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While the state’s six other classifications of prep football are busy preparing for the opening round of the state playoffs, in Class 3A there is still some unfinished business that needs handling.

The final week of the regular season has arrived in 3A, with one last push to reach the postseason looming. A number of league champions have already been decided, but the final seeding and bracket won’t be announced until Sunday.

There is still at least one league that has yet to be decided. No. 8 Frederick – which cracked the top-10 rankings thanks to a thrilling come-from-behind 35-34 victory over Mead last Friday – and George Washington are both 4-0 in League 6. The Golden Eagles visit the Patriots on Thursday.

Discovery Canyon, Pueblo East and Pueblo County are each 3-1 in League 2 after East fell to the Thunder 16-13 last Thursday. The Eagles take on County on Thursday night.

Harrison wrapped up League 1 with a victory over Pueblo Central last Thursday.


Mountain View at (1) Roosevelt

Roosevelt clinched the League 7 title last Friday with a 42-12 victory over Thompson Valley, and the Roughriders (9-0, 4-0) can run the table on the regular season with a win over Mountain View. Junior Xavier Ramirez had his best game of the season, rushing for 254 yards on only 16 carries with two touchdowns. Ryan Doucette also rushed for two scores, and Tucker Peterson caught two touchdown passes.

Mountain View (1-8, 0-4) fell 19-6 to Severance.

(3) Lutheran at Fort Morgan

Lutheran’s high-scoring offense struck again last Friday, as the Lions topped the 50-point plateau for a third consecutive game in a 55-14 victory over Kennedy. Lutheran (7-2, 4-0 in League 5) received four touchdown passes from Chace Sorenson, and Ryan Kenny rumbled for 255 yards and two scores.

Fort Morgan (3-6, 2-2) lost 47-14 to Northfield.

(4) Green Mountain at Skyview

The vaunted Green Mountain defense struck again last Friday, as the Rams posted their fifth shutout of the season with a 65-0 romp over Littleton. The Rams (9-0, 4-0 in League 4) have allowed only 43 points all season, and the team had 9.5 sacks against Littleton. Dominic Sanchez led the way with three, and five players scored on the ground.

Skyview (3-6, 1-3) dropped a 55-20 decision to Conifer.

Severance at (5) Northridge

Northridge can finish in sole possession of second place in League 7 with a victory over Severance on Friday. The Grizzlies upended No. 6 Resurrection Christian 35-6 last Saturday as Cooper Rose went 10-of-18 for 136 yards and two scores, and Isaac Kness and Damon West combined for 185 rushing yards and three scores. Four turnovers helped seal the deal.

Severance (3-6, 1-3) defeated Mountain View 19-6.

Conifer at (6) Evergreen

Second-place in League 4 will be decided Friday night when mountain rivals Conifer and Evergreen tangle. The Cougars (7-2, 3-1) exploded on offense last Friday with a 70-7 win over Wheat Ridge. Tommy Poholsky added four more touchdown passes to his totals, and Gabe Zimmerer rushed for three scores and caught another. The defense forced four turnovers.

Conifer (5-4, 3-1), currently 17th in RPI, rolled past Skyview 55-20. Wyatt Nichols threw three touchdown passes.

Kennedy at (7) Holy Family (Thursday)

Make it three in a row for Holy Family after the Tigers dispatched Lincoln 56-0 last Saturday. Holy Family (6-3, 3-1 in League 5) finished with 482 yards of total offense, with 378 of that coming on the ground. Chase McNaughton rushed for a team-high 132 yards and two scores, and Anthony Scott went for 101 yards and a score. Rylan Cooney added two touchdown passes.

Kennedy (3-6, 2-2) lost to Lutheran by a 55-14 margin.

(8) Frederick at George Washington (Thursday)

Frederick somehow came out on top in a back-and-forth duel with Mead last Friday, holding on 35-34 after entering the fourth quarter down by six points. The Golden Eagles rushed for 309 yards on the night, with Cruz Zamudio’s 143 yards leading the surge. River Lakey had 78 yards and two scores.

George Washington (8-1, 4-0) won its fourth in a row, rolling past Denver North 54-13. David Yahi and Marquevios Lee each topped 100 yards on the ground, part of a 309-yard effort overall.

(9) Resurrection Christian at Thompson Valley

Resurrection Christian saw its two-game winning streak end against Northridge, with the Cougars (7-2, 2-2) limited to a season-low six points.

Thompson Valley (5-4, 2-2) went down to Roosevelt 42-12 last Friday.

(10) Summit at Eagle Valley

Summit (8-1, 3-1 in League 3) earned a victory via forfeit, and will close out its season with an Eagle Valley squad (1-7, 1-3) that lost 20-6 to Glenwood Springs.