The Fruita Monument Wildcats come into the 2012 season with something they haven’t had in four seasons, a returning Head Coach. Coach Sean Mulvey will look to improve on his 4-6 inaugural season and take the Wildcats into the playoffs. He will have All-South-Western Conference running back Vince Grasso, which should help.

Replacing Zack Thorpe under center will be first year starter Jacob Lynch. Lynch doesn’t have a quarterback mentality according to Coach Mulvey. He has toughness about him; he takes a big hit, pops right up and is ready to go. The Wildcats will need that toughness and for Lynch to take care of the football if they want to make the playoffs this season. Lynch has thrown for 304 YD’s 4TD’s and 2 INT’s in the young 2012 season.

Lynch will have help. Senior Running Back Vince Grasso had a phenomenal off-season. Grasso comes into the season bigger, stronger and faster, which will create problems for the Wildcats opponents. Running out of the spread offense should give Grasso the opportunity to pass his mark of 1,423 yards from last season. Grasso is well on his way with 304 YD’s on the year he’s averaging 7.7 YD’s a carry, last season he averaged 7.3. If he stays healthy Grasso should have a great senior year for the Wildcats.

This season the big question for the Wildcats is their defense. The Wildcats graduated eight starters, which is the case in High School Football, so they will need their younger player to step up and make some plays.

The Wildcats are 1-2 on the season. After blowing out Adams City 44-0 they have dropped the last two 20-14 and 24-16, had the Wildcats gotten a bounce their way they could be 3-0. If you want to see an exciting young running back, then bring the family out Friday Night for the Wildcats game. You can also catch the game live on 95 Rock with the pre-game starting at 6:30 with the kick at 7pm.