GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo - The Montrose Indians opened the 2009 football season by getting revenge against Glenwood Springs on Friday night. Montrose lost to Glenwood in the opening game of 2008. After the first play from scrimmage it was apparent that the Indians would not lose the opener this year.
Montrose won the toss and elected to receive. The opening kick went into the endzone for a touchback. Junior quarterback Nathan Robertson took the opening snap and ran down the right sideline for an apparent 80-yard touchdown but officials ruled he stepped out at the 10. A few plays later Jordan Passehl took an option pitch in for a three-yard score. The PAT put Montrose up 7-0.
On their second possession Montrose got key receptions by Justin Trujillo and Jonathan Sierra, then a third-down conversion by Glayden Berry with a 13-yard run on third and two. Passehl capped the drive with a one-yard touchdown making it 14-0.
Glenwood responded with a scoring drive ending in a 10-yard scramble by quarterback Luke Jacob. The PAT was botched leaving the score 14-6.
The Demons closed the gap further in the second quarter when Josh Galvin hauled in a long pass from Jacob setting up a three-yard touchdown run by Tyler Thulson. The two-point conversion failed, but the Demons trailed by only two points.
Montrose ended the half with two scoring drives. A seven-yard touchdown reception by Trujillo (who transferred from Grand Junction High) made the score 21-12. A Glenwood fumble recovered by Montrose set up a 27-yard Dylan Morris field goal as time expired.
The Indians shut out the Demons in the second half while adding two more touchdowns to give Montrose a 38-12 win.