Prep Football Roundup
PARACHUTE – Despite playing sloppy ball at times, Grand Valley had no issues putting away Palmer Ridge on Friday.
Behind two rushing touchdowns from Jared Tonder and one apiece from Ryan Gallegos and Anthony Rhoads, the Class 2A Cardinals turned away their 3A visitors by a count of 28-6.
Eric Glaze racked up nearly 300 total yards on offense for Grand Valley, now 1-0.
“Offensively, we looked really good,” Cardinals coach Mike Johnson said. “We had a lot of penalties and three turnovers, but we moved the ball every time we touched it.”
On defense, Johnson’s Cardinals held Palmer Ridge (1-1) to just a pair of field goals.
HAYDEN – Six turnovers and 111 yards in penalties were too much for Coal Ridge to overcome in a 13-7 loss at Hayden on Friday.
The Titans lost five fumbles and had a pass picked off in an agonizing defeat.
Dillon Schelling had Coal Ridge’s lone TD, scoring from one yard out in the second quarter.
Hayden scored both of its TDs in the second quarter, both coming courtesy of Craig Medvesk. He kicked off the scoring with a 1-yard run four seconds into the frame and then, less than two minutes later, caught a 36-yard TD pass from Ben Fulton.
Schelling led the Titans with 61 yards rushing. Crockett Williams scrambled for 52 yards and Cody Walls finished with 40.
CONIFER – A poor run defense again derailed Glenwood Springs on Friday, this time in a 35-25 loss at Conifer.
After surrendering more than 400 yards rushing to Montrose in last week’s season opener, Glenwood gave up 335 yards on the ground in Conifer.
Quarterback Steven Theiss terrorized the Demons, scoring three times and finding the end zone with his legs three times. Kalvin Winter chipped in with 99 yards on 20 carries for Conifer.
The Demons did do some damage with their own feet, though.
Quarterback Luke Jacob finished with 174 yards and three TDs on 22 carries for Glenwood, now 0-2 on the young season. Tyler Thulson added a 20-yard rushing TD.
Glenwood trailed by just two points early in the fourth quarter, but a Conifer rally – one that included a 15-yard interception return for a TD by Kevin Flynn – did in the visitors.
HOTCHKISS – Roaring Fork had a tough time at Hotchkiss on Friday, emerging on the wrong end of a 46-6 score.
No further statistics were available at press time.
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