Indians looking to stay undefeated


Montrose defense looking to stop Air Academy in their half of the field

Josiah Mora, Sports Reporter

The Montrose Indians remain the powerhouse in Division 4A football with recent back-to-back wins over Vista Ridge (42-28) on Saturday October 16th and Air Academy (50-7) Friday October 22. The team remains undefeated and ranked #1 in the division, but to keep that rank, they must beat Ponderosa during the last regular season game of the year tonight October 29. 

While this seems doable this season, the Ponderosa Mustangs have beaten the Indians the last three times they have played each other. Tonight, the Indians are looking for a different outcome

“I think we’re definitely ready for the playoffs and we have shown that by beating some of the toughest and strongest teams in the state,” sophomore Blake Griffin said.

The Indians just keep rolling over anything and everything that comes their way with the 10+ seniors leading the team. It is starting to look like not only will they do well in the playoffs, they expect to make it the State Finals.

The Mustangs are currently coming off a loss to league opponent Vista Ridge (7-10). A win for them would improve their ranking from 10th to the top 8, giving them the coveted bye in the first round of playoffs. 

“We got to do our job, we got to come together not as teammates, but as a band of brothers fighting towards one goal and that winning as much as possible,” junior Kai Piceno said.

An Indians win will most likely secure the current #1 ranking heading into playoffs. This will not only give the Indians a bye in the first round, but also home field advantage.

If Montrose wins 1st in the 4A Southern 1 Devision this year, it will be the first time that has happened since the 2014-15 season.

Friday October 29th, @6:00 Montrose will celebrate Senior Night against Ponderosa at home for the final league game of the season