The Kanab Cowboys showed no mercy, at least in the first half, on the young JV squad from 3A Desert Hills High School of St. George last Friday night, as they pummeled them 55-26. Kanab led 49-0 with four minutes left in the first half. It was pretty ugly.

Taylor Glover started things off quickly, taking a pitch on the second play of the game, getting to the outside and outrunning everyone 73 yards down the sideline to the end zone. The quick score gave Kanab a 7-0 lead one minute and one second into the game.

On the following kickoff, Chase Adams knocked the ball loose and Kanab recovered. Fifty-eight seconds after the first score, Kanab found paydirt again, this time on an 18 yard fade pass from Brandon Jenson to Brandon Nielson. The play, on a fourth down and eight, gave Kanab a 14-0 lead.

On Kanab’s next possession, Kanab faced a fourth and six from their own 43, and were back in punt formation. When kicker Hayden Jones saw every one of Desert Hills players turn and race back to block for their return man, he took off running, picking up 33 yards, all the way down to the 24 yard line.

After an exchange of interceptions, Kanab had the ball 15 yards from the goal line. Facing a third and 11, Jenson flared a pass out in the flat to Merrill Terry, who picked up some excellent blocks, and made a heck of a cutback, as he slithered down the sideline to score. This came with 3:02 left in the first period to make it 21-0.

On the first play after the kickoff, Jenson recovered a Desert Hills fumble on the 32. But, the visitors picked off a Jenson pass on their own two-yard line. The Cowboy defense held and Desert Hills punted from the one four plays later. Nielson returned the short kick to the 14 and a penalty on Desert Hills placed the ball on the seven-yard line. Jenson scored on a quarterback sneak two plays later and Kanab led 28-0 with 10:30 left in the second quarter.

Seventeen seconds later, Chase Adams picked off an errant pass and returned it 30 yards for another Cowboy touchdown to make it 35-0.

Nielson returned a punt 85 yards for another score two minutes later, but that TD was called back on a block in the back penalty on Kanab. It still only took another three minutes for the Cowboys to score when back-up QB Adams threw a bomb to Jones, covering 78 yards to make the scoreboard read 42-0.

Then with 3:59 left in the first half, Nielson intercepted a pass deep in Desert Hills territory and returned it 20 yards for yet another score and a 49-0 lead. That’s when I left.

This week, coach Bucky Orton takes his squad to Moab to face the Grand Red Devils in Kanab’s first region game.

By Dennis Brunner

The Kanab Cowboys showed no mercy, at least in the first half, on the young JV squad from 3A Desert Hills High School of St. George last Friday night, as they pummeled them 55-26. Kanab led 49-0 with four minutes left in the first half. It was pretty ugly.

Taylor Glover started things off quickly, taking a pitch on the second play of the game, getting to the outside and outrunning everyone 73 yards down the sideline to the end zone. The quick score gave Kanab a 7-0 lead one minute and one second into the game.

On the following kickoff, Chase Adams knocked the ball loose and Kanab recovered. Fifty-eight seconds after the first score, Kanab found paydirt again, this time on an 18 yard fade pass from Brandon Jenson to Brandon Nielson. The play, on a fourth down and eight, gave Kanab a 14-0 lead.

On Kanab’s next possession, Kanab faced a fourth and six from their own 43, and were back in punt formation. When kicker Hayden Jones saw every one of Desert Hills players turn and race back to block for their return man, he took off running, picking up 33 yards, all the way down to the 24 yard line.

After an exchange of interceptions, Kanab had the ball 15 yards from the goal line. Facing a third and 11, Jenson flared a pass out in the flat to Merrill Terry, who picked up some excellent blocks, and made a heck of a cutback, as he slithered down the sideline to score. This came with 3:02 left in the first period to make it 21-0.

On the first play after the kickoff, Jenson recovered a Desert Hills fumble on the 32. But, the visitors picked off a Jenson pass on their own two-yard line. The Cowboy defense held and Desert Hills punted from the one four plays later. Nielson returned the short kick to the 14 and a penalty on Desert Hills placed the ball on the seven-yard line. Jenson scored on a quarterback sneak two plays later and Kanab led 28-0 with 10:30 left in the second quarter.

Seventeen seconds later, Chase Adams picked off an errant pass and returned it 30 yards for another Cowboy touchdown to make it 35-0.

Nielson returned a punt 85 yards for another score two minutes later, but that TD was called back on a block in the back penalty on Kanab. It still only took another three minutes for the Cowboys to score when back-up QB Adams threw a bomb to Jones, covering 78 yards to make the scoreboard read 42-0.

Then with 3:59 left in the first half, Nielson intercepted a pass deep in Desert Hills territory and returned it 20 yards for yet another score and a 49-0 lead. That’s when I left.

This week, coach Bucky Orton takes his squad to Moab to face the Grand Red Devils in Kanab’s first region game.