Demons stomp on sailors on senior night

Jaymin Kanzer

On the last game of the regular season, and on Senior Night, with the playoffs on the line. The Glenwood Springs Demons came up clutch and beat the Steamboat Springs Sailors 47-0 at Stubler Memorial Field.

In a very emotional senior night, Luke Gair, a senior playing in possibly his last high school game, scored three touchdowns. On the first play from the line of scrimmage, Gair ran for 46 yards, putting the ball on the Sailors 13 yard line, and a 12 yard rush from senior Gavin Olson placed the ball on the one yard line and Gair walked it in for the first touchdown of the game. Then after the kick and on the first play from the line of scrimmage for Steamboat a pass from the Sailors quarterback Drew Bower got intercepted by Wyatt Ewer and Ewer took it to the house for another six points. “It was great. I knew I’d get one this year and I was stoked that it happened at home.” said Ewer. Then after a three and out for the Sailors, the Demons handed Gair the ball once again and he ran 45-yards for another touchdown, to put the Demons up 21-0 with 9:04 left in the first quarter. After another touchdown, the Demons were pushed back on their own 35-yard line, but Gair rushed for 61-yards down the right sideline for Gair’s third touchdown of the night putting the Demons up 34-0. Then more powerful rushing from Olson, set up an easy walk in from junior quarterback Dylan Albright put the Demons ahead of the Sailors 41-0, which met the mercy rule, and the clock ran in the second half. Glenwood kept their momentum going as junior running back, JP Simpson and Sophomore quarterback Wheatley Nieslanik marched down the field and let the Demons put one more touchdown on the board to cap off the scoring.

The Demons ended the season 5-5 in the 3A division, and second in the league (Western Slope League) behind Palisade. The Demons barely missed the 3A playoffs. Glenwood needed to be inside the 16 RPI (ranking percentage index), but going into the game they were sitting at 18 in RPI, and this game didn’t push them over the edge into the playoffs. Ewer said “It sucks obviously but i’m still gonna see them this entire school year. I’ll be playing with some of them in other sports also. But it really does hurt not being able to play this sport with them ever again.”