Devils knock Demons out of playoff contention |

Devils knock Demons out of playoff contention

Post Independent/Kara K. Pearson Eagle Valley defenders surround Glenwood's Barrett Jensen (24) as he tries to move the ball during Friday night's game. The Demons lost.

The Glenwood Springs football team will have to wait until next year for a shot at the postseason.A 35-10 loss to Eagle Valley took the spark out of senior night and removed the last remaining shred of hope the Demons (3-4 Western Slope Conference, 3-6 overall) had of earning of a postseason playoff berth.The Devils (6-1, 8-1), who assured themselves a showdown game for first place in the Class 3A Western Slope Conference with Friday’s win, took most of the drama out of the contest by scoring three touchdowns in the second quarter.

“A couple of big plays made the difference,” Demons coach Rocky Whitworth said. And no play was bigger for the Devils than Michael Medsker’s 63-yard score on a quarterback keeper midway through the second quarter.”A team like (Eagle Valley) is a physical rhythm type team, and that quarterback keeper took the life out of us for a little bit,” said Whitworth.Up 7-3 at that point after Glenwood’s Dylan Weller kicked a 38-yard field goal, Medsker, who had 105 yards in 10 carries, called his own number and rolled untouched around left end for the TD.

After holding Glenwood on downs, the Devils rattled off an 11-play, 92-yard scoring march that Sean Matheson completed with a 1-yard TD run for a 21-3 lead with 1:21 left in the first half.Glenwood’s best moment came at the start of the third quarter.Quarterback Eric Lundin hit fellow senior Jeremy Christner on back-to-back passes of 11 and 50 yards to get down to Eagle Valley’s 5-yard line. From there, running back Justin Montover crashed through the Devils’ line for the remaining yardage and the score.”I was really happy with the way the kids played,” Whitworth said of the drive. “They came out, drove down the field and made a game of it.”

After Weller hit the extra point, it was the closest Glenwood got to Eagle Valley the rest of the game.Matheson pushed the Devils up to a 29-10 advantage with his second TD – a 14-yard run – with 4:20 left in the third quarter. Matheson’s partner in the backfield, Chris Harvey, sealed the deal with a fourth period 10-yard scoring run.Glenwood finishes the season Friday at Steamboat Springs.

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