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Miners maul Grizzlies

Jennifer Watkins, Of the Record staff

The Park City Miners varsity football steamrolled its way to a 49-25 victory against the Logan Grizzlies Friday at home.

Assistant coach John Chynoweth said the credit goes to the starting offensive line of Connor Bevins, Matt Jones, Scott Adams, Cash Knight, Jake Adams and Dillon Olsen.

"The game’s won and lost with those guys," he said. "If we could just kill those penalties we keep getting …"

The Miners received 15 penalties, half of them for false starts.

Assistant coach Mikey Collins said a lot of plays were changed prior to this game because they wanted a better chance at beating the 4A school, which they lost to last year. The changes threw off their timing, causing the false starts.

"There were no personal fouls or anything," he said. "This is a big win for us. We’ve only beat them once in five years prior to this."

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The team also had a few minor injuries, including a back injury to wide receiver Alex Molinaro. Dawn Molinaro said her son went in for x-rays but nothing was broken. Collins said Molinaro is fine and will play in Friday’s game against Manti.

However, neither injuries nor penalties could slow down the Miners, who played one of their best games as a team.

"It was incredible," said offensive guard Cash Knight. "You got five guys out there who love the guys they’re blocking more than anything. You mix passion with speed with work ethic and you got State right there."

Quarterback Erik Walker had 14 carries for 229 yards and running back Dylan Chynoweth had 14 carries for 121 yards.

The Miners will face Manti at an away game on Sept. 18. They are currently 3-1 for the season.

For more photos, see Scene and Heard on B-8.