Demons set to battle Class 4A Montrose | PostIndependent.com

Demons set to battle Class 4A Montrose

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Jim Ryan Special to the Post IndependentGlenwood Springs running back Henry Hill tries to wriggle free for yardage during last week's 33-7 win over Basalt.
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A couple of Western Slope football heavyweights match up tonight.

Class 4A Montrose, 2-0 and fresh off a 48-7 drubbing of Piedra Vista in Farmington, N.M., in Week 1, will pay a visit to the Roaring Fork Valley to face Glenwood Springs. Because of light installation work being done at Stubler Memorial Field in Glenwood, the game will be held at the Carbondale Middle School field.

The Demons, who defeated Basalt, 33-7, in their season opener last week, enter as the No. 2 team in Class 3A in the latest Denver Post media poll.

Last season’s meeting between Montrose and Glenwood was a good one. In Montrose, a late scoring drive propelled the Indians to a 6-0 win over the visiting Demons.

Glenwood didn’t lose again until the 3A state title game against Elizabeth.

Garfield School District Re-2 mates go at it when Coal Ridge and Rifle square off in Peach Valley tonight.

Last year, the Class 2A Titans held on for a 13-6 win over the Bears in Rifle.

This year’s contest could be similarly tight. Both teams come in with 1-0 records and both entered 2011 with high expectations.

Coal Ridge, which made the playoffs for the first time in school history last season, is the 10th-ranked team in Class 2A and Rifle is coming off a 6-4 season in 2010. The Bears narrowly missed the 3A playoffs.

Rifle boasts a beastly running game, one that was on full display in a 48-7 rout of Grand Valley last week. Ryan Moeller rushed for 230 yards and two scores and Brandon Kittle amassed 177 yards and three touchdowns as the Bears rolled.

In a 28-0 win over Eagle Valley, Coal Ridge’s showcased a stingy defense and a balanced offensive attack led by quarterback Robby Moore, who completed 6 of 9 passes for 86 yards. He tossed a TD pass to Darik Brown.

Cameron Cotton rushed for two TDs and Cody Walls ran one in as the Titans shut out the Devils.

Roaring Fork faces a rising Battle Mountain program in Edwards tonight.

The Rams are coming off a 35-7 loss at Hotchkiss, Class 1A’s No. 2-ranked squad.

Meanwhile, the Huskies blasted Summit, 46-6, to open the season on a high note.

Reeve Sanders accounted for three TDs – two rushing and one kickoff return – in Battle Mountain’s romp. Chris Libertini added two rushing scores for the Huskies, who appear to be headed in a winning direction after a long stretch of losing seasons.

Grand Valley looks to break into the win column with a trip to Paonia tonight.

The Cardinals are coming off a 48-7 loss to visiting Rifle last week. Grand Valley surrendered 489 yards on the ground in defeat.

Paonia emerged on the bad end of a 41-6 count against visiting Cedaredge.

jcaspersen@postindependent.com


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