Marcus Howard (3) and Aurora Central played Vista PEAK in Week 7 of the prep football regular season. The Trojans and Bison both qualified for the Class 4A state playoffs in brackets released by the Colorado High School Activities Association on Oct. 31, 2021. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Sentinel Colorado)

AURORA | The 2021 Class 4A football playoff bracket as released by the Colorado High School Activities Association on Oct. 31, 2021. Aurora teams bold and uppercased:

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2021 CLASS 4A STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF BRACKET

QUADRANT 1

Game 1: No. 1 Montrose (10-0), bye

Game 2: No. 17 Denver South (8-2) at No. 16 Mesa Ridge (5-5), 7 p.m., Nov. 5

Game 3: No. 24 Cheyenne Mountain (8-2) vs. No. 9 Golden (8-2) at Colorado School of Mines, 6 p.m., Nov. 5

Game 4: No. 8 Fountain Fort-Carson (9-1), bye

Second round

Game 17: Game 2 winner at No. 1 Montrose (10-0)

Game 18: Game 3 winner vs. No. 8 Fountain-Fort Carson (9-1) at Barickman Stadium, 7 p.m., Nov. 12

Quarterfinals

Game 25: Game 17 winner vs. Game 18 winner

QUADRANT 2

Game 5: No. 4 Palmer Ridge (9-1), bye

Game 6: NO. 20 VISTA PEAK (7-3) at No. 13 Pueblo West (6-4), 1 p.m., Nov. 6

Game 7: No. 21 Brighton (5-5) at No. 12 Fruita Monument (7-3), 4 p.m., Nov. 5

Game 8: No. 5 Erie (10-0), bye

Second round

Game 19: Game 6 winner at No. 4 Palmer Ridge (9-1)

Game 20: Game 7 winner at No. 5 Erie (10-0)

Quarterfinals

Game 26: Game 19 winner vs. Game 20 winner

QUADRANT 3

Game 9: No. 2 Dakota Ridge (10-0), bye

Game 10: No. 18 Broomfield (5-5) vs. No. 15 Longmont (6-4) at Everly Montgomery Stadium, 7 p.m., Nov. 5

Game 11: NO. 23 AURORA CENTRAL (8-2) vs. No. 10 Ponderosa (6-4) at EchoPark Stadium, 7 p.m., Nov. 5

Game 12: No. 7 Chatfield (7-3), bye

Second round

Game 21: Game 10 winner at No. 2 Dakota Ridge (10-0)

Game 22: Game 11 winner at No. 7 Chatfield (7-3)

Quarterfinals

Game 27: Game 21 winner vs. Game 22 winner

QUADRANT 4

Game 13: No. 3 Pine Creek (8-2), bye

Game 14: No. 19 Windsor (4-6) vs. No. 14 Bear Creek (7-3) at Jeffco Stadium, 1 p.m., Nov. 6

Game 15: No. 22 Skyline (6-4) at No. 11 Vista Ridge (6-3), 7 p.m., Nov. 5

Game 16: No. 6 Loveland (9-1), bye

Second round

Game 23: Game 14 winner at No. 3 Pine Creek (8-2)

Game 24: Game 15 winner at No. 6 Loveland (9-1)

Quarterfinals

Game 28: Game 23 winner vs. Game 24 winner

SEMIFINALS

Game 29: Game 25 winner vs. Game 26 winner

Game 30: Game 27 winner vs. Game 28 winner

CHAMPIONSHIP

Game 31: Game 29 winner vs. Game 30 winner