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Pioneers pass their way to win over Emery

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Throughout most of the first half against the Lehi Pioneers, it was obvious what Emery (0-4, 0-1) coach Kevin Reynolds had in mind: Stop the run. Reynold's game-plan seemed to be working to perfection. Midway through the second quarter, the Spartans' defense held Lehi in check while manufacturing a scoreless tie.

With their offense sputtering and the outcome of the game in question, the Pioneers (3-2, 1-0) took to the air. Enter quarterback Justin Hadfield. He proceeded to shred the Spartan defense through the air while leading his team to a 34-13 Region 8 victory in their homecoming game.

"It wasn't what we had in mind when we game-planned," Lehi coach JoeHayes said. "But we'll take it. Emery was a very good football team."

All in all, Hadfield was 14-19 for 227 yards and three touchdowns, with just one interception. The Pioneer quarterback also scored once from the ground on a one-yard quarterback keeper.

"Hadfield played great," Hayes said. "They took away the run, so it was up to Justin to come through for us."

Hadfield's aerial show actually started after David Lew intercepted Emery quarterback Bowie Jeffs midway through the second quarter.

"This team feeds off each other," Hadfield said of the interception. On the ensuing drive, Hadfield completed passes of 19 yards and 16 yards before finding tight end Brent Keate in the back of the end zone on a 4-yard touchdown strike.

In the second half, Hadfield put away the Spartans with touchdown passes of 21 yards and 12 yards, respectively.

While Hayes was pleased with Hadfield's performance, he was even happier with his defense. The defense recorded four interceptions on the night and constantly harassed the Spartans )0-4, 0-1).

"I love our defense," Hayes said. "I was extremely pleased with their effort."

With Emery out of the way, Lehi will look to improve on its region success next week at North Sanpete. On the other hand, Emery will try for its first win of the season next week when it hosts non-region opponent Timpanogos.

In spite of their offensive struggles in the first half, things actually got off to a flying start for the Pioneers, literally. Skydivers delivered the game ball to officials. Among other things, pre-game festivities also featured a fireworks display. In commemoration of homecoming, fireworks were lit each time Lehi scored.

REGION 1

CLEARFIELD 41, FREMONT 7: The undefeated Falcons ruined homecoming for the Silverwolves.

NORTHRIDGE 48, VIEWMONT 30:Jamar Lee had 216 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns for the top-ranked Knights in a high-scoring victory over the Vikings.

WEBER 15, DAVIS 12:A.J. Lewis returned a fumble 25 yards with only 20 seconds left in the first half to swing momentum the Warriors' direction. They would ride the momentum to the Region 1 win over the Darts.

REGION 2

BRIGHTON 30, BINGHAM 3: Behind two touchdown runs from MikeWilkinson, the Bengals spoiled the Miners' homecoming. Brighton used a 20-point second quarter and stifling defense to put Bingham away and get their first region victory of the season.

HILLCREST 27, JORDAN 7: The Huskies' Zach Johansen rushed 21 times for 163 yards and two short touchdowns, while QB JohnEastman tossed TD passes of 29 yards to Matt Romney and 69 yards to Fesi Sitake. Sitake snagged two passes for 117 yards. PhillipPoloa's 69-yard run was the 'Diggers' sole score.

WEST JORDAN 32, RIVERTON 14: The Jaguars racked up 439 yards without a single passing yard. RJ Cunningham had 13 carries for 152 yards and a touchdown.

ALTA 42, COPPER HILLS 15:Beau Enslow carried nine times for 117 yards and two scores as the Hawks beat up the Grizzlies to remain undefeated. Kyle Bowen added 208 yards and two scoring strikes through the air while running for another in the win.

REGION 3

KEARNS 28, GRANGER 14:Koa Webb rushed for 127 yards as Kearns won its homecoming game for the first time in six years.

SKYLINE 34, TAYLORSVILLE 7: The Eagles used 11 running backs and rushed for 290 yards in a homecoming win over the Warriors. Matt Bauman led the attack with 104 yards on the ground, while Ian Galanis chipped in with 90 yards, in the win.

REGION 4

LOGAN 42, ROY 14:Dallas Larsen rushed for three touchdowns to lead the upstart Grizzlies past the Royals.

BONNEVILLE 23, MOUNTAIN CREST 7: Bonneville's TrevorWard nailed field goals from 22, 29, and 14 yards to seal the win over Mountain Crest in a Region 4 matchup.

REGION 5

EAST 27, HIGHLAND 20:InokeHafoka ran for two touchdowns to lead the third-ranked Leopards to victory over Highland.

BOUNTIFUL 40, WEST 10:DaveCarroll kicked four field goals to lift Bountiful to a big win over Region 5 foe West. Jace Wood had seven tackles in only two quarters of play for the Braves.

MURRAY 47, WOODS CROSS 36: Murray overpowered Woods Cross with the dual running threat of Dean Takai and Chaz Washington, who rushed for 301 and 154 yards respectively. Zach Ishino nabbed two interceptions for the Spartans in the win.

REGION 8

LEHI 34, EMERY 13: Pioneers quarterback Justin Hadfield completed 14 of 19 passes for 227 yards, with three TDs passing and one rushing. The Pioneers intercepted four passes, including three by safety David Lew, who returned one 55 yards for a touchdown.

DELTA 42, NORTH SANPETE 21:Cory Jensen rumbled for four touchdowns, which included a 65-yard punt return as the fourth-ranked Rabbits ripped the Hawks to open the region season. Jensen finished with 111 yards, while Bennie Bryan added 153 yards and two touchdowns.

REGION 9

PINE VIEW 28, CANYON VIEW 7: Austin Blake had 212 on only 13 carries. Jesse Adams shored up the defense for the No. 1-ranked Panthers with 11 tackles as they rolled over the Falcons.

REGION 10

PARK CITY 50, UINTAH 0: The Miners used a big second half to beat up the Warriors in the first Region 10 game of the season for both teams.

JUDGE MEMORIAL 17, WASATCH 14:Samui Tuifua racked up 134 yards rushing and 82 yards recieving while scoring two touchdowns to lead Judge to a narrow victory over Wasatch.

REGION 11

BEAR RIVER 42, GRANTSVILLE 0: The Bears limited the Cowboys to 86 total yards and got an outstanding offensive performance from JasonZundel to get their first region victory of the season. Zundel passed for 215 yards and two touchdowns while running for another touchdown.

MORGAN 35, TOOELE 17: The Trojans went on the road to beat the defending champion Buffaloes.

2A NORTH

JUAN DIEGO 34, GUNNISON 7: Gunnison racked up more than 300 yards of offense but had trouble finding the end zone in a loss to Juan Diego.

NORTH SUMMIT 27, JUAB 7:Garrett Richins scored twice, on a 2-yard run and a 30-yard pass interception, as North Summit cruised past Juab. The Braves totaled 299 yards rushing, with Curtis Lowder getting 127 of that on 22 attempts.

2A SOUTH

MILLARD 29, SOUTH SEVIER 13:Wade Mecham nabbed 45 yards receving and a touchdown for South Sevier in a loss to Millard.

BEAVER 10, NORTH SEVIER 3:Zach Hollingshead rushed for 209 yards and a touchdown while Beaver teamate Luke Beaumont added 103 yards on the ground.

1A CENTRAL

MONTICELLO 64, MONUMENT VALLEY 6: Monticello crushed an overmatched Monument Valley team in a Region 1A Central game.

1A NORTH

RICH 33, DUCHESNE 7: The Rebels got outstanding performances out of Brandon Enns and Sean Weston in a victory over the Eagles.

1A SOUTH

ENTERPRISE 28, PAROWAN 6: Cody Probst and Kyle Carter each recorded 16 tackes for a stifling Enterprise defense that limited Parowan to only one score.

NONREGION

LAYTON 21, MOUNTAIN VIEW 14:Wyatt Bubak threw for two touchdowns and Chase Wilson ran for another and added a two-point conversion as the Lancers held off the Bruins. Layton gained 404 yards in total offense.

MANTI 41, RICHFIELD 0:Spencer Harman had seven carries for 92 yards and two rushing touchdowns as the Templars defeated the Wildcats in a nonregion contest.

MILFORD 24, WHITE PINE, NEV. 6: Sophomore Taz Pearson rushed for three Milford touchdowns.