Boys soccer's state brackets released; Jefferson Academy, Air Academy and Denver East top seeds

Denver East South boys soccer

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AURORA — This season's state tournament brackets for boys soccer were released on Sunday, and Jefferson Academy, Air Academy and Denver East head their respective fields.

The state fields were captured via a combination of automatic qualifiers from leagues as well as the final RPI standings of the regular season.

Find each bracket here:

Jefferson Academy (14-0-1) is the No. 1 seed in Class 3A. The Jaguars will host Beth Eden Baptist in the first round.

Other top 3A seeds include Kent Denver, the reigning champion, as well as Colorado Academy, Colorado Springs Christian, Denver Science & Tech Stapleton, Ridgway, The Academy and Liberty Common.

3A's tournament begins with the first round on Thursday. The second round is Oct. 31.

Thaddaeus Dewing Air Academy boys soccer

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In 4A, Air Academy (15-0-0) is the No. 1 seed. The Kadets begin with Thompson Valley in the first round.

Among high seeds in 4A are Kennedy, Niwot, Montrose, defending champ The Classical Academy, Denver North, Centaurus and Skyline.

The 4A tournament kicks off on Wednesday. It also plays second-round games on Oct. 31.

Denver East (14-1-0) is the top seed in 5A, and opens its postseason against Arvada West.

Also grabbing high seeds in 5A are Far Northeast, Fort Collins, defending champion Boulder, Grandview, Hinkley, Broomfield and Grand Junction.

5A's state tournament also begins with the first round on Thursday. It has second round games on Nov. 1.

All quarterfinal matches are Nov. 4, and semifinals are Nov. 8 at neutral sites. The state championship games will be Nov. 11 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.