CHSAA state football playoffs: How quarterfinals played out in Class 5A, 4A and 3A – The Denver Post

Class 5A

No. 9 ThunderRidge (11-1) at No. 1 Cherry Creek (9-2), 1 p.m. Saturday. Next week: Pine Creek-Grandview winner, TBD

No. 5 Pine Creek (9-2) at No. 4 Grandview (9-2), 1 p.m. Saturday. Next week: ThunderRidge-Cherry Creek winner, TBD

No. 2 Valor Christian beat No. 7 Regis Jesuit, 45-28. The Raiders put Valor in an early 7-0 hole with a pick-6, but the Eagles responded with a dominant game on the ground. Trey Stott ran in three touchdowns, Greg McDonald scored twice and Gabe Sawchuk once as Valor (10-2) clinched its fifth straight trip to the 5A semifinals. Quarterback Exander Carroll had a TD running and throwing for Regis (7-5), the last to pull within 10 with 7:30 left, but the Eagles answered with a long scoring drive to put the game away. Next week: Columbine-Ralston Valley winner, TBD

No. 6 Columbine (10-1) at No. 3 Ralston Valley (9-2), 1 p.m. Saturday. Next week: Regis Jesuit-Valor Christian winner, TBD

Class 4A

No. 8 Vista Ridge (8-3) at No. 1 Palmer Ridge (11-0), 1 p.m. Saturday. Next week: vs. Loveland, TBD

No. 4 Loveland beat No. 5 Montrose, 20-15: Montrose (9-3) pushed the Red Wolves to the brink, with a pair of Torrie Eckerman touchdowns in the second half and a Blake Griffin two-point conversion giving it a 15-14 lead in the fourth quarter. But Loveland (11-1) responded with a game-winning scoring march punctuated by the Garrett Harstad’s second touchdown run of the game late in the fourth quarter. Next week: Vista Ridge-Palmer Ridge winner, TBD

No. 7 Heritage (8-3) at No. 2 Broomfield (11-0), 1 p.m. Saturday. Next week: Erie-Ponderosa winner, TBD

No. 11 Erie (8-4) at No. 3 Ponderosa (9-2), 1 p.m. Saturday. Next week: Heritage-Broomfield winner, TBD

Class 3A

No. 9 Evergreen (9-2) at No. 1 Roosevelt (11-0), 1 p.m. Saturday. Next week: Palisade-Green Mountain winner, TBD

No. 13 Palisade (5-6) at No. 5 Green Mountain (11-0), 1 p.m. Saturday. Next week: Evergreen-Roosevelt winner, TBD

No. 11 Frederick (8-3) at No. 3 Lutheran (9-2), 1 p.m. Saturday. Next week: George Washington-Durango winner, TBD

No. 10 George Washington (10-1) at No. 2 Durango (10-1), 1 p.m. Saturday. Next week: Frederick-Lutheran winner, TBD

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