In a shifty game both the weather and Valor's early scoring flipped following the first quarter and the Grandview Wolves made it a game late against the Valor Christian Eagles. However, an interception in the final seconds on a tying two-point conversion attempt by the Wolves would help seal the 31-29 victory for the Eagles.
It looked like a possible blowout early, the Eagles scored three quick touchdowns on all three beginning drives against the Wolves for a 21-0 lead in the first quarter.
However, the Eagles had help with their backs to the gusty winds at Legacy Stadium. In the second, the Wolves got their offense going with their backs to the wind showing just how much the weather helped or hindered a drive.
Grandview scored two unanswered touchdowns, including a blocked punt picked up in the end zone by senior safety Trevor Greenlee to pull within eight points (21-13).
Just before half, the Wolves would strike one last time, kicker Ian Oltman hit a 54-yard boot through the uprights to pull within five points to conclude the first half.
As the view on the scoreboard began to change, so did the weather on the field. Wind still blowing, the storm came in an brought with in wet snow.
In the third, Valor Christian quarterback would score a long rushing touchdown showing his resilience and will to get to the end zone. He gave the Eagles a 28-16 lead before the 4th.
Wolves still fighting, gaining first downs on the ground and through the air despite the wind and snow, Grandview managed to reach the end zone twice to keep it close. All the team needed was a two-point conversion with 32.2 seconds in the game.
On the Wolves last effort to tie the game Valor's Chase Lopez was their to pick off the lobbed pass to keep the lead.
The Eagles weathered the storm, holding off Grandview to advance to the 5A Football State Championship to play the Cherry Creek Bruins at Mile High Stadium.