Demons football misses cut for 3A state playoffs |

Demons football misses cut for 3A state playoffs

The brackets are in, and Glenwood Springs High School football is out as far as the Class 3A state football playoffs are concerned.

The 5-5 Demons had hoped that their 48-14 win over Battle Mountain Friday night might be enough to propel them into the field of 16 teams to make the playoffs.

Instead, the 16th and final spot went to 7-3 Thomas Jefferson, whose RPI ranking of No. 18 was one better than Glenwood’s No. 19. The two swapped positions in the final MaxPreps poll Sunday, but when the final numbers were crunched to set the brackets, it was TJ that made it in.

Central West League champion Palisade was the only 3A Western Slope team to make the playoffs. The 8-2 Bulldogs are seeded No. 7.

Undefeated Roosevelt and Lutheran earned the top two seed in the 3A playoffs. Also representing in order of seeding will be Fort Morgan, Durango, Mead, Frederick, Holy Family, Pueblo South, Pueblo East, Pueblo County, Northridge, Evergreen, Green Mountain and Discovery Canyon.

Glenwood Springs finished at 5-5 and 1-2 in league. The Demons graduate seniors Evan Heyl, Ranier Foreback, Ethan Fergen, Blake Nieslanik, Sawyer Mckenney, Ray Rosenmerkel, William Marshall, Stefan Wroblewski, Axel Contreras, Teddy Huttenhower, Bennett Walter, Cameron Small and William Roark, according to the team roster posted to MaxPreps.

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