Briefs: Prep Football Sept. 24, 2009

Grand Junction vs. Fruita Monument

Saturday, 7 p.m., Stocker Stadium RADIO: KTMM-AM (1340)

RECORDS: Grand Junction 0-3, 0-0 Southwestern Conference; Fruita Monument 2-1, 0-0 SWC

LAST WEEK: Grand Junction lost to Highlands Ranch on the road 35-21; Fruita Monument defeated Rangeview 27-15 in Aurora

GAME NOTES: The Tigers led Highlands Ranch entering the fourth quarter but wore down defensively as the Falcons scored four touchdowns to pull away. With Andy Willett taking over the quarterback duties, the Tigers have become a run-oriented team. Willett had a strong rushing game two weeks ago against Pomona and running back Jayke Brock had his moments against Highlands Ranch; both could be effective if the Tigers can create a passing game to take the pressure off the run blocking. Both of the Wildcats’ victories have come on the road. Sophomore quarterback Zach Thorpe leads Fruita Monument in both rushing (50 yards per game) and passing (142.5).

Central vs. Rocky Mountain

Saturday, 1 p.m., French Field, Fort Collins


RECORDS: Central 1-2; Rocky Mountain 1-2

LAST WEEK: Central lost to Gateway 13-12; Rocky Mountain lost to Legacy 20-14

GAME NOTES: Central had a case of fumbleitis against the Olympians. The Warriors will have to reduce the six turnovers and nine penalties they had against Gateway in order to pose a viable threat against the Lobos. Linebacker Devon Wolff has been a force on defense for the Warriors, averaging 12 tackles per game. Rocky Mountain was surprised in 33-13 loss to Horizon to open the season but played solidly in a victory over Fairview and in its loss against Legacy. Lobos quarterback Brode McDonald has completed more than 51 percent of his pass attempts (37 of 72) for 589 yards and three touchdowns. J.T. Leidholt has become his favorite target, with 11 receptions for 172 yards and two TDs. Braiden Nelson leads the Rocky Mountain rushing attack with 164 yards on 27 carries.


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