GRANTSVILLE Jeff Manning put on a devastating air show with four touchdowns spread out to three different receivers in the first half as Logan cruised to victory over lowly Grantsville, 35-0.
Along with his four touchdowns, Manning had 175 yards passing. Jason Maughan led all receivers with 85 yards on six receptions, with two of those being for touchdowns.
Starting the game with great field position already in Grantsville's end of the field, Manning struck first with a strike to his running back KC Taylor for a 27-yard touchdown reception to put the Grizzlies up 7-0.
Logan's defense fought hard to force the Cowboys into turning the ball over on downs and get the ball at midfield. From there it only took one play as Manning hurled a 49-yard pass to Maughan streaking down the sideline and running past every Grantsville defender for Manning's second touchdown in as many drives.
With Grantsville unable to move the ball against Logan's defense, Manning hooked up with Maughan again on a big catch of 18 yards to get the team a first and goal. On third down Grantsville brought pressure, forcing Manning to scramble a bit as he threw a bullet at the ankles of Maughan who was able to scoop it up to put his team ahead 21-0.
To finish off a near-perfect first half for Manning, he threw his fourth touchdown pass to Will Thornley from 31 yards out to head into the locker room up 28-0.65 comments on this story
"Manning did all his work in two and a half quarters," Logan coach Wade Lindley said. "He threw four touchdowns and no interceptions, and you can't do much better than that."
Grantsville's defense came out a lot more relaxed in the second half as it was able to get its hands on some passes that Manning threw, but he still found some holes. The running game did the trick as Thornley was able to punch in a one-yard touchdown up the gut for a 35-0 lead.
From there the Grizzly defense took care of business, shutting out the Grantsville running attack and keeping the goose egg on the scoreboard all night.