Glenwood earns road victory over Denver West, 42-14
Long bus trips and Subway sandwiches appear to be a good mix for Glenwood Springs. After traveling to the Front Range for a nonconference game Friday against Denver West, the 42-14 outcome over the Cowboys made for a joyful trip home.Quarterback Dakota Stonehouse had the best game of his budding career, riddling the Cowboys’ defense for 291 passing yards and six touchdowns, connecting on 18 of 24 attempts.The win raised Glenwood to 2-1 overall on the season. Last week, the Demons pinned a 27-13 loss on Western Slope Conference foe Montezuma-Cortez.When it came to sharing the offensive wealth, Stonehouse was generous. Before turning off the aerial attack midway in the third quarter, the Demons sophomore hit eight different receivers.Dave King and Alex McPherson gobbled in first-quarter TD throws of 11 and 15 yards, respectively, as the Demons took a 14-0 lead at the end of the period. Connor Riley caught the first of his three touchdowns – an 11-yard strike – in the second quarter.In the second half Riley hauled down touchdown passes of 51 and 36 yards. Lance Tsosie, on a 12-yard TD catch with 4:50 left in the second, gave the Demons a 28-0 lead to equal their largest lead in the contest.Thompson leads Bears’ rout over PanthersRifle High senior running back Tyler Thompson also put up big numbers in a road game Friday night.Playing at Cortez, Thompson bulled, zoomed and rumbled his way through the Panthers for five rushing touchdowns in a 41-21 win that raised the Bears’ conference mark to 2-0 (2-1 overall) heading into next week’s showdown against Glenwood in Rifle.In the first half alone, Thompson amassed 215 yards in 22 carries, which included TD runs of 4, 15 and 9 yards. Ahead 21-7 at intermission after a late Panther touchdown, Thompson boosted Rifle’s margin to 34-13 early in the fourth quarter on runs of 6 and 48 yards.Senior Colby McFarlin added the Bears’ final touchdown – a 5-yard run – in the waning moments of the game.Overtime not as kind this time for RamsFor the second time in as many weeks, Roaring Fork was extended by an opponent into overtime. Unfortunately, Olathe scored on the first series then held the Rams on downs to take a 14-7 lead.It was the first time in three seasons Roaring Fork (2-1 overall, 0-1 Class 2A Western Slope Conference) has lost to a conference opponent.Jake Kinney broke an early scoreless tie when he broke through the goal line on a 4-yard run, then added the extra point with 8:54 left in the first quarter. The lead held up through most of the second period before Olathe culminated a 68-yard scoring drive with 2:26 to go before intermission.Roaring Fork resumes conference play at home next Friday with Hotchkiss, who dropped a 48-12 decision to Gunnison Friday night.
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