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Mont Harmon garners title in championship battle

Sun Advocate sports reporter

Mont Harmon's Andrew Salazar (#25) had 368 total yards in Wednesday night's game.

When Helper and Mont Harmon match up, it's hard to tell what will happen.

Throughout the football season, Mont Harmon has dominated their opponents. Going undefeated they were poised for another title knowing they only needed to get there by beating a tough Helper squad.

The two teams had faced off earlier in the season with Mont Harmon winning decisively. Helper had only that loss to keep them from an undefeated season.

In the closest game of their season for the Pirates, the Mont Harmon boys defeated the Rams on a rainy Wednesday night by the score of 36-22 on Carbon High's field.

Both teams knew it would be a physical game. Mont Harmon Coach Tim Tiller had no doubt that Helper Coach Phil Howa would have his team ready.

But despite the loss that evening, Howa was pleased with his team.

"They didn't leave anything on the field," he said.

He had challenged his team to pick it up a notch and they did, from the starters to the subs, everyone put it on the line.

"I am honored to coach the kids from Helper." He declared "They never quit."

Tiller was also proud of his team. He wanted them all to know how impressed he was with each of them. He was especially complimentary of his young players.

"If it wasn't for them coming together as well as they did, we wouldn't have had the team we did," he stated.

He also wanted to point out the great rushing game that Andrew Salazar had. The Pirate had a whooping 368 total yards on the night.

Mont Harmon has held the Castle Valley Athletic Association championship title for 17 straight years now.

Tiller and Howa each complimented each others team and the season they had.

The ninth graders from both teams will now combine for one final game. The newly formed squad will take on the Uintah High School freshman squad tonight (Tuesday) at the Carbon High field.

Game time is at 7 p.m.

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