Grand County High School Red Devil Dakota Johnson, right, brushed off fellow Red Devil Kayden Robertson during a practice game on Thursday, Sept. 29. The next day, the Enterprise Wolves scored a 27-20 home victory over the Red Devils. [Photo by Murice D. Miller / Moab Sun News]

A pair of Enterprise Wolves each rushed for more than 100 yards, leading the Wolves to a 27-20 home victory over the Grand County Red Devils on Friday, Sept. 30, snuffing out most of the hope Grand had of advancing to postseason play.

The Wolves (6-1, 2-1 2A South) got on the board in the first quarter with an 8-yard run from Caleb Koopmans, who finished with 113 yards for 15 carries, which put the Wolves up 6-0.

Grand responded as Brayden Schultz found Dylan Valerio on a 70-yard touchdown pass to even the score at 6-6 in the second quarter.

Enterprise scored two more times, including a 47-yard rushing score from Koopmans, to go up 20-6, but Grand responded before halftime with a 5-yard rushing touchdown from Dakota Johnson to cut the score to 20-12.

The Wolves added another touchdown in the third quarter, going up 27-12, then Johnson scored again, this time from 10 yards out. He also rushed in for the two-point conversion. Neither team scored in the fourth quarter for a final score of 27-20.

To complement Koopmans, Enterprise senior quarterback Jayson Holt rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Holt also passed for a 15-yard touchdown to sophomore Ryan Holt.

With the loss, Grand has a 4-3 record, 1-2 in 2A South play. The Red Devils are tied for fourth in the region standings and the top four teams from each region make the playoffs. However, the South Sevier Rams are the other team in fourth place with a 2-5 record, 1-2 in 2A South. The Rams own the tiebreaker over Grand after spoiling the Red Devils’ homecoming with a 33-6 win.

To make matters worse for Grand’s playoff chances, the Red Devils have No. 4 Beaver and No. 3 San Juan left on the schedule, while South Sevier has Enterprise and lowly North Sevier (1-6, 0-3) remaining. Because of the tiebreaker, Grand must win one more game than South Sevier does in the final two weeks in order to make the playoffs.

The first of Grand’s remaining two games is against Beaver. The Beavers are 6-1, 2-1 in 2A South, having lost to San Juan 13-10. Each of Beaver’s six victories have been by at least 22 points, including a 76-27 win over North Sevier on Friday, Sept. 30.

Grand will look for a win at home to cling to its slim playoff chances when it kicks off against the Beavers on Friday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m.

Red Devils hurt playoff chances

When: Friday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m.

Where: Grand County High School, 608 S. 400 East