Dinos Tripped Up By Templars in Season Opener


The Carbon Dinos kicked off the 2017 season at Manti Friday night, nearly tripping up the Templars on the road, losing the game 21-14.

The Dinos got on the board first, scoring on a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown by Collin Lewis for the 6-0 lead.

Manti responded with a touchdown of its own to take the lead they would never relinquish.

After a 7-6 first half, the Templars scored two TDs in the third before Nate Olson scored from 20 yards out in the fourth to cut the lead to seven, 21-14. Olson also added a two-point conversion after the touchdown scamper.

Olson finished the game right where he left off last season, with 101 yards on 24 carries. He had 195 all-purpose yards, adding 48 kick-returning yards and another 44 on punt returns.

Lewis anchored the defense with 10 total tackles. Ashton Larsen was right behind with nine tackles.

Carbon (0-1, 0-0 3A North) will host 4A Payson in the Dinos’ home opener. First kick is slated for 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ETV Channel 6.