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Glenwood seeks eighth straight win over Cortez

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

CORTEZ, Colorado – Glenwood Springs couldn’t be off to a better start in the 3A Western Slope League, with back-to-back football wins over Eagle Valley (41-26) and a scrappy Delta squad (17-7) accounting for the Demons’ 2-0 start.

Tonight, they’ll shoot for 3-0 at Montezuma-Cortez.

Recent history has proven anything but kind to Cortez when these two teams meet. The Demons destroyed the Panthers 51-14 last year, 45-14 in 2007 and haven’t lost to Cortez since 2001.



That’s seven straight wins. And the Demons have averaged 28.6 points against 8.6 allowed in those seven contests.

The Panthers are 0-3 so far in 2009, with losses to Steamboat Springs (49-6), Pagosa Springs (47-28) and Bayfield (22-17) gracing their ledger.



DELTA, Colorado – Feisty Delta is Rifle’s next test.

The 1-2 Bears, who beat Brush 33-25 last week to break into the win column, look to sustain their winning momentum tonight with a trip to Delta.

The Panthers gave Glenwood a scare in last week’s trip to Stubler Memorial Field, losing 17-7. And they nearly knocked off a favorite to win league in Steamboat Springs two weeks back, falling 36-27.

Delta beat Rifle 34-20 in 2008.

CARBONDALE, Colorado – A tough schedule doesn’t get any easier for Roaring Fork when it faces visiting Olathe tonight in the 2A WSL opener for both teams.

The defending 2A state champion Pirates bulldozed their way through non-league play, pummeling a trio of foes in Eagle Valley (41-0), Meeker (31-14) and Monte Vista (45-6).

Meanwhile, the non-league slate’s been tough to the 0-3 Rams, who’ve lost to Meeker (52-9), Hayden (20-3) and Hotchkiss (46-6).

CEDAREDGE, Colorado – After scoring just 20 points in its first two games, Coal Ridge found its offense in a big way against Rangely last week.

Scoring two first-quarter touchdowns and never looking back, the Titans thrashed the visiting Panthers 32-6 to improve to 2-1.

Tonight, Coal Ridge travels to Cedaredge to open 2A WSL play.

The Bruins lost to Bayfield 22-6 last week to close out the non-league portion of its schedule at 1-2.

GUNNISON, Colorado – A rare matinee affair awaits Grand Valley this afternoon as the 3-0 Cardinals travel to Gunnison for a 1:30 p.m. showdown with the Cowboys.

Last week’s action saw Grand Valley fight past Hayden 28-17, while Gunnison beat Centauri 14-7 for its first win since 2007.

jcaspersen@postindependent.com


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