Wildcats top Loveland for third straight victory

Fruita Monument has averaged more than 35 points a game in its past three football victories.

For the second straight week, the Wildcats didn’t need more than one touchdown and one field goal.

Fruita Monument (4-3) won its third consecutive game of the season, defeating Loveland 31-8 on Saturday at Ray Patterson Field in Loveland.

The Wildcats’ defense had a second consecutive shutout in line before the Indians scored with 24 seconds left.

The Wildcats limited Loveland (2-5) to 118 rushing yards and 148 yards in total offense.

“The defense executed the game plan,” Fruita coach Sean Mulvey said. “They were flying around and playing physical.”

The Indians had rushed for more than 200 yards in their two victories.

Fruita broke it open in the fourth quarter with three touchdowns.

Vince Grasso rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns.

Spencer Fair put Fruita up 3-0 with a 41-yard field goal in the second quarter.

Zach Griggs caught a 26-yard pass from Zach Thorpe with 35 seconds left in the first half for a 10-0 halftime lead.

Loveland stayed close until the fourth quarter, when the Wildcats scored three rushing touchdowns.

Grasso scored on 9- and 4-yard runs and Tyler Brown scored from 2 yards out.

Fruita Monument plays its final home game against No. 1 Grand Junction at 7 p.m. on Friday at Stocker Stadium.


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