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Carbon football season over

Damian Olsen sends a punt down field after a Carbon drive stalled.

Sun Advocate sports reporter

The Dinos played their final season game on Wednesday night. Despite the lopsided 56-6 score, the Dinos gave the small crowd a fun game to watch.

The Wasps are one of the top 3A teams in the state and were coming off an upset loss of their own.

And as expected, looking at stats, Wasatch easily scored in their first two possessions. But the Carbon defense showed up to play and they registered sacks, forced fumbles and pushed the Wasp line around.

In the second quarter of play Andrew Salazar ran the ball 90 yards to get the Dinos on the board.

Carbon had another chance to score in that period when they recovered a fumble and found themselves first and 10 on the 12 yard line. But key penalties and an interception ended that push.

Coach Leo Paur was proud of the team for their effort in the final game.

"It was two different teams," he said after the game. "The one that played hard against the really good Wasatch team and the one that played in Union."

Wrapping up the season he made sure he praised the play of many of his team.

All season he was impressed by the efforts of Chris Rummel, Tade Reid, Damian Olsen and Wyatt Martinez. Salazar was recovering from a baseball injury most of the season, but made the most of his few games to make an impact on the team.

David Fonnesbeck, David Scoggins, Jesse Bigelow and Sammy Manarite were also praised by Coach Paur for their performances on the field.

"This year went too fast; I wish we could have gotten a win. But next season is shaping up to be a good one. We have some really good junior linemen coming back. Wyatt Martinez had a good year this year and will be an impact player for us," said Paur.

"There's also some great talent coming up from that Sophomore squad, including Jordan Blanc. I predict some exciting football in Carbon over the next two years."

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