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By Candie Fix
Managing Editor 

Bulldogs advance to State Championship with 30-12 win at Simla


November 23, 2023

(Herald photos by Candie Fix)

ZACH STATZ, Bulldog ball carrier, is brought down by a Simla Cub in second-half action Saturday. The play resulted in a horse-collar call giving Haxtun an automatic first down.

Last year the Haxtun Bulldogs fell short of a state championship appearance with a home-field loss to the Simla Cubs. This year, they flipped the script.

Haxtun traveled to Simla on Saturday in a rematch of last year's semifinal contest and this time, the Bulldogs avenged their loss and punched their ticket to the state championship. Haxtun's 30-12 win in Simla last week pits the Bulldogs in a match up with Mancos this Friday in the 8-man title contest; a re-match of the 2021 game in which Haxtun brought home the School's eighth state title.

Saturday's contest with Simla was physical but the B...

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