Bayfield had a party Saturday when it hosted the Class 2A state football championship. After Bayfield High School delivered a 34-7 win against La Junta for the third football state title in school history, the Wolverines are now ready for the after party.
A parade to commemorate the school’s championship is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday in downtown Bayfield on Mill Street. After the parade, there will be a pep rally held inside the Bayfield High School gymnasium at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The Wolverines got one more bit of good news after watching film of Saturday’s game to determine official statistics. Ryan Phelps, a senior defensive end, was credited with four sacks against La Junta. That gave him 24 quarterbacks sacks on the season, which is a new Colorado high school record, regardless of classification. He broke the previous record of 23½ sacks set by Pine Creek’s Jack Wibbels in 2015.
Bayfield also finished with 65 sacks as a team, which broke the previous state record of 60 set by Discovery Canyon in 2014.
With another milestone to celebrate, the Wolverines will be ready to party again Wednesday.