2A Semifinals Breakdown
- Brush at Eaton Saturday 1:00 pm
Brush continued its roll with a good victory over Faith Christian 21-0. There were no stats uploaded for this game. Brush I am sure continued to use it rushing attack to get the victory. The victory for Brush continues it undefeated run, the 21 points did end their 5 game run of over 40 points but the shutout by the defense is what matters. Up next for Brush is Eaton. Eaton once again is continuing its Cinderella run in the playoffs by beating 5 seeded Gunnison 43-21. The game was all tied up going into half time when Eaton had 21 unanswered points to propel themselves to the victory. Eaton used a good rushing attack in the victory running for 291 yards and throwing for 169 yards. That is now two straight games for Eaton scoring over 40 points. The game between Brush and Eaton this weekend is a rematch from 3 weeks ago were Brush was dominate in the victory grabbing a 43-29 victory. The 29 points that Brush allowed was the most they allowed so this game could get interesting. The key to the game will be defense. Brush has one of the top defenses in the Class allowing 12 ppg. Eaton’s defense has had its ups and downs all year allowing 17 ppg. Eaton will need its defense to really step up to slow down Brush’s great rushing attack. I think Brush will still be too much to handle, they have a great defense and a good offense to go with it. Brush will end Eaton’s Cinderella run and move into the state championship, it will be a good game and Brush will win by 14 points.
- Kent Denver at 6. Platte Valley Saturday 1:00 pm
Kent Denver continues it dominating run in the playoffs with a 56-18 victory over Montezuma-Cortez. Kent Denver used a huge first half to grab the victory (49 points). Kent Denver was very run heavy rushing for 278 yards on 26 carries and passing for 166 yards averaging 33 yards per pass. Up next for Kent Denver is Platte Valley. Platte Valley scored the upset beating 3rd seeded Strasburg in the rematch 23-13. Strasburg going into the game was undefeated and their run at a state championship was cut short. Platte Valley used 14 unanswered points to grab the victory. There were not stats for the game uploaded for Platte Valley offense but Platte Valley defense was very dominate. They only allowed Strasburg 108 yards of rushing, their season average was 327.8. The game between Kent Denver and Platte Valley figures to be a great one. Kent Denver will finally run into an opponent that can challenge them. Both teams want to run the ball Kent Denver averages 269 and Platte Valley averages 228. Platte Valley has played the tougher schedule playing 7 playoff teams including 1A and 3A and Kent Denver only played 2. In the first round I said that Platte Valley is the scariest team seeded out of the top 5. They key to the game will be defense. Not one team has been able to stop Kent Denver this year. I think that Kent Denver will finally meet up with a team that will be able to slow them down. I think the lack of close games will cost Kent Denver. I think Platte Valley will sneak out of this game with the victory, grabbing a 7 point victory because of their defense.
All stats are from Maxpreps.com