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No. 3 Bulldogs visit Glenwood tonight

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO
082512-glenwood@coniferFB-Conifer, Colorado- Glenwood Springs Travis Lundin #9 passes the ball to a receiver on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Conifer High School in Confier.
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There will be no respite for weary Glenwood Springs this week. Two weeks removed from a 42-19 loss at Conifer, the football Demons will face a home test against Palisade tonight at 7 p.m.

The Bulldogs are 1-0 and ranked No. 3 in Class 3A in the latest Denver Post poll after a 41-6 thrashing of 5A Grand Junction Central last Friday.

Dalton Hannigan’s 134 yards on the ground paced Palisade, which held a 41-0 lead after three quarters.

Glenwood, which is facing some injury issues, is 0-1 and coming off a bye week as it enters its 3A Western Slope League opener.

The Demons, who went 5-5 in 2011, struggled mightily in their Aug. 25 opener in Conifer, which is presently ranked seventh in Class 3A.

Palisade defeated Glenwood last year, 31-21.

Glenwood fans will have some shiny new bleachers on which to sit tonight. Construction was recently completed on new stands and a press box at Stubler Memorial Field.

Rifle, which recently vaulted into the No. 1 spot in the latest Denver Post football poll, looked as crisp as ever in a 45-6 thumping at Coal Ridge last weekend.

On deck for the 1-0 Bears: a trip to Craig to face 3A WSL foe Moffat County tonight.

Bears running back Ryan Moeller, who is coming off a 2,469-yard season in 2011, rushed for 252 yards and five touchdowns on just 17 carries against the Titans last week.

Kellin Leigh added 107 yards as part of a 447-yard rushing effort.

Both Roaring Fork and Aspen had successful starts to 2012 last weekend. Tonight, the Rams and Skiers square off on the turf at Aspen High.

Roaring Fork, which dropped into the 1A classification this season, overcame four lost fumbles and three interceptions to defeat visiting Basalt, 30-27, last Friday.

Class 2A Aspen destroyed visiting Ignacio last week, 56-0.

The Skiers won last year’s meeting with the Rams, 24-14, in a down-to-the-wire contest.

Coal Ridge looks to get its season on track with a visit from Meeker tonight.

The 0-1 Titans, who lost to rival Rifle last week, will be facing a Meeker squad that lost to Grand Valley, 49-6, last Friday.

Grand Valley, 1-0 after erupting for 49 unanswered points in last Friday’s 49-6 win at Meeker, will turn its sights to Paonia tonight.

The Eagles opened the season on Aug. 24 with a 13-6 loss to Basalt.

jcaspersen@postindependent.com


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