Photo by Tamie Meck
Logan Schopp makes a tackle against Xander Camp of Cedaredge Friday in Paonia’s 40-0 win over the visiting Bruins. The win sealed the Western Slope conference title for the Eagles and gives them the home-field advantage in this weekend’s first-round state playoff game at 3 p.m. against Colorado Springs Christian. Hotchkiss and Cedaredge also advance to the first-round playoffs. Paonia junior tight end Joel Simianer knows what a difference a year can make.
Simianer, a three-year starter for the Paonia football team, caught two touchdown passes in the Eagles' 40-0 win over the defending state champion Cedaredge Bruins.