Friday night, the Fruita Monument Wildcats have a chance to do something they haven't done in well over a decade.
A win over George Washington secures the 4A Mountain League title and a first round playoff game at home. Last week, the Wildcats ran over a then 5-1 Standley Lake team to a 42-8 victory. Even though George Washington is 2-6 on the season, it's no time to hit cruise control for Fruita.
"As far as the league goes that would be a really cool accomplishment because it's been quite some time since we've gotten that," said junior Zach Rush. "Obviously, we do have that in the back of our minds, but we're just trying to go out and play it like any other game."
"We don't overlook anybody because if you overlook somebody they can get you," said sophomore Max Belshe. "Anything can happen in football, so we just try to take it one game at a time and focus on every opponent as if it's a state championship game."
After two weeks on the road, Fruita returns to Stocker as they host the Patriots. This game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. kick off time.