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More of Moore paces Scots' win

After intercepting an Ogden pass, Ben Lomond's Bridger Smith gets tackled by the Tigers' James Revas.
After intercepting an Ogden pass, Ben Lomond's Bridger Smith gets tackled by the Tigers' James Revas.
Ravell Call, Deseret Morning News

OGDEN — Ben Lomond got a new lease on the 2007 high school football season.

In his first game since breaking his throwing hand in the second week of the season, Ben Lomond quarterback Chase Moore passed for three scores and rushed for another to lead Ben Lomond to a 35-14 win over Ogden Friday afternoon in the battle of the Iron Horse.

Ben Lomond's defense was equally as dominating, forcing four turnovers and keeping Ogden off the scoreboard until the final four minutes as Ogden's Lance Bowen scored a pair of rushing touchdowns.

"Defense was awesome, they've played great all year," said Ben Lomond coach Jeff Kilts. "Most of those guys go both ways, I'll bet there's very few kids that haven't lost 15 or 20 pounds just because they're always playing. They've played with heart all year, and we finally had all the supporting cast all together and everything went good."

Ben Lomond's defense held Ogden to 199 yards of total offense, but a meager 26 yards in the opening half as it raced to a 27-0 halftime lead.

Even though the win was Ben Lomond's first of the season, it pushed the Scots into a tie with Bear River for the final state tournament berth from Region 11. Those same teams will have a play-in game this Tuesday afternoon, likely at Box Elder.

Ben Lomond lost to Bear River earlier this year on a last-second missed field goal, but with the way Moore played in his first game in eight weeks, Ben Lomond would have to be considered the favorite. Despite throwing incompletions on his last seven pass attempts, prior to that Moore was 8 of 10 for 22 yards and three touchdowns.

"I just felt good, first time back in a long time, I just felt confident with everything," said Moore.

All three of those touchdowns were to Victor Jackson, including a 38-yard circus catch for this third score just before the half.

Moore put the Scots ahead 7-0 on a one-yard rush 7:18 into the first quarter, and after that the game evolved into the Moore to Jackson show. The duo connected on scoring plays of 15, 20 and 38 during the remainder of the first half as Jackson finished the game with four receptions and 121 yards.

"He's playing like he was at the first of the year, he's been hurt too," said Kilts. "It's been a thing were we've kind of been banged up midway through the year and now we've kind of got everybody back."

Ben Lomond extended its lead to 35-0 on a six-yard touchdown run by Shay Kaleikini midway through the third quarter, but its shutout bid was foiled late in the game when Bowen scored on runs of 38 and 40 yards.