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Top 20 performances from Week 8 in Utah high school football

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Lehi’s Jackson Brousseau passes as the Pioneers and Salem Hills play a football game at Lehi on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.

Lehi’s Jackson Brousseau passes as the Pioneers and Salem Hills play a football game at Lehi on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. Lehi won 30-7. Brousseau also had another big performance in Week 8 in a win over Alta.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Each week the Deseret News collects high school football stats from around the state, with approximately 85% of the coaches submitting their offensive and defensive stats.

Here’s a look at some headliner performances from Week 8 (you can also check out the Deseret News’ complete sortable leaders feature for offense, defense and special teams).

Class 6A

Nick Sanders, Layton— Was a big-play machine in leading Layton to a 35-0 win over Clearfield. He caught five passes for 234 yards and two TDs (both covering 80 yards) and he also returned the second half opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown.

Isaac Luckart, Kearns — Hauled in 15 passes for 211 yards and three touchdowns as Kearns rolled past Granger for the 62-32 win.

Omarion Jackson, Hunter — Carried the ball 16 times for 206 yards and four touchdowns as Hunter dominated Taylorsville for the 43-10 victory.

Davis Andrews, American Fork — Spearheaded a great defensive performance in a 41-14 victory over Pleasant Grove as he recorded five tackles and two interceptions, one that he returned 30 yards for a TD.

Class 5A

Jackson Brousseau, Lehi — Completed 22 of 33 passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns as Lehi rolled past Alta with a dominant second half to stay in the thick of the Region 8 title race.

Kace Gurr, Brighton — Was a workhorse back in Brighton’s 27-24 win over Olympus as he carried the ball 30 times for 146 yards and one touchdown.

Seth Rigtrup, Springville — Carried the ball 18 times for a whopping 321 yards and three touchdowns as the Red Devils crushed rival Maple Mountain 64-17.

Jace Welsch, Provo — Passed for 178 yards and a touchdown and then also carried the ball 11 times for 141 yards and three more scores to pace Provo to the 29-7 win over Salem Hills.

Josh Buck, Spanish Fork — Rushed the ball 28 times for 220 yards and two touchdowns, both in the first half, as the Dons jumped out to a 21-0 lead on Wasatch en route to the 35-21 victory.

Class 4A

Konner Kell, Crimson Cliffs — Caught six passes for 179 yards and one touchdown as Crimson Cliffs pulled off the big victory over Pine VIew, 28-14.

Davis Hall, Sky View — Hauled in nine passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns to lead a dominant defensive effort by the Bobcats as they beat Mountain Crest 48-0.

Jack Stevens, Green Canyon — Completed 18 of 27 passes for 193 yards and three touchdowns and then also rushed for 50 yards and another score to power Green Canyon to the 49-10 win over Logan

Class 3A

Blake Thomas, Grantsville — Had a clutch performance in leading Grantsville to the 21-7 win over previous No. 1 Morgan as he carried the ball 18 times for 101 yards and two TDs to go along with six tackles defensively.

Wesley Nielsen, Juab — His big defensive performance helped Juab survive Richfield for the 28-27 win as he recorded 16 tackles and three interceptions. Offensively he also came up big with eight catches for 91 yards and a TD.

Adrian Ward, Canyon View — Carried the ball 12 times for 205 yards and two touchdowns and he also caught a pass for another score as Canyon View marched past Carbon for the 26-15 win.

Class 2A

Devin Watson, Summit Academy — Completed 11 of 17 passes for 367 yards and five touchdowns and also rushed for another score to lead the Bears to the lopsided 55-0 win over Judge Memorial.

Jensen Grover, San Juan — Carried the ball 23 times for 124 yards and three touchdowns and then also recorded nine tackles defensively to lead San Juan past Delta for the 43-34 victory.

Statler Wright, Beaver — Recorded eight tackles, one sack and also returned a fumble for a touchdown as Beaver took care of Millard easily for the 56-6 victory.

Class 1A

Garrett Fabrizio, Duchesne — Rushed for a touchdown but then also came up big defensively with a team-high seven tackles and four interceptions as Duchesne pulled away from Layton Christian for the 39-15 win.

Travis Stewart, Kanab — Found the end zone three different ways in leading Kanab to the 27-14 win over Duchesne. He carried the ball 10 times for 72 yards and a score, caught two passes for 53 yards and a score and then also returned an interception for a TD.