Glenwood, Bears roll to easy victories
MINTURN – The Glenwood Demons football team got a chance to fine tune its game and get some players off the bench and on field Friday night against Battle Mountain.
The Demons jumped out to a 33-point lead before putting in the subs and rolling to a 33-14 victory over Battle Mountain in a nonconference Class 3A game.
Led by Adam Vincent, Glenwood accumulated roughly 280 yards on the ground in the game. The Demons managed a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and led 27-0 at halftime.
Glenwood wrapped up its scoring with a touchdown on the second half’s first drive, and it also was the end of the night for the starters.
“It’s a chance for your kids to kind of have an off week,” Glenwood coach Craig Denney said. “You can let your number ones have some fun and let some young kids have a chance.”
With the victory, Glenwood improves to 5-4 overall and ensures a .500 season heading into Friday’s contest against No. 1-ranked and undefeated Rifle. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Stubler Memorial Field.
Battle Mountain’s record drops to 1-7.
CORTEZ – The Rifle Bears football team remained perfect with a 49-0 trouncing of Western Slope Conference foe Montezuma-Cortez here Friday night.
Rifle improves to 5-0 in conference, 9-0 overall. Cortez is 0-5, 0-8.
Rifle plays WSC rival Glenwood Friday at 7 p.m. at Stubler Memorial Field in Glenwood.
No other information was made available to the Post Independent.
Hotchkiss 22, Basalt 0
HOTCHKISS – Hotchkiss running back Todd Green ran for 143 yards and Tyler Carver chipped in 90 as the Bulldogs shut out Basalt 22-0 in the Class 2A Western Slope Conference season finale for both teams.
Carver and Queen had rushing touchdowns of 56 and 19 years, respectively, and Cody Hopkins accounted for the other score with a 35-yard run.
Hotchkiss finishes the year with a record of 3-4 in the WSC (3-6 overall), while Basalt ends 1-6 (1-8).
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Down 14-7 with less than 11 minutes left in regulation, Rifle head coach Todd Casebier decided it was time to deviate from his ground-and-pound offense for a bit of an aerial attack.