Glenwood Springs seeks sixth football win |

Glenwood Springs seeks sixth football win

Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado ” Glenwood Springs has been able to shift into cruise control of late, pummeling lower-tier 3A Western Slope League teams with regularity as it gears up for late-season meetings with No. 2 Palisade (Oct. 18) and No. 4 Steamboat Springs (Oct. 31).

The Demons, ranked third in Class 3A by RockyPreps, are averaging 45 points an outing in three league meetings.

If Battle Mountain’s 0-4 body of work is any gauge of what to expect, Glenwood could very well put up similar numbers tonight over in Avon.

The Huskies nearly pulled out a win against Highland last week, losing 17-13. They’ve been outscored 154-51 in four losses this season.

The Demons enter Friday play on the heels of a 51-14 rout of visiting Montezuma-Cortez last week.

CORTEZ, Colorado ” Rifle looks to push back above .500 in the 3A WSL with a win at Montezuma-Cortez tonight.

The Bears suffered a 34-20 setback at home against Delta last week in a game that saw Rifle give up a pair of fourth-quarter TDs.

Cortez’s visit to Glenwood was equally devastating, as the Demons outgunned the Panthers by a count of 51-14.

BASALT, Colorado ” Playing in its second game without coach Mike Johnson, who was hospitalized due to a appendectomy-related infection, Grand Valley used their coach’s predicament as inspiration and rolled Gunnison 42-0 last week.

The Cardinals might just have Johnson back tonight.

According to assistant coach Jeremy Tanner, Johnson is now out of the hospital and plans on attending tonight’s game at Basalt, though he may not resume full head coaching duties as he recovers.

Either way, Grand Valley’s players will be fired up.

Basalt enters the night after last week losing to rival Aspen 41-0.

PEACH VALLEY, Colorado ” Coal Ridge’s perfect season came to an end with a 21-14 homecoming loss to Cedaredge last Friday.

Tonight, the 3-1 Titans face a test and a half in the form of visiting Olathe as 2A WSL play resumes. Olathe is allowing an average of 4.5 points a game so far in 2008 while scoring more than 30 an outing.

Last week’s loss was a tough one for the Titans, who led 14-7 at halftime and were moving the ball efficiently before the Bruins rattled off 14 unanswered points with a touchdown apiece in the third and fourth quarters.

CARBONDALE, Colorado ” Roaring Fork had perhaps its toughest draw of the season in Olathe last week. This week, the Rams look to level their 2A WSL record against visiting Gunnison, a team seeking its first win of 2008.

Roaring Fork could not get much going in the way of offense against Olathe in a 38-9 loss. The Rams can take solace in the fact that no team has done much against the Pirates, who have allowed a grand total of 18 points in four games this season.

Gunnison enters tonight’s game after suffering a 42-0 loss at Grand Valley last week.

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