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Rich High notches first win of the season against Uintah High JV

Rich High notches first win of the season against Uintah High JV

By Robert Leifson, Contributor | Posted - Sep. 10, 2011 at 4:17 p.m.

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RANDOLPH, Utah — The Righ High football team was clicking on all cylinders on Friday as they put their first "W" on the 2011 records book with a 27-7 win over the Uintah High junior varsity Utes.

The Rebels took the opening kick off and ate almost half of the first-quarter clock before Austin Groll found freshman receiver Wyatt Muirbrook in the endzone for the first score.

Early in the game, the Utes' coach said, "We let them have their thing because we weren't disciplined."

Uintah turned up the tempo of the game in the second quarter with a hurryup offense and were knocking on the end zone before a tipped ball ended up in the hands of senior defensive back Wade Andersen. The Rebels ran out the clock for a 14-0 halftime lead.

The middle of the field got worked over as the two teams exchanged several possessions without much progress during the third quarter. A fumbled punt by the home team appeared to be just what the Utes needed, but the momentum shifted just as fast on the next play when Bracken Pinter recovered a snap that went over the quarterback's head.

In the fourth quarter, junior lineman Dakota Clark caused a fumble from the hands of the Uintah quarterback, which was quickly covered by junior Kade Earley. One play later, the Rebels had padded their lead to 27-0. Uintah continued to fight and was rewarded with a 16-yard touchdown run by junior quarterback Marvrick Lindquist.

The Rebels step into true 1A league action on Friday against the Monticello Buckaroos, who make the long bus trip to Randolph.

This week's senior spotlight is Bracken Pinter, the son of Kristi Ellis. Rebel head coach Ashley Brown said, "Bracken is very talented and his teammates look up to him as a leader on and off the field. He is able to play multiple positions on the defensive line and does an excellent job at tight end."

In Friday's game, Pinter used his speed to put plenty of heat on the Uintah quarterback. He also recovered a fumble and found himself on the end of a 16-yard touchdown pass. Bracken plans to serve an LDS mission after his senior year.


Robert Leifson


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