Paonia, Meeker seek title

By Press Release


Two Western Slope Conference Class 1A football teams are still alive in the playoffs as the 1A quarterfinals kick off this weekend.

No. 3 Paonia (9-1) will host perennial playoff contender Burlington (9-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Paonia Town Park. The Cougars beat Colorado Springs Christian School 21-9 in the first round last Saturday.

Fellow WSC contender Meeker (7-3) upset Platte Valley (7-2) 32-20 last Saturday in Bailey. Since the Cowboys beat a higher seed on the road, they earned the right to host No. 2 Resurrection Christian (10-0) in Meeker on Saturday.

On the other side of the 1A bracket, Cedaredge (7-3) concluded its fine season when the Bruins fell 26-0 on the road at Crowley County (9-1). Crowley County plays Limon, a 15-14 winner over Monte Vista.

Number 1 Buena Vista beat Centauri, 48-6, and takes on number eight Wiggins in quarterfinals.