No. 1 Montrose Falls for First Time in 2013
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-No. 10 Grand Junction (6-2, 2-1 SWL) erased an early 14-0 deficit to defeat No. 1 Montrose (4A) (7-1, 1-1SWL), 36-33 Thursday night at Stocker Stadium.
Irah Wooten scored the first touchdown of the game on a two-yard touchdown run to open the contest, before Peter Shearer ran in another to give Montrose a 14-0 lead less than four minutes into the game.
Shearer exited the game in the first half and told NewsChannel5 Sports Reporter, Claire Brandon, that he "cracked his ribs."
The Tigers would rally back and take a 21-20 lead into halftime, only to have Montrose score on their opening drive of the second half.
Sr. Running Austin Lewis scored on a 40-plus yard touchdown run, breaking numerous tackles to find his way into the paydirt, in a play Head Coach Robbie Owens called "the best run he's ever seen."
Tyler Heinzma then found Jack Parsons on a post-route to make it a 10 point contest, 36-26, with six minutes remaining in the game.
Grand Junction would hold from there despite a rushing touchdown from Mike Rocha with 2:45 remaining.
The Tigers will close out the regular season next week against Central (4A) (0-7), while Montrose will host Durango next week, and close out the regular season on November first against Central.