Bears dominate Grizzlies in 2nd quarter
By Tyler Huskinson For The Herald Journal Oct 1, 2016 (0)
The Logan football team had defeated Bear River four consecutive times heading into Friday nightâs 3AA tilt at Crimson Field
However, the Bears flexed their defensive muscles as they defeated the Grizzlies, 42-14.
âWeâve just got to do better at the get-go,â Logan head coach Jayson Anderson said. âWe started out slow and when you start out slow against a good team, youâre going to have a hard time doing anything, and thatâs the biggest deal.â
Neither team scored in the first quarter, and the Grizzlies (1-6, 1-3 region) blocked a Bear River (5-2, 3-1) field goal attempt. Bear River woke up in the second quarter, however, as it outscored Logan, 33-7.
Bearsâ quarterback Kaygen Canfield began the scoring spree with a 12-yard pass play to wide receiver Gunner Sorenson just five seconds into the quarter.
Logan responded on the very next possession with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Jace Perry went the distance to tie the game at 7-7.
The Bears quickly took over and took the momentum back by scoring 26 unanswered points to finish the first half.
âI think we didnât stay focused,â LHS wide receiver Landon Corbett said. âWe celebrated but then we didnât concentrate on the next plays, and in the blink of an eye, the score was 33-7.â
Corbett finished the evening with six receptions for 40 yards, while freshman Eric Donaldson led the Grizzlies with six receptions for 78 yards.
Bear River quarterback Kaygen Canfield found the end zone on a 15-yard scamper less than one minute after the Bearsâ first touchdown. Canfield passed for two more TDs and ran for one more to round out the scoring the second half.
âWeâve just got to be better with our fundamentals and technique and eliminate bad football,â Anderson said. âIf we can do that, weâll put ourselves in better positions to win games. But right now weâve just got to clean the fundamentals of football up.â
Loganâs lone touchdown of the second half came midway through the fourth quarter. Quarterback Jonny Parkinson found wide receiver Charlie Jensen for a 24-yard touchdown pass. Parkinson finished the night 20 of 38 for 174 yards and one touchdown.
âWe could have executed plays a lot better, but they were a good defense,â Corbett said.
The Bears did most of their damage on big chunk plays, and two of their TDs came on third down plays.
âWeâre not fundamentally sound right now and thatâs where weâre getting beatâ Anderson said. âWeâre missing tackles, weâre not lining up properly, just the little fundamentals of football is where weâre off right now and weâve got to do a better job as coaches getting our guys in the right spots and getting them ready to play on a Friday night. Weâve got to a better job.â
Frustration began to set in toward the end of the game and penalty flags began to fly.
âWeâve got to be able to keep our heads and stay cool and calm under pressure and, at the same time, weâve got to be able to fight for each other and really go to bat for one another,â Anderson said. âIt is what it is. Itâs part of the game and weâve got to clean that up for sure.â
The Grizzlies now prepare for Stansbury on the road next Friday.
âWe just really need to be more disciplined and I think we can get a lot better in practices and just forget this game, and go to Stansbury,â Corbett said.