Wildcats Run into Week Two

The Fruita Monument Wildcats run into Week Two of the high school football season after a dominating win over the then second ranked Discovery Canyon Thunder.

The No. 8 Wildcats amassed over 400 yards of total offense in the 49-14 win while their run game was led by the one-two punch of Braeden Graham and Treyton Queen.  The Wildcats ran for 362 yards in the win over the Thunder to follow up their 300-plus yard performance against the Montrose Indians in Zero Week.

As the backfield and offensive line continue to build momentum, the ground and pound game isn't going anywhere in Week Two.

"It's just practicing everyday and working hard in practice that benefits us," said junior center Casey Hudson. "Our backs know exactly how to run behind us and know exactly what to do.  They're great as well."

"The big thing for us is that it starts to wear people down," said Head Coach Todd Casebier.  "I think that's why you start to see us breaking longer runs in the third quarter because, defensively, it's hard to tackle those guys all night, especially when our offensive line is getting off the ball and those backs are coming through there... We noticed in both our games, defenders don't want to hit them as hard as they did earlier." 

The Wildcats take on the Grand Junction Tigers On Friday at Stocker Stadium. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.

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