Glenwood solidifies postseason position
The Demons don’t need any help if they want to make that long-awaited trip back to the postseason.The Glenwood Springs football team scored through the air, on the ground and on special teams to roll past Montezuma-Cortez 21-6 Friday night in Cortez.With the win, Glenwood (3-2) moves into a three-way tie for third place in the Class 3A Western Slope Conference, but has the tiebreaker advantage with wins over both Montezuma-Cortez and Rifle. The top four teams advance to the playoffs.”I won’t count on it until that horn blows against Steamboat,” said first-year Glenwood coach Rocky Whitworth, referring to the regular-season finale. “We’ve got three games left, and I want to continue to improve and get the most out of this season.”The Demons got better from one half to the next on Friday. “Cortez is really a football team that’s improved and had a good plan,” Whitworth said. “It took us a while to adjust to some things. We came out and scored first, but had two turnovers that allowed them to get into the game. Once we shut down that, we were able to take control.”Glenwood opened the scoring with a 42-yard strike from quarterback Eric Lundin to Dustin Braeger, but the Panthers cut the lead to 7-6 at halftime.Halftime adjustments, both on offense and defense, tightened up the execution for Glenwood and allowed the Demons to take control with solid running from Pat Reardon and Adam Vincent. “Essentially we needed to play the passing perimeter (defensively) with Cortez, and we made some adjustments there,” Whitworth said. “And we began to run the ball inside and our running game clicked.”Stephen Vigil gave Glenwood an eight-point edge by blocking a Cortez punt, then covering the ball in the end zone in the third quarter.Vincent hurtled through the line on a 4-yard run to put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter.”The good thing is, we’re in control of our own destiny, and that’s such a key deal,” Whitworth said. “If we win out we have a shot to get in the playoffs.”The Demons host Battle Mountain, winless in league play, Friday at Stubler Field.The Demons host Battle Mountain, winless in league play, Friday at Stubler Field.
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