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Mother Nature interferes with Cowboys 60-0 shutout of the American Leadership Academy

The Cowboys hosted the 0-2 American Leadership Academy (ALA) Eagles from Spanish Fork on Friday, August 26. Originally, the Cowboys had the Page Sand Devils on the schedule, before they backed out, in which the ALA Eagles were added.

Senior Waylon White takes a punt from ALA and takes it for a TD before having it called back due to a block in the back penalty. Photo by Jeremy Houston.

It became clear early on that it wasn’t going to be much of a ball game as the Cowboys jumped out to a 34 - 0 lead after the first quarter of play. The Cowboys didn’t slow down, adding 20 more points in the second quarter, giving them a 54 - 0 margin at halftime. This game allowed a lot of time for the starters to get some rest, providing some underclassmen opportunities to shine, and that they did.

Sophomore Preston Brown carries an ALA defender and smiles at the camera on his way to a TD. Photo by Jeremy Houston.

Freshman Hayden Gubler had a blast, with his lightning speed running all over the field, racking up 114 yards rushing with two TDs. Sophomore newcomer, Kash Kabonic also got lots of reps at the QB position, adding 30 yards, with 16 on the ground and 14 in the air.

Sophomore Preston Brown also added 42 yards on the ground and found the endzone.

Senior Kason Janes added two touchdowns of his own on 156 yards receiving on only three receptions. They would have had a lot more opportunities if Gubler’s lightning feet would have stayed on the ground instead of moving to the air, as the lightning storm ended the game early in the third quarter with the Cowboys prevailing 60 - 0.

Coach Quarnberg said of the game, “We took care of the business this week. We are working through some injuries and some players stepped up, and we will have that next-man-up mentality going forward. Proud of our boys for being 3 - 0. Big one coming up this week traveling to Duchesne on Friday, September 2, which is always a tough place to go get a win.”

Freshman speedster Hayden Gubler scampers past an ALA Eagle defender on his way to 114 yards rushing and two TDs. Photo by Matt Brown.

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