OGDEN — The Logan student section invaded the Dee Event Center Thursday in droves. Wearing white t-shirts, wigs and in some cases — skin tight football pants — the students overflowed their designated section into the upper bowl and into portions behind the basket.
This was nearly 40 minutes before the Grizzlies even took the floor.
“This energy our student body is bringing is off the charts,” Logan coach Logan Brown said. “I’ve never seen that many students at a state game.”
The student section encapsulates everything enjoyable about attending sporting events. While waiting for their beloved Grizzlies to square off against East, the students formed an unexpected friendship with Herriman.
The Mustangs were playing Logan’s rival, Mountain Crest, and suddenly the students began chanting “defense.” The raucous environment continued through warm-ups and into the starting lineup, until suddenly — it stopped.
The student section peacefully took their seats after the opening tip flew in bizarre fashion. It was tiptoe quiet for the next two minutes.
A calm hush encompassed the arena. What were they doing?
With East leading 5-2, Logan set up in its offensive set. The ball swung around the world until sophomore Tyler Brimhall buried a 3-pointer.
Immediately, like a Jack-in-the-box, the student section exploded. Simply put, it was an absolute zoo.
“I love our fans. I mean they’re the best in the state,” Brimhall said. “That was unbelievable. I’ve never seen fans like that at a state tournament. It’s crazy. I just want to thank them.”
Considering Logan will play Mountain Crest, which has won both meetings this season, with a berth to the 4A state championship on the line tomorrow — not even a cage will contain the animals.