OGDEN -- Fresh off an emotional win in last week's season opener, Ben Lomond came crashing down to reality Friday night against Wasatch. The Wasps thwarted the Scots' hopes of stringing together back-to-back wins for the first time in three years, with a lopsided 36-0 victory at McAllister Field.
"We had a lot of distractions, and quite frankly, we were flat all week," said Ben Lomond coach Don Kenyon. "One of our keys coming into the game was to get pressure on their quarterback, and we weren't able to do that."
The Scots' inability to get pressure on Wasatch quarterback James Delacenserie proved to be their downfall. Delacenserie was a virtual one-man wrecking crew for the Wasps as he threw for four touchdown passes and ran for another.
It looked as though it was going to be Ben Lomond's night when it took the opening kick off and in just three plays marched all the way to the Wasatch 1. Caden Perea busted loose for a 17-yard gain on the first play of the game and followed it up with an 8-yard scamper on the next play. Nate Watkins then sprinted 48 yards before being brought down on the 1, but two plays later, the Wasps intercepted a pass in the end zone to thwart the threat.
After that it was all Wasps as Delacenserie capped an 80-yard drive with a 14-yard scoring strike to Jake Larson. Delacenserie hooked up with Larson again midway through the second period from three yards out, and with Parker Bamgartner for a 23-yard TD strike to give the Wasps a comfortable 20-0 half time cushion.
Ben Lomond held its own for all of the third period, holding the Wasps scoreless in the period, but Delacenserie went to work again in the final frame as he scored on a two-yard run, and teamed with Talem Franco for a 28-yard TD pass.