Tooele beat its second Cache County team in as many weeks when the Buffs dominated Logan in the 42-24 win on the road Friday.
“We’re trying to make the run for the playoffs,” head coach Kyle Brady said of the wide-margined win.
Though he said the Buffaloes didn’t play particularly well in the second half and gave up a pair of touchdowns in the final 24 minutes, Brady was pleased overall with the way Tooele ran all over the Grizzlies and jumped out to a 35-10 lead before the break.
“Defensively, Jaxon Kinsman played pretty well on defense,” Brady said. “He’s just another guy we can add into our mix at linebacker, which gives us more depth, which is nice especially come this time of year when we’ve got bumps and bruises.”
Senior running back Lincoln Powers shouldered the rushing load for the Buffaloes, taking 17 touches for 134 yards and two touchdowns.
Sophomore quarterback Austin Meoño had 112 yards passing and a 79-yard touchdown to junior running back Jeno Bins, who also had 82 yards rushing and two touchdowns on five carries.
“I thought that Jeno played really well,” Brady said. “On the offensive side of the ball, he had I think three touchdowns. A long touchdown catch, a couple long runs.”
Defensively, Tooele held the defending state champions to just 72 rushing yards. Logan sophomore quarterback Jonny Parkinson went 21 of 33 passing with three touchdowns on 219 yards and an interception.
Tooele senior Zach Dean led the team in tackles with seven, and had a pair of tackles for loss. Junior Dawson Vorwaller had two of the team’s five total sacks. Powers and senior defensive back Mikey Dunn each had an interception in the game.
Tooele punted only once.
Logan sophomore Charlie Jensen caught two of Logan’s three touchdowns.
The Buffaloes will next face Ben Lomond at 7 p.m. on Friday for homecoming. Logan will next take on Bear River. The Scots are fresh off a 36-7 loss to the Bears last week.
“They’ve got a lot of guys coming back,” Brady said.