Class 4A, second round
(7) Loveland (11-0) at (15) Broomfield (7-4)
Kickoff: Saturday, 1 p.m., Elizabeth Kennedy Stadium
Quick hits: Put simply, it was a good day this past Saturday for Broomfield High with the football team's upset of Windsor only slightly upstaged by the soccer team's capture of the 5A state title ... After beating the Wizards 31-0, this second round will once again match BHS with a team it has already played this season. Loveland defeated BHS in Week 6, 28-21 ... The Indians have a weird winning streak going. Loveland hasn't lost since Week 6 of last year (against the Eagles) — giving them 15 straight victories. It's weird because they didn't make playoffs last year despite going 9-2 ... Last week, LHS used 41 carries and 194 yards from Zach Weinmaster to defeat Ponderosa, and it's been Weinmaster's show the past three ball games ... Broomfield's effort was led by Steven Croell's four total touchdowns and 145 rushing yard combined between Mitchell Gorman and Dylan Torres ... Theses teams have alternated wins and losses in the series ever since 2012 (each is 3-3). This is just the second playoff meeting in that time (2013 first round, a 33-6 LHS win).
Bottom line: Broomfield's season turned around after losing to the Indians back on October 6, but Loveland is a tough-nosed team that has allowed just 74 points this year. The Eagles played their best game last week but might have to be better than their best again.
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