Glenwood Springs rolls past Battle Mountain
Vail, CO Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Fresh off snapping their 19-game losing streak, the Battle Mountain Huskies played tough but couldn’t hang with the talented Glenwood Springs Demons, losing 49-11 Friday night.
Glenwood, the defending Class 3A champions are now riding a four-game win streak after dropping its first two games of the season. The Demons are now 4-0 in 3A Slope play.
In a good old-fashion display of power football, the Demons used a dominating performance from their offensive line and a prolific one-two running punch from junior quarterback Luke Jacob and senior running back Tyler Thulson to pound the Huskies.
Jacob scored on runs on 27, 17 and 59, and finished with 205 yards on just 14 carries. Thulson wasn’t far behind, finding the end zone on runs of 25, 4 and 32. He finished with 173 yards on 17 carries.
On its first possession, the Huskies had some success with their running game. Quarterback Parke Robbins had a run of 12 yards but a fumble two plays later stopped the drive as quickly as it started.
Thulson took a pitch one play after the fumble and sprinted down the left sideline for a 25-yard scoring run.
It was one of the rare times Glenwood went outside. The middle was the formula and route to paydirt for most of the game.
After the touchdown, the Huskies were undaunted and put together an impressive drive that started with their best play of the game. Robbins faked a handoff then bolted around the right side. A nice block from Cody Hervert helped free Robbins for a 58-yard run down the right sideline. Jacob made a diving tackle to save the touchdown.
Unfortunately for the Huskies, the Demons stiffened and stuffed a run on third-and-goal from the 10 for a four-yard loss. Hervert drilled a 32-yard field goal to make the score 7-3.
But it was all Demons after that.
The Demons need just five plays to score on their next possession. Thulson blasted up the middle for 25, then Jacob scored two plays later on a 27-yard scramble.
Thulson up the middle and Jacob scrambling was the common theme for the Demons’ offense all night.
Thulson was once again the middle man, scoring on a 4-yarder to end the first quarter. The Demons ran only 14 plays in the quarter and had a 21-3 lead.
Late in the second, Jacob turned in a spectacular scoring run, making defenders miss, stiff-arming another and then kicking in the turbos for a 59-yard run.
The rout was on – 35-3 at halftime.
In an odd sequence in the second quarter, the Huskies recovered back-to-back fumbles on punts but the momentum shift wasn’t enough to get their offense clicking. Robbins had one of the recoveries and Geoff Ledon had the other.
On his final scoring scamper, Thulson popped through yet another big hole in the middle, ignored a tackle attempt and broke to the outside sprinting to the left corner of the end zone.
Once the Huskies fell behind, they went to the pass, but Glenwood’s secondary had tight coverage and the pass rush provided the pressure. The Huskies completed just two of 14 passes in the first half for 14 yards.
Battle Mountain finally found the end zone late in the fourth on a 17-yard run by Robbins.