Faith Christian marches on in 2A football playoffs
The Aspen Times
Faith Christian High School’s football team, after beating Aspen last week in the first round of the Class 2A state playoffs, followed suit this week with a 48-0 victory over Gunnision.
The Eagles, seeded No. 4 in the 16-team playoff bracket, shut out the No. 5 Cowboys, who had won the Western League title this year.
Faith Christian beat Aspen, 49-14, last weekend in Arvada. Gunnison, winless a year ago, finished the season 8-3.
Faith Christian (9-2) will advance to the Class 2A state semifinals next week and a game against No. 1 seed, undefeated Brush (10-0).
Brush eliminated 2011 state champion Florence by a 33-14 margin Saturday in Brush. Florence ended the season 8-3.
In the other half of the Class 2A state bracket, No. 2 overall seed Manitou Springs won a close contest against defending state champion Kent Denver.
The final was 9-7 with undefeated Manitou Springs (11-0) advancing to the state semifinals next week.
Kent Denver closed the year 8-3.
Manitou will play No. 3 seed Platte Valley next week.
Platte Valley (9-1) eliminated Bennett, 48-11, on Saturday afternoon. Bennett finished the year 8-3.
The state semifinals, then, will match the No. 1 seed against the No. 4 seed and the No. 2 seed against the No 3 seed in Colorado Class 2A football.
In other prep football playoff games Saturday, Glenwood Springs edged Elizabeth, 14-13, in a Class 3A first-round game. The Demons are 8-3.
Rifle, meanwhile, lost a 34-31 shootout at Coronado in Colorado Springs. Rifle finished 8-3.
Palisade improved to 10-1 in the 3A ranks with a 35-25 win over Lutheran.
In Class 4A games, Montrose eliminated Montbello, 31-25, and Durango fell at Denver South, 36-26.
In Class 1A, Paonia (10-1) eliminated Monte Vista (8-3) by a 31-15 margin. Also in 1A, unbeaten Buena Vista (11-0) defeated Resurrection Christian, 42-35.
On Friday, Grand Junction lost in the 5A playoffs at Columbine, 41-6.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
The dual-sport student-athlete was named to the Class 3A Western Slope League all-conference first team for softball as one of two Carbondale players on the Basalt High School softball team team last fall.