Despite a 22-point deficit the Logan Longhorns played till the last snap during Saturday’s 8 man football state semi-finals.
“I have to give it up to those Longhorns,” said Reserve Mountaineers head coach Don Cole. “They did not give up. They continued to play the game with intensity and heart.”
The Mountaineers' balanced offense and stout defense led to a 42-20 upset over the Longhorns.
Mountaineers scorers included: Avery Fisher, 25-yard rush and 37-yard rush; Jager Kaber, 29-yard reception and 53 yard reception; and Adam Fisher, 13-yard rush
The Mountaineers' final points came from a high snap out of the reach of Longhorn quarterback Hayes Frost, which was recovered and returned 38-yards by nose guard Tanner Lengstorf.
With the game far out of reach Longhorns’ head coach Billy Burns could be heard from the side line “Keep your head up.”
Burns gathered the team around him and with firm resolve told them, “We’ve still got this kick return guys. Lets get out there and finish this game.”
Operating under the two-minute offense the Longhorns pushed down the field. No time outs had the Longhorns rushing to line to get the next play off.
The last play of the Longhorns 2010 season was a scramble by Frost for a gain of 4 yards.
“Since day one I have told the team we do not quit,” Burns said. “There was no quit in the team.”
Tanner Sorrels scored 52-yard rush and 30-yard pass for Logan, while, Colton Strand had a 12-yard touchdown reception.
After the game the Lognhorns gathered in the locker room for the final time. As they exited they were greeted by family and friends. Each of the players spoke little about the game itself.
“You know, you don’t expect to cry when it is over,” said Longhorn senior Raymond Castro.