Talk about a home field advantage… |

Talk about a home field advantage…

Jeff Caspersen
Casper's Corner
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

There must be something in the fertilizer at Stubler Memorial Field, because there hasn’t been much in the way of losing going on there lately.

Not for home team, anyway.

We all know the Glenwood Springs High School football team is undefeated. That shouldn’t be a shock to anyone.

What is a tad surprising is what the Demon boys soccer team is accomplishing.

In an eight-day span, Glenwood has knocked off the likes of Battle Mountain, Steamboat Springs and Basalt to establish itself as a veritable powerhouse in the 4A Western Slope League.

The Demons hadn’t beaten Battle Mountain, which they dispatched of last Tuesday on their home turf, in nearly six years. They hadn’t knocked off Basalt, this Tuesday’s victim, in more than two years.

The league wins over the Huskies and the Sailors, delivered in a span of three days and both on Glenwood’s home pitch, were the sweetest.

“It was hard to get any sleep after that week,” Demons coach John Mount said. “The whole coaching staff was excited after that week.”

And the atmosphere surrounding each of those home wins was electric. Fans were out in full force, cheering loudly and armed with total comprehension of the importance of the events at hand.

It was a well-deserved reception for a team that’s playing lights out right now.

The 6-2 Demons are playing well enough to grab a share of a fall sports spotlight that has, of late anyway, been reserved primarily for Glenwood’s football team.

Again, it must have something to do with the home field.

The Demon football and boys soccer squads have paired up to post a collective 6-1 record at Stubler Memorial Field.

I’m not sure what it is, but I’d be willing to bet opposing teams throughout the Western Slope are taking notice.

Contact Jeff Caspersen at 384-9123 or This column, previously a regular Tuesday feature, will now run on Thursdays.

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