The Red Devils varsity football team beat the South Sevier Rams 49-7 in the last home game of the season on Friday, Oct. 11, in Moab. Grand County is currently 5-4-0 overall for the season and 3-1-0 in the region.
Senior recognition night was rather chilly with the temperature about 50 degrees when the game started, and 35 degrees an hour later. Seniors from the marching band, color guard and football team were recognized for their participation and contributions over the years.
As fate would have it, only seniors scored. Trea Myer caught a 21-yard pass for Grand’s first touchdown. Quarterback Bryant Troutt had a 12-yard touchdown run a little less than three minutes later. Brayden Cloud pulled in a 14-yard pass from his brother to score with 1:55 left in the first quarter. Bryant Troutt had a 62-yard run to the end zone with 15 seconds left in the first quarter, and the home team was up 28-7 by the end of the first.
Joey Cloud caught an 18-yard touchdown toss in the top of the second quarter. Bryant Troutt had a 7-yard dash for a TD as time expired in the second, and Grand was up 42-7 by halftime.
The third quarter was scoreless. Brayden Troutt had a 14-yard sprint to the end zone in the fourth quarter for Grand’s final touchdown for the evening.
The Red Devils defense did not take the night off, despite the fact the offensive unit spent so much time on the field. Cloud and Chance Arbon had interceptions. Jaymmin Hester had some fantastic hits and put a lot of pressure on the Rams’ quarterback.
The Red Devils’ last regular game was scheduled to be against the 5-4 Richfield Wildcats on Thursday, Oct. 17, in Richfield. Grand and Richfield are currently tied for second place in the region.