Pueblo teams advance, Discovery Canyon stunned in state playoff quarterfinals

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The playoff field was cut from eight teams to four during Saturday's CHSAA 3A and 4A quarterfinal matchups.

In 3A, Southern Colorado teams Palmer Ridge and Pueblo South both advances to the semifinals. The 4th-seeded Bears toppled Conifer 56-35 at Don Brees Stadium. The Colts scored a late touchdown to pull away from Durango 21-14. 3rd-seeded Discovery Canyon was upset by Frederick Saturday, falling 32-25.

3A Semifinal games:

(8) Green Mountain vs (4) Palmer Ridge
(6) Frederick vs (2) Pueblo South

In 4A, top-seeded Pine Creek continued to dominate their competition, taking down Ponderosa 55-17 Saturday. Pueblo West headed to the Western Slope and defeated Montrose, 31-19 for their 11th win of the season. The Eagles and Cyclones will meet in next week's 4A semifinals, with a trip to the state title game on the line.

4A Semifinal games:

(5) Pueblo West vs (1) Pine Ridge
(6) Dakota Ridge vs (2) Broomfield

In 8-man, Pines Peak Christian's season ended in the semifinal round, losing to Fowler 20-12.