No. 3 Montrose Finding Early Success
MONTROSE, Colo.--The undefeated Indians have passed every test so far this season.
"When you beat and play Pueblo West, you did something," head coach Todd Casebier said.
No. 3 Montrose jumped a spot in the state rankings after a 23-14 road win over then third-ranked Pueblo West.
"That's about as tough a place as we've played since I've been in Montrose," Casebier said. "We have a big rivalry with them."
Star running back Angelo Youngren came up big on the defense, forcing two turnovers, but the reigning Southwestern League Player of the Year has not returned on offense.
"Just having him on the field was a lift," Casebier said. "He makes plays. He's one of our captains, one of our leaders, so just having him out there helps us."
Youngren broke a bone in his right hand during week one of the season, but said he's progressing well.
"It's getting better week-by-week," Youngren said. "Day-by-day, actually, I get more motion. The bone's finally healing, so hopefully it'll be good [when] league starts."
But right now, the Indians are focusing on Friday's homecoming game against 5A Hinkley--their final tuneup before hitting the road for their biggest test yet against No. 1 Monarch.