EDWARDS(10/14/16) – With a triple-threat ground game and Jake Townsley passing for nearly two hundred yards, the Glenwood Demons evened their league record at 1-1, easily defeating Battle Mountain, 38-20.
Sophomore Luke Gair emerged as more than just the receiving and kick return threat he had been through the first six games of the season, dashing for 99 yards in just eight carries, including a two-yard touchdown on the Demons’ first possession of the game. Gair had 85 of those yards before a helmet hit to the leg limited him to one second-half carry. But with Townsley completing 10-of-14 first-half passes, one a 10-yard TD to Stephen Romero, and running for a score in the second period, Glenwood led 24-3 at halftime. A 66-yard completion to Erwin Rodriguez set up Townsley’s 3-yard touchdown with 8 seconds left in the first half.
Tyler Deitrich added a 26-yard field goal for a 17-0 lead before the Nelson Ledezma kicked a 31-yarder for the Huskies’ score.
Easton Gaddis picked up for Gair in the second half, breaking loose for a 58-yard TD in the third quarter and adding a 6-yard score in the fourth. Gaddis went over 100 yards for the fourth time this season, finishing with 155 on 15 carries.
Townsley provided great balance, running for 60 yards on 8 attempts, and finishing 12-of-17 for 191 yards passing.
The Glenwood defense matched the offense’s first half effort, limiting Battle Mountain to a net 59 yards and two first downs before the Huskies put together a couple of second-half drives.
Robert Redinger twice completed 4th-down passes in the final quarter leading to both Battle Mountain touchdowns, one a 44-yarder to Cal Masler with under three minutes to play.
The Demons (3-4, 1-1) rushed for 351 yards and netted 542 yards in total offense, including 17 first downs. Glenwood returns home to play Summit next Friday.