SEMIFINAL SATURDAY: Palmer Ridge, Lamar punch tickets to state title game

Posted at 10:45 PM, Nov 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 00:45:01-05

SOUTHERN COLORADO — On Saturday, four Southern Colorado high school football team had a chance to punch their tickets to play next week at the Neta & Eddie Derose Thunderbowl stadium for the CHSAA state title.

Only two were successful.

In a battle of two 4A powerhouses, Palmer Ridge visited Fountain-Fort Carson in a state semifinal showdown that featured some of the best high school football prospects in the state.

The Bears early start, and the Trojans self-inflicted penalties led the Palmer Ridge 28 to 12 victory.

The Bears will now appear in the CHSAA state title game for the 4th year in a row.

In 3A, Pueblo South was unable to repeat their state title appearance, losing to top-seeded Roosevelt, 49 to 19.

The Colts end the season at 4-1.

In 2A, the Lamar Savages made history, edging Delta 7 to 6, to appear in their first state championship since 1961.

Palmer Ridge will face Loveland next Saturday in Pueblo, while Lamar will take on Eaton on Friday.