It was another heartbreaking conclusion to the season for the Pine View football program. The Panthers were up by two scores in the second half before falling on the final play against Desert Hills in the Class 3AA state championship, 28-27, on Friday at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Panthers coach Ray Hosner didn't want to take solace in any moral victories, however, despite his program appearing to exceed expectations once again. After slumping to an uncharacteristic 6-5 record in 2015, Pine View finished 10-3 overall this season, with two losses against the Thunder.
"There's no excuses. They beat us. You work hard to win, not to have a moral victory," Hosner said. "We came here to win, and we came up short. I'm not going to talk about anything we did [during the season], because we didn't win today."