LOGAN – After four quarters and two overtimes, the Logan High Grizzlies beat the Box Elder Bees 38-37 Friday night in a back and forth game that head coach Mike Favero called “miraculous.”
“That’s what I told our guys in the locker room,” he said. “Logan High has a tradition and history of finding a way. Miracles happen if you keep plugging and never give up.”
At one point, hope seemed lost for the Grizzlies. Logan quarterback Hunter Horsley – who also punts the ball for his team – dropped back on fourth down to punt, then scrambled, and was sacked near his own goal line. The turnover resulted in a quick touchdown for Box Elder and gave Logan less than one minute to tie the game.
After a sack and an incomplete pass to start the next drive, the Grizzlies faced a long third-and-12. Then things finally turned around. Horsely completed pass after pass and moved the Grizzlies downfield. It was do-or-die when Logan was sitting on the 25-yard line with 1.2 seconds left on the clock. After Horsely’s pass fell incomplete a pass interference flag was thrown giving Logan one last shot. That’s when Horsely found Spencer Corbett in the end zone. The extra point by Clayton Thompson sent the game into overtime.
“I told Spencer Corbett on that last play, ‘We’re going to make you a hero right here,’” Favero said. “And I believed he would catch that football.”
Both teams failed to score first time around in overtime. Horsely’s pass was intercepted in the end zone and two straight sacks by the Logan defense helped keep Box Elder’s field goal attempt from reaching the uprights.
In second overtime, the Grizzlies reached the one yard line. After four-straight quarterback keepers, Horsley finally crossed the plane and scored. Box Elder also scored on a fourth down run from the one, but the snap was botched, and the Grizzles celebrated winning their first game of the season.
Horsley threw for three touchdowns and 200 yards. He added another 221 yards on the ground with two rushing touchdowns. All three touchdown passes went to Corbett, who finished the game with eight receptions for 105 yards. After the game he said he thinks he already has more yards and touchdowns than his first 10 games last year.
“Me and Hunter Horsley have got some good chemistry right now,” Corbett said.
Logan will welcome valley rival Sky View next Friday, who beat Riverton 31-15 Friday night.