No. 2 seed Fairview vs. No. 16 seed Cherry Creek
Details: 3 p.m. at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs (111 W Cimarron Street)
What to know: The Knights are ready to party like it’s 1984 — the first and only other time Fairview has made a state championship game in the sport, though there have been many FHS teams to threaten that of late. Fairview nipped Liberty, 2-1, in Wednesday’s semifinals thanks to Job Meuleman’s overtime heroics, while Shane Williams made some key stops to keep Fairview unbeaten at 12-0-1. Meanwhile, Cherry Creek (9-4) rides into the Springs with six state soccer titles but having not made it this far since 2010. The Bruins, the No. 16 seed, may appear on a Cinderella run, but they were a preseason No. 4 -ranked program. Their defense has been unmatched in the postseason with three consecutive shutouts, perhaps spurred by consecutive losses to end the regular season.
Who to watch: Jake Milanski. The junior showed he can pick a target and nail it against Liberty, pinning a ball to the top corner of the goal on a free kick from 25 yards out in the Liberty win. It’s going to take ultimate precision, or some lucky bounces, to beat the CCHS defense — Milanski appears to have the former of those covered.