SOUTH JORDAN — Jordan may have gotten the first and last laugh in the scoring department Friday night at Bingham, but the laughs were barely smiles on the Beetdiggers' sideline since Bingham scored seven touchdowns in between, winning 49-22. The win keeps the top-ranked Miners undefeated at 4-0 while Jordan drops to 2-2.
Bingham was led by Stetson Peck, who completed eight of 10 passes for 166 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed the ball for 47 yards. With a little prodding, even his head coach (and father) had to give him his due.
"I thought he did a nice job — he made some important first downs for us," coach Dave Peck said. "I also thought our linemen took over and did great." Stetson Peck called it his best passing game so far this season. "I was a lot more relaxed this game," Stetson said. "The past few games I'd been too anxious and had happy feet. Today I tried to stay in the pocket." From the pocket, Peck was able to find his two favorite targets — receivers Blaine Prowse and Jordan Pendleton — for three scores. Also impressive Friday was Bingham's cadre of running backs — Jonathan Cuff, Doug Fiefia and Tyson Hill — who racked up 196 yards and four touchdowns.
Jordan got on the board in a hurry to start the game, with a couple of quick strikes capped by a 10-yard touchdown pass from Sean Taylor (12-22,197 yds, 2 TDs) to Cody Raymond (7 rec 111 yds, 2 TDs).
"(Jordan) did a great job executing on that opening drive," Dave Peck said.
"We had to make some adjustments early to take away that quick passing game. We ran a cover two and had our corners sit there. After that, the quarterback held the ball a little longer." Bingham caught up later in the quarter on a 56-yard touchdown pass from Peck to Prowse.
The second quarter was all Bingham, and it established that fact quickly with Cuff breaking free for a 60-yard touchdown run on the first play of the quarter.
Bingham scored again with a minute left in the half. The Miners then left an exclamation point by bookending the quarter with another touchdown pass to Prowse after an interception by Brady Velasquez.
In the third quarter, Bingham's Doug Fiefia put things well out of reach for Jordan by running for two touchdowns of six and 10 yards. Jordan got back on the board in the quarter on another Taylor to Raymond touchdown connection. In the fourth, with the game already decided, both teams each put one more score on the board.