Rebounding Demons bite Bulldogs
Glenwood Springs 42, Moffat County 6
Moffat County 0 0 0 6 — 6
Glenwood Springs 12 16 14 0 — 42
GS — Henry Hill 23 pass from Travis Lundin (kick failed).
GS — Hill 3 run (pass failed).
GS — Evret Marr 30 pass from Lundin (Cole Adams pass from Lundin).
GS — Justin Barham 26 pass from Lundin (Adams pass from Lundin).
GS — Hill 46 run (Robert Hiles kick).
GS — Dante Sparaco 1 run (Hiles kick).
MC — Brayden Peterson 2 run (pass failed)
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Justin Barham might have scored the touchdown, but Evrett Marr recorded the assist on Friday.
Barham, a Glenwood Springs High School wide receiver, caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Travis Lundin with a little more than 3 minutes remaining before halftime against Moffat County. He didn’t catch it, however, until the ball deflected off the hands of a diving Marr in the end zone, giving the Demons a four-touchdown cushion over the Bulldogs at the time.
It turns out that was the kind of night it was for both teams, as Glenwood’s offense clicked on all cylinders and the Bulldogs’ offense sputtered against a stout Demons defense in Glenwood’s 42-6 Class 3A Western Slope League victory at Stubler Memorial Field.
“Something must have happened. Travis must have been scrambling or something,” said Barham, who finished with a pair of catches for 32 yards and that lone score. “I didn’t really want to steal it from Evrett. He dove, and he tipped it just high enough for me to get it.
“I don’t really know what was supposed to happen,” he continued. “But like I told Evrett, I’d share anything with that kid.”
Indeed he did, and there was plenty of success spread around on Glenwood’s side of the ball. The Demons (4-3 overall, 3-2 league play), who won their fourth consecutive game, finished with 322 yards of total offense. 215 of those came on the ground thanks in part to running back Henry Hill, who had 19 carries for 133 yards and a pair of scores. Not to be outdone, Lundin finished 8-of-10 passing for 107 yards and three scores and, at one point, completed seven consecutive throws.
“We’ve done a lot better here in the past few games,” said Marr, who also had 57 rushing yards and an interception of Moffat County quarterback Joe Camilletti in the third quarter. “We know our assignments and we’re blocking a lot better. Everything is going better than in the first few weeks.”
Brayden Peterson finished with 53 rushing yards on 14 carries to pace the Bulldogs (1-6, 0-5), who were limited to just 110 rushing yards and 163 yards of total offense. Moffat County was limited to just 64 yards of total offense in the first half and was able to get on the scoreboard on Peterson’s 2-yard TD run well after the Demons had taken a 42-0 lead to start the running clock.
“Our kids, they fight, they fight and they fight,” said Moffat County coach Kip Hafey, whose team has petitioned to drop down to 2A in 2014. “A lot of teams get in this situation and they fold. Our kids haven’t done that.”
The Demons went up 6-0 on a screen pass from Lundin to Hill, who ran it in from 23 yards out with less than 2 minutes gone in the game. Hill put Glenwood up 12-0 on a 3-yard jaunt at the 5 minute mark of the game, and Glenwood upped it to 20-0 on a 30-yard TD pass from Lundin to Marr and a conversion throw from Lundin to Cole Adams.
Marr’s interception of Camilletti set up his assist, as it turns out. Lundin scrambled out of the pocket after pressure from Moffat County’s front line and chucked the ball into the end zone. Marr dove and deflected the ball with his left hand, and Barham was there for the rebound at the 3:31 mark of the second quarter.
“I had no idea he was even there,” Marr said. “It worked out perfectly though, didn’t it?”
Hill later added a 46-yard TD run in the third quarter and, with 1:15 left in the third, freshman quarterback Dante Sparaco bulled into the end zone from 1 yards out to start the running-clock mercy rule.
Glenwood returns home next Friday to play a critical nonleague game against Evergreen.
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