Peyton Manning is once more on top of the world. The Denver Broncos quarterback — a future Hall of Famer in what may be his final season — is once more a Super Bowl champion. The Broncos have beaten the Carolina Panthers, 24-10.

The game fell well short of a quarterback duel, though. Again, it was the Denver defense that led the way, harassing Cam Newton, forcing turnover after turnover and even tacking on a score of their own.

It was a tale of two defenses — and two very divergent outcomes — in the NFL's conference championship games Sunday.

In the NFC, the Carolina Panthers stormed their way to a commanding victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Earlier in the day, in the AFC, the Denver Broncos narrowly survived a late-game push from the New England Patriots to emerge with a win.

The victories mean conference titles for the Panthers and the Broncos — and, more importantly, a trip to the Super Bowl for both teams.

Paonia Back To Back State Champs

Nov 25, 2014
Jake Ryan

Football fans packed into Paonia Town Park last weekend for the Division 1A championship. 

Paul Gibb gives us a rundown of what happened.

Produced by Jake Ryan.

Paonia Eagles To Defend Championship

Nov 21, 2014
Tennille Van Vleet

High school football State Championships will be starting soon. 

High Schools Gear Up For Football Finals

Nov 19, 2014
Paonia Eagles, Football, Sports, High School
Tennille Van Vleet

Amid the cold and the snow, Colorado high schools are finishing their football season. 

Rich Meck

The Paonia Eagles are Class 1A State Champions in football after beating out Centauri 32-24 on Saturday at Paonia Town Park. 

The Paonia Eagles football team experienced transformation this season, going from an average team with an average record in 2012, to hosting the Class 1A championship game on Saturday.

The Eagles posted a 10-game winning streak on their way to a 12-1 ecord, upsetting rivals Hotchkiss and the defending state champion Cedaredge Bruins along the way. In the state semifinal game, Paonia trounced the #1 ranked Buena Vista Demons.

The Paonia Eagles football team is headed to Buena Vista tomorrow to take on the Demons for the state semi-finals game.

Cedaredge Bruins Win First State Football Title

Nov 29, 2012
Tamie Meck

The Cedaredge Bruins won their first state football title on Saturday. KVNF sports reporter Tamie Meck traveled to Buena Vista for the championship game and has this report.

KVNF Sports Report: 11/15/12

Nov 14, 2012
Tamie Meck

Football fans are in for a treat this weekend. With two state football playoff games happening in Delta County on Saturday, this is an opportunity to catch some of the best football action of the season right in our back yard. KVNF’s Tamie Meck gives an update on this and more.

KVNF Sports Report: 11/8/12

Nov 8, 2012
Mike Beard

It's playoff season in preps volleyball and football. KVNF’s Tamie Meck reports on who’s still alive in the run for a state title

KVNF Sports Report: 11/2/12

Nov 2, 2012
Tracy Sturgis

Four prep football teams in the KVNF listening area have qualified for the state playoffs, and the Hotchkiss girls cross country team claimed the state title at the 2A cross country meet in Colorado Springs. KVNF's Tamie Meck reports on these stories and more in this week's sports report.