Demons Finish the Season Off with a Blowout Against the Huskies; Fall Short Making It to Playoffs

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All photos taken by Paul Cloud Photography

Stefan Wroblewski, Brimstone Sports Reporter

In an exciting final game of the season, the Glenwood Springs Demons crushed the Battle Mountain Huskies with a final score of 48-14. Although the impressive performance from the Demons certainly heightened hopes for the team to make the playoffs, it unfortunately wasn’t enough. According to Colorado MaxPreps, the Demons ranked 19th by the end of the season for their division, just barely missing the mark to compete in the playoffs. However, with this game they managed to even their win-loss record with a final of 5-5. All things considered, the team’s season-long effort was incredible, given that the team wasn’t 100% healthy and strong until their very last game. 

 

The seniors walked onto the field for their last game of the season, and before the battle began, their speeches were read and a positive mood filled the air. Along with the coaches, the players found themselves where they felt most at home, and it was spectacular to see the seniors walk across the field one final time. Ending with the National Anthem, the Demons were ready to end the season right by putting up a fight.

 

 

With the Demons kicking off at the start of the game, the defense was slammed with an impressive first offensive series from the Huskies, with 50 rushing yards and 26 passing, they managed to squeeze in a touchdown in the first quarter. With a deflection of their field goal from the defense, this touchdown meant the Demons were ready to put their heels down. On the following kick from the Huskies, a short onside kick recovered by senior William Marshall allowed the Demons offense to march their way up the field with a total of 55 rushing yards. Led by Blake Nieslanik, the offense was able to secure a touchdown by Ray Rosenmarkel, followed by a successful field goal, bringing up the score 7-6. Nieslanik managed to pick an interception during the next defensive series, bringing the offense back out onto the field and scoring another touchdown by Nieslanik, putting up 14-6. 

 

 

After the second touchdown and subsequent field goal, the Huskies already lost their drive to win, allowing two fumbled onside kicks to be recovered by the Demons, and by the end of the second quarter the Demons brought up the score 21-6 after another touchdown made by quarterback Joaquin Sandoval. During the second half, players who weren’t able to play as much as they wanted to throughout the season were able to make an appearance on the field. Both Rosenmerkel and Nieslanik scored another touchdown each, but junior player Marcos Aragon also scored an additional two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. On the defensive end of the ball, the Demons continued to swarm to the ball and caused multiple fumbles by the Huskies offense throughout the second half. Minutes before the fourth quarter ended, the Huskies managed to make one more touchdown and two point conversion before the game ended, finishing the game with the score 48-14. 

 

After the game ended, a wave of bittersweetness flooded the field as the seniors had concluded the last game of their football careers. As they slowly walked off the field, the stadium lights faded into night as did the Demons 2021 Fall Season.