(Glenwood Springs) For the second time in three years, the Glenwood Demons will play for the 3A
State Football Championship. Riding on the shoulders of senior quarterback and team captain Luke Jacob, the Demons overcame the muddy conditions of Stubler Memorial Field and several mistakes to outlast the Canon City Tigers 25 to 6. The semi-final victory improved
the Demons to 12 and 1 and earned them a return trip to Legacy Stadium in Aurora for a state
championship showdown with the undefeated and top ranked Elizabeth Cardinals. Coach Chris Cline’s boys steamrolled Vista Ridge, 34 to 7 to put the Cardinals in the state championship game for the first time in school history. The virtually unstoppable backfield tandem of Jacob and Drew Halsch combined for three touchdowns and over 300 rushing yards. The Glenwood defense led by senior linebackers Nick Ciani and Chad Montover, were able to stifle Canon City’s multi-pronged attack most of the afternoon. Tigers’ quarterback Max Javernick did do some damage running and throwing the ball but most of the time he was forced to scramble and make poor throws. His best pass came on a desperation 4th and 19 play. Javernick was able to break free from the Demon rush and found Matt Schwindt in the end zone for the Tigers’ one and only score of the day. The Tigers’ botched extra point was symptomatic of what happened all day on the sloppy, muddy field as Glenwood only managed to convert one P.A.T. The Demons and the Cardinals will battle for the coveted gold football next Saturday, December 4th at 2:30. The game will be broadcast live on KMTS and with coverage beginning at 1:45. BeHeardTV will also be on hand for a live webcast. Look for more details, statistics and quotes from the
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