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Vista Ridge ends their playoff run 35-14 agains Pueblo South

Pueblo South took an early lead against Vista Ridge, closing the first half 28-0, and held off the Wolves' late-game comeback to end it 35-14 at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Pueblo South will take on Broomfield in the semi-finals.

Pueblo South running back Steve Brock (2) has the ball torn out of his hands by Vista Ridge player Jeffrey Crittendon (13) for a fumble recovered by Pueblo South at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Despite getting points on the board in the latter half of the game, Vista Ridge couldn't prevent Pueblo South from running away with the win 35-14.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Pueblo South running back Steve Brock (2) has the ball torn out of his hands by Vista Ridge player Jeffrey Crittendon (13) for a fumble recovered by Pueblo South at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Despite getting points on the board in the latter half of the game, Vista Ridge couldn't prevent Pueblo South from running away with the win 35-14. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Vista Ridge wide receiver Malique McKay, right, (5) holds back tears as he hugs teammate Zach Cooper (52) after losing to Pueblo South 35-14 at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

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Vista Ridge wide receiver Malique McKay, right, (5) holds back tears as he hugs teammate Zach Cooper (52) after losing to Pueblo South 35-14 at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Vista Ridge wide receiver Malique McKay, right, (5) holds back tears after losing to Pueblo South 35-14 at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

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Vista Ridge wide receiver Malique McKay, right, (5) holds back tears after losing to Pueblo South 35-14 at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Vista Ridge wide receiver Micah Hilts (83) tries to strip the ball from Pueblo South running back Steve Brock (2) at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Pueblo South took an early lead that Vista Ridge could not recover from, ending the game 35-14.

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Vista Ridge wide receiver Micah Hilts (83) tries to strip the ball from Pueblo South running back Steve Brock (2) at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Pueblo South took an early lead that Vista Ridge could not recover from, ending the game 35-14. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Vista Ridge player Jeffrey Crittendon (13) knocks over an end-zone pylon as he is pushed out of bounds by Pueblo South player Jesse Anzar (4) at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Referees called it a down at the 1-yard-line, which Vista Ride was unable to score off of.

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Vista Ridge player Jeffrey Crittendon (13) knocks over an end-zone pylon as he is pushed out of bounds by Pueblo South player Jesse Anzar (4) at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Referees called it a down at the 1-yard-line, which Vista Ride was unable to score off of. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South wide receiver Marcell Barbee (18) runs past Vista Ridge defenders at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. 

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Pueblo South wide receiver Marcell Barbee (18) runs past Vista Ridge defenders at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Vista Ridge player Kalvin Ziccardi (1) dives for Pueblo South running back Steve Brock (2) at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

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Vista Ridge player Kalvin Ziccardi (1) dives for Pueblo South running back Steve Brock (2) at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Vista Ridge wide receiver Micah Hilts (83) and Pueblo South player Jesse Anzar (4) reach for the ball thrown by Vista Ridge quarterback Rowan Neal (10) at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The pass fell incomplete in the end-zone.

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Vista Ridge wide receiver Micah Hilts (83) and Pueblo South player Jesse Anzar (4) reach for the ball thrown by Vista Ridge quarterback Rowan Neal (10) at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The pass fell incomplete in the end-zone. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South players Marcell Barbee (18) and Thomas Pannunzio (20) celebrate after Barbee scored a touchdown at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South players Marcell Barbee (18) and Thomas Pannunzio (20) celebrate after Barbee scored a touchdown at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Vista Ridge quarterback Rowan Neal (10) picks himself up after scoring the first Vista Ridge touchdown at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Vista Ridge quarterback Rowan Neal (10) picks himself up after scoring the first Vista Ridge touchdown at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South player Cedric Tillman (11) listens to the coaches post-game speech at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South player Cedric Tillman (11) listens to the coaches post-game speech at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South player Jesse Anzar (4) hugs his girlfriend Tionna Adokai after the game at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South player Jesse Anzar (4) hugs his girlfriend Tionna Adokai after the game at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South player Thomas Pannunzio (20) shrugs with the ball after scoring the first touchdown of the game at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South player Thomas Pannunzio (20) shrugs with the ball after scoring the first touchdown of the game at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Vista Ridge player Jeffrey Crittendon (13) looks for a path  at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Vista Ridge player Jeffrey Crittendon (13) looks for a path at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South running back Steve Brock (2) runs the ball at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South running back Steve Brock (2) runs the ball at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South wide receiver Marcell Barbee (18) holds up the football after scoring a touchdown at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South wide receiver Marcell Barbee (18) holds up the football after scoring a touchdown at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South kicker Jesse Anzar (4) scores an extra point at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South kicker Jesse Anzar (4) scores an extra point at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South running back Steve Brock (2) runs wide to avoid Vista Ridge defenders at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South running back Steve Brock (2) runs wide to avoid Vista Ridge defenders at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South quarterback Zach Cozzolino (5) runs through a pack of defenders at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South quarterback Zach Cozzolino (5) runs through a pack of defenders at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South Marcell Barbee (18) is dragged down by Vista Ridge defenders at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South Marcell Barbee (18) is dragged down by Vista Ridge defenders at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South player Jesse Anzar (4) tries to catch a pass at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South player Jesse Anzar (4) tries to catch a pass at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South player Jeremy Cody (88) rolls on the grass after catching a low pass at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South player Jeremy Cody (88) rolls on the grass after catching a low pass at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South quarterback Zach Cozzolino (5) throws a pass at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South quarterback Zach Cozzolino (5) throws a pass at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South wide receiver Marcell Barbee (18) runs in a touchdown as Vista Ridge player Malique McKay (5) chases him at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South wide receiver Marcell Barbee (18) runs in a touchdown as Vista Ridge player Malique McKay (5) chases him at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Vista Ridge player Malique McKay (5) raises a hand to fend off Pueblo South player Cedric Tillman (11) at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Vista Ridge player Malique McKay (5) raises a hand to fend off Pueblo South player Cedric Tillman (11) at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South running back Steve Brock (2) is dragged down by Vista Ridge player Ryan Poolman (22) at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South running back Steve Brock (2) is dragged down by Vista Ridge player Ryan Poolman (22) at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South player Jesse Anzar (4) is tackled by Vista Ridge player Jeffrey Crittendon (13) at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South player Jesse Anzar (4) is tackled by Vista Ridge player Jeffrey Crittendon (13) at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South player Jesse Anzar (4) dives to recover a fumble at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South player Jesse Anzar (4) dives to recover a fumble at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South player Jesse Anzar (4) juggles a ball as Vista Ridge player Brian Jones (27) tries to drag him down at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South player Jesse Anzar (4) juggles a ball as Vista Ridge player Brian Jones (27) tries to drag him down at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South player Jesse Anzar (4) juggles a ball as Vista Ridge player Brian Jones (27) tries to drag him down at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South player Jesse Anzar (4) juggles a ball as Vista Ridge player Brian Jones (27) tries to drag him down at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South running back Steve Brock (2) weaves through a crowd at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South running back Steve Brock (2) weaves through a crowd at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Vista Ridge player Kalvin Ziccardi (1) punts the ball at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017.  The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Vista Ridge player Kalvin Ziccardi (1) punts the ball at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Vista Ridge player Jeffrey Crittendon (13) braces for impact while surrounded by Pueblo South players on a run down the sidelines at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017.  The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Vista Ridge player Jeffrey Crittendon (13) braces for impact while surrounded by Pueblo South players on a run down the sidelines at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South wide receiver Marcell Barber (18) faces off against Vista Ridge player Brian Jones (27) at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017.  The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South wide receiver Marcell Barber (18) faces off against Vista Ridge player Brian Jones (27) at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Vista Ridge wide receiver Zachary Malachi Taylor (19) runs upfield with the ball at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Vista Ridge wide receiver Zachary Malachi Taylor (19) runs upfield with the ball at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Vista Ridge wide receiver Zachary Malachi Taylor (19) runs upfield with the ball at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Vista Ridge wide receiver Zachary Malachi Taylor (19) runs upfield with the ball at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Pueblo South player Thomas Pannunzio (20) high-fives fans after the game at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts.

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Pueblo South player Thomas Pannunzio (20) high-fives fans after the game at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Vista Ridge Wolves lost 35-14 against the Pueblo South Colts. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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