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Warriors outlast Buffs in eight-man semis


November 18, 2018

Kevin Wilson

Melrose junior Jake Pierce races to recover a fumble forced by Gateway Christian's Jaydon Stephens in the second quarter of Friday's eight-man semifinal game at Melrose. The Warriors recovered the fumble on Stephens' touchdown-saving play, and went on to win 46-18.

MELROSE — There will be a new Eight-Man state football champion.

That much was clear Friday night after four-time defending champ Melrose was defeated at home 53-24 by top-seeded Gateway Christian. The first state titleist not hailing from Melro...

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