The Rifle Bears used a strong second half to beat the Eaton Reds on Saturday and advance to the second round of the playoffs. The 27-0 victory marks the first playoff shutout for the Bears since a 15-0 Quarterfinals win over Roosevelt.
Tanner Vines had another great game for the Bears, racking up 121 yards (unofficially) and two touchdowns. Tanner continues to be the leading rusher in the State of Colorado regardless of classification.
The win on Saturday sets up a showdown on the road with the Resurrection Christian Cougars. The Cougars are 10-0 on the season and are the 2A Patriot West League Champions. Resurrection Christian is a private school located in the Loveland area. The Cougars have a short, but very successful playoff history, making the semi-finals in 1A and 2A in 3 of the last 4 years.
The game will be at 1:00 on Saturday on the campus of Windsor High School in Windsor.
No. 7 Rifle pulls away from No. 10 Eaton in second half – Post Independent
Rifle manhandles Eaton, will meet Resurrection Christian next – The Daily Sentinel
Saturday Scoreboard Show Audio – Coloradopreps.com
The small Colorado town with one working stoplight and three NFL players – The Denver Post
Rifle Advances in State Tournament, Paonia, Delta Out – Western Slope Now
Rifle Defeats Eaton High – KJCT 8
Resurrection Christian football claws to 2A playoff win over Alamosa – Reporter Herald
Resurrection Christian downs Alamosa to advance in Class 2A state football playoffs – The Coloradoan