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That's a wrap for Kanab City Rec fall youth sports - Football teams are champions

By Danielle Ramsey, Kanab City Recreation Director

Youth flag football, tackle football, volleyball, soccer, cheer and cross country have all come to an end for the 2022 season. Between all the programs there were over 300 participants this year! It was a great season full of learning, growing, competing, and having fun!

In addition to games and practices, KCR sponsored a float in the KHS Homecoming Parade again this year. Close to 200 kids rode on the float, cheering and showing their Cowboy Pride. A HUGE thank you goes out to all the volunteer coaches, referees, and parents for supporting these programs! They would not succeed without everyone’s support!

Youth sports photos courtesy of Kanab Recreation.

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Kanab City Recreation football teams are champions

By JD Wright

Kanab City Rec’s fifth/ sixth and seventh/eighth grade teams traveled to Millard High School on Saturday, October 15 to play in their championship games. Both teams brought home the first place Central Utah Football League trophy in their divisions.

Kanab City Rec youth football fifth/sixth grade champs. Back row: Coach Brandon Stubbs, Coach Justin Fenus, Coach Scott Colson, Coach JD Wright. Middle: Karver Swindlehurst, Monte Johnson, Trace Wright, Weston Johnson, Decon Corry, Cooper Ramsay, Peyton Bailey, Brian Barlow, Lochlan Glover. Front row: Sayer Fenus, Nolan Baird, Bryson McQuivey, Easton Heyborne, Elliot Hulet, Acey Dutton, Jude Forsyth, Trace Quarnburg, Nixon Johnson, Daxton Doss, Dylan Stubbs, Judd Colson. Photo by JD Wright.

The fifth/sixth grade team took on the Gunnison Bulldogs for their championship game. This wasn’t the first time they faced the Bulldogs. They played them during the first week of the regular season, beating them 32-0. Both teams came out ready to play in the championship matchup, but once Kanab got rolling, there was no stopping them; they beat the Bulldogs for a second time with a final score of 32-12. The fifth/sixth grade team went undefeated during the regular season and, up until the last 24 seconds of the championship game, the defense had not allowed a single touchdown to be scored against them. They worked hard all season long and played well as a team.

The fifth/sixth grade team coaches were Brandon Stubbs, JD Wright, Justin Fenus and Scott Colson. Thank you to the coaches for all the time spent coaching the team; it is greatly appreciated.

Kanab City Rec youth football seventh/eighth grade champs. The seventh/eighth grade team pose proudly with their massive trophy. The team was coached by Kade Quarnberg, Taylor Glover and Matt Johnson.

The seventh/eighth grade team faced the North Sevier Wolves in their championship game. In their first meeting during the regular season, it was a defensive battle with Kanab barely getting the 8-6 win. The championship was set to be a great game. Kanab was prepared to take on the Wolves and they came out strong, carrying the momentum throughout the entire game. Their defense didn’t allow the Wolves to score, and the offense did their job as well, scoring 26 points. They played together as a team, and it paid off by bringing home the Championship trophy! The seventh/eighth grade team finished the regular season with a 5-1 record. The team’s only loss was in the first week against Gunnison.

The seventh/eighth grade team was coached by Kade Quarnberg, Taylor Glover and Matt Johnson.

Thank you to the coaches for all the time spent coaching the team; it is greatly appreciated.

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