Glenwood looks to keep focused against Moffat |

Glenwood looks to keep focused against Moffat

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” It took four quarters of back-and-forth football at Palisade last week for Glenwood Springs to preserve its undefeated season.

The Demons, who seized the top spot in the RockyPreps’ Class 3A rankings from the Bulldogs with the win, will be guarding against a letdown against Moffat County tonight.

On paper, Glenwood Springs is the favorite in this one. That said, the team whose coach preaches “staying in the present” will no doubt be careful to do just that against the Bulldogs.

Particularly after a game as physically and emotionally taxing as last Saturday’s 29-22 win over Palisade.

Led by Dakota Stonehouse’s 224 yards of passing and a swarming defense that came through in the clutch at Mesa State’s Stocker Stadium, the Demons improved to 8-0 overall and to 6-0 in the 3A Western Slope League and gained sole possession of first place by beating the Bulldogs.

Moffat County ran up against No. 4 Steamboat Springs last week, losing 43-7.

Tonight’s game is Glenwood’s final home game of the regular season.

PEACH VALLEY, Colorado ” Coal Ridge learned firsthand just how good Grand Valley is last week. Roaring Fork had a tough test in its own right with a trip to Aspen.

Both look to return to the win column tonight at Coal Ridge.

Last week at Grand Valley, the Titans fell behind early and never recovered en route to a 47-7 loss to the Cardinals, ranked seventh in Class 2A by RockyPreps.

At Aspen, the Rams turned the ball over three times in a 35-14 loss to the Skiers.

RIFLE, Colorado ” Rifle tasted its first victory since Sept. 5 by throttling Battle Mountain 53-6 last week.

With No. 3 Palisade coming to town, making it two in a row won’t be an easy feat.

The game is the regular-season finale for the Bulldogs, who are fresh off a loss to No. 1 Glenwood Springs and, consequently, will likely be fired up.

CEDAREDGE, Colorado ” With No. 5 Olathe awaiting Grand Valley in next week’s regular-season finale, a game that will likely decide the 2A WSL championship, the No. 7 Cardinals will have to guard against overlooking Cedaredge tonight.

The 4-4 Bruins have won two straight and are coming off a 21-6 win over Basalt last week.

Grand Valley pummeled visiting Coal Ridge by a count of 47-7 last Friday.

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