The Grantsville Cowboys finished in third place in the 3A North Region thanks to a three-touchdown victory against Union High School on Friday.
The 27-6 final score came on the feet of Ky Fisher and Nephi Meono, who combined to score all four of the Cowboys’ touchdowns on the ground. Fisher scored three rushing and touchdowns, and Meono added another.
The Cowboys went ahead 14-0 in the second quarter before Union finally scored. But that touchdown from Union’s Gavin Nielsen was the only score put up. Fisher scored his third touchdown in the third quarter, and Meono scored his one touchdown in the fourth quarter to wrap the scoring.
Fisher’s first touchdown came on a 5-yard scamper in the redzone, and the second touchdown also came within the redzone at the 14-yard line. He then barreled his way into the end zone from 1 yard out in the third quarter for the 20-6 lead. Meono’s lone touchdown also came on a 1-yard run.
Fisher finished the game with 25 carries for 140 yards to go along with those three rushing scores. Meono’s rushing touchdown came on the strength of seven carries for 29 yards.
Grantsville’s defense held an opponent to less than seven points for the sixth time this season, including four shutouts. The Cowboys recorded six sacks on Union and recovered one fumble to contribute to the 27-6 victory. The defense also had seven tackles for loss. Devin Adams led the way with two sacks, and then Wyatt Smith, Wyatt Barrus, Noah Mecham and Alfonso Gonzalas each had one sack.
The Cowboys will now face the Juab Wasps in the 3A quarterfinals Friday at 6 p.m. in Nephi. These two teams faced each other Sept. 13 in the same location, and the Cowboys came away with a 14-0 victory, which was their second shutout of the season at the time.
A win against Juab will move Grantsville into the 3A semifinals, which take place at Southern Utah University. The winner of the Juab vs. Grantsville game will face the winner of the Judge Memorial vs. North Sanpete game. That semifinal matchup will take place Friday, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m.