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Cowboys drop another close one 33-28
The Kanab Cowboys lost another heartbreaker last Friday night at Enterprise 33-28. The first place Wolves had all they could handle with the Cowboys, just as Millard experienced the week before.
“We spotted them 14 points again, just like last week,” said head coach Bucky Orton. “Our first two possessions were three and out, and they scored two touchdowns in four plays.”
The Cowboys were led once again by the Quarnberg to McBride passing combination. The duo combined on 10 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns.
After trailing 14-0, Kanab came up with three interceptions, one by Quarnberg and two by McBride. The Cowboys scored a touchdown after each pick.
Orton said, “Kade and Kyson played great games, both on offense and on defense.”
The host Wolves got on the scoreboard first when their quarterback, Slade Moyle, scored on a 29 yard gallop to give Enterprise a 7-0 lead. It was the first of three Moyle touchdown runs on the night.
Running back Jade Hulet ripped off a 50 yard touchdown run later in the first period to give the Wolves a 14-0 lead.
Kanab responded with their first score, a Quarnberg to McBride touchdown pass play, good for seven yards, and Kanab was on the board trailing 14-7.
Early in the second period, the Cowboys knotted the score at 14-14 when Quarnberg hooked up with fullback Cody Barber on a 24 yard scoring play.
Enterprise answered with a score of their own when Josh Pasini pulled in a Moyle pass in the end zone from 13 yards out to give the Wolves the lead once again, 21-14.
The Cowboys responded once again, capping off a nice drive with a one yard plunge for a tying touchdown from Barber to make it 21-21 at the break.
Moyle scored the only touchdown in the third quarter on a one yard sneak. The extra point kick failed and the Wolves led 27-21 heading into the final period.
The Wolves added to their lead with another Moyle toouchdown dash, this one from eight yards out. Their two-point conversion attempt also failed when Kanab stopped Hulet short of the goal line. But the Wolves lead was now 12 points, 33-21.
The Cowboys weren’t finished yet. Quarnberg completed a 26 yard TD pass to McBride. The extra point kick was good and Kanab now only trailed by five points, 33-28. But Enterprise ran out the clock and the Cowboys suffered their third straight tough loss.
Both teams picked up 16 first downs in the game, but the ground game of the Wolves proved to be too much as they picked up 224 yards rushing to only 84 for the Cowboys.
Barber gained 41 yards on 15 carries and Helamen Garcia picked up 30 yards on 11 carries, as the Cowboys could not get an established ground attack going.
Enterprise had two runners go over the century mark, as Moyle picked up 123 yards on 20 carries, with Hulet gaining 107 on 10 tries.
Kanab’s air attack, led by Quarnberg’s 15 of 29 passes, covered 240 yards, and three touchdowns.
Enterprise’s Moyle completed 13 of 26 passes, good for 213 yards and one touchdown.
The Cowboys did throw one interception and lost one fumble, but they picked off three of Moyle’s passes.
The Wolves totaled 437 yards of total offense to the Cowboys 324 yards in a pretty evenly matched contest.
This Friday night is the Cowboys’ Black Out game, with the home team wearing their black jerseys. In their final regular season game, they will host the South Sevier Rams, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. at Arlyn Hafen Stadium. If Kanab gets a victory they finish in fourth place in the West and will host the East’s fifth place team next week in the first round of the playoffs.