High school football: Gunnison Valley football having a special season

Gunnison Valley seniors Skip Jackson and Brogan Christensen celebrate after making a play last Friday night when the Bulldogs took on the North Sevier Wolves. Gunnison Valley rallied to win, 20-19.

Photos courtesy of Tiffany Jackson

Residents in the Gunnison area were used to seeing their team losing by a lot, so a 19-0 score in the second quarter of a homecoming game at Gunnison Valley High School wasn’t a new feeling.

That feeling didn’t last too long. The Bulldogs had been beaten too many times for too long; they had lost to their rival, the North Sevier Wolves, seven years in a row.

Despite being down by three touchdowns midway through the first half, for the rest of the Bulldogs’ game against the Wolves, they proved what they’ve been proving since Week 1 —that after 32 years, it’s finally Gunnison Valley’s turn.

The Bulldogs scored two quick touchdowns late in the second quarter and pulled ahead by one in the second half, then held strong on defense to the end to complete a 20-point comeback and beat the Wolves, 20-19, last Friday night. The win made the Bulldogs 2-0 in the 1A North and moved them to an overall record of 5-1, a mark not met since 2005.

“It feels great when you’re putting in the hard work and you’re here all summer, which I am and the kids are,” Gunnison Valley coach Patrick King said. “When you’re working that way as a team and things start to click, and you’re getting that positive result, of course it feels great.”

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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