Montrose football improves to 8-0 by beating Gateway

(Tom Hoganson)

MONTROSE — Montrose, No. 3 in Class 4A football, moved to 8-0 with a 42-0 win over Gateway on Friday.

After Keenan Goodwin found Cauy Bouldin for a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, Montrose used four second-quarter touchdowns to help build their lead. Two came from Chris Eckerman, one from Riley Barnhill, and another from Elijah Evans.

Then, to start the third quarter, Josh Kasamis returned the kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown.

"I thought we started off a little slow, but got it going in the second quarter," Montrose coach Brett Mertens said. "I was proud how we played as a team. It was fun to get some of the younger kids in during the second half. We have a big game next week and the kids are excited for the chance to play Ponderosa."

"We play for each other," Barnhill said. "We go out and get it done. We want to make the town proud."