Western Slope varsity football scores Sept. 29 to Oct. 1

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Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 11:00 AM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - It’s Friday again on the Western Slope and Varsity Football has already begun.

Scores will be updated as they flow in.

On Thursday, September 29, 2022, the Montrose Red Hawks more than doubled their score against the Grand Junction Central (GJC) Warriors in a home non-conference game, finalizing the score 51-20.

Notable moments from the Montrose and GJC game include Alonzo Trujillo, a wide receiver and defensive back for Montrose, scoring on a 99-yard return and Torrie Eckerman, a Montrose running back and linebacker, completing a 50-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter. In the second quarter Blake Griffin, a Montrose running back and linebacker, completed a 60-yard rushing touchdown and Torrie Eckerman completed a 55-yard rushing touchdown. In the third quarter, Devin Hickey, a quarterback for GJC, completed a 45-yard pass for a touchdown for GJC. Blake Griffin completed a 60-yard rushing touchdown.

Games continued Friday, September 30, 2022.

At 5 p.m., the Grand Junction Tigers (GJ) began an away game against the Standley Lake Gators (Westminster, CO). Grand Junction almost made it to halftime without a score, but Junior Reigles, a quarterback, running back and middle linebacker for GJ scored a rushing touchdown. The final score was 48-7 Gators.

At 6 p.m., the Fruita Monument Wildcats played a home game against the Heritage Eagles from Littleton, CO. Fruita has only lost one game so far this season, winning four. The final score was 20-13 Heritage.

At 7 p.m., the Rifle Bears are played an away game against the Moffat County Bulldogs (MCB) from Craig, CO. At the end of the first quarter, Kaden Hixson, a running back for the MCB, scored a 33-yard rushing touchdown. The game concluded with a score of 29-26 Bulldogs.

Games wrapped up on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 1 p.m. when the undefeated Delta Panthers played a home game against the Pagosa Springs Pirates, giving themselves a six-week winning streak for the season. Scores were unavailable before halftime, but a second half highlight includes Konner Workman scoring a 36-yard rushing touchdown during the fourth quarter. Prior to halftime the score was 21-0 Panthers, and the final score was 28-0 Panthers.

The Olathe Pirates and the Palisade Bulldogs are not playing this weekend.