GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) Grand Junction football was on the winning of the 50-8 dismantling on Palmer on Saturday.
The Tigers received a big-time performance from junior running back Carson Loveridge.
He finished with 200 all-purpose yards with three touchdowns and a fourth on a 92-yard kick return.
"We got off on the right foot last year too," said Loveridge. "It was a shutout. It's really good. It was our motivation game. That gets the stacks rolling."
Loveridge is referring to Grand Junction's 21-0 win over Central to begin last season.
The defense also allowed just eight points. The Tigers' only two wins in 2017 came when the team allowed less than 10 points.
We're still figuring things out," said head coach Mike Sirko. "We're still working on things. Like I said, I feel like the kids came together as a unit, as a team, and played their hearts out. That's all I can ask for. They came out for four solid quarters and did what they had to do."
The Tigers will take on Montrose on the road on Friday at 7 P.M. Grand Junction fell to the Indians, 35-7, last season.