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Palmer Ridge focused on rare four-peat

Posted at 11:09 PM, Dec 02, 2020

MONUMENT — For the better part of four seasons, the Palmer Ridge "Class of 2021", has known only one thing: Victory.

"I'll never forget this team, this team has been so good to me," Bears senior wide receiver Cameron Jones said. "The relationships I've formed with the guys on this team have just been amazing."

On a Bears roster loaded with Division I and II talent, success has come through a bond deeper than just football.

"It's a huge part of what we have going," Bears senior wide receiver Kaden Dudley said. "I think if people were to talk about the four state championships I think they'd realize that the brotherhood and relationships that you build are a huge part of it."

On Friday night, the 6-0 Bears will look to etch their name in Centennial State history. A win over 8-0 Loveland, would give these seniors the rare four-peat. Their first Class 4A championship to go with a trio of Class 3A titles.

In the previous 50 years, only one 11-man football program has accomplished such a feat during their high school careers.

"Being so close with this group especially this past year, we feel unstoppable with the guys we have around us," Bears senior linebacker Saxon Wright said.

"The adversity we've overcome just to be here is huge for us, I think this one would feel the best for me personally," Dudley said.

The numbers (44-4) and accolades speak for themselves, a monumental run, not soon to be forgotten.

"Our coach always says leave the program better than you found it and I hope one day people say we left it better than we found it," Jones said.

Kickoff between the Bears and Indians is set for 6 p.m. at CSU-Pueblo's Thunderbowl.