Moffat County coach Kip Hafey gives his weekly pre-game speech to his team Friday in Glenwood Springs. The Bulldogs lost, 41-7, to the No. 1 ranked Demons.

Photo by John Vandelinder

Moffat County coach Kip Hafey gives his weekly pre-game speech to his team Friday in Glenwood Springs. The Bulldogs lost, 41-7, to the No. 1 ranked Demons.

Bulldogs tamed by No. 1 team

Glenwood Springs rolls over Moffat County, 41-7

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Game statistics

Moffat County: 07

Glenwood Springs: 41

Box Score 1 2 3 4 F

MCHS 0 0 0 7 7

GSHS 0 35 6 0 41

Team Statistics:

MCHS GSHS

10 First Downs 9

33-166 Rushes-yards 18-165

76 Passing-yards 129

5-7-0 Comp-att-int 6-8-0

3-82 Punts 2-65

5-2 Fumbles-lost 2-0

4-38 Penalties-yards 7-55

24:30 T.O.P 23:30

SCORING:

First quarter

None

Second quarter

GS: Hudson 15 run (Hawkins kick) 10:41

GS: Hudson 1 run (Hawkins kick) 5:46

GS: Stonehouse 16 run (Hawkins kick) 2:47

GS: Screen 41 pass from Stonehouse (Hawkins kick) 2:22

GS: Stonehouse 5 run (Hawkins kick) 0:20

Third quarter

GS: Hudson 6 run (kick failed) 10:26

Fourth quarter

MC: Kettle 5 run (Raymond kick) 8:38

KEY INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS:

Rushing:

Moffat County

Pablo Salcido 13-67

Jasen Kettle 9-39-1td

Glenwood Springs

Michael Hudson 10-106-3td

Dakota Stonehouse 4-66-2td

Passing:

Moffat County

Matt Linsacum 5-6-76

Glenwood Springs

Dakota Stonehouse 6-8-129-1td

Receiving:

Moffat County

Pablo Salcido 4-60

Chet Harvey 1-17

Glenwood Springs

Kevin Screen 3-65-1td

Michael Hudson 2-22

Connor Riley 2-22

Defense:

Moffat County

Interception - none

Sacks - none

Glenwood Springs

Interception - none

Sacks - Keenan Hartert, Matt Snyder

Trailing 19-6 before even stepping on the field, Moffat County had an uphill climb Friday in Glenwood Springs.

The number reflected the total of seniors on each team - a number that proved costly.

Glenwood used its experience to silence the Bulldogs, 41-7, in its first game since being the newly anointed No. 1 team in the state.

The Demons (9-0 overall, 8-1 Western Slope League) scored 35 second-quarter points on their way to the home victory.

"We turned the ball over again," Moffat County High School coach Kip Hafey said. "You can't turn over the ball and expect to beat the No. 1 team in the state."

The Bulldogs won the opening coin toss and chewed up the clock on a drive to the Demons' 7-yard line.

But, like Hafey mentioned, the Bulldogs turned the ball over on the first of five fumbles - two of which went for losses.

When the horn sounded signaling the end of the second quarter, the game was still scoreless.

Moffat County (3-6 overall, 2-5 WSL) proved to be more of a test early on then Glenwood coach Rocky Whitworth said he expected.

"I'll tell you what, they came out with some really strong ball control over there," he said. "They threw a lot of different looks our way and really ate up the clock. For a team like us that scores a lot of points, we like to have the ball, and they did a good job of keeping it away from us."

But the bulldogs couldn't keep it for long.

The Demons broke open the scoreless affair with 10 minutes remaining before the break, and didn't look back.

Senior running back Michael Hudson ran around the left tackle for a 15-yard score, then four minutes later plunged in from one yard out.

Highly touted quarterback Dakota Stonehouse showed why he's a Rocky Preps pre-season top-10 quarterback, taking over from there.

Stonehouse hooked up with senior Kevin Screen on a 41-yard pass, and rumbled his way to rushing touchdowns of 16 and five yards.

When the halftime buzzer sounded, a scoreless game had turned into a 35-0 deficit for the Bulldogs.

Hudson started the second half off scoring from six yards out, his third rushing touchdown of the game - and 20th of the season - also eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark on the year.

At 41-0, a continuous running clock began - the high school mercy rule is 40 points - and the final road game of the season for the Bulldogs essentially ended.

"I'll tell you what, though," Hafey said, "that was a good-hitting game. We laid some smack on them. They may have won, but they are going to have some sore boys tomorrow."

Junior Jasen Kettle scored from five yards out with 8:38 remaining to account for the final margin of victory.

The Bulldogs host Cortez on Friday, while the Demons visit Steamboat Springs in a game that will decide the Western Slope League regular season champion.

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