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LAKERS, SPARTANS, BRAVES TRIUMPH NEXT WEEK’S PLAYOFF PAIRINGS SET

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A threesome of winners Bonneville, Emery and North Summit in Saturday's prep football playoff games solidified the pairings for quarterfinal action next week in the 4A and 3A ranks and semifinal play at 1A and 2A levels.

All of the weekend scores and next week's pairings can be found in the Scoreboard section on D10.Saturday's games

4A quarterfinals

Bonneville 15, Highland 9: The third-ranked Lakers ended the Rams' season, after Highland earned the first-round playoff spot with a win over Olympus earlier in the week. With a 9-1 record, Bonneville now makes what is becoming an annual appearance in the 4A playoffs at Rice Stadium; Highland finishes with a 7-4 overall record.

3A quarterfinals

Emery 43, Cedar City 14: After watching a 12-0 first-half lead fade into a 14-12 deficit early in the third period, the Region 7 champion Spartans exploded for 31 second half points. After tossing a 60-yard TD pass to Chris Wilson in the opening quarter, Ryan Stilson had a second-half encore that included a 1-yard scoring run, a 5-yard TD pass to Cody Allred, and a pair of 2-point PAT passes as well. Also scoring touchdowns for 9-1 Emery were Jeff Guymon on a 5-yard run, Lyle Everett on a 15-yard run, and R.J. Stucki on a 15-yard run.

Finshing its season with a 4-7 record, the Redmen had touchdowns on a Mike Blackner-to-Toss Brinkerhoff pass and a 30-yard run by Jarom Tripp.

1A quarterfinals

North Summit 52, Whitehorse 18: The top-ranked Braves had little trouble advancing to next week's 1A semifinals, opening up a 36-0 lead at intermission. Wade Smith scored North Summit's first four touchdowns on a 74-yard punt return and rushes of 11, 17 and 12 yards; he added a pair of two-point PAT runs, too. Also scoring TDs for the 9-1 Braves were Bret Morrill (2-yard run), Chad Sinister (fumble recovery in end zone), and Jimmy Garfield (5-yard run).

Whitehorse ends its UHSAA schedule with a 8-3 record. The Raiders had scoring plays on Terrance Benlay's 20-yard run, Stewart Sam's 28-yard run, and Leland Begay's 100-yard interception return.