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Glenwood’s schedule gets ‘bigger and badder’

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Glenwood Springs High School enters the gauntlet portion of its football schedule with a trip to Montrose tonight.

The Indians, 2-0 and ranked fourth in Class 4A in the latest Denver Post/9 News poll, are fresh off a 47-0 drubbing of Piedra Vista (New Mexico) last week.

Glenwood, 1-0 and rated eighth in 3A, hung a 35-7 loss on Basalt in its season opener.

The Demons will learn what they’re made of in the coming weeks. Glenwood hosts Class 5A Fruita Monument on Sept. 17 and then travels to Palisade (ranked fourth in 3A) on Sept. 23.

“Our schedule just gets bigger and badder as the early part of the season goes on,” Demons coach Rocky Whitworth said prior to the season opener.

Montrose and Glenwood opened the season against one another in 2009, with the Indians scoring a 38-12 win.

Could this be the start of a new football rivalry?

Garfield School District Re-2 mates Rifle and Coal Ridge square off for the first time tonight in Rifle.

Both teams come in with a 1-0 record. Last week, Class 2A Coal Ridge beat up on Eagle Valley to the tune of 27-0. The Class 3A Bears, meanwhile, scored a dramatic 20-19 win over Grand Valley.

One of Week 2’s most intriguing matchups, the bleachers at Rifle will no doubt fill up for this one.

After a tough Week 1 draw against Hotchkiss that yielded a 55-12 defeat, Roaring Fork looks to rebound in a home game against Battle Mountain tonight.

The Rams face a Huskies team that won last week’s opener at Summit, 7-0. Battle Mountain went 2-8 in 2009.

After a heartbreaking loss at Rifle last week, Grand Valley takes to its home field against Paonia tonight.

While the Cardinals wound up on the wrong end of a 20-19 thriller at Rifle last week, Paonia came up short against Cedaredge in a 12-7 defeat.

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