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5A Fruita Monument next up for Glenwood

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Just a week removed from a near-upset of one the state’s top Class 4A teams in the form of Montrose, Glenwood Springs will try its luck against a 5A school tonight.

Fruita Monument, 0-2 after losses to Broomfield (26-14) and Cherokee Trail (55-14), visits Stubler Memorial Field in Glenwood tonight.

Missing starting quarterback Luke Jacob due to a concussion, 3A Glenwood nearly took down 4A powerhouse Montrose in a 6-0 defeat last week. The only points of the game came on a late touchdown pass by Indians quarterback Drew Casebier.

Filling in for Jacob, Demons freshman quarterback Travis Lundin completed 9 of 12 passes for 100 yards. Drew Halsch finished with 98 yards rushing on 30 carries and Glenwood’s defense, which has surrendered 13 points in two games, remained stingy.

Jacob should be back in action tonight.

The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the 1-1 Demons going forward. They’ll take on 3A Western Slope League rival Palisade, the third-ranked team in 3A in the latest Denver Post prep poll, next week (Thursday).

Roaring Fork faces one of its toughest opponents of 2010 in tonight’s trip to Palisade.

The Rams (1-1) won their first game of the season last week, blasting visiting Battle Mountain, 42-20.

Zach Browning enjoyed a monster outing against the Huskies, racking up 257 yards on 19 carries. Those numbers included TD runs of 96 and 66 yards.

Palisade, meanwhile, slipped past D’Evelyn, 36-29. The Bulldogs are 2-0.

Rifle, which lost to neighboring Coal Ridge last week, returns to the field tonight with a trip to face Olathe.

The 1-1 Pirates lost to Florence, 35-21, last week and are ranked ninth in Class 2A.

Meanwhile, Rifle (1-1) had its hands full in a defensive battle with Coal Ridge in a 13-6 defeat at Bears Stadium. Ryan Moeller led the Bears with 108 yards on 13 carries in that one.

Coal Ridge looks to go 3-0 with a trip to Rangely tonight.

After last Friday’s emotional win at Rifle, the Titans are no doubt riding high into Week 3.

Coal Ridge meets up with a beatable foe in the form of Rangely (0-2). The Panthers were on the wrong end of a 51-0 drubbing at Basalt last weekend.

Grand Valley, a 22-7 winner over Paonia last week, heads to Hayden tonight.

Hayden lost to Yuma, 21-14, last week and enters this week with a 1-1 record.

The Cardinals, who dropped a 20-19 decision to Rifle in Week 1, are 1-1.


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