Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

October 12, 2022
Cowboys overcome early deficit to beat Union High 28-21

In the team’s second to last game before the state football tournament, the Grantsville Cowboys played hosts to the Union High Cougars.

The Cougars opened scoring five minutes into the game, after a successful fourth-down conversion led to a touchdown pass putting the team up 7-0 over Grantsville. Union didn’t take long to extend their lead, driving in another seven points four minutes later.

Trailing 14-0, Grantsville played uncharacteristically and failed to make any splash over the remainder of the first quarter and for the rest of the first half. Union maintained its 14-0 lead heading into halftime.

Starting the second half with the ball, Grantsville cut into the Cougars’ lead during a five-play run highlighted by an 18-yard run by quarterback Hunter Bell and a 21-yard run by Ethan Rainer to bring the score to 14-7.

The Cowboys carried the momentum into their next drive, as a trick play put the ball into Parker Williams’ hands, who threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to Rainer to knot the game at 14 points. Union did respond with a touchdown of their own to regain the lead at 21-14, but from then on Grantsville controlled the scoreboard.

An early fourth-quarter fumble by Union set up a first and one opening drive for Grantsville, which led to a quarterback sneak by Bell who drove in the ball for a touchdown. After a missed extra point, the Cowboys still trailed 21-20.

Then, with just over four minutes left in the game, Grantsville rushed for another touchdown to take the team’s first lead of the game at 26-21. A successful two-point conversion put the Cowboys up 28-21, which stood for the rest of the game to give them the victory.

With the win, Grantsville improves its record to 8-1 as the team hits the road again to wrap up the season against Juan Diego Catholic on Oct. 12. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

 

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