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  • Niwot High School and Severance High School team captains watch the coin toss at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. (Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer)

  • Niwot High School's Chad Volf (No.8) hands off to Thomas Carnegie (No. 1) in the game against Severance High School at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer)

  • Niwot High School's Bryce Nemec (No. 50), center, celebrates a safety with his teammates in the game against Severance High School at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer)

  • Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer

    Niwot High School's Thomas Carnegie (No. 1) runs the ball between Severance High School's defense at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.

  • Niwot High School's Easten Leatherwood (No. 15) is tackled by Severance High School's Alex Rolf (No. 32) at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer)

  • Niwot High School's Gavin Burrage (No. 52) and Bryce Nemec (No. 50) tackle Severance High School's Trevin Hull (No. 11) at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer)

  • Niwot High School's Chad Volf (No.8) is tackled by Severance High School's Grant Moll (No. 22) at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer)

  • Niwot High School's Easten Leatherwood (No. 15) shakes a tackle from Severance High School's Alex Rolf (No. 32) at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer)

  • Niwot High School's Chad Volf (No.8) runs the ball in the game against Severance High School at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer)

  • Niwot High School's Craig Wright (No. 10) is tackled by Severance High School's Parker Gazdik (No. 1) at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer)

  • Niwot High School's Thomas Carnegie (No. 1) looks for a hole in Severance High School's defense at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer)

  • Niwot High School's Easten Leatherwood (No. 15) runs the ball in the game against Severance High School at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer)

  • Niwot High School's Bryce Nemec (No. 50) celebrates a safety in the game against Severance High School at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer)

  • Niwot High School's Craig Wright (No. 10) makes an interception in the game against Severance High School at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer)

  • Niwot High School's Thomas Carnegie (No. 1) runs the ball while followed by Severance High School's Masen Campbell (No. 6) at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer)