Prep football roundup: Demons use their legs to demolish Devils
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
With Mother Nature shutting down any hope of a passing game, Glenwood Springs went to the ground.
And it didn’t slow the Demons one bit.
Racking up 259 yards and five touchdowns with its run game, Glenwood cruised to a 33-6 football win over visiting Eagle Valley on a rainy Friday.
Drew Halsch scored two of those TDs and finished with 225 yards on the ground. Quarterback Luke Jacob rushed for a couple scores and Jake Bair found the end zone for his first varsity TD as the Demons improved to 7-1 overall and to 5-0 in the 3A Western Slope League.
With Rifle losing at Moffat County, 21-18, on Friday, Glenwood is now in sole possession of first place in the league.
Glenwood stormed out to a 21-0 halftime lead over the Devils.
Jacob put the first points on the board, rushing for a 6-yard TD on the Demons’ opening drive, which measured 60 yards.
Halsch added to the lead with 6 minutes, 43 seconds left in the first quarter, bursting into the end zone for a 3-yard score. Auston Tribble hauled in a two-point conversion pass from Jacob and Glenwood took a 14-0 lead.
Jacob scored again 50 seconds into the second quarter, faking a handoff to Halsch and then legging out 41 yards for a TD to make it 21-0.
The Demons opened the third quarter with another long TD run. This time, Halsch churned out 90 yards en route to the end zone with 9:16 left.
Taking advantage of some late playing time, Bair made it 33-0 with a 4-yard TD run with 6:49 to go in the third.
Miguel Dominguez scored Eagle Valley’s lone TD with 43 seconds left in the game.
Glenwood travels to Delta next week.
Kyle Piatt rushed for two TDs and four other Pirates found the end zone as Olathe scored a 42-0 win over host Grand Valley to move into first place in the 2A WSL on Friday.
With Aspen’s 27-14 loss to Coal Ridge in other Friday action, the Pirates are now all alone atop the league. They moved to 6-2 overall and to 5-0 in WSL play.
Caleb Lenard paced Grand Valley with 76 rushing yards and 28 receiving yards as the Cardinals dropped to 3-5 overall and to 1-4 in league play.
Grand Valley is at Roaring Fork next week.
Cedaredge shut out visiting Roaring Fork, 27-0, on Friday.
The loss dropped the Rams to 2-6 overall and to 1-4 in the 2A WSL. Cedaredge is now 3-5 overall and 2-3 in league play.
Roaring Fork hosts Grand Valley next Friday.
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