GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. After a hot start posting a 37-23 victory over Rifle to open the season, the Fruita Monument Wildcats dropped three straight games - two of those coming after disappointing 2-point losses.
With a new head coach and the yearly change in the roster, the 'Cats know their work is cut out for them to figure out a new plan that leads to wins. Coach Wells is adding a lot of new plays that may be difficult to learn now, but it's just a matter of time before it all pays off.
Starting Thursday the reigning SWL champs will look to get back on track when they open the Wildcat Tournament, and they're ready to bring out their best.
"I'm definitely more confident after this [past] weekend's tournament," said senior Kassidy Fair. "We fell by a couple points, but I think we definitely learned a lot, and I think it's going to show in our home tournament which I'm excited for."
"I think it'll be really helpful," said senior forward Vanessa Herrera. "I know we have going into this tournament some tough teams that we're going to play but I think that'll just help us to become a stronger team.
Fruita invited the two other 5A teams in the area - Grand Junction and Central - as well as a handful of front range teams.