STRATTON, Colo. — "If you watch two good 6-man football teams, you'll never want to watch another 11-man high school football game in your life."

Those are the things that can be heard in the crowd and on the sidelines on game day in Eastern Colorado -- or any small town around the state for that matter.

The towns of Stratton and Liberty are united through their combined 6-man high school football team.

The Knighted Eagles are the defending state champions and have returned to the 2019 playoff bracket.

Watch the story above and see it on 9NEWS Monday night at 9 and 10 p.m.

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