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We are truly down to the nitty gritty in the Friday Football Fever playoffs.... and we aren't on Fridays anymore so I need to change that name, eventually. 

This Saturday is chock full of local teams in action and one playing for all the marbles. 

2A TITLE GAME - #4 LA JUNTA vs. #3 BAYFIELD: The Tigers are going for their second straight state title but going on the road and doing it against Bayfield will be the toughest task La Junta will face all year. Bayfield hasn't surrendered a point in the post season - in the past five games if you go deeper - and their home field advantage is notorious.  La Junta will rely on their usual suspects to get them to the promised land again: Jon Nuschy, Wyatt Buhr and Zach Archuleta have accounted for 95 percent of the scoring this season. They'll need a monster day to beat the Bayfield defense. 

3A SEMIFINALS - #6 PALISADE vs. #2 PALMER RIDGE: The Bears proved their offense can travel in the post season with a 49-7 win vs. Rifle in the quarterfinals. Now can it come home one more time? Quarterback Ty Evans and company have scored nearly 600 points this season and will use that to their advantage on Saturday. Palisade is no slouch, using their running game to their strength. That kind of offense plays well in any weather. Fortunately for the Bears, the forecast calls for a good day for long passes and an Air Raid scheme. 

4A SEMIFINALS - #4 PUEBLO WEST vs. #1 PINE CREEK: A rematch the Cyclones have been waiting for, pine Creek probably not as much. It's hard to beat a team twice in one season in high school football and the Eagles will have to do it to defend their 4A crown. The last game was a slugfest as Pine Creek held off a late Pueblo West rally to win 21-14. The Cyclones proved their championship medal with a come from behind win vs. Chatfield, can they do it again? expect a heavy dose of Jacob Wilkinson and Pierre Taylor on Saturday, the QB/RB combination have been tough to stop this year, accounting for over 2300 yards on the ground and 31 touchdowns - not to mention the eight that Wilkinson threw. Pine Creek's defense shutdown Rampart and has been the spark in many wins this season. If they smell blood in the water on Saturday - at home - it could be tough for the Cyclones offense to overcome. 

4A SEMIFINALS - #15 BROOMFIELD vs. #6 PUEBLO SOUTH: The team that some didn't see coming has made their presence very well know by now. The 2016 4A runners-up stunned #2 Windsor in week one and then beat #7 Loveland in overtime in the quarters. Junior Quarterback Steven Croell has thrown for 1,000 yards and six scores but their balance occurs on the ground - eight players have a touchdown to their name and they average 116 yards a game. That's efficiency. And a winning formula. But has their luck run out in the semi's? Pueblo South is hoping to pounce on home field advantage where they have not lost all year. The Colts looked dominant in their 35-14 win vs. Vista Ridge. Their 5-headed monster on offense has looked unstoppable at time: QB Zach Cozzolino passing to WR Marcel Barbee and Jesse Anzar or handing off to RB Thomas Brock and Thomas Pannunzio. It's pick your poison with the Colts. A win Saturday would put them into their first state title game in school history. Good time to do it. 


8-Man State Championship

Sedgwick County 42, West Grand 6
Class 2A State Championship

Bayfield 34, La Junta 7
Class 3A Semifinal

Palmer Ridge 28, Palisade 14

Erie 31, Longmont 14
Class 4A Semifinal

Pine Creek 28, Pueblo West 0

Pueblo South 21, Broomfield 14

Class 5A Semifinal

Eaglecrest 32, Columbine 31

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