The Buena Vista Demons and Platte Canyon Huskies hit the field in Bailey an hour after a 4 p.m.-scheduled kickoff following a rain and lightning delay Friday afternoon.
The Demons scored on their first two possessions. From there forward, the game was played even in the 21-8 Demons victory.
“I was concerned that the field would be a sloppy mess and play to the hands of Platte Canyon,” said Demons coach Matt Flavin. “The field actually handled the rain well and was in good condition when we went back out.”
Senior Kik Molitor took his first snaps as a high school quarterback and experienced success when he found fellow senior Luke Yates for a 33-yard scoring strike to cap the first drive.
Freshman Tam Flowers kicked the extra point to put the Demons up 7-0 in the first quarter.
With the methodic double-wing offense of the Huskies, the game moved along quickly and by the time the Demons got the ball for their second possession the game was already in the second quarter.
Buena Vista made the possession count when Jacob Phelps scored on a 5-yard run to find the end zone in his first varsity game. Flowers added the extra point to extend the lead to 14-0.
Platte Canyon got their offense going early in the second half and drove inside the Demon 20.
Seth Moss put a stop to it when he pounced on a Huskie fumble and got the ball back for the Demons.
After a couple of unsuccessful offensive series for each team, Molitor and Yates hooked up again for a 40-yard touchdown with 2:40 remaining in the game. Flowers’ kick had the Demons leading 21-0.
Platte Canyon did manage a late touchdown in their next possession and the run for two made the final 21-8.
“Our effort was very good. We are still very green in some spots, but I thought we did just fine at this point in the season,” said Flavin.
Buena Vista will travel to Cedaredge for another non-conference matchup at 7 p.m., Friday.
“They are solid up front with a good running back, quarterback and receiver,” said Flavin. “We will need to play really well.”