Demons take the cake with Super Bowl win
PEACH VALLEY – It didn’t take long for the jubilation of a Super Bowl win to wear off.Less than 10 minutes after a dramatic 26-18 win over Silt, Glenwood’s Division I Three Rivers Youth Football League team shifted its focus to more important matters – cake and trophies.”Dude, look at those trophies,” one Demon said to a teammate.
Another told his coach, Jay Heim, after Sunday’s big win: “I have to eat cake.”Considering Heim’s troops are only third- and fourth-graders, it’s no shock the ceremonial postgame cake was such a big draw.What they did on the football field at Coal Ridge High School moments before was impressive. The young Demons, one of two Glenwood Division I teams in the valley youth league, used a stingy defense to hold off the hard-charging Panthers in the Division I championship game.The Glenwood offense provided plenty of support.
Cameron Horning led the charge with 163 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. He had two TD runs of 40 yards or more, taking one in from 48 yards and another from 72.”He’s been a good running back for us all year,” Heim said, “but he only gets as far as the offensive line takes him.”Quarterback Jake Fegan chipped in with 71 yards on the ground on 13 carries and Cooper Cornelius ran for 15 yards on seven takes as the Demons came out a score ahead. Cornelius also had a conversion run.Horning also came up big on defense, running in an interception from 24 yards out. Nick Lippman added two sacks.
Glenwood finished the season with a 6-1 record and entered the Super Bowl on the heels of a loss to Meeker last week.”If you’re going to lose one, that was a good time to do it,” said Heim, who received a Gatorade drenching from his players after the game.Silt, coached by Jay Duplesys, finished the year 6-1 as well. Quarterback Trevor Wade paced the Panther offense on Sunday, picking up 83 rushing yards and two TDs on 13 carries. Wade scored from 62 yards out on a wild scrambling run where he had to reverse field and break a number of tackles.Josiah Rider added 75 yards and a TD on 17 carries. Jesse Larrabee caught one pass from Wade for 13 yards.
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