Montrose will host Central for Homecoming on Friday night.
Both teams could potentially be bubble teams come postseason time.
"This is an extremely important game," head coach Brett Mertens. "You know everyone game is an important game and it’s just another one that we have circled. It’s a Western Slope rivalry which is cool and we are really looking forward to competing against them."
The Indians are 2-2 coming off a bye week. They trounced Grand Junction 35-7 on the previous week.
Even though it's a big game, Montrose isn't letting the moment get too big.
"We are really playing game to game right now since we came off of two tough losses," senior running back Sam Collins says. "So every game is our most important game of the week in the whole season."