Friday Night Lights: MC wins big, SV and Logan fall

HYRUM– Last week against Lone Peak, the Mountain Crest Mustangs had a difficult time moving the ball.It was a different story Friday night, as the Mustangs marched down the field at will against East on their way to a 48-0 win over the Leopards at Lynn R. Miller Field.”Obviously, our kids were focused,” said MC head coach Mark Wootton.”With the game last week, you know, kids get their feelings hurt by not playing well. They can only go one of two ways; some will pack it in, and some come in and play harder.That’s what makes me so proud of these kids.”Mountain Crest was led offensively by quarterback Alex Kuresa. The junior playcaller had a monster game through the air, as he completed 20 out of 26 passes for six touchdowns and 424 yards, all of which came in the first half.”Tonight he was right on target. Our offensive line gave him some good time,” Wootton said. “They got a good push on us, but fortunately we were able to keep them off our quarterback.”Mustang seniors Alex Knowles and Matt Stuart were able to make good on the Kuresa passes. Knowles finished with five catches for 103 yards and three touchdowns. Stuart recorded six receptions and found the endzone three times. Knowles was also able to add a rushing touchdown, as he ran for 48 yards.Mountain Crest’s defense was extremely stingy for the length of the game. In fact, the Leopards did not pick a first down until midway through the second quarter. MC ended up allowing a meager 130 yards of total offense, nearly half of which came on a 50 plus yard scramble by East quarterback Tanner Curtis. The Mustangs were able to create some turnovers, as Malin Brough picked off a Curtis pass in the endzone with 1:45 left in the first half. Mountain Crest also came up with a fumble towards the end of the game.MC will now turn their attention towards Pocatello High. They will go on the road at Idaho State University, where they will face off against the Indians at five on the eleventh.

<strong>In other valley football action:</strong>

DJ Nelson had a 3-yard run for Logan’s only touchdown against the Bountiful Braves in a game that the Grizzlies lost 40-7. Logan was down 30-0 at halftime and the mercy rule was enacted in the third quarter after Bountiful went up 37-0.Bountiful started the game strong with an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on the opening kick. The Braves never looked back as they advanced to 3-0 on the season and Logan fell to 1-2. Logan next takes on Park City next Friday in Park City.—The Jordan Beetdiggers defeated the Sky View Bobcats 49-28. Are you interested in covering the Bobcats for Cache Valley Daily? If so, e-mail [email protected]—In a rivalry game in Brigham City, the Box Elder Bees defeated the Bear River Bears 17-14. The Bears offense that was averaging about 58 points per game through the first two games was held in check in this close matchup.

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