To be perfectly honest, when trying to determine what the Top 10 Sports Stories of 2020 might be it became crystal clear that literally not much happened throughout 2020 in the way of sports. It was spotty at best, as we continued to battle for the right to play amid a pandemic that filled our every waking hours beginning in March. Obviously, many of the best stories occurred before we were locked down and high school sports became a fond memory.
The 2020 Colorado High School all-state football teams were recently announced by CHSAA. The teams are presented by CHSAANow.com, Colorado Preps, and MaxPreps. These teams in all classifications were created following a lengthy process which included nominations from leagues, and then a vote of head coaches from across the state. Several area players received all-state honors.
Fleming beats Granada, 52-46, in 6-man state semifinals; Wildcats to defend state title against Stratton/Liberty
The season ended on a heartbreaking note for the young Granada Bobcats football team.
In a rematch with the defending state champion and No. 1 seed Fleming Wildcats, the No. 4 seed Bobcats fell short in a 6-man state semifinal showdown on Saturday, Nov. 28 in Fleming.
The tough and aggressive Cheyenne Wells Tigers were undefeated going into the post-season and riding a #3 seed into the state playoffs. They defeated Prairie in the state quarterfinals and advanced to take on the #2 seed and undefeated Stratton/Liberty Knighted Eagles last Saturday in Stratton. However, they ran out of luck in this round as they lost two starters prior to the game. The Tigers would go down in defeat after playing in the final four, 36-15.
After having their Southeast League game with Walsh cancelled, the No. 4 state-ranked Granada Bobcats were able to pick up a non-league game with Sierra Grande that was played on Nov. 7 at Manuel Gonzales Field in Granada.