Planning and preparation led to big results in the 2013 edition of Logan and Sky View football.
Behind another high-yardage game from quarterback Chase Nelson, big play from wide receivers and stifling defense, the Grizzlies raced past the Bobcats in front of a pink crowd at Crimson Field.
“Our guys did an unbelievable job in preparing for this game,” Logan head coach Mike Favero said. “They were dialed in and Sky View had a great team, had a great record coming in but our guys were dialed in from preparation standpoint.”
On their second drive, Nelson capitalized on a short field, finding Taylor Compton for a 20-yard touchdown and Logan took a 7-0 lead. By the end of the first quarter, the Grizzlies had tacked on 10 more points on a touchdown pass to Chad Artist and a 37-yard field goal from Angel Reyes.
The Grizzlies poured it on in the second quarter as Nelson found Hartman Rector for a 24-0 lead and then Artist caught his second touchdown for a 31-0 lead at the half.
“Chad is a burner man, you can always count on him to fight for the ball,” Nelson said. “He’s what they call clutch. … He goes up and gets the ball for me so he’s a luxury to have.”
Logan’s defense wouldn’t budge for Sky View’s offense, stuffing the run game and forcing SV quarterback Braxton Godderidge to misfire on his first eight passes.
Godderidge completed his first pass at the 7:30 mark of the second quarter.
Logan’s dominance continued in the second half despite Sky View coming out of the locker room strong.
Godderidge scored on the Bobcats first drive of the half, but Nelson came right back with a 63-yard run on the Grizzlies first offensive play of the half for a 38-7 lead.
Nelson threw two more touchdowns — including another to Compton — to finish with six touchdowns. the senior quarterback finished 23-of-36 for 249 yards and added 180 yards on the ground.
“I feel like from a preparation standpoint we really wanted this one,” Nelson said. “The intensity was there because its a valley rivalry.”
Logan improved to 7-0 on the season, taking control atop Region 5 in handing Sky View its second loss of the season. The Bobcats are now 5-2.
The Grizzlies will face a valley-rival for the second straight week when they travel to Mountain Crest to face the Mustangs on Thursday, Oct. 10.
The Bobcats will get their first chance to bounce back when they host Box Elder on Thursday.
Both games are scheduled to kickoff at 7 p.m.