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EAST EARNS WINNING RECORD FOR FIRST TIME IN 21 YEARS

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History was of little concern to East High football team Friday afternoon as the Leopards smashed any worries of getting off to their best start in 21 years. With 310 yards rushing against Granite in a lopsided 49-0 win, the Leopards (3-2) came to prove themselves as a team of the present instead of the past.

"Twenty-one years mean nothing to kids on this team," said East coach Keeko Georgelas after the resounding win over the 0-5 Farmers. "A 3-2 record is just a little above .500. The positive thing is to see the kids believe."With faith like theirs, the Leopards started out ready to walk on water, not to mention the Farmers' defense, with first-quarter touchdown drives of 66 and 74 yards. Pete Johnson capped the opening march with a 13-yard dash, followed by Bernard Bendinger's eight-yard touchdown catch from Blake Bauman.

East widened its running attack to use touchdowns also from running backs Steve Agbor, Sione Havili and Andrew Baron. Agbor would go on to dominate the rushing attack for the Leopards with 108 yards on 13 carries and one TD.

Bendinger, who busted Ben Lomond last week with a 70-yard score, supplied the game's highlight dash once again with a 52-yarder in the third quarter, pushing the scoreboard up to 35-0. "I had a few mistakes," Bendinger joked. "They tried to use me as a decoy tonight."

Region 1

Bonneville 24, Fremont 13: The Lakers claimed sole possession of first place in the region standings by upending the Silver Wolves.

Weber 24, Clearfield 17 : The Warriors scored first in overtime and then played tough defense to stun the third-ranked Falcons.

Layton 21, Roy 7: Clint Maddox tossed a 59-yard TD pass and ran 21 yards for another scored as the Lancers cruised past the Royals. Raan Trahan also scored touchdown for Layton (2-3, 2-1).

Region 2

Davis 28, Cottonwood 6: The Darts rebounded from their upset loss last week to corral the winless Colts. Jeff Fowler passed for 206 yards and two touchdowns to lead the way for Davis (3-2, 1-1).

Region 3

Hunter 41, Bingham 36: Adam Cunningham scored his third rushing touchdown of the night on a six-yard run with 23 seconds left to give the Wolverines a road victory over the Miners. Cunningham also threw for two touchdowns to Cory Grow.

Granger 63, Kearns 17: The Lancers fell behind early but roared back to trounce the Cougars. Lua Luatuitutou had two touchdown runs and ran an interception back 42 yards for another score for Granger.

Region 4

American Fork 14, Alta 8: The second-ranked Cavemen jumped out to a 14-0 lead and then hung on to ground the Hawks. American Fork improved to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in region play with the win.

Orem 31, Mountain View 21: The top-ranked Tigers won the battle of Orem City bragging rights by downing the Bruins. David Hoagland rushed for two TDs and Deven McCann passed for two others for Orem (5-0, 3-0).

Hillcrest 28, Jordan 6: The Huskies snapped a two-game losing streak and picked up their first region win of the season by defeating the Beetdiggers. Jordan has yet to win a game since securing the 4A title last year.

Region 5

Box Elder 38, Logan 20: The Bees swarmed for 26 points in the second quarter to rally from behind and pin another loss on the Grizzlies. Marc Dunn threw three touchdown passes and ran for another TD for Box Elder (4-1, 2-0).

Mountain Crest 35, Ben Lomond 12: The Mustangs fell behind early but came back to score 35 unanswered points in defeating the Scots.

Bear River 41, Sky View 3: The fourth-ranked Bears picked up a huge road victory over the Bobcats and spoiled their homecoming celebration.

Region 6/7

West 40, Judge 8: Brian Orme threw three touchdown passes in leading the top-ranked Panthers past the Bulldogs. Sale Lautiami caught two of Orme's TD tosses for West (5-0, 4-0).

Tooele 23, Murray 22: The Buffaloes jumped out to a 23-0 lead and then had to hang on to defeat the Spartans. Mike Shepherd rushed for two touchdowns for Tooele.

Woods Cross 48, Olympus 43: Todd Barnett rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Wildcats outlasted the fifth-ranked Titans. Lance Rice tossed for 284 yards and four touchdowns in the loss for Olympus.

Region 8

Payson 8, Provo 7 : Nate Martinson tossed an eight-yard touchdown pass and then completed a two-point conversion toss to Shawn Johnson to give the Lions a thrilling overtime victory over the Bulldogs.

Pleasant Grove 21, Springville 7: Rocky Smart rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Vikings to a home win over the Red Devils. It was Smart's fifth-straight 100-plus yard rushing game for P.G. (2-3, 1-1).

Timpview 29, Spanish Fork 25: Ryan Horne amassed 301 yards on the ground and scored three touchdowns as the second-ranked Thunderbirds escaped past the Dons. Garrett Johnson tossed for 277 yards and four touchdowns for Spanish Fork (2-3, 1-1).

Class 3A North

Carbon 26, Park City 15: Kenny Timothy rushed for two touchdowns to help the Dinos come from behind to defeat the Miners.

Emery 34, Uintah 6: Jarrod Price rushed for three touchdowns and 118 yards as the undefeated Miners buried the winless Utes. Emery amasses 390 yards of total offense on the night.

Wasatch 43, Lehi 22: The fourth-ranked Wasps nearly doubled-up the Pioneers in cruising to a region road victory.

North Sanpete 22, Union 20: The disappointing Hawks secured their second win of the season by squeaking past the Cougars.

Class 3A South

Hurricane 28, Pine View 13: Josh Woodbury threw two touchdown passes and kicked two extra points in leading the Tigers to a win over the Panthers.

Cedar City 46, Richfield 0: The Redmen played the role of road warriors as they posted a shutout against the Wildcats.

Region 12

Millard 34, Gunnison 21: The fourth-ranked Eagles turned three Bulldog turnovers into first quarter touchdowns en route to a road victory. Millard (5-0, 4-0), jumped out to a 28-0 lead and never looked back.

Juab 6, Manti 3: Jason Kelsey returned an interception 15 yards to give the top-ranked Wasps a hard-fought victory over the Templars.

Grantsville 21, Morgan 17: J.R. Didericksen's second touchdown of the game with 4:07 left to play gave the fifth-ranked Cowboys a victory over the Trojans. Aaric Allred intercepted a pass on the Grantsville four-yard line with 1:32 left to play to seal the victory for Grantsville (4-1, 3-1).

North Summit 30, South Summit 0: Devin Smith threw three touchdown passes and ran four yards for another score as the Braves blanked the Wildcats in the battle of the Summits.

Region 13

Grand 48, South Sevier 6: Sam Matthews rushed four times for 138 yards and two touchdowns as the second-ranked Red Devils burned the Rams. Travis Packard rushed for three touchdowns for Grand.

Monticello 21, North Sevier 6: Dominick LaGiglia caught scoring passes of 31 and 45 yards to help the Buckaroos defeat the Wolves. Cole Young intercepted two passes to top the defensive effort of Monticello.

Beaver 13, Parowan 7: The Beavers won their fourth-straight game by downing the Rams. Josh Hollingshead and Brandon Raddon each scored TDs for Beaver.

San Juan 28, Kanab 20: The Broncos found they do not suffer from vertigo as they climbed the mountain and knocked off the third-ranked Cowboys. John David Nielson's 55-yard punt return in the fourth quarter proved to be the game winner for San Juan.

Class 1A

Rich 20, Duchesne 19: The top-ranked Rebels needed a score in the final minute to hold off the second-ranked Eagles for a road victory.

Whitehorse 54, Monument Valley 8: Norbert Norton passed for four touchdowns and rushed for three others as the the third-ranked Raiders kept the Cougars winless.

Nonregion

Cyprus 35, Ogden 21: Josh Wren rushed for 215 yards and four touchdowns as the Pirates sank the Tigers. Rasheed Kennedy rushed for 127 yards and one touchdown and ran a kickoff back 98 yards for another score in the loss for Ogden (1-4).

Northridge 43, Copper Hills 20: Sebe Martinez returned two kickoffs for touchdowns that helped the Knights defeat the Grizzlies for their first win of the season. Adam Preece threw for 164 yards and two touchdowns for Northridge. (1-4).

Dixie JV 34, Milford 6: The Tigers failed to pick up their first win of the season as the fell to the junior Flyers. Brighton 35, Evanston 0: The Bengals picked up their fourth win of the year by traveling east and blanking their Wyoming hosts.