Hawk defense OK, but offense not on track in time

North Sanpete’s Cesar Lemus digs for more yardage in the Hawks’ game against Cedar last Friday night. North Sanpete fell to Cedar, 6-14.


Hawk defense OK, but offense not on track in time


By James Tilson

Sports writer



CEDAR CITY—North Sanpete has made a point of “grinding” out its games this year, and last Friday was no different.

The Hawks limited the Cedar Redmen to only two touchdowns, but could not get their own offense on track until late in the game and ended up falling to Cedar 6-14.

“We played right with them the entire game, and moved the ball down the field like we wanted to but didn’t execute when we got into the Red Zone,” said North Sanpete Head Coach Rhett Bird.

Brock Justesen led the Hawks with 30 yards rushing, although three other Hawks had significant yards as the Hawks went with running back by committee.

The Hawks had a chance to even up the game up to the last horn, but fell just a little short. “The last drive was one that we look back on and ask ourselves if we got a little greedy. We found a rhythm there in the fourth quarter and got away from it on the last drive trying to score. We had drawn up a reverse for this game and thought it would be great to call it on fourth down to either put us in the Red Zone or score. Things weren’t executed the way they were supposed to, and it didn’t go our way. I’m proud of the way our kids competed all the way down the stretch.”

This week, North Sanpete hosts the Judge Memorial Bulldogs at North Sanpete High School, with kickoff set for 7 p.m.