Top-ranked Tigers use passing game in victory over Westminster

The top-ranked Grand Junction High School football team wanted to work on its passing game Friday against Westminster.

The Wolves obliged by stacking nine players in the box to try to stop the running game.

The Tigers threw to the tune of a 50-14 victory, with Chandon Rose catching three touchdown passes and a two-point conversion.

“The first quarter we scored 29 points and from that point on we kinda got sluggish for some reason,” Grand Junction coach Robbie Owens said. “They scored on a big play and got up on us 8-7, they went for two, and we poured it on after that.”

With so many players at the line of scrimmage, it allowed quarterback Sean Rubalcaba to find open receivers downfield, especially Rose.

“We’ve tried the last two weeks to really work on the passing game,” Owens said. “I haven’t let Sean run it too much. We needed to make more plays in the passing game. There are plays to be made, and a couple more we could have made, but we did a much better job.”

The Tigers (4-0) got two rushing touchdowns from Jerreon Davis in their fourth lopsided win of the season and the third game they’ve scored at least 50 points.

“Our major focus the last couple of weeks is we want to get better,” Owens said. “We’ve had our ones and twos coming in and we want everybody to get better. Our season is really hiting the mid point with Fountain-Fort Carson coming in next week and then the SWL coming up.

“We really want to be hitting our stride. We haven’t opened up our offense, we’ve shown our running game. We’ll be back to our Tiger selves next week.”


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