I had to write a post about our own, Carbon High School Dino's. This poor team. They have lived through 3 seasons with one win. That's right. For TWO ENTIRE years, they never won. I attended many of these games. It was sad. Carbon rarely scored, they were beat up, they were a mess. Here is an example, a true example, but it gives you an idea of how things would usually go for the Dinos. One game, Carbon tried to go into halftime avoiding the other team scoring one more TD, after a particularly brutal 30 minutes of play, by taking a knee on the last play of their possession. They fumbled the snap, only to watch the opponent recover the ball and return it 65 yards for a touchdown with two seconds left on the clock. Seriously, it was gut wrenching to watch. The Carbon High Dino's actually made it on ESPN as the high school team in the nation with the longest losing streak! Ouch!
And then last year, a ray of hope....one ugly victory over Monticello. Maybe the momentum shifted, maybe it was the new coach, but the tides were turning.
Carbon opened up this season with a win over, you guessed it, Monticello. Yay! Dave and I were out of town but were excited to hear the news.
The next week, our little family of five was there to watch Carbon beat ALA. Whhhhaaaaattttt? 2-0! Good for Carbon. Carbon hadn't won two games in a row in the last 11 years!
Last weekend, Dave went to the game and I showed up late at halftime with the kids. As I walked toward the field, I glanced up at the scoreboard. Is that...?? No....!! Does it say...???....Could that say 30-something under Carbon??? Yes! Carbon was beating Ben Lomond 32 to 0! It was unheard of. I think that was more points than Carbon had scored in the last three seasons combined. How is this happening? It was amazing. They went on to win 42 to 2! And the best part, they actually looked good! They made some field goals, they scored their extra points! They made pass completions! They ran plays! They had good defensive stands. They played with heart. It is so fun to watch! Those boys deserve some success and I, for one, am so excited for them.
Carbon is now ranked 69th in the State of Utah and 7527th in the nation! We are moving up!
So, go CARBON! It's a little hard for me to wear blue to a football game these days but I will do it for the Dino's. I hope they have an awesome season!
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