SALINA – North Sevier High School’s football team traveled north to Coalville to take the field against North Summit, Friday. The Wolves defeated the Braves, 47-20, in the non-conference game.
The Wolves jumped to an early lead in the first quarter with a 37-yard run into the pay dirt by Gabe Wilcox for six points, and then a 10-yard run by Landon Gale for a second touchdown.
The PAT by Keaton Peterson to put the Wolves up 13-0. North Summit came back and scored a TD with a 29-yard run by Kale Hobson and a PAT by Carsen McKnight. The first stanza ended with the Wolves leading 13-7.
North Summit pulled ahead of North Sevier early in the second quarter with a 36-yard pass from Beau Wollenstine to Quinton Jones for the Braves’ second TD. The PAT by McKnight resulted in North Summit leading by one-point, 14-13.
Halfway through the second quarter, the Wolves’ offense moved the ball 91 yards over the course of 13 plays, five of which were first-down conversions, and into the end zone with a pass from Crane to Cauy Williams. Peterson’s PAT was good and put another point on the board for the Wolves.
With 57 seconds left in the front half of the game, the Wolves kicked off. The Braves fumbled the return catch, yet recovered the ball on their 16-yard line. The Braves went to the air in their next play with a pass intended for Hobson. Gale read the play, picked off the pass and ran the ball back 35 yards for the Wolves’ fourth touchdown. The Wolves missed the PAT and the second quarter ended with North Sevier leading 26-14.
The Wolves received the kick at the start of the third stanza. On the sixth offensive play, Crane ran the ball four yards and across the goal line. Peterson’s PAT was good, which put the Wolves up 33-14.
In the final 12 minutes of the bout, the Wolves found the pay dirt two more times. First, with a pitch from Crane to Riley Mayo, who ran the ball 21 yards into the end zone, and then a 40-yard run by Crane to seal the win.
The Wolves will host Beaver on their home field in Salina Friday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m.