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Cowboys dominate Beavers 33-7
Kanab dominated Beaver in 2-A football action last Friday night, beating up on the visitors 33-7. The Cowboys racked up 481 yards of total offense, with 296 coming on the ground and 185 through th air.
Senior QB Craig Brinkerhoff once again played a solid game, rushing for 138 yards on 14 carries and one touchdown and completing nine of 16 passes for 185 yards and two TD’s. Fullback Dustin Reidhead added 90 yards on 14 carries with one score. Tight end Rhees Jackson caught six passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns.
The defense played their best game of the year, holding Beaver to only 181 yards of total offense. Defensive coach Klint Glover was very pleased with the “D’s” effort, “We almost had the shutout. One missed tackle, where our player was in perfect position, and we would have.”
Head coach Bucky Orton was proud of his team’s effort, especially the way his boys stepped up after losing two-way star Justin Orton for four to six weeks in the North Sevier game. Coach Orton told his players after the game, “I challenged you guys this past week, when we knew Justin was out, to step it up. And you guys really did. I’m proud of you. We had a lot of guys step up and play hard tonight.”
Kanab got on the scoreboard first, after Cody Barber stuffed Beaver’s Robbie Gurr for a three yard loss on a fourth and two on the Kanab 11 yard line. Two plays later, Brinkerhoff hooked up with Jackson on an 85 yard pass play. Jackson hauled in the long pass at midfield, broke a tackle and outsprinted everyone to paydirt.
Three minutes into the second quarter, Brinkerhoff capped a 10-play 81 yard drive with a 15 yard quarterback draw for a TD and a 14-0 Cowboy lead.
With a little over two mintues left in the first half, the duo of Brinkerhoff and Jackson hooked up again, this time from 15 yards out for another score. An offensive pass interference call on Jackson negated the score and Beaver took over on the Kanab 30. Running back Gurr caught a swing pass in the flat, broke a tackle and ran 70 yards for the Beavers one and only score. Instead of going into the half leading 21-0, Kanab was only up by seven, 14-7.
Kanab put the game away in the third quarter with two touchdowns in a three minute span. The first score came after the second half kickoff when they drove 83 yards in 11 plays, capped off with a one yard toss from Brinkerhoff to Jackson.
On the next Beaver possession D-back Kade Quarnberg made an interception on the Beaver 26. Kanab wasted no time, with Jordan Jones caryring the final three yards to the end zone and a 26-7 Kanab lead.
Kanab’s last score came two minutes into the fourth frame on a six yard TD run by Dustin Reidhead to make the final 33-7.
This week Kanab travels to Millard, who were blanked by South Sevier 21-0 on Friday.