Another year, another trip to the playoffs for the Durango High School boys soccer team.
Durango, which finished the year 9-3-3 overall, earned the No. 25 seed in the 32-team Colorado High School Activities Association Class 4A playoff field when the pairings were announced Sunday. The seeding earns the Demons a Thursday trip to Colorado Springs to take on No. 8 Sand Creek.
The time of the game has yet to be released.
Sand Creek finished 11-4-0 overall and 5-2-0 in the Pikes Peak League, good enough for a tie for second place behind Palmer Ridge, which earned the No. 1 playoff seed.
The teams share one common opponent. Montrose, seeded 13th, split its two contests with Durango, with each team picking up a home victory. The Scorpions downed Montrose 2-1 back in September in the teams only meeting.
Durangos other win over a Class 4A playoff team came against No. 30 Coronado. The Demons were 4-0 victors in late August and havent matched up with many other 4A playoff teams, mostly because of a New Mexico-heavy nonconference slate.
Sand Creek faced four Class 4A playoff teams other than Montrose this year, going 2-2-0 against them. The Scorpions beat Greeley Central 3-1 and Cheyenne Mountain 3-1, while losing 2-1 to Air Academy and 1-0 to Palmer Ridge.
The only other Southwestern League team to qualify for postseason play was Fruita Monument. The Wildcats earned the No. 31 seed and will face Denver East on Wednesday.