Demons demolished by Fruita Monument
In recent years, Glenwood Springs has typically been the team that builds up a big lead and puts the running clock into effect.
The opposite was true on Thursday.
Scoring virtually at will, Fruita Monument’s football team hung a 47-0 defeat on the visiting Demons at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction.
The Class 5A Wildcats got to work early, putting 12 points on the board in the opening quarter.
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Devin Dance returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown to stake Fruita to a 6-0 lead with 7 minutes, 57 seconds left in the opening quarter.
Moments later, Zachary Thorpe connected with Zachary Griggs on a 61-yard TD pass to make it 12-0.
Fruita kept piling it on in the second quarter, getting a 51-yard TD run from Vince Grasso, an 18-yard rushing score from Dance and a 20-yard interception return for a TD by Cody Daniels to make it 33-0 at the half.
Just over two minutes into the third quarter, Grasso rumbled 34 yards for a TD that extended the lead to 40-0 and put the running clock into effect.
Grasso added his third TD of the night just a few minutes later to round out the final count. Regularly flashing his breakaway speed, the 5-foot-7 back finished with 182 yards on just nine carries.
Thorpe finished with 94 yards on 5-of-8 passing, but Fruita did most of its damage on the ground, racking up 287 yards in improving to 1-2 on the season.
Quarterback Jon Forristall led Glenwood, which dropped to 1-2, with 110 yards on 13-of-29 passing. Travis Lundin spelled Forristall late in the game, completing 3 of 8 passes for 35 yards.
Auston Tribble finished with 78 yards receiving on nine catches. Cam Avery hauled in four catches for 25 yards and Mike Mills caught two balls for 13 yards.
Henry Hill led the Demons’ ground game with 68 yards on 18 carries.
After a 33-7 win at Basalt to open the season, Glenwood has now been outscored 89-0 in the last two games. Glenwood lost to Montrose last week, 42-0.
The Demons open 3A Western Slope League play against visiting Palisade, the third-ranked team in Class 3A in the latest Denver Post media poll, next week.
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