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Friday Football Fever: Area schools compete for a berth to the playoff semifinals

Friday Football Fever
Posted at 6:19 PM, Nov 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-20 19:23:29-05

COLORADO — Friday Football Fever kicks off as four area schools compete for a chance to play in the semifinals of the CHSAA State Playoffs.

In Class 5A, the fourth-ranked Pine Creek Eagles take on the fifth-ranked Ralston Valley Mustangs at Academy School District 20 Stadium. With a win, the Eagles will advance to the semifinals, where they would face the winner of Cherry Creek and Mountain Vista.

An all El Paso County semifinal is possible in Class 4A. The top-ranked Palmer Ridge Bears welcome the eight-ranked Heritage Eagles to Don Breese Stadium Friday night.

On Saturday afternoon, the fifth-ranked Mesa Ridge Grizzlies head up north to take on the fourth-ranked Broomfield Eagles. If the Bears and Grizzlies both win their respective match-ups, they will face off in the semifinals.

In Class 3A, the 10th ranked Lewis-Palmer Rangers also travel north to take on the second-ranked Holy Family Tigers Friday night. If the Rangers can pull off their second road upset of the playoffs, they will advance to face the winner of Thompson Valley and Northfield in the semifinals.

News5 Sports will be live with a preview at 6 p.m., followed by full coverage in our 10 p.m. newscast.

Friday Football Fever - Quarterfinals Schedule
FINAL: Lewis-Palmer Rangers 17, Holy Family Tigers 42 (Class 3A)
FINAL: Heritage Eagles 7, Palmer Ridge Bears 28 (Class 4A)
FINAL: Ralston Valley Mustangs 28, Pine Creek Eagles 3 (Class 5A)

FINAL: Mesa Ridge Grizzlies 6, Broomfield Eagles 38 (Class 4A)
FINAL: Haxtun Fightin' Bulldogs 30, Simla Cubs 12 (8-man Semifinals)

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