MONROE — South Sevier High School’s football team found themselves in a familiar position Friday night in Moab.
After losing to a Kanab comeback bid by one point at home Sept. 21, the Rams were a two-point conversion away from pulling off a similar scenario against Grand.
The Red Devils had blanked South Sevier in the first half, while mounting up a 14-0 lead. The Rams came back in the third quarter, however, and scored a pair of touchdowns in the third — the first a 52-yard run by Alani Pututau, accompanied by a PAT by Trevor Jones, followed by a 15-yard find from Jones to Avery Healy.
After Healy’s score, the Rams tried for two points to take the lead, but came up short on the play, and, ultimately, a point short to Grand at the end of the game, taking the loss 14-13.
Jones finished the game 10-22 passing for 137 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Of those 10 passes, he hit Garett Johnson once for 40 yards, Healy twice for a total of 32 yards, Pututau three times for 26 yards, Trever Tobler once for 22, Patrick Baker twice for 10 and Jayson Twitchell once for seven.
On the ground, Pututau racked up 142 yards on nine carries to carry the Rams’ rushing attack.
Defensively, Pututau also led the field with 18 tackles, followed by Baker with 15. Wyatt Anderson recorded five tackles and a pair of sacks, while Wyatt Hansen and James Oldroyd also each had one sack. Jones also picked off an interception for South Sevier.
This week the Rams are set to travel to Parowan to take on the other Rams at 7 p.m.