After nearly pulling off an upset against the highly touted Rifle Bears earlier in the season, the upstart Glenwood Springs Demons managed to derail the Class 3A's ninth-ranked football team 15-7 last Friday night in Glenwood Springs.
The weather was absolutely miserable for both teams, with rain, snow and wind. In the end, the Demons managed to keep Delta's high-octane offense grounded and came away with a 15-7 conference win.
Delta (3-2 overall, 2-1 3A WSL) trailed Glenwood (2-3 and 2-2) 9-0 at halftime. The Panthers outscored Glenwood Springs 7-6 to win the second half but not the ballgame.
Delta was moving the ball late in the fourth quarter when it ran out of time and lost the ball on downs with just seconds remaining in the game.
Cade Gafford (Jr) had a sub-par passing game with 22 passes and just nine completions. The 68 yards gained were the fewest of the season so far for Gafford.
Jonney Ponce (So) continued to be Delta's top rusher with 21 carries and 112 yards. Derek Horn (Jr) ran the ball six times for 39 yards, and Tyler Sandoval (Sr) gained 25 yards on seven carries and scored Delta's lone touchdown and booted the extra point for all seven of Delta's points.
Sandoval had 35 yards on five receptions to lead the Panthers' receiving corps. Ryan Whiteside finished with 23 yards and three catches.
Delta's combined yardage for the game was 244.
Defensively, Cordell Stroud was a one-man wrecking crew with 14 tackles in the game. Sandoval finished with 10 tackles and Marcus Garcia had six.
Delta will celebrate Homecoming this week and has Cortez as its football opponent Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.blog comments powered by Disqus