Sailors sink Tigers for senior night
Steamboat Springs — Hollering could be heard from outside the locker room after the Sailors’ victory over the Summit County Tigers on Friday night, and justifiably so.
“They should be happy,” coach Lonn Clementson said.
The 38-0 win marked the final home game for the team’s 10 seniors.
“It feels good to win the last home game playing with all the guys I’ve been playing with since I was really little,” senior captain Joe DeLine said.
The Sailors came out strong with a big defensive stop, then DeLine put it in the endzone.
“We knew we had to keep that momentum going, and we did throughout the game,” DeLine said.
The team headed to the locker room at the half with a 28-0 lead. The win improves their record to 3-6.
“Our kids have been playing well,” Clementson said. “We just have run into some serious competition in our league, and I feel like we were more evenly matched with Summit. We were able to execute tonight, and our kids played hard, they played well and I’m really proud of them.”
Clementson credited the win to a team effort.
“We got a lot of production from a lot of different players,” he said. “It was just a special senior night. It was a great way to win the season at home. We won the first game at Gardner Field, and we won the last, and I’m really proud of that.”
The Sailors head to Glenwood Springs on Friday for their final game of the season.
“I think it will be a competitive game, and that’s what we’ve been looking forward to for a long time,” Clementson said.
After the game, the team was headed to a post-game party at Johnny B. Good’s Diner, where the seniors would reflect upon their last home game and their season.
“It definitely had its ups and downs,” DeLine said. “We gained and learned a lot as a team.”
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