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Hayden football wins stormy season opener on home field

Hayden High School senior running back Daylon Frentress high-steps in for a touchdown against Justice on Aug. 31.
Leah Vann

HAYDEN — Lightning could be seen in the distance, but the thunder could be heard by the pounding of feet on the Hayden High School football field. Some fans sat in their garage, some watched from their lawn chairs at the endzone, while others packed the stands with ponchos handy, gazing at every flash of lightning.

Hayden opened their season against Justice High School, winning 52-26.

With senior Daylon Frentress in the backfield, the Tigers drove the ball forward, fumbled a snap for a 15-yard loss, then made up for it all in the same drive. Frentress scored the first touchdown rounding to the left side, then high-stepping up the middle as the Phoenix players fell behind him for a 8-0 lead.

The game ended on a somber note, with the Tigers maintaining control for a 52-26 score, as they watched their teammate Brewer get carted off on a stretcher.
A delay in the game was offset by a running clock. The rain cleared and the men in the press box replaced the windows.
“Justice, have a safe trip back over the mountains and y’all say a prayer for Mason Brewer tonight,” the announcer said.
Sailors fall, now 1-1
Steamboat Springs High School fell to Cedaredge High School, 34-26. After losing the away game, Sailors are 1-1.

To reach Leah Vann, call 970-871-4253, email lvann@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @LVann_Sports.

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