By Ryan Lengerich
LOGAN — On Halloween night, Kirk Burns was simply scary.
The Logan senior scored seven touchdowns and led his team to its first ever playoff victory in school history with a 50-40 win against Floyd Friday in Logan.
“I guess this is my lucky day,” Burns said. “There were some big holes out there.”
The win sets up a probable rematch with No. 1 ranked Tatum next weekend at a place and time to be decided.
Tatum beat the Longhorns handily earlier in the season, but Burns was injured on the games first drive.
“Last time I played them I went out with a concussion in the first quarter,” Burns said. “So they haven’t seen much of me.”
Floyd opened the scoring in the first quarter with an early touchdown, but Logan would rally to score the next 22 points in the half. Burns scored his second touchdown on an 18-yard scramble and an interception by sophomore Marshall Graham led to a Burns touchdown to end the half.
Floyd quarterback Jarrod Long mystified the Longhorn defense with his agility and strong arm, but Floyd receivers dropped two would-be touchdowns in the first half and a pass fell between two open receivers when they collided in the second half.
“It’s one of those deals, whoever makes the most mistakes is going to lose,” Logan head coach Billy Burns said. “We were on the right end of that deal.”
The scoring was back and forth in the second half but the Logan offense continued to have an answer for Floyd’s comeback efforts.
Burns scored on a 48-yard broken pass play scamper, and again on runs of 35 and 12-yards. He capped the night with a dive into the corner of the end zone from 3-yards out.
Logan’s only other senior Brett Sanders added a 40 yard field goal on the Longhorn’s second half opening drive.
“This is what I have been working for since I started playing,” Sanders said.