Sports, August 27th

High School Football

Glenwood Pummeled in Zero Week Game

Conifer–The Glenwood Demons were manhandled by the bigger, faster, stronger Conifer Lobos Saturday afternoon, 42-19. The Demons committed 15 penalties during a hot afternoon and found themselves down 21 to nothing midway through the second quarter. Glenwood defensive back Chris Sarabia got the Demons on the board first by stripping a botched handoff at the 20 yard line and returned it 80 yards for a touchdown. Auston Tribble returned the opening kickoff of the second half, 100 yards for a touchdown and fullback Garrett Lowe capped off a nice 4th quarter drive with a 7 yard TD to end the scoring for the Demons. Glenwood now has two weeks to prepare for the home opener, Friday, September 7th against the 4th ranked Palisade Bulldogs.

Basalt–The Basalt Longhorns and Paonia Eagles had to wait an extra 42 minutes to begin the new season Friday night. The Longhorns outlasted the mistake prone Eagles 13 to 6 in overtime. Just as the ball was set on the tee for the opening kickoff, lightning, rain and hail sent players, coaches, fans and crews heading for cover. The soggy field provided for poor footing and made it tough for players to hang on to the ball. Paonia’s offense turned the ball over five times, including one red zone interception. Basalt running back and strong legged placekicker and punter Berto Garcia provide most of the offense with a touchdown run and a critical extra point in the overtime period.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos have released veteran long-snapper Lonie Paxton in their first round of roster cuts.
Former coach Josh McDaniels brought Paxton with him to Denver from New England in 2009, signing him to a five-year, $5.53 million deal that called for him to make $875,000 this season and $885,000 next year. The 13-year pro was supplanted by rookie Aaron Brewer, a 6-foot-5 undrafted free agent from San Diego State. The Broncos also waived wide receivers Mark Dell and Cameron Kenney, tight end Anthony Miller, running back Xavier Omon, fullback Austin Sylvester, tackle Mike Remmers, guard Austin Wuebbels, linebacker Eliot Coffey, defensive end Cyril Obiozor, safety Anthony Perkins and cornerback Ramzee Robinson. Defensive end Jason Hunter was placed on injured reserve with a torn right triceps.