La Junta, Meeker, Sedgwick County earn tops seeds in football playoffs

Kent Denver La Junta football

La Junta is the No. 1 seed in 2A football. (Dan Mohrmann/

AURORA — Three more classifications of football seeded their brackets on Sunday, and La Junta, Meeker and Sedgwick County each earned No. 1 seeds.

The brackets in Class 2A, 1A and 8-man are now out. Find them here:

Each of the three classes begin the playoffs this coming weekend. The quarterfinals are Nov. 10-12, the semifinals are Nov. 17-19, and the championship game will be Nov. 26. All games will be at home sites.

The fields were set with help from the final RPI standings. Committees then seeded the fields.

La Junta heads the 2A field. The Tigers are unbeaten at 9-0, including wins over five 2A playoff teams. They will open by hosting No. 16 University.

Also seeded highly are No. 2 Resurrection Christian, No. 3 The Classical Academy, No. 4 Sterling, No. 5 Bayfield, No. 6 Kent Denver, No. 7 Faith Christian and No. 8 Basalt.

Bayfield is the defending 2A champion.

In 1A, Meeker (9-0) is also unbeaten as the No. 1 seed. The Cowboys will host No. 16 Ellicott in the first round.

Other top seeds in 1A include, No. 2 Strasburg, No. 3 Paonia, No. 4 Bennett, No. 5 Peyton, No. 6 Burlington, No. 7 Crowley County, No. 8 Monte Vista.

Defending champion Buena Vista is seeded 14th.

Sedgwick County Merino football

Sedgwick County is the No. 1 seed in 8-man. (Jack Eberhard/

Sedgwick County (8-1) leads the 8-man field. The defending champion Cougars' lone loss came to Perkins County (Neb.), and they will host No. 16 McClave in the first round.

Also seedly highly are No. 2 Sargent, No. 3 Akron, No. 4 Hoehne, No. 5 Norwood, No. 6 Pikes Peak Christian, No. 7 West Grand and No. 8 Granada.