HS Football: (1) Montrose preps for Front Range powerhouse

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The Montrose Indians have made it past the first round of the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.

As the number one seed, they opened play opposite (16) Montbello last weekend, but it wasn't a cake walk. In the end, they pushed through for a 6-point victory.

This Saturday marks the quarterfinals, and they'll have another big test as (8) Denver South, 2012's state runner up, travels to this side. After getting past the Indians' familiar opponent in Durango, they're hoping to produce another upset for an SWL team, but Montrose has different plans.

"Denver South's got a very good team obviously, and we're going to have to play our best game, and that's the expectation this time of year," said head coach Todd Casebier. "We don't have to be super human, don't have to make plays we haven't made, but we've just got to make more of them, do them together and at the same time.'

"Every game you've got to be physical. and this game we have to be definitely the more physical team," said tight end Gavin Brown.

"It's always intimidating when you've got better athletes coming to your field, but again we've just got to rely on each other out here, do what we've been taught to do, execute well, and we'll be fine," said wide receiver Peter Shearer.

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