Coveted football trophy makes return after 17 seasons
(Photos by Levan Hall, Kalli Prendergast, and Francie Jones)
The Carbon Dinos defeated the Emery Spartans Friday during Carbon High’s homecoming game.
Carbon won 16-9. It was the Dinos’ first victory in the series since 2000.
They did everything they needed to do to win this game. It was homecoming also so the stands were full of Carbon faithful and the team made sure they were not denied the celebration after the game that included fireworks.
Carbon scored first in the game as the kicker #5 Chris Sunter kicked a 27-yard field goal towards the end of the first quarter of play and that was how the quarter ended with Carbon up 3-0.
Emery started their next series at their 33-yard line, picked up 7 yards on first down, zero yards on second down and then a pitch by the Emery quarterback to the Spartan running back was swatted away by Dino defensive end Collin Lewis at the 35 yard line and Lewis picked up the loose ball and ran those 35 yards to the end zone and Carbon led 9-0 after the extra point kick was missed.
Emery managed to get on the scoreboard on their next series as #90 Brock Winter kicked a 40-yard field goal after the Emery drive stalled in Carbon territory. Carbon led 9-3. On Emery’s very next offensive series the Spartans failed to gain a first down, went to punt and the punt was blocked by #87 Chance Lecheminant and the Spartans were able to down the ball at the 15-yard line but the ball now belonged to the Dinos.
The Dinos had first and ten at the Emery 15 yard line and several plays later Lewis took the handoff at the 3-yard line and scored for the second time in the game and the extra point was good and Carbon led 16-3.
Emery returned the ensuing kickoff to the 45-yard line and eventually scored on a pass play that covered six yards. Emery went for two after the touchdown and the pass was deflected and Carbon now led 16-9. That was the score at the half.
In the second half both teams had the ball four times. Emery fumbled once, missed a 47-yard field goal attempt once and turned the ball over on downs twice.
Carbon threw one interception turned the ball over on downs twice and then had the ball as the game ended. Nobody was able to do anything in the second half.
Carbon won 16-9 and will travel to Grantsville this Friday night to face the Cowboys in another 3-A North region contest.