The Kanab Cowboys took it to the Altamont Longhorns last Friday in the 1A state playoff quarterfinal game. The Cowboys scored six touchdowns in the first 15 minutes to win handily 41-0.

The Kanab “D” was just as effective, holding Altamnt to 63 total yards in the game, 40 on the ground and 23 through the air. They also picked off three Longhorn passes and recovered two of three fumbles in a dominating performance.

Meanwhile, Kanab’s offense gained 175 yards rushing on 28 carries and an additional 82 yards through the air on six of eight passing by Tavin Ott. Ott led in rushing as well, with 59 yards on two carries. Porter Johnson had 42 yards on three runs, and Trevor Evans picked up 30 yards on 11 attempts.

Kanab got on the scoreboard quickly on a 38 yard touchdown gallop by Porter Johnson just 37 seconds into the game.

Sophomore quarterback Tavin Ott sprinted 58 yards for the second Cowboy TD to make it 14-0.

Ernesto Escobar ran three yards for the third Kanab score and the romp was on, 21-0.

Danion Barnson scored the fourth Kanab touchdown when he scooped up a fumbled snap by the punter and returned it 26 yards to make it 28-0.

The final score of the first period came with 2:26 left on a six yard pass from Ott to Escobar for a 34-0 lead.

The final tally came early in the second quarter when Ott connected with his brother Sladen on a seven yard touchdown pass play. The extra point made it 41-0 and Kanab head coach Bucky Orton had mercy on the Longhorns for the rest of the game.

With the victory, Kanab will play the north region #1 seed Duchesne at 11 a.m. this Friday at Southern Utah University’s Eccles Coliseum in Cedar City. Duchesne clobbered Milford 34-0 to get into the semis.

South region #1 seed Diamond Ranch pounded north region #4 seed Layton Christian 56-0 to advance to the other semi-final game. They will play Rich, the #2 seed from the north region, who beat Monticello 23-14. The kickoff for that game is 1:30 p.m. on Friday, following Kanab’s game.

The winners will advance to play for the 1A State Championship on Saturday, November 14 at 1:30 p.m. at Weber State University in Ogden.

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