Logan Grizzlies maul the Bobcats

Image: Team Captains: Tyler Stevens # 11, Tre Hansen # 52, Nick Carver # 8, Corey Jensen # 6

Team Captains: Tyler Stevens # 11, Tre Hansen # 52, Nick Carver # 8, Corey Jensen # 6 (Corey Burger)

The Sky View Bobcats made a short trip to Logan on Friday night, for a trip that in hindsight they may wish they had not made. The offense struggled to get things going on the ground and in the air, while the defense did not have many answers for the Grizzly offense behind DJ Nelson’s arm and ground game. After a 7-67 loss the Bobcats will need to go back to the drawing board and get ready for next week’s game against Roy.

It didn’t take too long for the Grizzlies to put up their first points, Logan quarterback DJ Nelson found Caden Anderson with a 10 yard touchdown pass with 7:22 on the clock in the first quarter. A repeat performance between Nelson and Anderson at 5:33 from 9 yards out put the Grizzlies up by fourteen points after Jake Thompson finished off the drives nailing both PAT’s. With just :59 left on the clock in the first Nelson would score again on the ground keeping the ball on a 6 yard run to pay dirt and the Thompson PAT would put the score at 0-21 to end the first.

Sky View showed some signs of life in the second when at 9:18, running back Skyler Hunt finished the Bobcat drive pounding out a 10 yard touchdown run. Josh Egbert added the extra point to make it 7-21, and the Bobcats had put what would turn out to be the only Sky View points on the board.

Nelson and crew added two more scores in the second quarter on a 2 yard keeper with 4:30 on the clock, followed by a 7 yard touchdown pass to Beau Artist at :15 left in the half. Thompson hit the first PAT but missed the second to seal the first half score at 7-34.

Toward the end of the first half Sky View’s starting quarterback Nick Carver left the game with an injury and was replaced by Braxton Goderidge who would finish the half and play the rest of the game.

The second half was all Grizzlies in the scoring department as Nelson opened up the third with a 40 yard keeper for a score coupled with a Thompson PAT at 11:12 in the third. At 8:35 Nelson hit Schmidt for a 14 yard score and Thompson added the PAT. John Schmidt added another score on a three yard run with just :43 and Thompson once again missed the PAT closing out the third quarter with a score of 7-54.

Logan added two more scores in the final period when Nelson connected with Jake Thompson on a 7 yard pass with 4:33. After catching the touchdown pass Thompson pulling double duty hit the extra point. Backup quarterback Jesse Baddy got in on the scoring finding Taylor Compton in the end zone with a 15 yard pass with just :18 left in the game. The tenacious to the end defense of the Bobcats closed out the game by blocking the extra point putting the final score at 7-67. Nelson accounted for 457 yards of offense with 300 yards in the air, and 157 yards on the ground.

Nick Carver left the game with a 6-of-16 passing record throwing for 81 yards and two interceptions. Braxton Godderidge was 6-of-20 for 61 yards in the game throwing one interception. Neither quarterback threw a touchdown. Carver added 33 yards on the ground on six carries. Godderidge had three carries for a loss of 4 yards.

On the other end of those passes was Skyler Hunt who caught two passes for 46 yards to lead the Bobcats in receiving. Also with catches were Sean Gero with three catches for 35 yards, Corey Jensen and Mitchell Larson each had two catches for 19 and 13 yards respectively. Single catches were registered by Alex Watts, Robert Ercanbrack, and Daniel Lemon.

The ground game for the Bobcats was led by Carver with his 33 yards, followed by Alex Watts who had 27 yards on six carries. Skyler Hunt had 18 yards on six carries, one for a touchdown. Sean Gero had 5 yards on two carries.

Defensively Sky View spent a good deal of time on the field, and although they struggled to keep Logan from scoring they were a busy bunch who tried to battle to the end. The defense registered three sacks, a solo sack by Ethan Dursteller who dropped the quarterback for a two yard loss, while Garth Jolley and Tre Hansen teamed up for a sack for a four yard loss. Corbin Lee and Connor Chambers also teamed up for a two yard sack.

Yabitse Wells had seven solo tackles and four assists. Cole Bangerter and Tre Hansen each had six solo tackles, Bangerter teamed up for another one. Garth Jolley registered four solos and three assists as well. Several other Bobcat players contributed solo tackles and assists.

This game elevates Logan to 7-0-0 overall with a region record of 3-0-0. Sky View falls to 2-5-0 overall and is 1-2-0 in the region. Next up for the Bobcats are the Roy – Royals who will come to Smithfield with a 3-4-0 record and are 0-3-0 in region. That game is scheduled for Friday night, kickoff will be at 7:00 p.m.

Game Summary

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Sky View 0 7 0 0 7
Logan 21 13 20 13 67