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image Jace Rowley (middle) and the rest of the Stansbury Stallions football team dropped a one-sided 62-20 game to the Crimson Cliffs Mustangs last Friday.

September 26, 2023
Stallions head into homecoming week with 60-20 loss to Crimson Cliffs

In their 62-20 loss on the road against Crimson Cliffs, Stansbury didn’t have enough horsepower to keep up with the Mustangs and were dealt their second-straight loss.

After a scoreless first quarter, things got ugly for the Stallions early in the second and they found themselves in a hole from then on. Crimson Cliffs scored the game’s first touchdown around two minutes in, then later added another two scores to take a 21-0 lead.

Stansbury managed to respond late in the first half after defensive tackle Tobi Johnson blocked a Mustangs punt and ran the ball back to cut the deficit to 21-7.

On the very next play, however, Crimson Cliffs responded quickly with a 98-yard kick return score to regain the 21-point margin.

Coming out of the half trailing 28-7, the Stallions capitalized on another Mustangs turnover, this time with a 6-yard pick-six touchdown by Bracken Mattews. That was as close as things got, as both teams traded touchdowns before Crimson Cliffs took firm control of the game.

Stansbury went on to surrender 27 more points, while only mustering six of their own.

On the night, starting quarterback Coleman Dearden threw for 111 yards, but his three interceptions proved costly. His final interception in the fourth quarter resulted in a pick-six to put the Mustangs’ score at 62-20.

Alex Geovjian led in the rushing department, running for 103 yards on 20 attempts in addition to his 18-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

The loss drops the Stallions record to 3-4 on the year, including a 2-1 regional record to sit one place below Tooele in the 4A Region 10 standings.

Stansbury will round out the season playing two of their next three games at home, including this Friday’s homecoming game against the Hillcrest Huskies.

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