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Roosevelt moves on to 3A football semifinals after handling Evergreen

The Roughriders defeated the Cougars 48-20 in the Class 3A quarterfinals on Saturday.

JOHNSTOWN, Colo. — Another strong playoff performance has the Roosevelt football team moving on.

The Roughriders punched their ticket to the 3A semifinals behind the legs of running back Xavier Ramirez on their way to a 48-20 victory over the Evergreen Cougars. The junior running back toted the ball 35 times for a career high 365 yards and two touchdowns.

Roosevelt's passing game struggled most of the game but the offensive line and Ramirez took control in the second half. Evergreen cut the deficit to 28-20 heading into the fourth quarter, which is when Ramirez did most of his damage. He carried the ball seven times for 168 yards when it mattered most.

Roosevelt improves to 12-0 overall with the victory and advances to play Green Mountain next weekend.

Evergreen's season ends with a 9-3 overall record.

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