The Red Devils varsity football squad pulverized the Carbon Dinos 47-6 on Friday, Oct. 4, at Carbon High School.
Less than 30 seconds into play, the mood of the game was established. The Dinos fumbled the opening kickoff, Grand recovered, and quarterback Bryant Troutt had his first touchdown of the evening. A few minutes later Grand fumbled. A few more minutes later Carbon fumbled again. Tyler Morey recovered and ran it in for the Red Devils. Grand was up 14-0 by the end of the first quarter.
Both teams had an extreme, bizarre case of butterfingers throughout the game. The difference was that Grand County capitalized on Carbon’s mistakes, whereas the Dinos did not fully exploit all of the Red Devils’ errors.
The Dinos earned a touchdown the hard way in the second quarter. Carbon moved the ball over 60 yards and ate up a lot of clock time in the process to score, but the Dinos missed the field goal. The very next play, Brayden Cloud ran back the kickoff down to about the Red Devil’s 15-yard line.
Two plays later, Grand was faced with a third and 21 and Cloud snagged a tremendous catch to pick up 20 yards. Despite Cloud’s fantastic catch, the Red Devils failed to get the first down on the following play, turned the ball over and QB Troutt was injured.
Late in the second quarter the Dinos were on the move. Ryelan Jones picked off Carbon’s quarterback. Troutt came back in the game and proved he was not as injured as previously thought when he scooted through 59 yards of traffic to the end zone. Grand was up 20-6 at halftime.
In the third quarter the Red Devils got back to business right away. At the 11:43 mark, Troutt had a 73-yard run to pick up another touchdown and Grand was firmly in the lead 27-6.
Late in the third, Cloud had a touchdown run that put Grand up 33-6. Chance Arbon deserves credit for setting up Cloud’s TD after he pulled in a long, perfectly placed spiral from Troutt and was stopped on the 1-yard line.
Troutt had a 23-yard rushing touchdown in the top of the fourth. Less than 15 seconds later Carbon fumbled the kickoff return and Grand found themselves in excellent field position yet again. Troutt scampered for a 22-yard touchdown–and more than 200 yards rushing in the game.
The Red Devils varsity football squad will play its last home game of the season against the South Sevier Rams at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. Seniors will be recognized.