Wasatch gets win in down and dirty battle with Maple Mountain (Deseret News - Oct. 7, 2018)
SPANISH FORK — It started out pretty for the Wasps.
In its third Region 8 contest of the season, Wasatch, as it had done in every game so far this season, put up the first score on a precision drive, taking a 7-0 lead.
Then, as the pink and purple skies over the stadium turned to darkness, things got pretty for the home team as the Golden Eagles answered with a touchdown and extra point to tie it up 7-7.
After that, however, any resemblance of a beautiful offensive performance — from either team — went by the wayside.
“It wasn’t the prettiest of wins,” said Wasatch head coach Steve Coburn. “It was the kind of dogfight that we’re accustomed to playing against a good team like Maple Mountain. Traditionally we have really good games with them. As it went on, we knew we were going to have to win this one on guts and determination.”
Wasatch took the opening kickoff and found pay dirt in less than two minutes on a Brock Cloward 35-yard TD pass to receiver Brydger Purdy. Matthias Dunn made the extra point, and the Wasps were up early.