Red Devils pound Parowan, 47-0, move to 3-1 in region play
by Jeff Richards
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The GCHS Red Devil defense swarms a Parowan runner during Grand’s 47-0 shutout of the Rams last weekend. The Red Devils face off against the South Sevier Rams this Friday, Sept. 28, for Grand’s homecoming game. Photo by Sabrina Randall
The GCHS Red Devil defense swarms a Parowan runner during Grand’s 47-0 shutout of the Rams last weekend. The Red Devils face off against the South Sevier Rams this Friday, Sept. 28, for Grand’s homecoming game. Photo by Sabrina Randall
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The Grand County High School football team won its second consecutive road game last Friday, shutting out the Parowan Rams by the score of 47-0.

The Red Devils racked up a total of seven touchdowns during the game, including five in the first half, and accumulated 447 yards rushing.

“We played a great game offensively and defensively,” said GCHS head coach Dennis Wells. “We expected to score a lot of points, and we did.”

Grand held the Rams to just 98 yards rushing for the game and 40 yards passing, as the Red Devil defense shut down Parowan’s offense throughout the night.

The Red Devils also capitalized on Parowan’s four turnovers, with Austin Day recovering a fumble, Jacob Francis making two interceptions, and Cameron Taylor adding one more interception late in the game, which he ran back nine yards for the game’s final touchdown.

Running back Koi Cook led the Red Devils in rushing with 235 yards on 10 carries. Cook scored three touchdowns on runs of 6, 29, and 80 yards, respectively.

Taylor added 73 yards on five carries, including touchdown runs of 41 and 25 yards. Quarterback Francis added a 3-yard touchdown run in the third period, and also was 6-for-7 in extra point kick attempts. Francis finished with 86 yards rushing on 10 carries. He threw the ball just six times during the game and completed one of those passes, a 36-yarder to Wesley Rodda.

Defensively, the Red Devils accumulated 65 tackles during the game, including 40 solo tackles. Cook led the team in tackles with eight, five of which were solo tackles.

Grand improved to 4-2 overall, 3-1 in region play with three games remaining in the regular season. The Red Devils next face the South Sevier Rams (3-3 overall, 1-3 in region), on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in Moab. That game will be the Red Devils’ homecoming football game.

“We’re tied with Beaver for second place in the 2A South, but they haven’t played (first place) San Juan yet,” said Wells. “We’re in the driver’s seat, and we just have to take care of business these next three games.”

Next week, the Red Devils will face the Enterprise Wolves on the road on Oct. 5, followed by the regular-season finale contest against Beaver at Moab on Oct. 12. Both games are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

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