BOULDER — Over the years, Columbine’s Achilles heel as been turnovers.
When the Rebels maintain a firm grasp on the football, they typically stand a good chance at winning. When the ball slips from their grasp, well, the results aren’t so good.
For three quarters of Columbine’s Class 5A state quarterfinal game against No. 2 Fairview, Columbine’s ball security was good. Its defense was even better.
The 10th-seeded Rebels swarmed the Knights from the opening kickoff and after three quarters, the underdog Rebels had a 7-0 lead.