The Palisade Bulldogs advanced to the second round of the 3A state playoffs after a 27-7 win over Discovery Canyon.
Terrance Williams put Palisade on the board on the Bulldogs' opening drive. He ran 73 yards for the score. The Thunder tied the game up after quarterback Jonah Isakson capped off a methodical drive in the first quarter.
The Bulldogs and Thunder entered the half tied at seven, but on Palisade's opening drive of the half Cameron Tucker connected with Austin Bernal for a 55 yard touchdown pass.
The Bulldogs didn't look back after that. Bernal and Tucker added two more scores as Palisade topped the Thunder 27-7.
The Bulldogs will play the winner of Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson next week.