A school record 92-yard kick-off return to open the second half was all Hunter High needed Friday as the 2nd-ranked Wolverines hung on for a 7-6 home win over the Bingham Miners.

Dylan Bushnell's scamper was just enough to make up for a first quarter mental lapse when he failed to hang onto a punt, setting up the Miners' only score.If nothing else, the game proved that Hunter's high-powered running attack is not invincible. While the Miners did give up 178 rushing yards to the Wolverines, it took 42 carries with the longest run a 15-yard scramble by quarterback David Hancock off a rollout play. The ground-oriented Hunter offense managed only 22 yards through the air.

While Bushnell's run could have sounded the death knell for Bingham, the Miners quickly regrouped, putting together a sustained drive following the return kick. The drive was highlighted by tight end Barry Fullmer's 30-yard pass reception of a pass that looked like a sure pick for Hunter's David Castro. The 6-foot-4 Fullmer came back on the badly underthrown toss and outleaped Castro for the reception. The Miner running attack came alive and pushed the ball to the Hunter 12 on a nifty run by Jeremy Robison. A senseless personal foul following the tackle pushed the ball back to the 27 and the drive fizzled.

The Miners were never able to sustain another drive.

When Hunter took over on downs at the Bingham 38 with just over six minutes remaining, things looked bleak for the Miners, especially following a critical fourth down conversion when Justin Bailey shook loose on a 7 yard run to the Bingham 11. But, Bingham stripped the ball away on the following play with 1:08 remaining to get new life at its own 11 yard line. Brad McGee promptly made a spectacular 36 yard pass reception but Bingham could advance no further.

Bingham's score came on a six-yard run by Robison after a fumble recovery at the Hunter 44.

On the night, Hunter's Juan Johnson rushed 24 times for 99 yards while Hancock added 58 yards. For Bingham, Robison had 66 yards on 21 carries. Quarterback Phil Chase was 7 for 19 in the passing department for 131 yards.

Granger 28, Hillcrest 7

Jason Dixon scored 2 TDs and Granger's defense held the Hillcrest Huskies to a meek 30 yards of total offense in the second half to power the Lancers. Randy Hunter and Joe Swanigan also added TDs to help the Granger cause.

Cyprus 24, Kearns 6

At Cyprus, Jeff Brimhall completed 13 of 24 passes for 194 yards and 2 TDs, annd carried the ball across for one more to lead the Pirates to a slashing victory over region foe Kearns. Anthony Johnson and Jared Spackeman played targets for Brimhall's scorinng strikes, and Pete Wooden added 2 field goals to complement the Cyprus attack.

West Jordan 53, Taylorsville 13

The Jaguars invaded Taylorsville inn a big way Friday night, building a 27-0 lead by the early second quarter to send the Warriors reeling. Jason Nelson had three rushing TDs, Mike Jonnes added two more and Matt Doman returned a kickoff 96 yards in West Jordan's crushing victory.