Moffat County offense can’t get going at Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Springs — Very little went Moffat County’s way Friday night in Glenwood Springs, and against a strong opponent, the Bulldogs football team fell once again.
Glenwood’s offense clicked on all cylinders, and the Bulldogs offense sputtered against a stout Demons defense in Glenwood’s 42-6 Class 3A Western Slope League victory at Stubler Memorial Field.
Things went Glenwood’s way all night, including when Justin Barham, a Glenwood wide receiver, caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Travis Lundin with a little more than 3 minutes remaining before halftime. He didn’t catch it, however, until the ball deflected off the hands of a diving Evrett Marr, who recorded the assist, in the end zone, giving the Demons a four-touchdown cushion over the Bulldogs at the time.
“Something must have happened. Travis must have been scrambling or something,” said Barham, who finished with a pair of catches for 32 yards and that lone score. “I didn’t really want to steal it from Evrett. He dove, and he tipped it just high enough for me to get it.
“I don’t really know what was supposed to happen,” he continued. “But like I told Evrett, I’d share anything with that kid.”
Indeed he did, and there was plenty of success to spread around on Glenwood’s side of the ball. The Demons (4-3 overall, 3-2 league play), who won their fourth consecutive game, finished with 322 yards of total offense, 215 of those coming on the ground thanks in part to running back Henry Hill, who had 19 carries for 133 yards and a pair of scores.
“We’ve done a lot better here in the past few games,” said Marr, who also had 57 rushing yards and an interception of Moffat County quarterback Joe Camilletti in the third quarter. “We know our assignments, and we’re blocking a lot better. Everything is going better than in the first few weeks.”
Brayden Peterson finished with 53 rushing yards on 14 carries to pace the Bulldogs (1-6, 0-5), who were limited to just 110 rushing yards and 163 yards of total offense. Moffat County was limited to just 64 yards of total offense in the first half and was able to get on the scoreboard on Peterson’s 2-yard touchdown run well after the Demons had taken a 42-0 lead to start the running clock.
“Our kids, they fight, they fight, and they fight,” said Moffat County coach Kip Hafey, whose team has petitioned to drop to 2A in 2014. “A lot of teams get in this situation, and they fold. Our kids haven’t done that.”
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