Mixed results for Demons

Jaymin Kanzer

After tough losses to two of the top teams in the state, the Glenwood Springs Demons needed a quick turnaround against Conifer and Rifle.

 

They got it on Friday, Sept. 14, as the Demons dominated the Conifer Lobos from the kickoff en route to a 42-20 victory. The Lobos won the coin toss, and chose to kick, but Wyatt Ewer quickly made them regret that decision. Ewer, a senior, returned the opening kickoff for a 93-yard touchdown.

 

“When I get the ball, everything kind of just flees i’m just looking for an opening,” Ewer said. When I see that opening, I got the best blockers in the freaking league and I go fast.”

 

The blockers weren’t only blocking for Ewer, they dominated in the trenches as Luke Gair and Gavin Olsen both had two rushing touchdowns and 170 rushing yards combined. Max Lemkau had himself a day, passing for 85 yards, while rushing for 35 yards and a touchdown, Ewer racked up 163 yards and an average 81.5 kick return yards. He also had two receptions for 31 yards and a long of 25 yards.

 

On the other side of the ball, The Demons defense held Conifers raging offense from making it a game, forcing two turnovers, a fumble and an interception, and holding them to three touchdowns, and a missed PAT. The final score was 42-20.

 

The celebration was short lived on Friday the 21st, The Demons were taken down by the Bears. The Demons started off strong with a 79-yard touchdown run by Miguel Herrera. Than, once the Bears got the ball back, they were stripped of the ball and the Demons got possession of the ball once again. They were off to a great start.

 

“Us as a team we need to be able to finish a game,” Ewer said. “We start off super strong and we are normally ahead at half, but we just gotta keep the gas going. All gas no brakes.” Our Demons got 14 points in the first half, then stopped scoring. Rifle took advantage of this and scored three touchdowns to come out on top for their homecoming game 27-14.

Glenwood will look to turn it around as they will travel to Roosevelt for a September 28 game, before playing Eagle Valley at home for the big homecoming game Oct. 5.