It was a rough start for the Washington Demons to start the season, losing to Pella 35-0 in their season and home opener.
The Demons started with the ball, but on a third down play deep in their own zone, a fumble recovery by Pella placed them right on the 20, and they converted quickly with a 20 yard touchdown pass from Noah Clayberg to Seth Johnson to make it 7-0.
Washington tried to push back getting deep into the Pella zone multiple times, but continued to struggle with their offense and could not convert on fourth down.
Pella scored again on their second drive of the game from a 25 yard run by Clayberg to make it 14-0 after one.
The second quarter was the same story. The Demons held Pella to just one touchdown, but it may have been the play that described the night the best, as Clayberg got flushed from the pocket, scrambled 10 yards behind the original line of scrimmage and found a way to take it 37 yards to the end zone to make it 21-0 at the half.
Pella once again scored on their first offensive play in the second half on an 86 yard touchdown run by Clayberg to make it 28-0, and one more touchdown in the fourth quarter made it the 35 point continuous clock and that is how we ended it.
Daryn Seibelius was the player of the game for Washington, but also the only player offensively, going 160 yards on 20 carries, and throwing 12-32 for 132 yards.
Demon head coach Garrison Carter said it’s time to grow up for his young guys, because this schedule doesn’t give you time to find an identity.
Demons play Marion at Marion next Friday.