Kanab High School’s Homecoming was a bright one last Friday night as a helicopter started the night off by flying in and dropping off the Homecoming Royalty before the game. London Fenus the homecoming queen, with her first attendant Ava Hafen and second attendant Cydnee Castagno were joined by homecoming king Travis Stewart and his first attendant Waylon White and second attendant Kason Janes.
The game started with Freshman Hayden Gubler taking a handoff from Griffen Bone and behind a huge hole from his offensive line, scored first making it 7-0. Milford answered back quickly with Milford’s Bo Hardy taking it 60 yards around a sweep to tie it up 7-7. Milford scored again to take a 14-7 lead, before it was the Cowboys turn to answer, when Bone found an opening and was off to the races for a 50-yard touchdown run, leading to a 14-14 score after the first quarter of play.
As Milford was driving, Senior Derek Brown caught hold of a Milford pass for his first interception of the game, which led to a huge run for Gubler who found an opening and took it for another long run for almost 60 yards before getting caught from behind near the five-yard line. Parker Franklin was able to run it in after finding a huge hole provided by the offensive line.
Coach Quarnberg said of his line, “Our offensive line was tested for several weeks with tough matchups and it prepared them for this game. We rushed for 400 yards behind them, (Kason Janes, Brandon Dayea, Jaden Holder, Max Kartchner, Preston Houston, and Britton Little). Our backs ran hard, Preston Franklin and Hayden Gubler combined for over 300 yards and five TD’s.”
The Cowboys added two more touchdowns in the second quarter compared to the Tigers one to go into halftime 28-21. The second half was a high flying, high scoring attack, from both sides, with the Cowboys coming up big defensively, with Derek Brown adding his second interception, Troy Federkiel snatching one, and Bone adding a takeaway as well.
The Homecoming game felt right under the bright side of the moon with the Cowboys prevailing 49- 33. The Cowboys offensive line provided space for the team to rack up 410 yards of total rushing. Freshman Hayden Gubler had a huge night behind a very strong offensive line adding 172 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and Preston Franklin adding 136 yards and two touchdowns.
The Cowboys go on the road this week on Friday, October 7, to take on the Water Canyon High School, a team in their first year of playing with the old pigskin. Go for a pretty, evening ride over to Hildale and check out their new football stadium and support our Cowboys on the road.