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Kearns at Cottonwood

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Kearns at Cottonwood

Caytlin Pendleton, Jr. Senior Sports Editor

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Kearns faced off against Cottonwood on August 31, 2018, handing them their third loss. Kearns started off with the ball. Kick off was caught by Isaiah Afatasi. We got to third down until Cottonwood’s safety Ben Ostler intercepted the ball. Cottonwood traveled down the field to the 30-yard line.

Cottonwood reached fourth down, they didn’t get the field goal. Kearns ran the ball down the field to the 20 yard line, then getting a touchdown by Isaiah Afatasi. Kearns punted the ball pulling an onside kick caught by Kolby Smallwood. Bringing the first quarter to an end 0 to 6 Kearns.

At the beginning of the second quarter Dakota Lynde scored a touchdown at the 1-yard line. Cottonwood made it to fourth quarter giving the ball back to Kearns. Isaiah Afatasi ran the ball into the end zone from the 45-yard line giving Kearns another touchdown. Kearns went for the extra point and it was ran in by Tucson Vaenuku.

“Very good game, we are pulling the ball down the field very well,” said Mr. Wooldridge on how the game was going so far. Cottonwood could not convert and had to punt it to Kearns. Kalux Manuo ran the ball to the end zone from the 30-yard line.

Austin Perry Kearns’ strong safety intercepted the ball and got tackled at the 50-yard line. Isaiah Afatasi ran the ball into the end zone from the 50-yard line. Cottonwood failed to convert the ball and had to punt it back to Kearns. Isaiah Afatasi ran a 65-yard touchdown bringing the score up. Bringing the second quarter to an end, 38 to 0.

Cottonwood started off with the ball, but Cottonwood made it to fourth down and attempted to make a field goal but failed giving the ball back to Kearns. Isaiah Afatasi made a 60-yard touchdown bringing the score up to 0 to 45.

Cottonwood’s quarterback, Hunter Workman, threw an interception to Jeffrey Bassa and he ran a 50-yard touchdown. Bringing the third quarter to an end giving the score 52 to nothing.

Neither Kearns nor Cottonwood could convert the ball during the fourth quarter ending the quarter to 52 to 0.

During an interview the Cougar Claw asked Dakota Lynde if he was proud of the outcome of the game. “Teamwise it was a great game, a lot of people doing their jobs, not a lot of mistakes, great effort.” Kearns’ whole team believed that they did an awesome job against Cottonwood. A lot of sportsmanship is on that team and good job to the Kearns high Varsity team and all the coaches.

 

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