by Daniel Olsen | Going into this game, the Logan High Grizzlies already knew the recipe for success. They followed that plan well in the first half but ultimately got their hand caught in the cookie jar as the Sky View Bobcats won the game 42 to 11.
The plan was to run the ball well and stop the run. For most of the first half it was a one possession game but Sky View made a late run to go up 14-3 at the end of the first half. That momentum would carry into the second half in a way that the Grizzlies could not handle.
The Bobcats exploded in the third quarter as the Bobcats scored four touchdowns in those twelve minutes while the Grizzlies stayed at three points. The first four Bobcat touchdowns of the game were all on the run and that opened up the passing game as the final two touchdowns were air-mailed to put away the game for good.
“We played better,” Sky View Coach Christopher Howell told The Herald Journal. “The other thing is we were able to get some first downs and run some of our tempo stuff and go fast, and I felt like that really helped us as well.”
Kasen Carlsen proved to still be the star quarterback that led Sky View to the 4A State title last year. He led the team in rushing and passing touchdowns with two of each. Isaac Larsen and Walter Collins ran in the other two Bobcat touchdowns.
Logan’s only touchdown of the night came when the game was already out of reach late in the fourth quarter. The one yard run into the end zone capped off what was otherwise a disappointing night for the Grizzly faithful.
They did add an extra point on a successful two point conversion to narrow the deficit to 31 points. Noe Moreno had the other score for the Grizzlies as he connected on a 35 yard field goal early in the second quarter to make the score 7-3.
The Grizzlies will look to win their final games to get back to .500 after falling to 3-5 on the season after last night’s loss. They will have a short week as they look to bounce back when they play the Green Canyon Wolves on Thursday. October 8th, 2020. The game will start at 7 PM MST.
Sky View only has one more regular season game to play when they travel to Garland, Utah to take on the Bear River Bears. The game will be played on Friday, October 9th, 2020 at 7 PM MST.
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