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Prep football: Snow Canyon crushes Carbon, 51-7

Snow Canyon picked up its first victory of the season and did so in dominating fashion.

Snow Canyon picked up its first victory of the season with a 51-7 win over Carbon on Homecoming Week.

Snow Canyon picked up its first victory of the season with a 51-7 win over Carbon on Homecoming Week.

Led by Britton Webster’s two touchdowns, the Warriors crushed the visiting Carbon Dinos in all facets of the game in a 51-7 victory Friday night.

“It’s always nice to get guys in the game that have been working hard,” said Snow Canyon head coach Mike Esplin. “Almost everyone got in which was great to see. It was good for us to see what the younger guys are all about and get the varsity experience.”

Not only did the Warriors get their first victory of the season, but made sure it was one to remember on Homecoming.

“We love playing at home and our crowd was amazing tonight,” running back Britton Webster said. “The crowd really got us going and it’s nice to finally get our first win of the season.”

Snow Canyon picked up its first victory of the season with a 51-7 win over Carbon on Homecoming Week.

Snow Canyon picked up its first victory of the season with a 51-7 win over Carbon on Homecoming Week.

After the final whistle sounded, players and fans were treated to fireworks display out on the field.

And there were plenty of fireworks on the field as the Warriors racked up 366 yards of total offense.

Chris Poulsen started the game off with an 8-yard touchdown run. But a bad snap on the extra point attempt kept things at 6-0.

After holding Carbon to a three-and-out, the Warriors quickly answered as quarterback Austin Staheli found Tyson Deland for a 40-yard touchdown grab down the right sideline to go up 13-0.

Snow Canyon picked up its first victory of the season with a 51-7 win over Carbon on Homecoming Week.

Snow Canyon picked up its first victory of the season with a 51-7 win over Carbon on Homecoming Week.

“We had play action called and I saw Tyson open down the sideline,” Staheli said. “Their safety came over, but Tyson was able to go up and make the catch. But that’s just how he plays. He just goes up and gets it.”

The play resembled last year’s game against Desert Hills in the playoffs when Deland hauled in the game-winning touchdown to send the Warriors into the 3AA semifinals.

Staheli finished the day with 119 yards and completed eight of nine passes to go with two touchdowns.

“I couldn’t have done it without my offensive line,” he said. “They gave me all the time in the world we just took what the defense gave us.”

Quarterback Matt Kitchen made an appearance after getting hurt during the first week of the season. Kitchen looked like his old self and made sure the offense kept on clicking in the first half.

Webster added two rushing touchdowns, and Zach Bodhaine hauled in a 15-yard touchdown to put the Warriors up 34-0. Alex Kennedy then tacked on another touchdown with a 5-yard run up the middle to give the Warriors a 41-0 halftime lead.

Snow Canyon picked up its first victory of the season with a 51-7 win over Carbon on Homecoming Week.

Snow Canyon picked up its first victory of the season with a 51-7 win over Carbon on Homecoming Week.

“It’s nice to have two solid quarterbacks,” Esplin said. “We’re still being careful with Matt and taking things slow, but it was nice to see him back out there and competing. He looked good out there and It’s nice to know that we have two guys that we can count on.”

After giving up first quarter leads in its two previous games, Snow Canyon made sure it didn’t happen again as the Warriors kept the foot on the gas pedal to cruise to victory.

“It was nice to not give up a lead. We haven’t been able to finish games and tonight we kept our foot on the gas and I liked the consistency that we showed.”

Carbon’s only score of the night came on defense as the Dinos returned a fumble for a touchdown in the third quarter. The Dinos offense didn’t get a first down until the second half as the Warriors defense lived in the backfield.

Up next for Snow Canyon is a road trip up north to take on Ogden Tigers Friday at 7 p.m.

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