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Coronado wins 3A State Championship

The Coronado Cougars defeated the Silver Creek Raptors 28-24 in the 3A state football championships Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Everly-Montgomery Field at Longmont High School.

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Coronado Cougars wide receiver Junior York (2) hoists the championship trophy over his head and celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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A cheerleader and fans put up signs before the start of the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars running back, free safety Isaah Duvall (42) waits on the field during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars Cheerleaders are seen before the start of the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars stretch before the start of the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars players stretch on the field before the start of the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars cheerleaders during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars take to the field before the start of the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) places his hand over his heart during the singing of the National Anthem before the start of the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars kicker Jose Perez (49) readies to kick off the start of the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Silver Creek Raptors running back Anthony Kasper (10) escapes Coronado Cougar Zeb Foster (44) to score on the first drive of the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars strong safety, Devon Baker (10) is stopped by the Silver Creek Raptors defense during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars strong safety Devon Baker (10) reels in a pass during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) looks for an open receiver during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Silver Creek Raptors quarterback, defensive back Ben Sjobakken (7) hands the ball off during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Silver Creek Raptors quarterback, defensive back Ben Sjobakken (7) looks to pass during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars running back Austin Micci (33) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars running back Austin Micci (33) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougar tight end Sam Smith (3) comes up short on a pass during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars strong safety, quarterback Devon Baker (10) tackles Silver Creek Raptors running back, defensive back Anthony Kasper (10) during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars running back, free safety Isaah Duvall (42) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars running back, free safety Isaah Duvall (42) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars running back, free safety Isaah Duvall (42) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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An assistant coach gives players a pep talk during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars line backer, fullback Zeb Foster (44) and tight end, defensive end Kameron Hartle (83) celebrate during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Silver Creek Raptors wide receiver, defensive back Brock Ricks (6) carries the ball during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Silver Creek Raptors quarterback Ben Sjobakken (7) gestures during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Silver Creek Raptors wide receiver, defensive back Brock Ricks (6) lands after reeling in a pass during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Silver Creek Raptors quarterback Ben Sjobakken (7) passes against the Coronado Cougars during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Silver Creek Raptors wide receiver, defensive end Zane Lindsey (11) carries the ball during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Silver Creek Raptors quarterback Ben Sjobakken (7) passes against the Coronado Cougars during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars running back Austin Micci (33) celebrates intercepting a pass during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars wide receiver Junior York (2) reels in a pass during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) looks for an open receiver during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars line backer, tight end Sam Smith (3) runs in for a touchdown during the 3A state football championship game against the Silver Creek Raptors at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars line backer, fullback Zeb Foster (44) lands in the end zone during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Silver Creek Raptors quarterback Ben Sjobakken (7) scrambles after a fumbled ball during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Silver Creek Raptors fans in the stands during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) is stopped by the Silver Creek Raptors defense during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) hands the ball off to line backer, fullback Zeb Foster (44) during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars fans celebrate during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Silver Creek Raptors' Logan Phillips (50), Brock Ricks (6) and Zane Lindsey (11) celebrate after Ricks ran in for a touchdown during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars running back Austin Micci (33) returns a Silver Creek Raptors kickoff during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars running back, free safety Isaah Duvall (42) is stopped by the Silver Creek Raptors defense during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) runs the ball during the 3A state football championship game against the Silver Creek Raptors at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Silver Creek Raptors wide receiver Sebastian Metcalf (4) carries the ball agains the Coronado Cougars during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Silver Creek Raptors wide receiver Sebastian Metcalf (4) is hit hard by Coronado Cougars defensive end Isaac Jones (15) during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) passes against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars line backer, tight end Sam Smith (3) reels in a pass over Silver Creek Raptors wide receiver, defensive back Sebastian Metcalf (4) during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars line backer, tight end Sam Smith (3) lands after reeling in a pass during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars running back Isaah Duvall (42) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) makes a lateral toss against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars fans celebrate during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Silver Creek Raptors running back, defensive back Anthony Kasper (10) during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Silver Creek Raptors quarterback Ben Sjobakken (7) looks to pass against the Coronado Cougars during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars fans celebrate during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars head coach Bobby Lizarraga celebrates with his team after they defeated the Silver Creek Raptors in the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars head coach Bobby Lizarraga celebrates with his team after they defeated the Silver Creek Raptors in the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars celebrate during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars celebrate during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars celebrate during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars celebrate during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars perform a version of the Haka, a traditional Māori war dance, after defeating the Silver Creek Raptors at the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars perform a version of the Haka, a traditional Māori war dance, after defeating the Silver Creek Raptors at the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars perform a version of the Haka, a traditional Māori war dance, after defeating the Silver Creek Raptors at the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars wide receiver Junior York (2) hoists the championship trophy over his head and celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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A cheerleader and fans put up signs before the start of the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars running back, free safety Isaah Duvall (42) waits on the field during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars Cheerleaders are seen before the start of the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars stretch before the start of the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars players stretch on the field before the start of the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars cheerleaders during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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The Coronado Cougars take to the field before the start of the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) places his hand over his heart during the singing of the National Anthem before the start of the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars kicker Jose Perez (49) readies to kick off the start of the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Silver Creek Raptors running back Anthony Kasper (10) escapes Coronado Cougar Zeb Foster (44) to score on the first drive of the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars strong safety, Devon Baker (10) is stopped by the Silver Creek Raptors defense during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars strong safety Devon Baker (10) reels in a pass during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) looks for an open receiver during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Silver Creek Raptors quarterback, defensive back Ben Sjobakken (7) hands the ball off during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Silver Creek Raptors quarterback, defensive back Ben Sjobakken (7) looks to pass during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars running back Austin Micci (33) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars running back Austin Micci (33) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougar tight end Sam Smith (3) comes up short on a pass during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars strong safety, quarterback Devon Baker (10) tackles Silver Creek Raptors running back, defensive back Anthony Kasper (10) during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars running back, free safety Isaah Duvall (42) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars running back, free safety Isaah Duvall (42) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars running back, free safety Isaah Duvall (42) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

An assistant coach gives players a pep talk during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars line backer, fullback Zeb Foster (44) and tight end, defensive end Kameron Hartle (83) celebrate during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Silver Creek Raptors wide receiver, defensive back Brock Ricks (6) carries the ball during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Silver Creek Raptors quarterback Ben Sjobakken (7) gestures during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Silver Creek Raptors wide receiver, defensive back Brock Ricks (6) lands after reeling in a pass during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Silver Creek Raptors quarterback Ben Sjobakken (7) passes against the Coronado Cougars during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Silver Creek Raptors wide receiver, defensive end Zane Lindsey (11) carries the ball during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Silver Creek Raptors quarterback Ben Sjobakken (7) passes against the Coronado Cougars during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars running back Austin Micci (33) celebrates intercepting a pass during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars wide receiver Junior York (2) reels in a pass during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) looks for an open receiver during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars line backer, tight end Sam Smith (3) runs in for a touchdown during the 3A state football championship game against the Silver Creek Raptors at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars line backer, fullback Zeb Foster (44) lands in the end zone during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Silver Creek Raptors quarterback Ben Sjobakken (7) scrambles after a fumbled ball during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Silver Creek Raptors fans in the stands during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) is stopped by the Silver Creek Raptors defense during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) hands the ball off to line backer, fullback Zeb Foster (44) during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars fans celebrate during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Silver Creek Raptors' Logan Phillips (50), Brock Ricks (6) and Zane Lindsey (11) celebrate after Ricks ran in for a touchdown during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars running back Austin Micci (33) returns a Silver Creek Raptors kickoff during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars running back, free safety Isaah Duvall (42) is stopped by the Silver Creek Raptors defense during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) runs the ball during the 3A state football championship game against the Silver Creek Raptors at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Silver Creek Raptors wide receiver Sebastian Metcalf (4) carries the ball agains the Coronado Cougars during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Silver Creek Raptors wide receiver Sebastian Metcalf (4) is hit hard by Coronado Cougars defensive end Isaac Jones (15) during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) passes against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars line backer, tight end Sam Smith (3) reels in a pass over Silver Creek Raptors wide receiver, defensive back Sebastian Metcalf (4) during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars line backer, tight end Sam Smith (3) lands after reeling in a pass during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars running back Isaah Duvall (42) carries the ball against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars quarterback Joah Smith (4) makes a lateral toss against the Silver Creek Raptors during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars fans celebrate during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Silver Creek Raptors running back, defensive back Anthony Kasper (10) during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Silver Creek Raptors quarterback Ben Sjobakken (7) looks to pass against the Coronado Cougars during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars fans celebrate during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

The Coronado Cougars celebrate defeating the Silver Creek Raptors for the 3A state football championship at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars head coach Bobby Lizarraga celebrates with his team after they defeated the Silver Creek Raptors in the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

Coronado Cougars head coach Bobby Lizarraga celebrates with his team after they defeated the Silver Creek Raptors in the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

The Coronado Cougars celebrate during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

The Coronado Cougars celebrate during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

The Coronado Cougars celebrate during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

The Coronado Cougars celebrate during the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

The Coronado Cougars perform a version of the Haka, a traditional Māori war dance, after defeating the Silver Creek Raptors at the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

The Coronado Cougars perform a version of the Haka, a traditional Māori war dance, after defeating the Silver Creek Raptors at the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

3A FOOTBALL FINALS

The Coronado Cougars perform a version of the Haka, a traditional Māori war dance, after defeating the Silver Creek Raptors at the 3A state football championship game at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont, Colorado on Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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