The Payson Lions opened up their passing game in the second half to rally past the Carbon Dinos 23-14 on Friday in Payson.
Carbon scored 14 points in the second quarter behind the strength of Daulton NelsonвЂ™s four-yard touchdown run and Jamison OviattвЂ™s interception return for a touchdown.
Payson came out gunning in the second half, and CarbonвЂ™s defense couldnвЂ™t find an answer.
Carbon head coach Jeff Blanc called the game вЂњa tale of two halvesвЂќ and said his team would work on finishing in the second half.
Although the Dinos were still mathematically eligible, the loss effectively ended any playoff hopes.
Carbon will host Juab on Friday at 7 p.m. The game will be CarbonвЂ™s homecoming.