Prep football playoff sites, times set

Palisade will play its second-round Class 3A playoff game Friday night at Stocker Stadium at 7 p.m.

The Bulldogs (10-1) will face seventh-seeded The Classical Academy (9-2), which defeated No. 10 Conifer 14-12 on Saturday.

Playing without injured senior Dalton Hannigan, who sprained his ankle in practice, the Bulldogs subdued a feisty Lutheran team 35-25 on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals.

Three of the four Western Slope Conference teams in the playoffs won on Saturday, with Rifle, the 11th seed, losing to sixth-seeded Coronado 34-31.

Two WSC teams that won Saturday, Glenwood Springs (8-3) and Delta (8-3), will face one another this Saturday in the second round at Glenwood Springs. Game time is 1 p.m.

Delta, the 13th seed, defeated No. 4 Holy Family in a 42-41 overtime thriller. The game was decided when Holy Family missed its extra point. Glenwood, the 12th seed, defeated fifth-seeded Elizabeth 14-13.

Both teams won on the road in the first round, but Glenwood Springs will host the game because it’s the higher seed.

In Class 4A, top-seeded Montrose (10-1) will get a second straight home game Saturday.

The Indians defeated Montbello 31-25 and will face eighth-seeded Denver South (9-2), which beat No. 9 Durango 36-26.

Saturday’s winner will advance to the semifinals to face the winner of 13th-seeded Dakota Ridge (8-3) and fifth-seeded Pueblo South (10-1).

No. 3 Pine Creek (9-2) plays No. 6 Windsor (9-2), and seventh-seeded Loveland (9-1) will face No. 2 Monarch (9-1) in the other 4A quarterfinal games.

The Class 1A playoffs are in the semifinals, and the top four seeds are the four teams remaining. Fourth-seeded Paonia (10-1) will travel to Buena Vista (11-0) to face the top-seeded Demons on Saturday. Kickoff is 1 p.m.

Second-seeded Limon (11-0) will played No. 3 Centauri (10-1).

Paonia’s lone loss this season came to Centauri, a 27-14 defeat in Week 3.

The final Western Slope team still playing for a state title is Norwood, which will be playing in the 8-man semifinals Saturday.

Norwood (10-1), the third seed,  will travel to second-seeded Dayspring Christian Academy (11-0) of Greeley. No. 1 Hoehne (11-0) will host fifth-seeded Caliche (10-1) on Saturday.

Norwood’s lone loss this season was a 44-40 setback to Hoehne.


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