When high school football began two weeks ago, questions arose on how Western Colorado high schools would hold up while competing in new leagues.

So far, Palisade is the only Mesa County high school to have won a game, beating the Classical Academy last week 36-14. Fruita Monument and Central both lost their first games of the season, and Grand Junction is 0-2.

Outside of Mesa County, Delta and Montrose have both won at least one game so far this season. Delta is 1-1, and their only loss so far this season is against Montrose, who is 2-0.

Going into this weekend, Fruita Monument and Grand Junction have the chance to win their first game of the season, since the Wildcats play the Tigers in the traditional catfight game.

Here’s a look at this weekend’s high school games:

Friday, September 5

  • Fruita Monument takes on Grand Junction at Stocker Stadium at 7:00 p.m. Game will be broadcast on ESPN Radio 1230 with pregame at 6:30 p.m.
  • Central travels to Aurora to play Vista Peak Prep at 6:00 p.m.
  • Delta is at Pagosa Springs, 7:00 p.m.
  • Montrose hosts Lakewood, 7:00 p.m.
  • Hotchkiss hosts Buena Vista, 7:00 p.m.
  • Olathe at Cedaredge, 7:00 p.m.
  • Grand Valley at Roaring Fork, 7:00 p.m.
  • Gunnison at Monte Vista, 7:00 p.m.
  • Rifle at Jefferson, 7:00 p.m.
  • Moffat County hosts Ridge View Academy, 7:00 p.m.
  • Aspen at Steamboat Springs, 7:00 p.m.
  • Conifer at Glenwood Springs, 7:00 p.m.
  • Meeker at Coal Ridge, 7:00 p.m.
  • Paonia at Ignacio, 7:00 p.m.
  • Basalt at Center, 7:00 p.m.
  • Battle Mountain at Eagle Valley, 7:00 p.m.
  • Cortez at Miyamura (in Gallup, New Mexico), 7:00 p.m.
  • Durango at Aztec (in Aztec, New Mexico), 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 6

  • Palisade hosts Pueblo Central at 11:00 a.m. at Stocker Stadium. Game will be broadcast on ESPN Radio 1230 with pregame at 10:30 a.m.

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