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High school football playoff roundup for Friday, Oct. 29

Wasatch plays Lehi in a 5A second round football playoff game at Lehi High School in Lehi on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Lehi won in overtime 35-34.
Wasatch plays Lehi in a 5A second round football playoff game at Lehi High School in Lehi on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Lehi won in overtime 35-34.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

6A Playoffs

Bingham 37, West Jordan 7

Havea Foto rushed for two scores, while Dallen Martinez, AJ Martin and Saia Lomu added another score of their own as Bingham jumped all over West Jordan in the first half en route to the easy second-round win.

Skyridge 58, Westlake 7

McCae Hillstead passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another, all in the first half, as Skyridge raced to a 51-0 halftime lead against region foe Westlake for the easy 6A second round win. Colin Sheffield added a 23-yard interception return for the Falcon. Westlake’s only touchdown came early in the fourth quarter on a defensive score.

Lone Peak 37, Herriman 14

Easton Comer threw for three touchdowns and rushed for one more as No. 3 seed Lone Peak easily defeated Herriman in the 6A second round to march into the quarterfinals.

American Fork 20, Riverton 13

Maddux Madsen tossed two touchdowns and Kyle Moore recorded an interception in the final minute as American Fork held off the upset bid by Riverton for the 6A second round victory. Trailing 20-3 early in the third quarter, Riverton rallied to make it a one-possession game, and even had the ball with a minute remaining, but Moore’s interception near midfield sealed the win.

Syracuse 35, Mountain Ridge 23

Syracuse upset Mountain Ridge behind three touchdown passes from Jake Hopkins, including two to Tyson Stapley. The win sets up a rematch between the Titans and Weber Warriors in what was one of the most exciting games of the year where Weber responded to a Syracuse two-point conversion by kicking a 50-yard game-winning field goal as time expired. The quarterfinal matchup will be played at Weber.

Corner Canyon 49, Kearns 14

Devin Brown threw two long touchdown passes to Cody Hagen, the second of which was followed by a Tate Staley pick-six to put the Chargers up 21-0. Drew Peterson rushed for two scores in the second quarter, as another 21-0 period set up Corner Canyon to host a quarterfinal matchup against American Fork next week.

Farmington 10, West 7

Farmington edged out the Panthers in a matchup between two elite defenses. In the end, the Phoenix were able to score the game-winning touchdown on a 25-yard pass to Mitch Nielsen with just over three minutes to go. Bronson Saena scored for West, a two-yard run late in the second quarter.

Weber 35, Layton 21

Layton and Weber fought to a 14-14 halftime score, but it was the Warriors who were able to score three touchdown in the latter half of the game to pick up the playoff win. They were led by Aidan Carter, who threw for four touchdown passes, including a 64-yarder to Cannon DeVries. Weber will host a quarterfinal game next week.


5A Playoffs

Springville 41, Alta 7

Springville used a balance attack to defeat Alta 41-7. Seth Rigtrup scored twice one on the ground and one thru the air as he ran for 102 yards. Bradey Mortensen also found the endzone twice on 6 receptions for 147 yards. Cole Clement started off the scoring (86 yards receiving) and Tevita Valeti ended the scoring on a 43 yards romp in the 3rd.

“I was concerned that having three weeks we might come out slow. But our defense stepped up and forced a turnover on downs on their first drive and our offense responded by scoring on its next 5 possessions. The kids were focused and ready. Bradey played a great game and Seth showed why he is so special. I am so proud of this team and the hard work they put in everyday to prepare for the game. Alta is a great team and we just executed our game plan to perfection.”

— Springville coach Willy Child

Timpanogos 31, Box Elder 29

Box Elder rallied from a 14-point first quarter deficit to take a 15-14 lead. Timpanogos would battle back as the teams traded scores until it was 29-28 after Matthew Torgersen caught his second touchdown of the game from Chase Riggs with just under six minutes remaining in the third quarter. The final 18 minutes proved to be a defensive battle, with Timpanogos being able to edge their way into field goal range before time expired. Easton Bretzing would kick the game-winning field goal with just five seconds left to give the Timberwolves the win.

“Impressed by the resilience our boys showed to overcome 5 first half turnovers and never giving up and fighting until the very end”

— Timpanogos coach Austin Heaps.

East 38, Spanish Fork 20

East scored twice in each of the first three quarters, leading them to their second consecutive upset win, this time over Spanish Fork. Amini Amone led the Leopards as he rushed for five touchdowns. Cade Olsen returned two kickoffs for touchdown for Spanish Fork.

Bountiful 38, Park City 20

Drew Bowles returned an interception 48 yards for a score and followed it up with a 49-yard touchdown run as No. 4 seed Bountiful took down the visiting Miners in relatively easy fashion.

Lehi 35, Wasatch 34

After being tied through three quarters, Lehi was able to edge out Wasatch as both teams made big plays on special teams. First, Wasatch scored two touchdowns in less than a minute to flip a seven point deficit into a lead of the same margin with a surprise onside kick with just four minutes remaining. Lehi would get their revenge when Nathan Anderegg blocked an extra point in overtime to set up the Pioneers to win the game with Zane Goodrich’s kick after a score from Jaxon Christensen.

Timpview 42, Bonneville 15

Timpview recorded six touchdowns from six different players en route to their second round win over Bonneville. Three came on passes from Liu Aumavae, including a 50-yarder to Tei Nacua late in the first quarter. The statement score was when Hezakiah Ambrosio had a pick-six early in the second half.

Stansbury 26, Olympus 20

Stansbury rallied from a 20-14 halftime deficit to take down Olympus. The Stallions scored the only dozen points in the second half, first off of a Ezra Harris 40-yard run to tie the game and then later on a Harris pass to Kaden Skousen from midfield to take the lead with just 19 seconds to go.

Orem 28, Provo 14

Orem scored four rushing touchdowns to Provo’s two as the four-time defending state champion Tigers picked up the playoff win on the road. Mack Hixson found the end zone twice while it was Jace Welsch who scored both of the Bulldogs touchdowns.


4A Playoffs

Dixie 36, Sky View 35

Dixie was able to edge out Sky View in a back and forth battle that came down to the final play. On three separate occasions, the Bobcats went up by a touchdown, but each time the Flyers responded to tie the game. Dixie was finally able to grab the lead with 52 seconds to go on a 15-yard run from Seth Takau. Sky View punched back. Garrett Zollinger completed a hail mary on the final play of the game, connecting with Cole Watterson before an extra point sent the game to overtime. The Bobcats again scored to take their fourth seven-point lead of the game. Derek Kesterson found the end zone in the bottom half of the extra period to cut the lead to one. Dixie decided to put the entire season on the line as they decided to go for two. A halfback pass from Kesterson to Jakheo Mitchell pushed the Flyers into a semifinals.

Pine View 37, Desert Hills 35

Tyler Brown hit Turner Williams on the last play of the game as Pine View eliminated the Thunder in a thriller. The game was scoreless through one quarter, but the teams scored a combined 66 points in the middle two period to set up the fourth quarter. Noah Fuailetolo threw for four touchdowns in the loss.

Ridgeline 50, Logan 7

Noah White rushed for two touchdowns in the first quarter before Kaden Cox would toss the next five scores for RIdgline. On the other side of the ball, the defense dominated, falling just 24 seconds short of a shutout. Ridegline earned the right to host a semifinal matchup next week, where they’ll have a chance to clinch a ticket to the state title game.

“Great win for our team. I thought our kids played well throughout the game and I enjoyed seeing so many different kids make plays. Logan does a lot of good things offensively and I thought are defense adjusted well throughout the game. Offensively I thought our O line played great. They created some big lanes in the run game and gave our QB a lot time.”

— Ridgeline coach Travis Cox

Crimson Cliffs 31, Green Canyon 10

Easton Droubay ran in all four touchdowns for Crimson Cliffs as they defeated Green Canyon in the 4A quarterfinals. Ryan Woolley’ added a 24 yard field goal in the win.


3A Playoffs

Juab 31, Ogden 24

Ogden was able to put pressure on the Wasps in their attempt to upset the #1 seed, but in the end Alex Jackson’s third touchdown pass of the game brought Juab to victory. Justin Steven was on the receiving end, his second of the game, as the score broke a tie with just two minutes left.

Morgan 56, North Sanpete 18

Morgan’s offense exploded into a 42-6 halftime lead as the Trojans clinched their spot in the semifinals. Nick Despain threw for two touchdown passes and William Lance found the end zone on two long runs early. Landon Bowles led North Sanpete with three touchdown passes in the loss. Morgan will take on top seeded Juab at SUU next week.

Juan Diego 34, Canyon View 19

Canyon View battled with the Soaring Eagle for three quarters, but a 10-0 4th quarter for Juan Diego helped them seal the deal in their win over the Falcons. Dallas Larson score two rushing touchdowns while Nicholas Ceballos and Antonio Rassano each had one.

Grantsville 49, Union 18

Grantsville rushed to a 28-0 lead with two touchdown passes from Caleb Sullivan to Dillen Richardson followed by another score through the air to Ethan Rainer. Rainer then opened the second half with a touchdown on the kickoff return and followed it up with another kickoff returned for a touchdown and a score on the ground.


2A Playoffs

South Summit 33, Providence Hall 17

South Summit overcame a slow start, scoring 21 straight points in the second quarter to pull away from Providence Hall for the 2A quarterfinal win. Kyler Sudweeks threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more scores to lead the Wildcats who built a 33-3 lead before Providence Hall scored two late touchdowns.

San Juan 39, Millard 7

Jace Palmer rushed for a score and threw for four more, including two each to Keaton Ivins and Jensen Grover as San Juan moved on to the semifinals of the 2A tournament. Morgan Wade rushed for a 55-yard touchdown for the Eagles.

Summit Academy 37, Emery 14

Summit Academy jumped out to a 20-0 lead behind three touchdown passes from Devin Watson, two of which went to Russell Oliver. Watson would finish with five total touchdown passes. Chance Arbon caught the third and fourth scores, each of which were from about 40 yards out.

Beaver 28, Delta 7

After a scoreless first quarter, the Beavers scored two touchdowns in the second to grab a double-digit halftime lead. Cobe Carter would add two rushing touchdowns in the second half as Beaver finished off the Rabbits. Josh Jackson scored early in the fourth quarter for Delta.


1A Playoffs

Duchesne 35, Parowan 13

Three different players scored a touchdown for Duchesne in a seven minute stretch of the second quarter as the Eagles flipped a seven point deficit into a 15-point lead. They would take on two more scores in the second half to finish with a big win. Duchesne will enter the semifinals as the team to beat as the top ranked team.

“We beat a physical Parowan team tonight. They gave us a scare early but we were able to make big plays on both sides of the ball when we needed them. Proud of our guys and can’t wait for the opportunity to play next week at SUU.”

— Duchesne coach Jerry Cowan

Layton Christian 30, Enterprise 26

Layton Christian rallied from a double-digit halftime deficit to pick up an upset road win over Enterprise. The Eagles scored late in the fourth quarter on a Tucker Prescott run to take a four point lead for good. Enterprise would turn the ball over twice in their attempt to steal back the game.

Kanab 23, North Summit 6

Kanab outlasted North Summit in a defensive battle that saw only four scores. The Cowboys got touchdowns from Nate Stewart, Griffin Bone, and Kason Janes. They will take on the winner of the Layton Christian-Enterprise game in the semifinals next week at Southern Utah University.

Milford 35, North Sevier 21

Milford used a balance attack to get past North Sevier as four different Tigers scored touchdown. Treyton Rose scored on a 25-yard fumble recovery to extend Milford’s lead to double-digits just before halftime.

“We had a total team effort tonight every kid that played tonight play their hearts out. I’m happy for these kids to advantage to the semifinals”

— Milford coach Thane Marshall