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Palisade High School senior and multi-sport athlete Marques Combs will continue playing soccer, basketball and football his final year of high school, but he plans to pursue lacrosse in college.

A new No. 1 sport

Lacrosse now primary sport for 4-sport athlete Marques Combs

Fast, quick, aggressive, polished and skilled.
That’s a brief summary of Marques Combs the soccer player.
Those five words also offer the same summary of the Palisade High School senior’s ability as a lacrosse player.
As a 4-year-old, Combs starting booting the soccer ball on the miniature fields around Grand Junction. As he grew, so did his soccer skills.
Soccer was always his sport, and he’s good at it. But the all-around athlete loves a lot of sports.
As he prepares to enter his final year of high school, Combs made a rather stunning decision. Lacrosse is now the sport he hopes to play in college.
“Soccer is fun, but I’m kind of over it,” Combs said bluntly. “I realized lacrosse was working out better for me, and I could use all my skills in that.”


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