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High school football roundup for Friday, Aug. 27 (Week 3)

A complete roundup of Friday’s Week 3 high school football action from around Utah.

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Mountain Ridge and Wasatch compete in a high school football game on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Wasatch High School in Heber City.

Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News

Here’s a complete roundup of Friday’s Week 3 high school football action from around the state.

Stats and box scores


Region 7

Tooele 34, Uintah 7

The Buffaloes jumped out to a 27-7 lead after the first half, and then relied on a solid defense to secure the victory against Uintah. Payton Sprouse ran for a touchdown and passed for another while teammate Mateaki Helu rushed for another two scores in the win.

“We played a great game. It was a team effort win. I’m very proud of the kids and love them tons.”

— Tooele coach Andru Jones

Nonregion

Beaver 21, Marsh Valley, Idaho 20

Beaver stuffed a two-point conversion try by Marsh Valley, Idaho with 34 seconds remaining in Friday afternoon’s Rocky Mountain Rumble game to hold on for the narrow win and extend its winning streak to 29 straight. Beaver went ahead 21-7 on a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes from Tyten Fails, but Marsh Valley rallied back in the fourth quarter but instead of trying to kick the extra point and forcing overtime it gambled and went for two.

Morgan 20, Sugar-Salem, Idaho 3

Will Korth and Nick Despain both rushed for second-half touchdowns as Morgan outscored Sugar-Salem, Idaho 17-0 in the second half to pick up the victory at the Rocky Mountain Rumble in Idaho. Beau Johnson booted a pair of field goals as well for the Trojans.

“We played a very good Sugar Salem team this week. Our defense played outstanding, holding them to three points. It was a great team win and a good building block for this next week.”

— Morgan coach Jared Barlow

Ridgeline 42, Snow Canyon 7

Noah White and Kaden Cox had dominant performances as Ridgeline rolled to the easy victory over visiting Snow Canyon. White carried the ball 23 times for 262 yards and two touchdowns while Cox completed 13 of 21 passes for 148 yards and four touchdowns as Ridgeline improved to 3-0 on the season.

Logan 37, Stansbury 27

Logan outscored Stansbury 21-0 in the third quarter to overcome a 10-point halftime deficit for the victory in the game played at Utah State. Jaelin Hotch was the hero of the night for Logan as he scored on a 47-yard TD pass to open the scoring in the third quarter and then added two defensive TDs later in the half — one a fumble recover and one an interception return.

“Our defense came to play in the second half. Forcing 6 turnovers and scored twice. Scored 21 in the 3rd to set up the comeback win.”

— Logan coach Bart Bowen said.

San Juan 34, Bayfield, Colo. 3

Jensen Grover rushed for two touchdowns and Jace Palmer passed for three more as San Juan routed Colorado’s Bayfield at home as the Broncos improved to 2-1.

“San Juan keys to the victory tonight were a great effort on defense holding a good team to three points, and a balanced rushing and pass attack from our offense. Our Quarterback Jace Palmer played a smart game and with time he could find all of his weapons we have on Offense.”

— San Juan coach Barkley Christensen

Timpanogos 64, Hurricane 34

Timpanogos’ offense overwhelmed Hurricane the entire game, racing to a 42-21 halftime lead and then extending it to 64-27 heading into the fourth quarter. Matu Holdaway passed for six touchdowns and also rushed for two more in leading Timpanogos to the big victory.

North Sanpete 34, Delta 28

North Sanpete overcame a 21-3 deficit early in the second quarter to rally past Delta to improve to 2-1 on the season. North Sanpete back-up quarterback Tyler Allan helped lead the comeback with a pair of late second-quarter touchdown passes to get the Hawks right back in the game. He later tied the game late in the third quarter on a 5-yard TD run, and then Xander Shelley sealed the win in overtime for North Sanpete with a 14-yard TD run. Allen finished with 313 yards after he entered the game early in the first quarter. Delta racked up 300 yards rushing in the loss.

Milford 51, Monticello 7

Milford scored all 51 of their points in the first half as they dominated their way to a victory over Monticello. The Tigers seven touchdowns came from seven different players as their balanced attack was just too much for the Buckaroos defense.

“Our line dominated on both sides of the ball. I was very proud of how all our kids played tonight.”

— Milford coach Thane Marshall said.

Fremont 41, Highland 13

Cannon Kofford threw two touchdown passes to Hayden Hall in the first five minutes of the game. Drake Parker then scored on a 31-yard pick-six to put an exclamation point on a huge Fremont first quarter. Kofford would toss another two touchdowns and Ashton Zwick threw a pair for Highland, but it was the Silverwolves who used the quick start to grab a dominant victory.

“The difference tonight was the turnover differential. We were able to force six takeaways with our defense while our offense didn’t turn it over at all. Pair those six takeaways with a break-out performance by our offense and we were able to put up a bunch of points.”

— Fremont coach Ross Arnold

Star Valley, Wyo. 22, Summit Academy 21

Devin Watson threw a pair of second quarter touchdown passes to give Summit Academy the 21-7 halftime lead, but the Bears didn’t score in the second half as Star Valley, Wyo. rallied in the second half for the victory.

Corner Canyon’s Cody Hagen had a big game in leading the Chargers to the win over Bingham on Friday. Corner Canyon won 35-7.

Corner Canyon plays Bingham in a high school football game at Corner Canyon High School in Draper on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Corner Canyon won 35-7.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

Corner Canyon 35, Bingham 7

Corner Canyon flexed its muscles yet again, dispatching an undefeated Miners squad with a first half offensive explosion. Receiver Cody Hagen moved into sole possession of 12th place on the state’s All-time career receiving touchdowns list with a 97-yard touchdown grab midway through the first quarter.

Green Canyon 16, Skyline, Idaho 15

Junior Caleb Naegle booted a 22-yard field as time expired as Green Canyon rallied past Skyline, Idaho for the win at the Rocky Mountain Rumble in Rexburg, Idaho. Carter Christensen cut the deficit to 15-13 with an eight -yard TD run with 2:32 left in the game, and Green Canyon was able to get the ball back with just enough time to set up Naegle for the winning kick.

“Very proud of my boys. They never let up. Defense shut them out in the second half, offense did some good things and special teams came up big. That is a very good Skyline team and the boys kept working to the very end to get the walk off field goal. What a night.”

— Green Canyon coach Craig Anhder.

Carbon 37, American Leadership 14

QB Keaton Rich rushed for a TD and twice found Will Carmichael in the end zone for Carbon. Nathan Morley contributed another score and the Dinos forced two safeties in the comfortable win over ALA.

“The boys played a complete game, four quarters of smash-mouth football. I’m so proud of how they have come together offensively and defensively. Great over all win.”

— Carbon coach Phil Howa

Hillcrest 41, Judge Memorial 14

Hillcrest ended what was the state’s longest current losing streak (10 games) with a simple victory over the Bulldogs. Stevie Leo finished with over 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns for the Huskies.

Rigby, Idaho 43, Sky View 6

Sky View traveled to Rexburg, Idaho to participate in the Rocky Mountain Rumble on Friday night, but couldn’t come away with a victory as Rigby handed the Bobcats a sound defeat. Garrett Zollinger scored the lone touchdown for Sky View. The loss snapped Sky View’s 27-game winning streak.

Enterprise 26, Millard 0

After a scoreless first quarter, the Wolves found their footing and cruised to a shutout victory against Millard. Quarterback Matthew Ramos tossed in two touchdown passes and rushed for another to lead Enterprise in the home win.

West Jordan 19, Hunter 7

Octavian Heflin and Raymond Filo bouth found the end zone on a 10-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter as West Jordan continued its strong start to the season improving to 3-0 on the season. Hunter tacked on a late touchdown on a Kenyon Jackson touchdown pass to Anthony Garcia-Estrada for the first score of the season for the Wolverines.

“Hunter came out ready to play. We didn’t come out with much energy to start, we are going to have to play much better going forward. Very happy with our goal to be 3-0 at this point, but we have a lot of work to do.”

— West Jordan coach Ron Halbert.

Olympus 15, Kearns 6

Sam Seagle rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown and Max Foulger booted three field goals as Olympus edged former region rival Kearns in a defensive slugfest at Olympus. Olympus led 15-0 before Kearns tacked on a late fourth quarter touchdown.

“Our defense played extremely well tonight. Matt Herron and Sam Bodily led the front seven. James Smith and Nash Taylor both contributed interceptions. Max Foulger made coach Matt Barnes proud with 3 threes (FGs). Sam Seagle did well running.”

— Olympus coach Aaron Whitehead

Payson 13, Richfield 0

Luke Ivers led the Payson offense with two passing touchdowns, one each to Cooper Swasey and Zade Tischner, while the defense held Richfield scoreless as the Lions added another win to remain undefeated on the season.

“Our defense played lights out for the second week in a row. They are getting better each week. Offensively we struggled with execution, but are excited with the potential that we have. Excited for our guys.”

— Payson coach Mark Murdoch

Emery 30, Democracy Prep, Nev. 6

Nevada high school Democracy Prep paid Emery a visit Friday night and the Spartans welcomed them with a convincing 24-point victory. Emery’s Dane Sitterud ran in a touchdown and caught a touchdown from quarterback Wade Stilson.

Viewmont 24, Copper Hills 21

After a back-and-forth battle, the Vikings were able to pull way with the road win against Copper Hills. Luke Jacobs passed to Elias Uesele for an early touchdown and then rushed for two more scores to lead the Viewmont in the victory.

“We should have closed out the game in the third quarter but I give credit to Copper Hills, they capitalized on a couple of our mistakes and kept it close. Irregardless, I’m super proud of how our boys stayed with it and did what they needed to do to get the W.”

— Viewmont coach Scott Ditty

Davis 21, Granger 14

Easton Baggett scored all three touchdown for the Darts as they outlasted Granger 21-14. Baggett’s first two scores were on short runs, but with the game tied and just over 12 minutes left, he broke free for a 31-yard touchdown. A scoreless fourth quarter followed with both teams playing great defense down the stretch.

“It wasn’t pretty but it’s a win in the win column. We need to clean some things up as we start region play.”

— Davis coach Scott Perry

Cedar City 27, Canyon View 20

Cedar City rallied to stun rival Canyon View for the overtime victory on Friday. Canyon View led 20-3 midway through the third quarter after an Adrian Ward touchdown run, but Koden Lunt tossed a pair of touchdown passes during the rest of the second half, and then Edgar Hernandez-Hinojosa sent the game into overtime with a 33-yard field goal with 2:51 left in the game. In overtime, Ryan Hill sealed the win for the Reds on a 1-yard score to cap a thrilling game in the Battle for the Pick rivalry.

“We were down 20-3 late in the third quarter and our coaches made some great adjustments and kids play with a lot of heart and we were able to come back and win in overtime. Our OL did a great job of giving the QB time to throw and opened up running lanes for our RBs. Proud of our team.”

— Cedar City coach Josh Bennett

Cottonwood 20, Providence Hall 14

Brock Simpson tossed a pair of touchdown passes as Cottonwood topped Providence Hall for its first win of the season.

“We were able to make the plays when needed to end up on the winning side.”

— Cottonwood coach Casey Miller

Parowan 60, Grand 0

Parowan dealt a thrashing to the Red Devils Friday night. After starting the season 0-2, the convincing win likely comes a relief to the Rams, who will now look to build off the result going forward.

“Our boys executed at a high level tonight. We challenged them to be physical and disciplined. They did both of those things. I was very happy to see them step up to the challenges we gave them.” — Parowan coach Ryan Heath

Skyridge 23, Herriman 0

The Falcon offense did all their scoring in the first half while the defense held Herriman scoreless as Skryidge picked up a comfortable win on the road to remain undefeated on the season. McCae Hillstead ran for a touchdown and connected with Jeter Fenton for another, and Fenton rushed for another score of his own in the victory. Skyridge’s defense has yet to give up a point this season, outscoring its three opponents 103-0.

Orem 42, Pleasant Grove 16

The defending champs steamrolled yet another opponent Friday night, with Pleasant Grove serving as this week’s victim. Mack Hixson had a game to remember for the Tigers with a rushing touchdown, receiving touchdown and a fumble recovery touchdown all before the halftime whistle.

Gunnison Valley 54, Rich 13

Gunnison Valley took a 20-7 lead into halftime, but a 28-6 third quarter really put things away for the Bulldogs. Jack Hansen threw three touchdown passes in that period after having a pick-six in the second quarter. Brogan Christensen caught two touchdown passes from Hansen.

Salem Hills 42, Juab 7

After allowing the game’s first touchdown, the Skyhawks scored all of their 42 points unanswered. Zaylun Fenn caught two deep touchdown passes in the second quarter and then added a rushing touchdown to his total in the third quarter.

“We needed to come in tonight and find a way to get something going. Our guys played hard and found a way to make big plays. We’re awfully young, I’m proud of the west we bounced back.”

— Salem Hills coach Jeff Higginson

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Mountain Ridge High football player reacts after a touchdown during the fourth quarter of a high school football game against Wasatch High on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Wasatch High School in Heber City. Mountain Ridge won 40-30.

Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News

Mountain Ridge 40, Wasatch 30

Heading into the fourth quarter trailing by 17 points, Mountain Ridge exploded for 33 points over the game’s final 12 minutes to secure the thrilling comeback victory over Wasatch and improve to 3-0 on the season. Halfback Cade Uluave tossed a 42-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Day and followed it up with a 34-yard rushing score, providing a couple of highlight plays in a quarter filled with them.

“Our guys just settled in. They trusted the process, trusted the game plan. They did all this. They executed and they played with energy. They made the plays. They flipped the momentum. We scored 14 points in a matter of seconds, that’s really big. This game is a lot of momentum. Guys stepped up and made big plays and played extremely well. I’m proud as heck of these guys.”

— Mountain Ridge coach Mike Meifu

Spanish Fork 35, Desert Hills 20

Trailing by 17 after the opening quarter, the Dons rallied, outscoring Desert Hills 35-3 over the game’s final three quarters. Quarterback Austin Stevenson tossed two touchdowns of 70 and 99 yards to receiver Jace Gunter and Cade Olsen recorded a 91-yard touchdown run as Spanish Fork improved to 2-1 for the season.

“Desert Hills has several big time play makers and really took advantage of several mistakes we made early. We were fortunate to settle down and play better in the second half. Both teams played extremely hard tonight.”

— Spanish Fork coach Dustin Smith

Weber 61, Bonneville 28

Meeting for the first time since 2016, the historic rivalry between Bonneville and Weber resumed Friday night with the Warriors securing a dominant victory. Weber standouts Logan Payne and Cannon DeVries each recorded three touchdowns for Warriors.

“We challenged our guys to start fast this week and to focus on doing their job. We did a lot better job of responding to adversity throughout the game. Every time they made a big play we responded right back with a big play of our own. I’m proud of our guys with the way they executed the game plan. Hopefully we can keep some of this momentum going as we start region next week.”

— Weber coach Jayson Anderson

Pine View 49, Park City 35

Pine View built a 49-21 lead early bu early in the fourth quarter as it rolled to the easy win over visiting Pine View. Sawyer Woods had a spectacular day throwing the ball for the Panthers as he completed 22 of 39 passes for 446 yards and five touchdowns. Dominique McKenzie accounted for eight of those catches as he finished with 195 yards and three touchdowns.

Juan Diego 58, Taylorsville 0

The final score line says all that one needs to know about the Soaring Eagle’s dominant victory Friday night. Juan Diego recorded eight rushing touchdowns for the evening, with Tyler Easter accounting for three of them in the shutout victory.

Brighton 41, Woods Cross 6

Woods Cross drew first blood, but Brighton roared back with a solid defense and an offense that rallied to take a big lead and cruise to the victory at home. Jack Johnson passed for four touchdowns in the victory for the Bengals.

“We laid an egg with our energy and performance last week. I thought the boys responded strong with a great week of practice and high energy tonight. I thought our home fans also did a great job of creating a great environment.”

— Brighton coach Justin Hemm

Skyline 35, Mountain View 0

The Eagles rebounded from a disappointing 0-2 start to the season with dominant shutout victory over Mountain View. Quarterback Andrew Rasmussen found Austin Okerwa twice in the first quarter with touchdown passes of 52 and 25-yards.

“Mountain View is a very good team and we were thankful for the opportunity to play them. Our team played together and had a lot of fun tonight. Thanks to our wonderful fans and families.”

— Skyline coach John Rowbotham

Dixie 23, Palm Desert, Calif. 6

Seth Takau had two rushing touchdowns and teammate Bode Ray added another as Dixie pulled away from Palm Desert, Calif. for its first victory of the season.

Syracuse 23, Westlake 6

Syracuse’s defense turned in a second straight dominant performance, keeping Westlake’s offense out of the end zone all game as it improved to 3-0 on the season. Westlake’s lone score came on a 98-yard interception return by Cooper Cowan just before halftime, which cut the deficit to 10-6. Syracuse quarterback Jake Hopkins helped put the game out of reach with a pair of TD passes in the second half.

“The kids played tough and a hard-fought win. Our defense did a good job making them earn everything. Our offense made big plays that helped keep pressure on and I was really proud of the whole team effort.”

— Syracuse coach Mike Knight

Northridge 35, Murray 27

The teams traded punches throughout the game, but the Knights came out on top thanks to a strong performance from their offense, led by quarterback Maximus Fonoti-Maikui. The senior signal-caller finished with five total touchdowns (four passing and one rushing) as Northridge bounced back from a disappointing loss to Layton last week.

“We put our foot on the gas and never let up. We’re always trying to make plays and we put our trust our kids, and let the chips fall where they may.”

— Northridge coach Andrew Fresques

Springville 19, Bountiful 10

The Red Devils rallied for two fourth-quarter scores to take the lead and secure a narrow victory against Bountiful. Seth Rigtrup rushed for Springville’s first and last touchdowns while Kaden DeLlamas connected with Bradey Mortensen for another in the win.

“The defense really set the tone for us. The line applied pressure and the secondary made big play after big play. Cole Clement picked off two passes, the last to seal the game. And Seth Rigtrup was a workhorse running for over 200 yards. We challenged our offensive line to come out the second half win the game... and they did. I couldn’t be more proud of the entire team. It was a total team effort.”

— Springville coach Willy Child.

South Summit 14, Layton Christian 0

South Summit scored early in the second quarter and then added a one yard touchdown run with just seconds remaining in the half as they beat Layton Christian 14-0. Neither offense was able to find any points after the break in a tough defensive battle.

Riverton 41, Cyprus 14

After scoring just 34 points in their first two games, the Silverwolves offense exploded for 41 in their win over Cyprus. Jake Meyers hit Logan Dunfield for two touchdowns right before halftime to give Riverton a 21-0 lead at the break. They would extend their lead in the third quarter behind three massive plays from each unit. Sau Tafisi scored a touchdown for the offense on an 87 yard run, Trevan McCollogh recovered a fumble in the end zone for the defense, and Easton Hicks returned a kickoff return 87 yards for a special teams touchdown.

“Great team win this week. Awesome to get all facets of the game going. We had guys playing new positions due to injury and producing in their new roles for the time being. Love this teams resilience and unity.”

— Riverton coach Jody Morgan

Mountain Crest 20, Box Elder 7

Mountain Crest picked up its first win of the season after their defense stepped up and allowed just seven points after letting up over 100 in the first two games. The Mustangs scored in the first two minutes of the game before Nate Reynolds and the Bees immediately answered. The rest of the game was a dogfight, but Preston Lofthouse was able to find the end zone right before halftime to give Mountain Crest the lead. Lofthouse would score again in the middle of the fourth quarter, extending the advantage to two scores for good.

Layton 49, Jordan 0

An early safety followed by two Nicolas Sanders touchdown receptions of over 40 yards set up the Lancers with a 16-0 lead in the first quarter, they wouldn’t look back and would earn the shutout victory over Jordan. Garrett Gifford threw another three touchdown passes, bringing his total to five to go along with his 280 yards passing.

Provo 41, Cedar Valley 20

Playing in the school’s 950th football game, the Bulldogs cruised to a 21-point victory over Cedar Valley at home. Quarterback Jace Welsch threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another two in a milestone game for the Provo program.

North Sevier 20, North Summit 0

The Wolves improved to 3-0 on the season with a shutout victory over North Summit Friday night. Nathan Snyder rushed for two touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball, while the North Sevier defense — which has only allowed only three touchdowns through its first three games — did the rest.

“Our offensive and defensive lines played awesome. We controlled the line of scrimmage all night long which has been key for us all year so far. Nathan Snyder, Kannin Boswell, Tyler Foote and Breken Mason set the tone for us on the ground. Blain Anderson, Drexton Olsen and Nathan Snyder were dominant on defense all game long.”

— North Sevier coach Wyatt Mason

Timpview 30, Crimson Cliffs 25

Down by two with just 30 seconds remaining on the clock, Timpview’s Liu Aumavae rushed for a two-yard touchdown to give the Thunderbirds the narrow lead and the victory in the dramatic match-up against Crimson Cliffs. Etano Foster rushed for a touchdown and caught for another, and Kerven Tua’one added another score on the night to help lift Timpview in the win. Ryan Woolley nailed four field goals for the Mustangs in the loss.

“We had to fight through a lot of adversity tonight against a very well-coached football team. The kids persevered throughout and earned a win. Much credit to the Crimson coaches and players they were a great opponent.”

— Timpview coach Andy Stokes

Duchesne 40, Union 0

Duchesne shut out Union behind a stellar defensive performance and two long touchdown passes from Parker Crum to Draker Goodliffe. The first touchdown came early in the second quarter on a 85-yard bomb while the other was in the middle of the final period — a 25 yarder.

“Very proud of our Duchesne team tonight. Full team effort. Parker Crum lead the way with great decision making at quarterback. Defensively four sophomores starting in the secondary got the job done for us along with the rest of the guys. Couldn’t be more proud of the team and everyone involved with the program.”

— Duchesne coach Jerry Cowan

Grantsville 42, Manti 14

A dominant first half that saw the Cowboys score all 42 of their points allowed the team to take it easy the remainder of the game and secure a comfortable victory over the Templars. Grantsville’s Ethan Rainer was lethal on special teams, scoring two punt return touchdowns from 52 and 76-yards out.

“Special teams came up big for us tonight. Ethan Rainer with two punt returns for touchdowns and Lee Maile blocked another punt and scooped it up for a third special teams score.”

— Grantsville coach Kody Byrd

Kanab 47, Page, Ariz. 0

Kanab took down Page High School by a score of 47-0 behind a dominant performance from the Cowboys. Griffin Bone tossed two touchdown passes and ran for two more as his four scores led Kanab to a 27-0 halftime lead.

“Kanab was able to get a win despite being short a handful of starters. We played physical and the playmakers we did have on the field made plays for us (Kason Janes, Parker Franklin, Karson Blomquist). Several kids really stepped up filling in for us (Griffen Bone, Saxton Unsworth, Jaxson Ridell). We got a tough matchup next week to look forward too.”

— Kanab coach JR Quarnberg

Roy 48, Clearfield 34

Parker Kingston rushed for two touchdowns and then also returned a kickoff 98 yards for another score in the first quarter as Roy rolled past Clearfield after building a 34-7 halftime lead in a game played at Utah State.