Gabriel Christus
20141011-Mountain Bowl-Conifer, Colorado-Evergreen High School raises the Cou-Lo trophy after routing Conifer High School in the Mountain Bowl 44-6 on Saturday Oct. 11, 2014 at Conifer High School. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Photo Editor/Evergreen Newspapers
Cougars roll over Lobos in Mountain Bowl

CONIFER — As an ominous cloud hovered overhead Saturday afternoon, a light sprinkle fell on Lobo Field. But by game’s end, the sun had peeked through, shining brightly on the visiting Evergreen Cougars.

The Mountain Bowl has, at least in recent years, been a nip-and-tuck battle waged until the closing seconds. Not this time. Not for Conifer’s homecoming. Evergreen, ranked No. 5 in the 3A state poll, stole the spotlight in a 44-6 demolition of the ninth-ranked Lobos that was every bit as lopsided as the final score suggests.