Dan Ford

Position: Special to the Herald

Bayfield, Farmington football meet for first time since 1947 ‘debacle’

The Bayfield and Farmington High School varsity football teams have not faced each other since 1947. The opening game of the 2018 season will renew that rivalry. It’s probably not common knowledge...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield basketball’s shot at state tournament history

The last time Bayfield High School was in the state basketball semifinals was in 1986. Bayfield went into the tournament at the Air Force Academy with a 17-2 overall record. They beat Rye 73-68...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Football historian Dan Fords looks at state championship games in Southwest Colorado over the years

State football championships in Colorado have been contested by high schools since 1921. Ninety-six years after the first title game was played, Bayfield High School is set to host its first....

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield, Durango football to write next chapter of historic rivalry

It took 80 years for two schools separated by roughly 21 miles to renew a high school football rivalry. Finally, Durango and Bayfield scheduled each other for a pair of home games for the 2016 and...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

High school football rivalry disrupted by work, war

The first time Bayfield and Durango met on the football field was Oct. 25, 1924, at the old Durango fairgrounds. The “Purple and Gold” was new to the sport – only one Bayfield player had ever seen...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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