Steamboat Springs Steamboat's junior varsity football team kept its unbeaten streak alive Monday, when it returned home from Craig with a 24-22 win over the Moffat County Bulldogs.
The Sailors, 6-0, intercepted six passes and recovered two fumbles during the game. The team watched a 24-8 lead slip in the second half, but a tough Sailors defense preserved the victory.
Quarterback Tanner Barr rushed for two touchdowns, and Joe Liefer and Patrick Rogers added two more scores. Each of the team's two-point conversions failed during the game.
Barr's first touchdown run was in the first half for 57 yards. Barr also had a 45-yard touchdown run in the second half.
Liefer's four-yard score and Rogers' five-yard score came in the first half.
The defense was keyed by players Raimundo Moreno, Will Zimmerer, Wayne Cluster, Tim Higbee, Adam Black, Devin Borvansky and Steve Denton.
Daniel Bernner was the team's standout player defensively.
The Bulldogs dropped to 4-4 on the year.
Despite the close score, the Sailors were in control most of the game, assistant coach Mike McCannon said. Moffat County recovered a couple of on-side kicks that helped tighten the score.
"I think our kids did a good job of not losing the game," McCannon said.
The Sailors next play the Glenwood Demons Oct. 23. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m.