MORGAN -- Steve Coburn's first head coaching job occurred back in 1988, when he took over the reins at Morgan High School. He stayed for two years before moving on to places such as Ogden High, Cottonwood, and Snow College.
On Friday night, now as the head coach of Wasatch, Coburn returned to where it all began and guided his team to a thrilling 34-28 win over the Trojans.
Wasatch quarterback James Delacenserie found Jake Larson over the middle for a 17-yard touchdown pass with just 33 seconds left in the game to break a 28-28 tie and lift the Wasps to the victory.
"I hadn't really thought about (my time in Morgan) all week long until tonight when we drove through the canyon," Coburn said. "Then all of a sudden I realized it was 23 years ago that I last walked off this field. I had some former players and parents in the stands here. Obviously they weren't cheering for me, but it was great to come back, especially to get the win."
Delacenserie completed 26-of-37 passes for 355 yards and five touchdowns, including 11 passes, 173 yards and four TDs to sophomore wideout Gavin Nebeker. The pair was simply unstoppable.
But the Trojans weren't bad themselves. They took a 7-0 lead just three plays into the game when Lantzen Toomer walted in from 31 yards out. Toomer finished with 87 yards rushing. His teammate Bridger Anderson was even slightly better, rushing for 104 yards and a touchdown.
Toomer also had the game-tying touchdown reception -- a 34-yarder from Ben Saunders with 2:22 remaining in the fourth quarter.
But try as they might, Morgan's defense had absolutely no answer for Delacenserie.
The Trojans, who played the same three teams in the preseason last year, went 1-2 this time around instead of the 3-0 mark they had a year ago.
* CARBON 42, BEN LOMOND 12: At Ogden, the Scots entered the second quarter trailing by only two points, but the Dinos poured it on from their, handing Ben Lomond another loss on the young season.