15 playoff football games were played on Saturday and 12 of the winning coaches joined us on the Colorado Preps Scoreboard Show. Fleming was crowned as the state champion in six man football while state finalists were determined in eight man, 1A and 2A. The largest three classes also reduced their field to four teams to set up semifinal pairings. Coaches appear on the Scoreboard Show courtesy of the NAPA Hotline and the all the audio is available on-demand below.
FLEMING – John King
The Wildcats edged Stratton/Liberty 28-27 to capture the third football championship in school history and the school also become the first to win both the six man and volleyball title in the same year.
SEDGWICK COUNTY – Chris Michel
The Cougars advanced to the eight man championship for a fifth straight year with a convincing 48-0 shutout of league rival Dayspring Christian
FOWLER – Mark Van Sickle
The Grizzlies have won four state football titles in their history but they advanced to their first eight man title game by moving past Pikes Peak Christian 20-12.
LIMON – Mike O’Dwyer
The defending state champions have made it back to the finals by holding off Holyoke 15-7 and avenging one of their two regular season losses. For the second straight year, the Badgers will head to Strasburg for the state championship battle.
STRASBURG – Brian Brown
The Indians picked up a defensive minded 14-7 win at Centauri to advance to the state championship game for a fourth straight year.
DELTA – Ben Johnson
The Panthers toppled Basalt 17-6 and move into the state championship game for the first time since 1961. They also snapped a three-game losing streak in the state semifinals.
STERLING – Rob Busmente
The Tigers used two touchdowns right before halftime to beat Resurrection Christian 21-14. It was the second win of the season over the Cougars and pushed the Tigers into the state finals for the first time since 2004.
GREEN MOUNTAIN – Jesse German
The Rams are in the state semifinals for the first time since 1999 as they upset top ranked Mead 30-21.
FREDERICK – Travis Peoples
The Warriors scored a long pass play in the final ten seconds to shock Discovery Canyon 32-25. The win moves the Warriors into the Final Four for the first time since 2011 and just the second time in school history.
PUEBLO SOUTH – Ryan Goddard
In another wild game with Durango, the Colts scored in the closing 70 seconds to beat the Demons 21-14. The Colts head to the semifinals where they will visit Frederick next week.
BROOMFIELD – Blair Hubbard
The Eagles kept their perfect season intact as they used a strong defensive effort in downing Chatfield 27-3. The Eagles are in the semifinals for the fourth time since 2014.