Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
1 p.m. Saturday at Stubler Memorial Field (gates open at 11 a.m.)
Ticket prices: $7 general admission/$5 K-12 students and seniors (60 and older)/4 and under free.
On the radio: KMTS 99.1 FM.
Weather forecast: Partly cloudy, high of 52 degrees (Source: Qwikcast.com).
Regular season: Finished second in the Tri-Valley League behind Fort Morgan at 9-1 overall.
Playoffs: Seeded fifth. Beat Pueblo East 45-27 in the first round and Pueblo County 16-7 in the quarterfinals.
Head coach: Bart Mayes, fourth year. He’s been with the program since the school opened in 2000, though, serving as offensive coordinator before taking over as head coach in 2005.
Key offensive players: QB Logan Moore, 1,207 passing yards, 15 TDs; RB Steve Ryan, 769 rushing yards, six TDs; RB Joey Hlushak, 617 rushing yards, four TDs; RB Matt Hlushak, 562 rushing yards, four TDs.
Key defensive players: DE Nick Prins, 85 tackles, two sacks; MLB Kohlman Scribner, 71 tackles, two sacks, one interception; S Brady Bullock, 66 tackles, one interception.
Of note: The Mountain Lions are riding a 10-game win streak.
Regular season: Won the Western Slope League and went 10-0 overall.
Playoffs: Seeded first. Routed Roosevelt 52-10 in the first round and outgunned Berthoud 50-39 in the quarterfinals.
Head coach: Rocky Whitworth, fifth year.
Key offensive players: QB Dakota Stonehouse, 2,307 passing yards, 21 passing TDs, three interceptions, 64.8 completion percentage, 718 rushing yards, 19 rushing TDs; RB Michael Hudson, 1,432 rushing yards, 26 rushing TDs, 11.2 yards-per-carry average, 284 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD; WR Kevin Screen 720 receiving yards, 7 TDs.
Key defensive players: LB Keenan Hartert, 115 tackles, four sacks; DE Aaron Zancanella, 102 tackles, 13 sacks; DB Josh Galvan, three interceptions; DB Kevin Screen, three interceptions.
Of note: Glenwood Springs hasn’t been to the state semifinals since 1981 when the Demons lost to Brush 20-0. The Demons haven’t advanced to state-title game since 1980 when they beat Fountain Fort Carson 21-6 to win the 2A championship. They also won it all in 1978, defeating Valley 39-12 in the state final.
Also of note: In 1977, Whitworth led Glenwood’s Roaring Fork Valley neighbor, Roaring Fork High School, to a 2A state championship.
The Demons average 43.4 points a game; opponents average 14.5 points a game.
Getting to 12-0: 31-26 win over Montrose; 35-14 win over Conifer; 41-21 win over Eagle Valley; 56-7 win over Battle Mountain; 51-14 win over Cortez; 42-0 win over Delta; 45-0 win over Rifle; 29-22 win over Palisade; 41-7 win over Moffat County; 47-0 win over Steamboat Springs; 52-10 win over Roosevelt (playoffs); 50-39 win over Berthoud (playoffs)
The Mountain Lions average 30.3 points a game; opponents average 11.1 points a game.
Getting to 11-1: 17-2 win over Thompson Valley; 20-10 loss to Fort Morgan; 41-27 win over Fort Lupton; 28-0 win over Sterling; 48-7 win over Silver Creek; 34-3 win over Frederick; 14-12 win over Berthoud; 34-22 win over Windsor; 28-0 win over Northridge; 48-6 win over Roosevelt; 45-27 win over Pueblo East (playoffs); 16-7 win over Pueblo County.
The winner of Saturday’s game between Glenwood Springs and Mountain View will face either D’Evelyn or Fort Morgan in the Nov. 29 state championship game at Legacy Stadium in Aurora. Eleventh-seeded D’Evelyn (11-1) is heading to No. 2 Fort Morgan (12-0) Saturday in Class 3A’s other semifinal.
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