Demons demolish Denver West, 40-6
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Fast and effective. That’s the Glenwood Springs football team in a nutshell.
Scoring on each of their first four drives, which averaged less than a minute and a half in duration, the Demons offense rolled to a 40-6 win over Denver West on Friday night.
Glenwood quarterback Dakota Stonehouse ran for Glenwood’s first score, speeding 24 yards into the end zone to put the Demons up 7-0 at 6:09 in the first.
On the Demons’ next drive, Stonehouse used his arm, finding Michael Hudson on a 15-yard touchdown pass to make the score 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.
“They gave us some opportunities by committing their defenders certain ways, so we just took advantage with our receivers,” said Glenwood head coach Rocky Whitworth. “They have seven guys in the box and we just threw at them.”
Hudson, who rushed for 68 yards on 15 carries in the game, scored another TD 10 seconds into the second quarter on a 1-yard run.
Stonehouse aired the ball out on the next drive, this time finding 6-foot-8 tight end Donnie Jennert on a screen pass. Jennert ran 21 yards into the end zone. The score gave Glenwood a 28-0 advantage.
“You have to stay patient and wait for the big plays. Play your game and stay patient. That’s what we did tonight,” said Stonehouse, who finished 7 for 10 with 139 yards, three TDs and one interception. “The line did awesome.”
Matt Snyder scored Glenwood’s final TD of the first half on a 4-yard carry, putting Glenwood up 34-0 at intermission.
Glenwood was only forced to punt once in the first half and the Demons’ lone mistake came on a Stonehouse interception that Glenwood earned back on a Denver West fumble on the next play.
The Cowboys were held to one first down and 21 total yards in the first half.
The second half slowed down significantly, with both teams turning to the run game and neither scoring for some time.
Glenwood changed that on the first play of the fourth quarter, as Stonehouse hit Kevin Screen, who was wide open in the end zone for a 25-yard touchdown reception. The play capped a six-play drive only taking two minutes.
The Cowboys tried to pass the ball more in the fourth quarter, but Glenwood defensive end Tyler Thulson ruined that plan. The sophomore picked off two of Prince Stokes’ passes.
“I just read the quarterback and the first one was tipped and fell right in my arms,” said Thulson, whose picks were his first on varsity. “The second one, I thought he was going to throw it, so I just dropped back and caught it.”
Glenwood, which had its second-string players taking snaps in the fourth quarter, was unable to convert the turnovers into points, but did manage to eat up a lot of clock.
Going for it on fourth and long with 2:50 left in the game, Glenwood was unable to convert and the Cowboys got the ball at their own 25-yard line.
After passes of 33 and 17 from Stokes and a few long runs, Denver West got the ball down to Glenwood’s 12-yard line. On what seemed top be the last play of the game, Glenwood was flagged for pass interference and the Cowboys, who moved the ball 108 yards in the second half, got one more shot. They made it count.
As the clock read 00:00, Ruben Reyes caught a 12-yard touchdown pass to deny Glenwood the shutout.
Next Friday, Glenwood will host Rifle in a huge rivalry showdown that will feature two 3-0 teams.
“Everything is positive right now,” said Whitworth, who will meet with his team at 9 a.m. today to study Rifle game film. “We just have to get a lot better for the competition coming up and it’s going to be right here in River City on Friday night.”
“We are thinking Rifle (today),” Stonehouse added. “So we gotta get ready for that.”
At Stubler Memorial Field
Glenwood 14 20 0 6 ” 40
Denver West 0 0 0 6 ” 6
GS ” Dakota Stonehouse 24 run (Taylor Parsons kick good), 6:04
GS ” Stonehouse 15 pass to Michael Hudson (Parsons kick good), 3:08
GS ” Hudson 1 run (Parsons kick good), 11:50.
GS ” Stonehouse 21 pass to Donnie Jennert (Parsons kick good), 8:55.
GS ” Matt Synder 4 run (Parsons kick no good), 0:15.
GS ” Stonehouse 25 pass to Kevin Screen (Parsons kick no good), 11:51.
DW ” Prince Stokes 12 pass to Ruben Reyes (no kick), 00:00.
First downs 6 3
Total Yards 292 117
Rushes-yards 24-159 27-67
Passing 139 74
Comp-Att-Int 8-11-1 5-13-3
Puns 4-38.5 5-31
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties-Yard 12-81 5-40
Rushing ” Glenwood, Hudson, 15-68, Stonehouse, 4-55, Synder 3-19, Tyler Thulson, 1-9, Screen 1-5, Drew Waltes, 1-4, Lance Tsosie 1-0. Denver West, Mario Silva, 19-31, Jimenez 3-13.
Passing ” Glenwood, Stonehouse 7-10-1-139, Synder 1-1-0-0. Denver West, Stokes 5-13-3-74
Receiving ” Glenwood, Jennert, 2-48, Hudosn, 3-42, Riley 2-34, Screen 1-25. Denver West, Cody Vail 2-45, Eric Chavez 1-17, Reyes 1-12, Silva 1-0.
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