Long day for Vail Christian football against Longmont | VailDaily.com

Long day for Vail Christian football against Longmont

VCFB Tackle BH 10-16 Bret Hartman/bhartman@vaildaily.com Vail Christian's Jordan Foster, left, and Galen Jacobs, right, attempt to tackle Longmont Christian fullback Jacob Jelosek, middle, Saturday in Gypsum. Vail Christian lost, 48-0.

GYPSUM – Saints fans, just blame it on the bad announcer up in the press box.The bozo called Sawyer Moch “Sawyer Mooch.”It was that kind of day for the Vail Christian eight-man football team in a 48-0 loss to Longmont Christian Saturday.

“We’ve been focusing for the past three weeks on being mentally focused,” Saints coach Tim Pierson said. “They’re going out there as a team to accomplish a job. It’s something we’ve had to repeat and repeat and repeat. We’re trying to come together and accomplish something greater than themselves. If one guy doesn’t do his job, it affects us all. We’re just repeating the message and hoping that it sinks in.”Not much went right for the Saints. The visiting Warriors scored on their first seven possessions, building a 42-0 halftime lead. Meanwhile, the Saints’ offense just sputtered.The stats pretty much tell the story. Quarterback John Armstead was limited to 103 yards of combined offense. Josh Glandorf was 3-for-6 for 29 yards through the air.

Vail Christian just had 48 yards of rushing. Josh Sibley had seven grabs for 61 yards, while Jamie Graef hauled in four balls for 57.Oliver Ristow led the Saints’ defense with eight tackles, while Kyle Bruntz had five. Jordan Foster picked up four tackles and a sack. Bjorn Bauer also dumped the Warriors’ quarterback.With the loss, Vail Christian fell to 2-4 in the Central League and 3-4 overall. The Saints will try to finish the season with a .500 mark when they host North Park at Eagle Valley Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

And, hopefully, Steven Glandorf will be back on the mic.Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 614, or cfreud@vaildaily.com.

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