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.