Quick hits: Tigers overcome mistakes to shut out Carbon

File photo by Kevin Luthy, St. George News

PRICE – Adam Heyrend passed for 86 yards and two touchdowns as Hurricane defeated Carbon 25-0 in non-conference football on Friday.

Heyrend was 5-for-11, connecting with five different receivers. His touchdown passes went for 19 yards to Riley Ballard and 22 yards to Mike Lacy.

hurricane-logo“We held Josh Parker out,” said Hurricane assistant coach Gordon Dotson. “He hurt his shoulder in the first game of the year and it hasn’t really felt great. So we decided to keep him out for this final preseason game. But Heyrend came in and played great.”

Jaron Cordova rushed for 144 yards, including an 84-yard touchdown jaunt, and Kolby Heaton rushed for 112 yards. Hurricane (2-2) had 350 rushing yards and 436 total yards. Carbon managed just 133 total yards.

The Tigers have struggled on offense in recent weeks, but moved the ball well, even overcoming a rash of penalties on the road. Hurricane scored a touchdown in each of the game’s four quarters, with Heyrend finding Ballard from 19-yards out in the first quarter, Cordova taking off on an 84-yard scamper in the second quarter, Brandon Stolworthy rushing one in from 2-yards out in the third quarter and Heyrend finding Lacy from 22-yards away in the fourth quarter.

“Our defense played great,” Dotson said. “The offense is still a work in progress. We made a lot of mistakes tonight, but they are things we can fix and I know the kids are excited to be playing Snow Canyon and region football next week.”

The Tigers host the Warriors at 7 p.m. next Friday at Tigers Stadium. Last year, Hurricane beat Snow Canyon 35-21.

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