GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/14/11) — The Travis Lundin era continued with Glenwood’s 43-0 win over once-mighty Steamboat Springs, as the sophomore quarterback threw two more touchdown passes, giving him seven in eight quarters of play since he took the reins in the second half of the Battle Mountain game.
Steamboat, which lost to Valor Christian in the 2009 state championship game, has lost 18 straight games including that loss. Meanwhile, the future for the 3-4 Demons (2-2, WSL) gets brighter each week. Using a variety of weapons from the vaunted spread offense, including a revitalized Henry Hill, Glenwood rolled to a 36-0 halftime lead, after scoring on the second play after the opening kickoff — a 50 yard pass from Lundin to Cam Avery.
The touchdowns kept on coming, Hill waltzing in from the three on Glenwood\’s next possession to cap a 5-play, 50 yard drive in 1:29, then Michael Mills took a shovel pass at the 27 after an 18-yard completion to Avery, and angled away from pursuers to score his fourth TD since Lundin took over at quarterback.
Hill, who had 119 yards on 13 carries before leaving the game when the running clock began, scored twice more, from two yards and ten, prior to halftime.
Glenwood moved 70 yards on 7 plays, with Lundin dashing 28 yards to complete the scoring drive on the Demons\’ first possession after halftime, initiating the running clock and bringing Jon Forristall and Rigo Garcia into the backfield.
Lundin finished 7-of-9 passing for 149 yards and two TDs. Avery, who had 4 catches for 99 yards and two scores last week, added to that impressive total with 5 receptions for 107 yards and the opening TD. Mills had 3 catches for 45 yards and one score. and now has caught 10 passes for 179 yards and 4 touchdowns in the Lundin era.
The defense was led by a blitzing Levi Fetterhoff, who was constantly in the Sailor backfield, along with Justin Barham, and Mills, whose diving interception at Steamboat’s 32 set up the first Glenwood score of the second quarter that pushed the lead to 29-0 when Barham caught Avery’s broken-play pass for a two-point conversion.
Glenwood, because of its losses to Palisade (7-1, 4-1) and Battle Mountain (6-1, 3-1), has a miniscule chance of reaching the playoffs, as just three teams from the 3A Western Slope advance, and more likely will have the opportunity to determine seeding for those teams in its regular-season finale at Rifle (7-0, 4-0) November 4th. Next Friday, the Demons travel to Gypsum to play Eagle Valley (1-6, 1-4), which lost to Palisade, 42-7 this week.