Wasatch football, a proud tradition

Feeling of family prevails at the Wasps' football games

Published: Thursday, Nov. 18 2010 12:07 a.m. MST

"He played an awesome game," she said.

Over the public address system, a voice reminded students about a Halloween dance at the school. When it was over, a joke was cracked to Tyson about remembering who he was and what he stood for. Luann made a clarification.

"At our house the saying goes, 'Remember who you are and keep your pants zipped up.'"

Epilogue: The following Friday, Nov. 5, Wasatch hosted Judge Memorial. The Wasps trailed 28-7 early, but made a late rally. With 1.7 seconds on the clock, Tyler Purdy sprinted out to his right and completed a 36-yard Hail Mary to Keefer Babbitt in the corner of the end zone to incredibly pull the Wasps to within a point, pending the PAT. But agonizingly for kicker Jason Larson and the team, the kick sailed wide right. The Bulldogs won, 35-34, ending the Wasps' season.

Despite the heartbreaking loss and tears, given the proud tradition and community support, the fight song will be playing loud when Larson redeems himself in 2011.

E-mail: ttoone@desnews.com

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