Sailors fans packed the stands at Gardner Field on Friday night for Steamboat Springs’ homecoming football game against Eaton.
The Sailors were first to make some noise in the game with an early interception from sophomore Luke Jordan, but it was the visiting Reds who would prevail 50-7, dealing Steamboat its first loss of the season in league play.
Despite a handful of quality offensive drives, the Sailors were unable to find the end zone until the final minutes of the fourth quarter with a five-yard carry from sophomore runningback Thomas Krupp. Turnovers in the air and on the ground cost the Sailors and led to Eaton often finding itself in good field position.
At halftime, the homecoming court was celebrated on the field, led by seniors king and queen Rowan Tolstedt and Sophie Cowman, followed by juniors Angus Frithsen and Violet O’Connell, sophomores Sawyer Vietanen and Lucia del Haya, and freshmen Teddy Torello and Mia Goodson-Cutler.
The loss pins Steamboat below .500 for the first time this season with a 2-3 record. Steamboat is up against a short road stretch with games against The Academy in Westminster on Thursday and Forge Christian in Arvada on Oct. 13.
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