Thursday Night Football: Fruita Monument takes down Aurora Central

Fruita vs Aurora Central varsity football
Fruita vs Aurora Central varsity football(KKCO/KJCT)
Published: Oct. 14, 2022 at 7:56 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -The Aurora Central Trojans came into Grand Junction to take on the Fruita Monument Wildcats.

The Wildcats jumped out to an early 7-0 lead.

In the first quarter, Senior Quarterback Nicholas Portillo ran a roll out to his left and hit Simeon Veasley on an out route for a nice gain, but it would be short of the first down.

The Trojans would be forced to punt the ball but instead they’d fake it Cai’reis Curby who found a lane and some daylight as the Trojans would convert on fourth down. However, the Trojans drive would eventually stall out.

Wildcats would get the ball back and get another shot when former athlete of the week Luke Bennett rand a drag across the middle for a Touchdown.

The Trojans looking to answer and Curby would again take the handoff around the corner put a stiff arm to into a defender on his way into the endzone for a touchdown, making it a 14-7 game.

Wildcats would then go back on offense and Wyatt Sharpe would follow his blockers up the field finding paydirt to make things 21-7 Cats at the half.

Frutia did not look back from there as they cruised to a 41-14 victory. Wyatt Sharpe had a great day on the ground as he scored three rushing touchdowns. As for the Trojans they now drop their last 4 games.

The Fruita Wildcats get their first conference win making them 1-1 in conference play. The Wildcats will have a tough challenge next week at an undefeated Broomfield High.