Epic season Jack Verploeg catches a touchdown pass during the second half. Austin Hinder celebrates with coach Aaron Finch after Hinder threw a touchdown pass to Jack Spady during Saturday’s game against Holy Family. Senior Dylan Pivarnik picks up the two-point conversion. Senior Joe Dover throws up after an exhausting sprint into the end zone during the first half. Steamboat Springs High School quarterback Austin Hinder celebrates during the final seconds of Steamboat’s Friday night game against Glenwood Springs High School. Steamboat Springs High School football fan Kevin Rusk, middle, reacts to the defense making a big fourth-quarter stop during Friday night’s game against Palisade. Rusk was sitting with his wife Charlene Rusk and Bill Schurman. Steamboat Springs High School quarterback Austin Hinder picks up senior Joe Dover after Saturday’s playoff game victory over Windsor. Steamboat Springs High School quarterback Austin Hinder gets a hug from teammate Joe Dover after Steamboat’s victory over Palisade. Steamboat Springs High School football team defensive coordinator Lonn Clementson leads the players in watching film Friday in the locker room. Steamboat takes on Windsor at Gardner Field for a chance to advance in the playoffs. Steamboat Springs High School senior Austin Hinder runs the ball during the second half. Steamboat Springs running back Joe Dover stays one step ahead of Windsor’s Aaron Schmidt late in Saturday’s game quarterfinal matchup. Dover scored a touchdown on the play, setting the game’s final score at 31-7. Steamboat Springs High School football players, from left, Darien Buelter, Austin Hinder, Connor Landusky and Joe Dover wait out the final minutes of Saturday’s game against Pueblo West. Steamboat Springs High School assistant football coach Jerry Stabile celebrates with seniors Bryce Mayo, left, and Mitchell Lekarczyk after Saturday’s win over Pueblo Central. Steamboat Springs High School head football coach Aaron Finch celebrates with his players after Saturday’s win over Pueblo Central. Steamboat Springs High School football players load the bus during a state championship game send-off Friday at the school. Wells Fargo employees take a break from work to send off the Steamboat Springs High School football team Friday afternoon. The Steamboat Springs High School football team takes the field for Saturday’s game against Pueblo Central. Steamboat Springs High School senior Mitch Lekarczyk, left, and junior Peter Schuette walk along the sidelines during the second half. Steamboat Springs senior Joe Dover walks to the locker room after it is clear he will not be playing in Saturday’s championship game because of an injury. Austin Hinder, left, talks to Joe Dover as he ices an injured ankle. Austin Hinder’s grandfather Jim Hanifan consoles Hinder during the final seconds of Saturday’s loss to Valor Christian in the championship game. After graduating high school Austin will be attending the University of California, Berkeley, where his grandfather played and led the nation in receiving in 1954. Hanifan is also in the school’s Hall of Fame and coached in the National Football League.