Football: Three Aurora teams set to play non-league Week 10 games

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AURORA | While six city teams qualified for the 32-team Class 5A state football playoffs, three others will finish the season with non-playoff Week 10 contests.

Leading the way is Hinkley, which started the season 3-1, but found the going tough in the South Metro League and lost five straight games to finish the regular season 3-6. The Thunderbirds — a playoff team last season — will play host to Legend (2-7) in Week 10.

Smoky Hill, which fired head coach Justin Hoffman on the eve of practice and finished 2-7 under an interim coaching staff, has a road date with 2-7 Palmer in its Week 10 contest.

Coach Shane Ward took over Gateway just a month before the season and finished 0-9. The Olys play host to another winless team, Thornton, in Week 10.

Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel

WEEK 10 NON-PLAYOFF QUALIFIERS

Mullen (3-6) at Poudre (3-6)

Rock Canyon (3-6) at Boulder (3-6)

Douglas County (3-6) at Chatfield (3-6)

Legend (2-7) at HINKLEY (3-6)

Northglenn (2-7) at Arvada West (2-7)

SMOKY HILL (2-7) at Palmer (2-7)

Mountain Range (0-9) at Highlands Ranch (1-8)

Montbello (1-8) at Fruita Monument (0-9)

Thornton (0-9) at GATEWAY (0-9)