Tigers Tally First Win in Season Opener

Before Week One, the Grand Junction Tigers said they were coming out to prove they were here to win this season.

So far, the Tigers are off to a good start.  The beat Central 21-0 last Friday. Grand Junction was anchored by an offensive line that didn't return any starters from last season and still controlled the ball for over 35 minutes with no turnovers.

While there's still a long way to go for the Tigers, the win certainly helps them trust the process.

"You can talk all you want, but you have to get a "W" to show it does work," said Head Coach Mike Sirko. "That's something we'll continue to grow because it's about being part of something bigger than yourself.  It's about the brotherhood.  It's about team above yourself.  It's about all of those cliches that are so true and haven't changed."

"It's finally showing that we're getting some momentum now," said junior Donovan Andrus. "We're having a good time.  We're not getting down on each other and stuff like that. We're all happy and I think we've got a good future."

The Tigers face a tough test in search of their second win as they take on the #8 Fruita Monument Wildcats on Friday night at Stocker Stadium. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.


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