Youngren leads Indians past Demons
CARBONDALE — Coming out strong against the Glenwood Springs Demons worked wonders and then some for the Montrose High School football team Friday night.
Angelo Youngren found the end zone four times and finished with 236 rushing yards on only 17 carries for the Indians, who handed the Demons a 42-0 loss at Carbondale Middle School.
“Our game plan was simply to come out strong and continue that,” Youngren said. “After that first touchdown, everybody got crazy. Then as we kept scoring, it just kept building.”
Youngren had TD runs of 34, 80, 3 and 16 yards, with the first three scores coming in the first seven times he touched the ball. He had 140 yards on the ground by halftime, outgaining the Demons’ offense (108 yards) on his own. Montrose outgained the Demons 324-220.
“I don’t know that this was a wake-up call,” Glenwood coach Rocky Whitworth said. “All I know is that they’re a good football team and we’re just not a good football team right now. We’re not executing well. We had three big turnovers and we’re just not doing things we need to be doing to be successful.”
Montrose (3-0) did plenty of things to disrupt Glenwood’s offensive rhythm, the biggest being the turnovers. One of the fumbles came early and led to the Indians’ first score, and another stopped a long Glenwood drive that could have gotten the Demons back into the game in the second half.
“That really surprised me,” said Montrose coach Todd Casebier, whose team eked out a 6-0 victory at Montrose last season but Friday was up 21-0 at halftime. “I saw this game being a lot closer. Not 6-0 closer, but a lot closer than it was.”
The game was moved from Stubler Memorial Field to Carbondale Middle School because of the installation of new lights at the high school stadium. School officials, coaches and volunteers brought items from Glenwood’s field — such as the field goal-post padding and some items showing the school colors, to bring the atmosphere to the Roaring Fork High School football field.
Youngren opened the scoring in the first quarter, zig-zagging through the Demons’ defensive backfield on his way to a 34-yard scoring run that capped a seven-play, 73-yard opening drive with 8:33 left in the opening quarter. The Demons nearly tied the score late in the first, but Henry Hill’s 44-yard scoring run was called back on a false-start penalty.
The Demons’ drive stalled, and on the Indians’ next offensive play, Youngren ran off tackle to his left and went 80 yards untouched into the end zone on the first play of the second quarter. A little less than two minutes later, Youngren’s 3-yard jaunt into the end zone came after the Indians recovered a Glenwood fumble on the Demons’ 22.
Glenwood opened the second half with a 62-yard drive to the Indians’ 12 before Montrose recovered a fumble.
Youngren’s run to eclipse the 200-yard rushing barrier came shortly afterward, as his 16-yard TD run with 3:46 left in the third staked the Indians to a four-touchdown lead.
Chatfield 26, Central 21: Taylor Sanchez ran for two touchdowns and threw for one more, but the Warriors came up short.
A 74-yard touchdown run by Sanchez in the first quarter, followed by another touchdown in the second quarter had Central down 20-14 at halftime.
Sanchez’s third touchdown of the game, in the fourth quarter, gave the Warriors a chance in the final series of the game.
Trailing by five, the Warriors drove into Chatfield territory, but Chatfield intercepted the ball at the 40 and ran out the clock.