Playing in Pueblo hadn’t been pretty for Dakota Ridge in recent years.
In 2005 and 2007, the Eagles’ football season came to a close in the city to the south.
This year, that all changed.
Dakota Ridge, the No. 14 seed in the 16-team Class 4A state football tournament, toppled previously unbeaten and third-seeded Pueblo South 37-22 to advance to the quarterfinals.