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Top 20 performances from Week 3 in Utah high school football

A look at the top individual outings from last week, from 6A to 1A

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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’s Cody Hagen had a big game in leading the Chargers to the big win over Bingham on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Corner Canyon won 35-7.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

Each week the Deseret News collects high school football stats from around the state, with approximately 90% of the coaches submitting their offensive and defensive stats.

Here’s a look back at some headliner performances from Week 3, and also check out the Deseret News’ complete sortable leaders feature for offense, defense and special teams.

Class 6A

Drake Parker, Fremont — Snagged two interceptions, including one he returned 31 yards for a score, and then also recorded four tackles to lead Fremont easily past Highland 41-13.

Cody Hagen, Corner Canyon — Caught six passes for 221 yards, 97 of which came on a first-quarter touchdown reception as Corner Canyon comfortably beat Bingham 35-7 after building 28-0 halftime lead.

Logan Payne, Weber — Only had 11 carries but was incredibly productive as he racked up 186 yards and three touchdowns — including a 90 yarder — as Weber cruised to the 61-28 win over Bonneville

Garrett Gifford, Layton — Had an incredibly efficient performance in leading Layton to the 49-0 win over Jordan, completing 10 of 13 passes for 280 yards and five touchdowns.

Cade Uluave, Mountain Ridge — Played a key role in leading the Sentinels to the wild 40-30 come-from-behind win over Wasatch as they scored 33 points in the fourth quarter. Uluave finished the game with 21 carries for 117 yards and a touchdown, and also caught two passes for 62 yards and another score. He also recorded three tackles defensively.


Mountain Ridge’s Cade Uluave (5) is tackled by Wasatch’s Dylan Dixon in a high school football game on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Wasatch High School in Heber City. Mountain Ridge won 40-30.

Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News

Class 5A

Luke Livingston, Timpanogos — Hauled in eight catches for 217 yards and two scores in a dominant 64-34 win over Hurricane.

Jack Johnson, Brighton — The sophomore QB completed 18 of 24 passes for 246 yards and four touchdowns as Brighton scored 41 unanswered points to close out the game in an easy 41-6 win over Woods Cross.

Zaylun Fenn, Salem Hills — Did a bit of everything in Salem Hills’ 42-7 win over Juab as he caught two passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for another TD and then defensively recorded three tackles and an interception.

Maximus Fonoti-Maiku, Northridge — Completed 30 of 46 passes for 384 yards and four touchdowns, and then also rushed for 49 more yards as Northridge outlasted Murray for the 35-27 win.

Seth Rigtrup, Springville — Carried the ball 22 times for 224 yards and two scores as he accounted for the majority of Springville’s offense in the 19-10 win over Bountiful.

Class 4A

Noah White, Ridgeline — Had a big day on the ground in leading Ridgeline to the 42-14 win over Snow Canyon as he carried the ball 23 times for 250 yards and two touchdowns.

Sawyer Woods, Pine View — Torched Park City’s defense in the 49-35 win as he completed 22 of 39 passes for 446 yards and five touchdowns.

Preston Lofthouse, Mountain Crest — Carried the ball 21 times for 167 yards and the last two touchdowns of the game as Mountain Crest pulled away from Box Elder for the 20-7 victory.

Class 3A

Tyler Allen, North Sanpete — Came off the bench and completed 25 of 34 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns, and also rushed for a score as North Sanpete rallied for the 34-28 win over Delta.

Ethan Rainer, Grantsville — Found the end zone three times in leading Grantsville to the 42-14 victory. He returned a punt 52 yards for a score in the first quarter, and then 76 yards for a score in the second quarter. He also caught two passes for 48 yards and another TD.

Dallas Larson, Juan Diego — Carried the ball 16 times for 116 yards and two touchdowns as Juan Diego overwhelmed Taylorsville for the 58-0 victory. 

Class 2A

Jace Palmer, San Juan — Completed 16 of 27 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns as the Broncos rolled to the easy win over visiting Bayfield, Colorado, 34-3.

Dane Sitterud, Emery — Had a workmanlike performance in leading Emery to the 30-6 win over Democracy Prep, Nevada, as he rushed the ball 19 times for 110 yards and two scores.

Class 1A

Parker Crum, Duchesne — Led Duchesne to the impressive 40-0 win over Union by completing 11 of 17 passes for 277 yards and three scores and then also rushing for 50 yards and two more scores

Nathan Snyder, North Sevier — Contributed on both sides of the ball in leading the Wolves to the impressive 20-0 win over North Summit. Defensively he led the team with 10 tackles and one sack, and then offensively carried the ball eight time for 45 yards and two TDs.