Glenwood rolls into next round
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — When the Glenwood Springs High School football entered the Class 3A football playoffs this year, the Demons found themselves in a similar situation to the 2007 season.
They were undefeated, among the top seeds of the tournament, and at the top of the state polls. Unlike last year’s team, which lost in the first round to Sterling, this year’s version of the Demons had no problem Saturday moving on to the second round. Glenwood Springs routed Roosevelt 52-10.
“The seniors wanted (the win) really badly because of the loss last year,” Glenwood Springs junior Josh Galvan said. “We wanted to come out here and send a message to the state.”
The message came in loud and clear, as the Demons scored 21 points in their first three drives. Glenwood never let off the throttle, scoring 45 points in the first half.
“Early in the game, we had some opportunities that the defense presented to us, and we were able to take advantage,” Glenwood Springs coach Rocky Whitworth said.
Among those opportunities was an interception by Galvan on Roosevelt’s second drive of the game. The Demons
scored on the second play after the pick on a pass from Dakota Stonehouse to Galvan.
“We expected that type of offense, and we expected to stop them,” Roosevelt coach Ed Bastin said of the Demons’ attack. “They executed very well. They’re a good football team, we knew that coming in. They’ve got some really good athletes on their side”
The Demons’ offense was led by Stonehouse, who was involved in five of Glenwood’s scoring plays, two runs and three passes. Stonehouse threw for 208 yards and teammate Mike Hudson ran for 116 yards.
“The offensive line did a good job blocking,” Stonehouse said. “Mike had a great game running, so that opened up a lot of stuff for the passing.”
The Demons (11-0) will travel to Berthoud for a second-round game this weekend.
“They’re a wide-open team, very similar to us,” Whitworth said. “It’ll be one of those games that we haven’t seen before. For us to have success, it will have to be the best game of our season.”