The 2018 Kanab Cowboy seniors pose with their parents on Senior Night. The Cowboys travel to Duchesne

this Saturday, Oct. 27, in the first round of the 1A State Tournament, with kickoff at 3 p.m.

The Kanab Cowboys finished the regular season with yet another defeat, this time on the road at Monticello. The Buckaroos beat Kanab 33-21, to claim third place in the south region of 1A, delegating the Cowboys to last place.

Kanab could not stop Monticello running back Weston Nebeker, who ran over the Cowboys for 303 yards on 26 carries, and four trips to the end zone.

That was only half the problem, as Cowboy quarterback Marcus Fox was running for his life the whole night as he tried to pass. He ended up completing only five on 15 passes for 64 yards and one touchdown.

Kanab got on the scoreboard first when Fox hit Sean Gray with a 15 yard pass for a touchdown and the Cowboys led 7-0 after one quarter of action. The score capped a 74 yard, eight-play drive.

Two minutes into the second period, Monticello’s Reed Hedglin hauled in a 22 yard pass from Buck QB Matt Beh to tie the game at 7-7.

Under three minutes later Monticello covered 61 yards on just three plays to take the lead on a Nebeker 13 yard run. The extra point kick failed and Kanab trailed 13-7.

The Bucks were the first to score in the third quarter when Nebeker busted through the line and sprinted 95 yards to paydirt, and a 19-7 Monticello lead.

Kanab answered with a 63 yard drive on eight plays, with Kyle Blomquist going the final yard for six points. That closed the gap to 19-14.

After the kickoff into the end zone put the ball on the 20, it took Nebeker one play to score, as he dashed 80 yards, and with a two-point conversion, the score was now 27-14.

On the first play of the fourth quarter, Blomquist scored his second touchdown on a 14 yard scamper, to make it 27-21.

But Monticello used an 11-play drive that covered 82 yards, with Nebeker scoring his fourth TD on a five yard run, to make the final 33-21.

With the loss, Kanab will play the North #1 seed Duchesne on their field this Saturday at 3 p.m.