With the Buffaloes trailing, the two players, covered in sweat and plenty of Bountiful football turf said, “I just want to get out of here alive.”
Anyone watching the destruction of the Tooele football team Thursday night by Bountiful couldn’t have agreed more with these two players. The Braves stormed off and busted open a 45-0 lead at halftime and coasted with its starters on the sideline in the second half to a 45-7 victory.
“We got some momentum in the first few possessions and it snowballed,” said Bountiful coach Larry Wall. “We did a lot of good things tonight.”
And it started from the beginning when Drew Miner found Mike Fabrizio on a 26 yard scoring strike. After holding Tooele, Fabrizio scored from 10 yards out. The beating continued as Mitch Johnson punished defenders with a four yard blast to make the score at the end of the first quarter 21-0.
“We were able to spread things out a little and get different people involved,” Wall said. “I felt we did a great job up front and were able to push them off the ball.”
Joe Lake lighted up the chilly night with a 42 yard field goal and was followed by Fabrizio’s 49 yard scoring run, Johnson’s four yard pop and Conner Winters five yard jaunt to give the Braves more than they needed for the win.