Class 4A semifinal

Kickoff: Saturday, 1 p.m., Dutch Clark Stadium (1050 Abriendo Ave., Pueblo)

Quick hits: The Steel City's Colts welcome the Eagles to the famed Dutch Clark Stadium on Saturday in what could be the first-ever meeting between the two teams, as Broomfield is looking for its eighth state title game appearance overall and Pueblo South its first ... Broomfield's run to this point has been exhilarating, and in fact the Eagles are the lowest-seeded team remaining in the postseason (all classifications) ... BHS had no standout performances from an offensive standpoint last week against Loveland, but Mitchell Gorman had the touchdown in overtime that was followed by Matthew Eich's game-winning PAT kick in a 28-27 thriller ... Gorman has led the team in rushing yards both playoff games, but it has been a team effort that has included several rushing touchdowns by quarterback Steven Croell .


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.. Pueblo South has been one of the state's top offenses all year, and that hasn't slowed in the playoffs as the Colts have outscored their two opponents 76-21 ... Last week PSHS gained a 28-0 halftime lead on its way to a 35-14 win against Vista Ridge, earning its fourth-ever semifinals berth. Zach Cozzolino threw for three touchdowns and now has 44 TD passes this season ... Other leaders for Pueblo South included receivers Marcell Barbee and Thomas Pannunzio (a combined 89 receptions and 31 touchdowns), and running back Steve Brock — each of the three have over 1,000 all purpose yards.

Bottom line: There's something to be said about the experience of being in close games, and Broomfield got a taste of it last week. It's been awhile for Pueblo South to experience any kind of hardship in a game, so don't be surprised if the Eagles prove to be a little more comfortable if in fact they can keep it a one-score game into the fourth quarter.

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