week at his home in Aurora Colorado. He was 88. [READ]

FOOTBALL: CLASS 1A PREVIEW - STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

In a state championship game many predicted from day one of practice in August, Paonia will host Buena Vista in a battle of unbeatens for the Class 1A crown. Paonia is 48 minutes away from back-to-back state championships with Buena Vista seeking their first title since 1999. [READ]