Preps: Devils football falls from unbeaten ranks at Frederick
After an impressive 3-0 start to the season, including two double-overtime wins, Eagle Valley High School’s varsity football team hit a bump in the road Friday night at Frederick High School, losing 42-16.
The Devils struggled to generate any offense against a stingy Warriors defense through three quarters. After Frederick went up 42-0 in the third quarter, triggering a running clock, Eagle Valley punched in two late rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
As Eagle Valley was down 21-0 in the second quarter, the Warriors’ Chris Baum scooped up a Devils’ fumble and returned it 30 yards for the touchdown to make it 27-0.
At the start of the third quarter, Frederick’s defense again turned over the Devils with an interception, which led to a rushing TD for Frederick. The Devils turned the ball over on downs later in the quarter at Frederick’s 25-yard line, and the Warriors again capitalized with another touchdown.
Eagle Valley, now 3-1 overall, heads into 3A Western Slope play starting with a home game Friday night under the lights at Hot Stuff Stadium in Gypsum against Steamboat Springs. The Sailors are 4-1 overall with their lone loss coming against Moffat County.