Demons finish season against Delta; Bears host Moffat
Glenwood Springs already has the Class 3A Western Slope League title in the bag and has assured a home playoff game in the first round of the playoffs next weekend.While that’s nice, the Demons will be on a mission tonight to do something a Glenwood football team hasn’t done since 1982 – go into the playoffs without a loss on its record. With a win over 3-5 Delta, Glenwood would complete a 10-0 undefeated season. Although Delta averages less than 13 points a game, they enter tonight’s contest on a two-game winning streak with victories over Moffat County and Montezuma-Cortez.Glenwood, on the other hand, is powered by Dakota Stonehouse and a high-flying offense that averages over 40 points per contest. Stonehouse leads all Class 3A quarterbacks with 118 competitions on 181 attempts for 1,928 yards and 26 touchdowns. He only needs 82 passing yards to surpass the 2,000-yard mark.Outside of going for a perfect regular season, Glenwood will also be looking for payback for its 47-26 loss to Delta that concluded the 2006 season. The loss to the then 2-7 Panthers knocked Glenwood out of the playoff race. While that’s not a possibility this year, the Demons still have a lot to play for tonight.
Coming into the final game of the regular season Rifle controls its own destiny as far as the postseason goes. With a win over Moffat County tonight, Rifle will be in the playoffs, clinching the fourth and final 3A Western Slope League spot for its 13th-straight postseason appearance.Lose and there is still a chance the Bears could go to the playoffs, but they would need losses from Eagle Valley and Delta. The key in Rifle’s security is the fact that the Bears beat Eagle Valley 34-12 on Oct. 19.Moffat is coming off a 55-12 thrashing by Glenwood, and Rifle enters the game trying to rebound from a 42-27 loss at Steamboat.The ground game has been strong for Rifle all year, lead by quarterback Hazen Moss as well as running backs Tyler Chapman and Brian Key. They should be successful against the Bulldog defense, which is giving up over 40 points a game.
Through Oct. 31Class 3A Western Slope League League OverallW-LW-LPFPAGlenwood Springs7-09-0361105Palisade6-17-2320106Steamboat Springs5-26-3259192Eagle Valley4-36-3245183Rifle4-35-4180184Delta3-43-599186Moffat County2-53-6172272Battle Mountain1-61-8158332Montezuma-Cortez0-81-9180303Thursday, Nov. 1Eagle Valley at Palisade, (n)Friday, Nov. 2Steamboat Springs at Battle Mountain, 7 p.m.Delta at Glenwood, 7 p.m.Moffat County at Rifle, 7 p.m.Class 2A Western Slope LeagueFinal 2007 standings League OverallW-LW-LPFPAGunnison7-08-126570Aspen6-17-2267156Olathe5-27-231184Hotchkiss3-45-4214180Roaring Fork3-43-6171227Basalt2-52-7119194Cedaredge1-61-8124397Coal Ridge1-61-8117318WSL teams in playoffsFriday, Nov. 2No. 13 Olathe (7-2) at No. 4 Bayfield (8-1), 7 p.m.No. 14 Buena Vista (5-4) at No. 3 Gunnison (8-1), 2 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 3No. 9 Aspen (7-2) at No. 8 Eaton (6-3), 1 p.m.Class 1A Western Slope LeagueFinal Standings League OverallW-LW-LPFPAGrand Valley6-09-031664Hayden4-27-223599Meeker4-26-3210195West Grand4-25-4168145Paonia2-44-5198149Rangely1-53-6186250Soroco0-61-754348WSL teams in playoffsSaturday, Nov. 3No. 14 Burlington (6-3) at No. 3 Grand Valley (9-0), 1 p.m.No. 12 Sanford (8-1) at No. 5 Hayden (7-2), 1 p.m.No. 16 Meeker (6-3) at No. 1 Akron (9-0), 1 p.m.
PASSINGDakota Stonehouse, Glenwood Springs 9-of-16, 261 yards, 5 TDs vs. Moffat County.Hazen Moss, Rifle 9-of-17, 194 yards, 2 TDs vs. Steamboat Springs.Ryan Wiemer, Roaring Fork 6-of-11, 115 yards, 2 TDs vs. Cedaredge.Ryan Gallegos, Grand Valley 2-of-3, 46 yards, 1 TD vs. Rifle JV.RUSHINGJake Kinney, Roaring Fork 16 carries for 232 yards, 3 TDs vs. Cedaredge.Colton Cowan, Grand Valley 6 carries for 157, 3 TDs vs. Rifle JV.Stonehouse, Glenwood 105 yards, 1 TD vs. Moffat.Nate Soucie, Roaring Fork 4 carries for 50 yards, 2 TDs vs. Cedaredge.Moss, Rifle 12 carries for 81 yards, 1 TD vs. Steamboat.Jon Lantz, Grand Valley 3 carries for 53 yards, 1 TD vs. Rifle JV.Jared Tonder, Grand Valley 11 carries for 49 yards, 1 TD vs. Rifel JV.Brian Key, Rifle 5 carries for 19 yards, TD vs. Steamboat.RECEIVINGConnor Riley, Glenwood Springs 4 catches for 129 yards, 3 TDs vs. Moffat.Dietrich Minor, Roaring Fork 3 catches for 88 yards, 1 TD vs. Cedaredge.Tyler Jensen, Grand Valley 1 catch for 37 yards, 1 TD vs. Rifle JV.Kevin Screen, Glenwood Springs 1 TD vs. Moffat.Drew Blatchford, Rifle 1 TD vs. Steamboat.Dano Fugita, Rifle 1 TD vs. Steamboat.Cameron Ellis, Roaring Fork 1 catch for 5 yards, 1 TD vs. Cedaredge.DEFENSEWiemer, Roaring Fork interception vs. Cedaredge.Travis Hawkins, Roaring Fork interception vs. Cedaredge
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