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STERLING TO HOST 8-MAN ALL STAR CONTEST

The annual eight man all-star game featuring top players from all corners of the state is set for Friday June 2nd in Sterling. The game kicks off at 6:00pm at Sterling High School and will be streamed live on the eight man all-star game Facebook page. Below are the rosters and coaches for both squ [READ]

SIX MAN ALL-START GAME SET FOR HUGO

For the first time since its inception in 1988, the annual 6/8 Man football all-state game will not feature players from the state’s smallest classification. After 29 editions, this year will see 6-man break away and hold its own all-state competition. [READ]

AUDIO: LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL RECAP

The CHSAA Legislative Council conducted their January meeting on Thursday and among many agenda items made some changes to the percentages of the Football RPI. We visited with Ryan Casey, the Director of Digital Media, about that topic and others. [READ]

FOOTBALL COACHES & PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

With the release of all-state football teams today, players and coaches of the year were also announced in each class. [READ]

ALL STATE FOOTBALL TEAMS (6-MAN & 8-MAN)

All-state football teams have been announced and below you can see the first and second team selections for the six man and eight man divisions. The All-State teams are presented by CHSAA, the Colorado Preps Network and MaxPreps. [READ]

ALL STATE FOOTBALL TEAMS (CLASSES 1A & 2A)

All-state football teams have been announced and we’ve posted the first and second teams for Classes 1A and 2A below. The All-State Teams are presented by CHSAA, the Colorado Preps Network and MaxPreps. [READ]

ALL STATE FOOTBALL TEAMS (CLASSES 3A-4A-5A)

All-state football teams have been announced and below you can see the first and second team selections for Classes 3A-4A-5A. The All-State teams are presented by CHSAA, the Colorado Preps Network and MaxPreps. [READ]

OUR CHOICES FOR FOOTBALL COACHES OF THE YEAR

With football now wrapped up for the season, we can start to hand out a few post-season awards. Our first round involves Coaches of the Year and while it’s easy to choose and well deserving for coaches who won state championships to be named, our criteria is somewhat different. We look for coaches [READ]

VALOR CHRISTIAN WINS ANOTHER BIG SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP

DENVER – Of the great runs in Colorado scholastic annals, Valor Christian’s in football continues on hallowed ground. [READ]

PINE CREEK GRABS 3RD FOOTBALL CROWN IN FOUR YEARS

DENVER – No one can deny Pine Creek’s presence has been felt in Class 4A. It was in its fourth championship game over six seasons on Saturday. But there’s something to be said outside the proverbial dynasty. [READ]

CLASS 4A FOOTBALL - CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PREVIEW

When Broomfield underwent a coaching change after last season, landing in the championship game wasn’t the first thing that came to mind. [READ]

CLASS 5A FOOTBALL - STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

It has been a long, difficult season in more ways than one with plenty of arguing and consternation about Colorado’s ever-changing football landscape. Lots of key injuries. One-sided league play. And highly questionable playoff designations in a field that was cut in half. [READ]

CLASS 3A FOOTBALL - STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

Normally a state championship game is attractive because of not only what’s at stake but the matchup usually brings together teams that rarely play one another. That’s not the case in Class 3A this year as Saturday will mark the fourth straight year that Discovery Canyon and Pueblo East will play t [READ]

8-MAN FOOTBALL - STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

It almost seemed inevitable that Sedgwick County (11-1) and Akron (10-2) would meet up in the state finals for a second straight year. The two teams began the season ranked #1 and #2, respectively, and both were highly ranked for the entire campaign. Many challengers rose up during the season, but t [READ]

CLASS 1A FOOTBALL - STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

Regardless of outcomes from semifinals in Classes 3A through 5A, the battle between #1 Meeker and #2 Strasburg will be the only state championship game featuring two unbeaten clubs. Both the Cowboys and Indians are 12-0 on the season as they get set to collide on Saturday but none of the players on [READ]

CLASS 2A FOOTBALL - STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

After three rounds of playoff football in Class 2A, it’s down to La Junta and Kent Denver for the state championship on Saturday. The host Tigers are unbeaten on the season while Kent Denver makes a return visit to the site of their only regular season loss. [READ]

CLASS 4A FOOTBALL - STATE SEMIFINALS PREVIEW

Oftentimes the best games are in the semifinals, and this week’s 4A slate has potential to add credence to that notion. Perennial power Pine Creek will take on classification newcomer Chatfield in one and Broomfield will square off with defending-champion Windsor in the other. [READ]

CLASS 5A FOOTBALL - STATE SEMIFINALS PREVIEW

The year of complaining about Class 5A football stopped entering last week’s quarterfinals, so there certainly can’t be any whining or what-ifs about this weekend’s semifinalists. What we have left isn’t shocking -- two from the traditionally strong Centennial League, one from Jefferson County and [READ]

CLASS 3A FOOTBALL - STATE SEMIFINAL PREVIEW

Four teams with a combined 44-4 record head into the Class 3A state semifinals this Saturday and two will advance to the state championship game on December 3rd. One battle features two unbeaten teams as Silver Creek heads to Discovery Canyon while Mead challenges two-time defending state champion [READ]

STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES (8MAN-1A-2A)

Three more champions will be crowned on the gridiron Saturday as eight man, Class 1A and Class 2A conduct state championship games. In-depth previews of each game will be provided later this week but up first are championship notes on all six teams involved. [READ]

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: BAYFIELD AT LA JUNTA

As expected, the semifinal matchup between Bayfield and La Junta turned into a thriller as the Tigers scored late to secure a 14-13 decision over the Wolverines. Richard Carpenter was on hand and has the highlights. [READ]

WEEK 13 PLAYOFF FOOTBALL SCHEDULE - ALL CLASSES

Game times and dates have been finalized for the next round of playoff football in Colorado. All nine games on the schedule this week will kickoff at 1:00pm on Saturday. Three more state champions will be crowned as Classes 2A, 1A and eight man close out their season while semifinals take place in [READ]

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: HI PLAINS VS CHEYENNE WELLS

Hi Plains captured the third football title in school history as they beat Cheyenne Wells in the six man state championship game. Cole Honstead provides the extended game highlights. [READ]

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: MEEKER VS BENNETT

Bennett traveled to Meeker for a Class 1A Semifinal on Saturday with the host Cowboys scoring a 34-24 decision. Mackenzie Lewis has highlights from the game. [READ]

HI PLAINS - ALEC LOWTHER - WEEK 12

The Patriots outscored Cheyenne Wells 66-44 to win the six man state championship for the third time in school history. [LISTEN]

SEDGWICK COUNTY - CHRIS MICHEL - WEEK 12

The defending state champions kept their hopes alive of repeating as eight man champs by downing Hoehne 27-8. [LISTEN]

AKRON - JEROME WEERS - WEEK 12

The Rams won their 10th straight semifinal game but it wasn't easy as they held on to knock off Sargent 33-32. [LISTEN]

STRASBURG - JEFF GIGER - WEEK 12

The Indians outscored Paonia 49-28 to reach the state football championship game for the first time since 1990. [LISTEN]

MEEKER - SHANE PHELAN - WEEK 12

Trailing Bennett 24-20 in the second half, the top ranked Cowboys scored the final 14 points of the game to stay unbeaten and reach the 1A state championship game. [LISTEN]

LA JUNTA - CLINT BUDERUS - WEEK 12

The Tigers avenged a semifinal loss to Bayfield last year by stunning the defending state champions 14-13 in the Class 2A playoffs. [LISTEN]