Glenwood banishes Devils to win third straight
GYPSUM, Colorado – Eagle Valley and Glenwood Springs hit each other like The Seven Deadly Sins, as Glenwood rolled to a 28-7 win.
Eagle Valley owned the front of the game and Glenwood owned the back. Both teams were good for about 130 yards in total offense in the first half, but Glenwood (4-4) rolled to 411 yards of total offense to Eagle Valley’s 209.
Glenwood’s quarterback Travis Lundin and running back Henry Hill were the answer, and the question is what anyone might do to stop them for the next two years.
Hill, a sophomore, rushed 31 times for 205 yards and two touchdowns. Lundin rushed for another 76 yards and completed 10 of 19 passes for 111 yards, and had three dropped.
Eagle Valley opened with an 80-yard drive. Zeke Sandoval’s 50-yard run did most of the damage and Rick Ramunno put the Devils in front 7-0 with a power run.
Glenwood chewed up the rest of the first quarter and the top of the second, eating clock like election-year campaign promises devour government funding.
The Demons started on their own 15 and drove all the way to the Eagle Valley 10, but came up as empty as one of those campaign promises.
After bending for 75 yards, Eagle Valley finally broke Glenwood like one of those campaign promises, and took over on downs on their own 10. Ramunno pounded the Devils out of trouble with a 10-yard gain straight up the gut and Nielsen added another seven before the drive stalled.
Glenwood was back in business at midfield and strung together a quick drive. Lundin, a sophomore, needed five yards for a TD and got four and a half. He got another chance on a quarterback keeper and punched it in for the score. Kicker Wiehan Pretorius was good on the point after for a 7-7 tie with 5:45 left in the first half.
We’re not sure how many yards Glenwood was penalized, but it left them further in the hole than Rick Santorum, one of those Republican presidential candidates you’ve never heard of, and for very good reasons.
Eagle Valley rolled to a quick first down and it looked like they’d find the end zone with a dandy pass and catch, but a holding call brought it back.
After a Devils punt, Lundin found Michael Mills on a slant pattern to push the Demons into Eagle Valley territory at the 42. He hooked up with Mills again on a gymnastics catch, picking a tipped pass out of the air for another 22 yards.
Lundin was looking at the end zone on the last play of the first half, but was sacked, leaving the game tied, 7-7.
They opened the second half with more hits than a top-40 radio station. Glenwood slowly got rolling and went for it on fourth down. Henry Hill eclipsed the 100-yard mark and earned Glenwood first down.
Hill carried again over the left side and a late hit on Eagle Valley moved the ball to the Devils 10. Hill danced down to the one, then into the end zone on the next play for a 13-7 advantage. Pretorius’ kick made it 14-7 with just over four minutes left in the third quarter.
Eagle Valley fumbled to kill a 55-yard drive on the Glenwood 22.
Hill picked up the first down and Lundin added another with a 22-yard keeper. Hill was good for the next first down at the Eagle Valley 32. Then, Lundin pitched to Hill to the right and he didn’t stop until the end zone got in his way. Pretorius’ point after made it 21-7.
Mills added one more score from five yards out and Pretorius’ point was good for the 28-7 final.
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