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Demons hope to snap 2-game skid

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GYPSUM, Colorado – Glenwood Springs has a shot to break into the win column at Eagle Valley this week after a brutal beginning to the season has the Demons in an 0-2 hole.

Glenwood had its hands full with a pair of ranked opponents to start the season.

Montrose, the fifth-ranked team in the latest Denver Post/9 News Class 4A poll, hung a 38-12 defeat on the Demons on Aug. 28 and last Friday’s visit to Conifer, home of Class 3A’s sixth-ranked program, yielded a 35-25 loss.



While not the most auspicious of starts, neither loss hurts Glenwood’s playoff chances. Tonight’s meeting with the Devils, the 3A Western Slope League opener for both parties, will impact the postseason picture.

If Vegas odds makers had a say in high school football, the Demons would be the favorites in this one.



Eagle Valley is 0-2 after a pair of 41-0 losses to open the season – one against Faith Christian and another to defending 2A state champion Olathe.

RIFLE, Colorado – A test awaits Rifle in tonight’s showdown with Moffat County.

The visiting Bulldogs, the No. 9 team in Class 3A according to the Denver Post/9 News voters, are no doubt riding high after beating No. 10 Berthoud 20-14 in last week’s season opener.

In its opener, Rifle put together a stingy defensive effort in a 13-2 loss to Silver Creek. The Bears couldn’t generate much on offense, though, scoring their only points on a safety.

PEACH VALLEY, Colorado – Prior to the season, Coal Ridge coach Scott Parker lamented a string of close losses that haunted his Titans in 2008.

Well, the 2009 season started on an all-too-familiar note for Parker’s squad, which lost its opener by a 13-7 count at Hayden last Friday.

The Titans can right the ship tonight against visiting Peyton, a familiar foe. Last fall, Coal Ridge snuck out of Peyton with an 18-15 win in the season’s second week.

PAONIA, Colorado – Grand Valley, fresh off a big win at Palmer Ridge last week, will take aim at Paonia tonight.

The Cardinals beat up on the Eagles 44-13 at home last year.

CARBONDALE, Colorado – A tough non-league draw left Roaring Fork on the wrong end of a 46-6 decision at Hotchkiss last week.

Tonight, the Rams hope to get back on track against visiting Hayden. The Tigers slipped past Coal Ridge 13-7 at home last Friday.

jcaspersen@postindependent.com


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