Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices ePubs Subscribe Archives
Today is October 3, 2015
home news sportsfeature opinion fyi society obits multimedia

Front Page » October 3, 2006 » Sports » Carbon drops homecoming game to Devils
Published 3,287 days ago

Carbon drops homecoming game to Devils

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Sun Advocate sports reporter

Josh Critchlow and Tyler Bean team up to pulls down a Moab ball carrier. While Friday's homecoming game showed improvements.

Homecoming always brings out high emotions and the Friday night game at Carbon High was more of the same. Even though the score was identical to the previous week, the game was anything but the same.

Losing for the second week in a row, 57-0 to 2A Grand, Carbon showed signs of life. The team moved the ball and forced several turnovers to stop a tough Moab squad from dominating.

Grand is sitting in second place in the strong 2A North region. They rank well ahead of the American Legion Academy that beat Carbon by one point early in the season. As they prepared to face Grand, Carbon knew it would be another tough match up.

The Dinos started out well. They forced Grand to turnover the ball early and then drove down the field. Even though they failed to score, the play was a momentum builder. Holding Grand to only one score in the first quarter was big for a team that had been giving up 20 or more quick points in previous games.

Unfortunately, a couple of turnovers, critical penalties and a few bad snaps let Grand put 20 on the board in the second quarter. Carbon went to the locker room trailing 27-0. Grand wasn't taking the game lightly and the yelling that came out of their locker room during the break was evident that they weren't going to let up.

The Carbon squad came out fired up after the half time festivities. But after Grand put another one on the board, most of the fight went out of the squad. There were a few pushes to get at least one score up for Carbon, but each one sputtered and the will to fight began to fade.

Coach Salisbury summed it up by saying, "They played well until they felt the game was out of reach."

He worried that each loss was really taking a cumulative toll on the players.

"We gave them hope and build them up and when the success didn't materialize they were crushed," he said. The coaching staff will just have to try and make some sense of it and regroup again to be ready for the next game.

Carbon will move on to Juan Diego next Friday night. They will play at home on Oct. 11 against Hurricane.

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Top of Page

October 3, 2006
Recent Sports
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories

Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Sun Advocate, 2000-2013. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Sun Advocate.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us