Grizzlies sting Bees for Region 5 title, cap perfect regular season

Quarterback Chase Nelson makes a pitch during Logan's 35-16 win over Box Elder on Thursday at Crimson Field.

The quest for perfection had it’s rough moments, but the Logan High football team got it done with a 36-15 win over Box Elder Thursday at Crimson Field to cap an undefeated season and lock up the Region 5 title.

“We got off to a very sloppy, uncharacteristic start,” Logan head coach Mike Favero said. “The good news was we scored on the last possession of the half and regained our composure and got back to what we’re good at.”

The Grizzlies got a big performance from quarterback Chase Nelson and wide receiver Hartman Rector, who connected for two touchdowns. rector finished the game with 10 catches and 119 yards.

Rector came up big for the Grizzlies in the second quarter, catching three passes from Nelson to help the Grizzlies retake the lead at 13-12 on an 8-yard touchdown catch. Logan added a two-point conversion for a three-point lead and never trailed again.

While Nelson didn’t put up astronomical numbers, the senior was deadl accurate for the Grizzlies Nelson finished the game 26-of-30 for 252 yards and four touchdowns, and didn’t throw an incompletion in the second half.

Box Elder — which averaged more than 300 rushing yards per game — was limited to 127 yards on 42 carries, and managed just 255 total yards against a stingy Grizzlies defense.

“Our D-line plays great, blowing people up off the line,” linebacker Jaden Connor said. “Give credit to my D-line every game, they make easy reads for me, make it easy to see the hole.”

Logan meanwhile put up 397 total yards. Tanner McIntyre added a pair of touchdowns for Logan in the win.

Logan finishes the season 10-0, clinching the Region 5 title with a perfect 6-0 record.

“Our record is 0-0 right now,” Connor said. “We just have to get work done and prepare well like we do every week. It’s all about preparation.”

The Grizzlies will be the region’s No. 1 seed for the state tournament, which begins next week. Logan will host Highland or Bountiful on Friday, Nov. 1, with the time to be determined.

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