The Carbon Dinos produced their highest scoring output since 2000 in a dominating 50-6 victory over the Judge Memorial Bulldogs Friday night in Salt Lake City.
Entering the contest 0-2 on the season, Carbon was dominate from the beginning as they scored touchdowns on their first four drives of the game. Holding a 14-0 advantage at the end of the first quarter, the lead ballooned to 34-6 entering the break. The second half was a formality as the Dinos earned their first win of the 2019 campaign.
“It’s tough when you go on the road, but how can you not be excited to play at this facility?” said head coach Josh Huntsman. “It’s fun to be down there on the turf and fun to watch our kids play well. I thought our kids battled and came out fired up.”
While the team dominated in all three aspects of the contest, senior Jaylon Dennis had an evening to remember.
Scoring the team’s second touchdown on a 10-yard run out of the backfield, Dennis would go on to add three more scores. The second came as he extended Carbon’s lead to 28-0 with a 50 yard punt return for a score. The third would come just moments later, immediately responding to Judge Memorial’s only touchdown with a 91-yard kick off return. Dennis added his fourth score in the third quarter with a 42-yard interception return.
“It was a phenomenal game for him,” said Huntsman. “I’ve been talking to him all week about getting his wiggle back. Against Duchesne he tried to run over people. He has to show the wiggle and make people miss. When he does that, he’s a phenomenal football player.”
While Dennis dazzled throughout the night, the Carbon offense also received a stellar outing from senior quarterback Tyler Wright. Starting for the first time this season, Wright completed all six of his passes for 92 yards and touchdown, while also adding 20 yards on seven carries on the ground. The offense also played turnover free football.
Defensively the Dinos made life difficult on the Bulldogs throughout the evening, allowing just 144 yards of total offense. Judge Memorial struggled heavily on third down throughout the night, moving the sticks just twice on eight attempts.
Sophomore quarterback Curtis Straup struggled throughout the evening, finishing 2-6 for 41 yards and one interception. The majority of the offense came on the ground as Jimian Byindae finished with 54 yards on four carries.
Now 1-2 on the season the Dinos will look to keep the momentum built from Friday’s win when they return to the field on Friday against the Union Cougars at home. Nearly one month into the season, Friday’s game will mark the first at Carbon High School this season.
Live coverage of Friday’s contest will begin at 6:20 p.m. On KRPX 95.3 The Peak. Kick-off will follow shortly after at 7:00.