Demon gridders knock off Cortez, 24-13 |

Demon gridders knock off Cortez, 24-13

Staff Report

CORTEZ – The outcome was good for Glenwood Springs High School, but the Demons can do better, head football coach Craig Denney said after Friday’s 24-13 Western Slope Conference win against Montezuma-Cortez.

Despite scoring touchdowns on their first and third offensive plays of the game, Denney said, “We have yet to play well offensively.”

After picking up a Cortez fumble on the Panthers’ first play after the kickoff, the Demons wasted no time in taking the lead.

Senior Thomas Suazo rushed in from the 7-yard line for the touchdown. After Cortez scored off a Chris Toler pass interception, Suazo gave Glenwood a 13-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Cortez (0-2, 0-5) knotted the game at 13-all with a touchdown, then failed to convert the extra point.

With 90 seconds remaining until halftime Joe Schreiner’s 24-yard field goal gave the Demons a 16-13 lead. Glenwood later padded its lead to 24-13 on Suazo’s 8-yard TD in the fourth quarter.

The senior running back led all Demon rushers with 49 yards on 8 carries. Michael Hoban had 37 yards rushing and caught one pass for 16 yards. Toler was 5-for-6 passing for 68 yards.

Dustin Braeger and Jake Mauldin had receptions of 25 and 23 yards, respectively.

Jake Greer had a team-high eight solo tackles against Cortez, plus three assisted tackles. Matt Wilson finished with seven solos and three assisted tackles.

Glenwood (2-3 overall, 1-1 WSC) plays its homecoming game on Friday against Palisade.

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