No. 2 Strasburg knocks off No. 1 Limon in rematch of 1A football title game

In a matchup of the top two teams in Class 1A football, Strasburg emerged with a 20-13 victory.

Ahead 14-13, Strasburg chewed up the clock in the fourth quarter as they protected their slim lead. Quarterback Collin Russell secured the victory with a 4-yard touchdown with about one minute to play in the game.

The game was a rematch of the 2018 title game, won by Limon, and pitted two of 1A's standard-bearers against one another: The two programs have combined to win the past three 1A titles.

The loss snapped Limon's 16-game winning streak, which had been the longest in Colorado.

Limon struck first on Saturday, with Jeremiah Leeper's 4-yard run putting the Badgers up 7-0 with eight minutes remaining in the first quarter.

Strasburg leveled the game in the second quarter, when Kody Robson punched in a 1-yard touchdown to cap a near seven-minute drive.

After forcing a Strasburg punt, Limon marched down the first and took the lead again on a 1-yard score from Leeper, but missed the extra point, to go ahead 13-7.

Strasburg turned the ball over on downs on the ensuing possession, but got the ball back when Jack Swanson came up with an interception, setting his team up with the ball at Limon's 18-yard-line. The led to an 18-yard touchdown from Trystan Graff, which put Strasburg ahead 14-13 with one minute left in the third quarter.

The teams traded punts in the fourth quarter, and Limon punted once more with six minutes left. Strasburg got the ball at its own 42. Two long passes from Russell pushed possession to the Limon 25 with four minutes to play.

Then, two minutes later, Jayden Zacher rushed it down to the 9-yard-line. Eventually, Russell scored from four yards out with one minute left, helping Strasburg secure the big win.