Prep roundup: Brush blows by Demons, 54-21
BRUSH — The Brush High football team showed on Friday why it was named the top-ranked team in Class 2A this week. For that matter, the Beetdiggers showed they could be ranked pretty high in 3A, too.
Behind a five-touchdown performance from Kyle Rosenbrock, Brush held off a second-half rally attempt from the Class 3A Demons on their way to a 54-21 victory in the final nonleague game of the regular season for Glenwood.
Three of Rosenbrock’s TDs came in the third quarter, but it was a 15-yard touchdown run from Glenwood Springs sophomore quarterback Dante Sparaco that brought the Demons (1-2) within striking distance at 34-21 with 2 minutes, 21 seconds remaining in the third quarter. But Rosenbrock scored on a 53-yard TD scamper on the ensuing drive for the Beetdiggers (3-0), than added a 37-yard TD run at the beginning of the fourth to stake Brush to a 47-21 cushion.
Glenwood will open Class 3A Western Slope League play next Friday when the Demons play Grand Junction Central in Stoker Stadium.
Young Demons do well at Liberty Bell meet
AURORA — Freshman Austin Hawkins was the top finisher in the boys meet for Glenwood Springs and another Glenwood freshman, Claudia Hirons, was the Demons’ top female finisher during the Liberty Bell Invitational cross country meet on Friday.
Hirons, who won top honors in Basalt this past week, finished 30th overall with a time of 20 minutes, 27.4 seconds. Senior Madi Spence was 55th in 21:18.6, and Shay Heim was 70th in 21:47.30 seconds.
Hawkins finished as the Demons’ top finisher in 78th in 18:21.9. Phillip Hecksel was next for the Demons in 82nd in 18:24, and Garrett Like finished in 91st in 18:33.
The top finisher in the girls meet, which included teams from Wyoming and Nebraska, was Lauran Ogg of Valor Christian (18:04.9). Winning the boys race was Chris Henry of Laramie (Wyo.), who won in 15:36.2.
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Montrose will pose a tough challenge for the Demons to win their home tournament. “They’re a team that every year has a well-disciplined program that executes, plays hard and is well-coached,” Glenwood coach Fred Heisel said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun.” Game time is 2:30 p.m. at Spencer-Chavez Gymnasium at GSHS.