Normally there’s a lot of hype surrounding the biggest rivalry game of the season, but not for Fruita Monument.
The Wildcats will be business as usual Friday night against Grand Junction trying to even up their (1-2) record.
“In a rivalry game like this you have to throw out records and throw out what happened in the past,” Fruita head coach Cameron Ross said. “It just comes down to who is going to play harder that night.”
The Wildcats have beaten the Tigers the last four years, but Junction comes into the game with a (3-1) record and it’s their Homecoming game.
“Across the Valley it’s as important as it can be, as individuals we’re not focused on that,” senior lineman Derek Van Why said. “We’re focused on growing as a team and winning. It’s not about the bragging rights, it’s about the win.”
The game will kick off at 7:00 p.m. Friday night at Stocker Stadium.