"Shortly after Rangeview lost to Eaglecrest in the 2016 Class 5A boys basketball semifinals, Colette Palmer looked at her son, Cade, and made an offhand joke.
While her husband, Cade’s father and Raiders coach, Shawn, dealt with the disappointment of another close call with a state championship, she put a hopeful spin on the future.
Three years later, sophomore Cade started and helped Shawn’s Rangeview team defeat Chaparral 61-47 in the 5A state championship game on March 9 at the Denver Coliseum.
'When we left the CU Events Center in 2016, my wife left with my son, who was a seventh grader at the time, and she just said ‘I guess Dad’s not supposed to win a state championship until you are on the team,' Shawn Palmer recalled with a grin. 'They laughed at it this morning and it was premonition because it came true.'"