COLUMBUS—In less than 24 hours, the Santa Fe Trail Chargers football team will be stepping off the bus in Columbus to prepare for a sub-state battle Friday evening.
Both teams were unlikely candidates for sub-state, with SFT making their first appearance in the round of four since 1982. Columbus will mark their first ever appearance in the semifinals.
“They are very similar to us,” said SFT coach Jayson Duncan. “They have two really good linebackers, Jace McDown and Taylor Watkins, that get the ball for them a lot.”