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Demons face Huskies in homecoming showdown

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Two teams desperately in need of victories meet at Stubler Memorial Field in Glenwood Springs tonight.

The host Demons, fresh off a 31-21 loss to Palisade in their 3A Western Slope League opener last week, are 1-3 after a brutal stretch of schedule to open the season.

Battle Mountain, 3-1 and on the heels of a crushing, 22-21 loss to Rifle on a late field goal, is also looking to avoid an 0-2 start in league play.

Adding fuel to tonight’s matchup, it’s homecoming week for Glenwood.

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The Demons showed mettle by rallying from a 28-6 deficit to make things interesting last Friday against the Bulldogs, the No. 2 team in Class 3A according to the latest Denver Post media poll.

Kickoff for tonight’s game is 7 p.m.

At 4-0 overall and coming off a wildly dramatic, last-second win over Battle Mountain, Rifle’s riding high entering Week 5.

Marco Gutierrez’s 45-yard field goal delivered the Bears a 22-21 win over the upstart Huskies in the final seconds of an emotional victory.

The Bears will play host to Eagle Valley tonight in hopes of preserving their perfect record.

The Devils broke into the win column for the first time in 2011 with a 34-7 win over visiting Steamboat Springs last week.

Roaring Fork came alive in Week 4, erupting for a 28-7 win over visiting Coal Ridge in the teams’ 2A WSL opener. The 1-3 Rams seek to sustain the momentum tonight against fellow Roaring Fork School District Re-1 mate Basalt.

The host Longhorns enter the rivalry matchup with a 2-2 record. Basalt lost a thriller to Olathe last week, 17-12.

Coal Ridge returns to full strength tonight with the return of several suspended players. Head coach Scott Parker will also be back on the sidelines after serving a two-game suspension for a coaching code of conduct violation.

Last week, the shorthanded Titans fell to 1-3 with a loss at Roaring Fork. This week, they’ll try to revisit the win column for the first time since Week 1 against visiting Gunnison.

The Cowboys are 3-1 after falling to Aspen, 35-22, last week.

The early going of 2011 doesn’t get any easier for Grand Valley, which is bound for Aspen tonight.

The Skiers are 3-1 and currently ranked sixth in 2A in the most recent Denver Post media poll.

After securing its first win against Hayden a week earlier, the Cardinals fell to 1-3 with a 36-14 loss to Cedaredge in last Friday’s 2A WSL opener.

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