Stonehouse named All-State QB
After throwing for 2,341 yards and 31 touchdowns, in addition to rushing for another 17 touchdowns, Glenwood Springs quarterback Dakota Stonehouse earned a spot on the Class 3A RockyPreps All-State first team. The junior was the lone QB on the squad and the only area player on the first team.Stonehouse helped lead the Demons to a perfect 10-0 regular season and a Western Slope League Championship before Glenwood was knocked out of the playoffs in the first round by Sterling.Glenwood junior wide receiver Connor Riley was selected for the second team after pulling in 41 receptions for 814 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Demons this season.Glenwood junior running back Michael Hudson, as well as Rifle seniors Hazen Moss, the Bears’ quarterback, and Justin Stone, an offensive and defensive lineman, all received honorable mention.Grand Valley had a strong showing on the Class A RockyPreps teams as six Cardinals were honored after GVHS’ perfect 9-0 regular season and Western Slope League title. Junior running back Colton Cowan, who finished the season with 1,702 yards and 23 touchdowns, as well as the Cards’ go-to receiver senior Tyler Jensen were named to the first team.Both had huge games in Grand Valley’s 42-14 win over Burlington in the first round of the playoffs as Cowan rushed for 271 yards and three touchdowns and Jensen had 114 yards receiving and one touchdown.Senior linebacker Cody Miles and junior defensive lineman Landon Paskett were placed on the second-team defensive squad. The Cards’ junior lineman Cole Kraft, as well as junior full back/linebacker William Waugh received honorable mention.On the 3A RockyPreps squad, Roaring Fork junior Jake Kinney, who starred as the Rams’ leading running back, a part-time quarterback, kicker and punter, earned a spot on the defense’s second team as a punter.
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