Here’s a complete roundup of Friday’s Week 5 high school football action from around the state.
Easton White hit Kenyon Brown for three touchdown passes — all of which were over 10 yards long — as Farmington’s offense caught fire in the first half of their win against the Falcons. Brown also rushed for a score early in the game as he totaled four of the Phoenix’s six touchdowns.
“Great team win tonight. Happy to get a region win.”
— Farmington coach Daniel Coats
A wild back and forth game ended with a close Weber victory after a thrilling final minute. With 55 seconds to go, Tyson Stapley scored a touchdown for the Titans to close the Warriors lead to just one point. Jake Metcalfe would throw a successful two-point conversion to give his team the lead. Weber would respond, immediately driving the ball down to their opponents 33-yard line where Jaycee Jones put a 50-yard field-goal attempt through the uprights as time expired to give his the Warriors a Region 1 road victory.
“That was a great football game that went back and forth. Syracuse is a well coached team and they battled. I’m proud of our guys for how they battled. They never gave up and never doubted. I’m happy for Jayce Jones and his clutch kick. It was a great team win.”
— Weber coach Jayson Anderson
Layton jumped out to a double-digit lead after three quarters but then the Silverwolves fought back, scoring two touchdowns in the final period to claim the lead with just a few minutes remaining. The Lancers would answer back, driving all the way down the field in just over two minutes before Elias West scored the game-winning touchdown on a 29-yard run with just over 90 seconds remaining. Layton QB Garrett Gifford finished the game passing for 393 yards, with Nick Sanders and West each going over 100 yards.
After a delayed start because of lightning, Cyprus jumped all over Taylorsville building a 38-0 halftime lead en route to the easy region win. Julius Tikoisuva rushed for a points of touchdowns for the Pirates, while Skyler Armenta passed for and rushed for another score.
“We had a great team effort tonight and took advantage of good field position. Our boys played hard and battled through some mistakes rather than let the mistake change the momentum of the game. I am proud of them.”
— Cyprus coach Tyler Garcia
Omarian Jackson passed for two touchdowns, both going to Anthony Garcia-Estrada, and rushed for two more as Hunter pulled away from Granger in the fourth quarter to earn its first victory of the season.
Isiah SueSue’s first half touchdown runs proved to be the difference maker as a defensive game left the Panthers with a 19-8 victory over the Royals. Roy was able to avoid the shutout with a touchdown came from Parker Kingston to Izic Muniz with just under five minutes remaining.
Maximus Fonoti-Maikui threw in two touchdown passes, one each going to Josh Acord and AJ Tillman, and then rushed for two more of his own as the Knights defeated Box Elder in region play.
“Very proud of our team for a hard fought win against a well coached, physical, and tough Box Elder team.”
— Northridge coach Andrew Fresques
Bountiful scored a touchdown, safety and field goal in the first quarter before a defensive battle ensued, resulting in a 15-6 win for the road team. Corbin Cottle was responsible for the touchdown while Isaac Jackson kicked the two field goals, including a 50-yard bomb to end the first half.
After a lengthy lightning delay, Bonneville eventually pulled away scoring 28 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to polish off the victory in a game that ended after 11 p.m. Koy Dixon led the way for the Lakers by passing for four touchdowns and then rushing for two more. Max Diaz hauled in two of those touchdown passes to help the offense find a good groove early.
“I was really pleased with our overall team effort. Our offensive line did a great job controlling the line of scrimmage. We blocked well for one another and blocked downfield well for whomever ran the ball. Special teams play was awesome. Lucas Victorino, our kicker, gave a tremendous effort and got three onside kicks tonight. Defensively, we needed to stop one of the better QBs we’ve seen this year in Viewmont’s No. 3. We were able to make meaningful adjustments at halftime to contain him. Overall, great team effort tonight for the Lakers.”
— Bonneville coach Jantz Afuvai
Olympus scored 22 of their 35 points in the second period, leading to a narrow win over the Bengals. The Titans had five different players reach the end zone. Brighton jumped out to an early lead behind two Jace Matheson touchdown receptions, but the offense slowed down after that and they couldn’t find a way to tie the game late in the fourth quarter.
“Our team had a great week of practice. We played well against a very talented and well coached Brighton team. Our front seven applied pressure to their quarterback throughout the night, causing five interceptions. Our offensive line created great opportunities. It was a fun night.”
— Olympus coach Aaron Whitehead
The Miners scored all 46 of their points before allowing just one scoring play from the Spartans as Park City picked up the Region 6 victory over Murray. Carson Tabaracci rushed for two touchdowns and quarterback Chase Beyer tossed in two touchdown passes in the win.
“So proud of the team and all three phases for contributing tonight. Great team effort tonight.”
— Park City coach Josh Montzingo
Skyline had a narrow two-point edge in the final quarter when Thomas Bunker ran back an 80-yard blocked kick to extend the Eagles’ lead and give them the Region 6 win against the Rams.
Nate Busnell rushed for two touchdowns and returned an interception for another score, while Dylan Hamilton scored on a punt return and receiving touchdown to lead the way in a dominant victory for Stansbury. Easton Baker and Matthew Topham added defensive touchdowns as well for the Stallions.
Timpanogos improved to 5-0 in a wild come-from-behind victory over Payson as it outscored the Lions 24-6 in the fourth quarter. Reed Harris capped the victory by booting the game-winning 42-yard field goal with four seconds remaining. Chase Riggs came on in the fourth quarter and helped spark the rally with three touchdown passes.
“I was really proud to keep in the game mentally all game being consistently down two scores and never giving up and for our 1st year kicker to hit a 42-yard game winner.”
— Timpanogos coach Austin Heaps
The Utes and the Bruins faced off in an intense back-and-forth Region 7 match-up as Uintah quarterback Josh Spiers passed for four touchdowns and Mountain View quarterback Jackson McCarty tossed in six of his own. A passing TD between Spiers and receiver Carson Coltlharp tied up the game as time expired on the clock, and Uintah was able to ultimately secure the narrow victory as Josh Spiers nailed a 30-yard FG in overtime.
“Great team win tonight. Even when we went down 14 points with under five minutes to play, our players continued to believe, battle and show grit.”
— Uintah coach Justin Decol
Tooele jumped out early to a 28-point lead and never looked back in their dominating victory over Cedar Valley. Mateaki Helu scored the first two touchdowns for the Buffaloes, he would later add a third in the fourth quarter as Tooele remained undefeated with their fifth straight win of at least 27 points.
“The kids played great. The defense held them out of the end zone a few times when they got to the red zone. It was a big win for us here at Tooele. I’m proud of the kids, and my staff.”
— Tooele coach Andru Jones
After falling behind 12-0 after the first quarter, Wasatch proceeded to rip off 41 unanswered points in rolling to the easy region victory. Quezon Villa, who’s taken over at QB for the injured Adarius Edwards, four three touchdown passes and rushed for another to lead the way offensively.
After being tied at halftime, the Bulldogs came out in the third quarter and scored two touchdowns to give them a 14-point lead and eventually a road win. Jace Welsch scored three touchdowns in three different quarters, including a six-yard run late in the fourth quarter to give Provo the breathing room it needed to close out the game.
Despite trailing at the half, the Dons rallied together coming out of the locker room and exploded for a monster third quarter. Austin Stevenson scored two touchdowns, kicked three field goals, and added three extra points as he tallied 24 total points to help Spanish Fork to the victory.
“I still believe Springville could win the whole thing this season. They are as good as anybody in 5A. Because of that it took all we had tonight to win. Offense, defense and special teams all had moments and the boys played as physical as I’ve ever seen them for four quarters. It was an all-around team win from the coaches preparation to the boys execution. I’m so proud of them.”
— Spanish Fork coach Dustin Smith
After a scoreless first quarter, the Reds offense exploded for 35 uninterrupted points to take the lead and secure the victory over Hurricane. Koden Lunt and Benjamin Ellis each rushed for two scored for Cedar City in the win.
“Coaches made some great adjustments at halftime and we played much better the second half. We simplified our game plan and executed better on offense and defense the second half. We were able to establish a run game and front six was able to get pressure on the QB. Proud of our coaches and players.”
— Cedar coach Josh Bennett
Dixie charged back, scoring 15 straight points in the fourth quarter to pull off the big upset of previously-undefeated Pine View. Jakheo scored on an 8-yard TD run to cut the deficit to 28-24 with 10:39 remaining, nad then a couple minutes later he returned an interception 41 yards for the go-ahead touchdown.
Crimson Cliffs scored in all three phases of the game to overcome a 7-0 halftime deficit to rally for the victory at Snow Canyon. Wai Kaonahi started the scoring for the Mustangs scoring on a blocked punt return, with Nick Baum adding a rushing TD late in the third quarter to give his team the lead. In the fourth quarter Corbin Cuff scored on a pick six to ice the victory.
“After giving up a touchdown on the opening possession our defense settled in and played lights out. Corbin Cuff had a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown, and a pick 6 to help us get on the board and seal the win. Our defense controlled the game with seven sacks and 11 tackles for loss. Nic Baum punched in an offensive touchdown in the effort as well.”
— Crimson Cliffs coach Jaron Tate
Garrett Zollinger rushed for a touchdown and connected with Davis Hall for two more as Sky View defeated Bear River in Region 11 play.
“Really proud of how well we played on offense. We were really balanced & our offensive line played extremely well. Garrett Zollinger made great decisions and spread the ball around to a variety of receivers.”
— Sky View coach Chris Howell
Mountain Crest drew first blood, but the Logan defense didn’t allow for any more scoring as the Grizzles defeated the Mustangs. Mathew Mason rushed for two touchdowns while quarterback Kody Kirk rushed for a TD and connected with Jaelin Hoth for another in the Logan win.
“We played well after the 50 minute lighting delay. Made a lot of mistakes (penalties, drops, etc.). These kids are resilient and keep playing ball. I’m really proud of them.”
— Logan coach Bart Bowen
Easton Jense rushed for three touchdowns, while teammate Treven Yardley rushed for score and passed for another as visiting Parowan rolled to the convincing victory over Rich. Shaydon Benson added a defensive touchdown in the second half as well for the Rams.
Gunnison Valley scored first on Friday night, but after that it was all Layton Christian which scored 50 unanswered points on its way to the easy nonregion victory. Jessaia Moala rushed for three touchdowns to lead the way offensively, while Zoram Petelo added a rushing and passing touchdown.
Orem fell behind early and could never record as the Tigers lost its second straight game, falling to Desert Pines, Nev. at the Polynesian Classic in Las Vegas. Chase Tuatagaloa tossed four touchdown passes for Orem, but all after Orem fell behind big.
Kanab scored 28 points in the first half en route to an easy win against North Summit. Travis Stewart led the way offensively scoring on a pair of rushing touchdowns as Kanab backed up last week’s big win over Duchesne with another big victory.
“After an ugly opening possession our offensive line opened up huge holes all night long. Our backs ran hard with Parker Franklin leading the way. Proud of how hard our boys are playing as we head into a tough region schedule.”
— Kanab coach JR Quarnberg
Milford was able to flip a 17-14 halftime advantage into a 16 point win in large part to a great defensive performance that didn’t allow a single point in the second half. Offensively they were led by a balanced attack that saw four different players score touchdowns.
“I was so proud of our kids tonight we played without 2 starters tonight and lost 2 more during the game. Our next man up worked tonight. Our run defense played awesome.”
— Milford coach Thane Marshall
Desert Hills defeated North Sanpete in a game that was called at halftime due to lightning. The Thunder scored three touchdowns in both quarters, including two touchdown grabs early from Awsten Turnbow.
Maddux Madsen continued his historical career with five touchdown passes in the Cavemen’s win over the Miners. Fisher Ingersoll caught two touchdown passes that were over 20 yards while Noah Moeaki handled the red zone work in hauling in two of his own. American Fork remains undefeated as they prepare to host Corner Canyon next Friday night.
“Felt like we left a few plays on the field the first half, and Bingham made some huge plays with a pick and a fake punt before halftime, but we settled down and were able to get a few turnovers in the second half. Two TDs each from Noah Moeaki, Fisher Ingersoll and Trey Roberts, along with a consistent run game, helped us to get going in the second half.”
— American Fork coach Aaron Behm
Sau Tafisi rushed for three touchdowns as Riverton outscored Pleasant Grove 21-7 in the second half to pull away for the victory. Jake Meyers added a 62-yard touchdown pass to Luke Perry in the first half as well for Riverton.
“Awesome night. Big night for our young linebacker group all of them having big time plays in the game. Offense line played tough getting Sau in the end zone and the QB a clean pocket. Luke Perry was starving to get his first TD of the year great to see him get in, but still hungry for more. Josh Jacobson showed what a problem he is with his size and speed. Great night for the wolves.”
— Riverton coach Jody Morgan
Corner Canyon scored 21 points in each of the first two quarters as it rolled against Lehi in another lopsided. Devin Brown tossed a pair of first-half touchdowns, while back-up quarterback Isaac Wilson came on and threw a pair himself after entering just before halftime. The win ran Corner Canyon’s winning streak to 45 straight as it heads into next week’s region opener against American Fork.
“Our team came out and started fast. Our defense played very good and our offense executed well. Proud of how our kids continue to prepare each week.”
— Corner Canyon coach Eric Kjar
Brigham Bradshaw scored a touchdown and Trenton Garrett kicked what would end up being the game-deciding field goal as South Sevier beat rival Richfield in a defensive slugfest. Reggie Hafen scored Richfield’s lone touchdown with 2:01 remaining, but it was a little too late for the Wildcats as South Sevier earned its first win of the season.
Devin Watson was fantastic, throwing five touchdown passes for Summit Academy outlasted Millard in a great back-and-forth nonregion game. Watson’s final two touchdown passes came in the final five minutes of the game, both to Will Dayton, as the Bears rallied with 15 straight points to close out the victory.
James Valdez rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another as Juan Diego rolled past East for the preseason victory in a game that was scheduled just recently. Dallas Larsen also added a pair of touchdowns for the Soaring Eagle in the win.
“After having two games cancelled on us back to back, our boys were ready to play and it showed tonight. So proud of this team and their resilience.”
— Juan Diego coach Greg Williams
Jace Palmer had three touchdown passes as San Juan scored early and often to beat Canyon View. Cooper Block caught two touchdown passes and Jensen Grover had two touchdowns runs.
“Our kids made the trip to Cedar City, fought hard and came away with a satisfying victory. Offense jumped on them early and defense played lights out.”
— San Juan coach Barkley Christensen
Boone Lathem threw three touchdowns passes and rushed for another score as Union rolled over Carbon by blanking the Dinos over the final three quarters. Union improved to 2-3 on the season with the victory.
Tyten Falls connected with Statler Wright on a touchdown pass and Jayton Jessup scored a 28-yard touchdown run as Beaver kept its perfect record alive with a strong defensive performance. Providence Hall scored its lone touchdown of the game in the final few minutes on a Michael Scott TD pass to Jacob Walsh.
“It was a hard-fought game. Both teams made some big stops on defense. We were able to march the field and score on the opening series of the 3rd quarter to go up 14-0 which was big, Proud of our boys for pulling out another close game.”
— Beaver coach Jon Marshall
After suffering a narrow loss last week to Green Canyon, Morgan bounced back in a big way with a dominant defensive performance in the lopsided win over Manti. Nick Despain was outstanding offensively in the win passing for four touchdowns, including a pair to Gavin Turner. Will Korth added a pair of scores himself, one rushing and one receiving.
Juab found the end zone five times in the first half en route to a dominating win over the Spartans. Jared Dye ran for two scores and Austin Park hauled in two long balls from Alex Jackson. Jackson hit Chase Ingram for a 16-yard score as well. The Wasps move to 4-1 on the year.
“We were able to spread the ball around to 10 different receivers Ryker Richards made a 51 yard field goal.”
— Juab coach Mike Bowring
After the teams traded touchdowns in the middle of the fourth quarter to force overtime, the Falcons were able to edge out Timpview in a tight battle. McCae Hillstead recorded a two yard rushing touchdown in the top half of overtime before the Skyridge defense stepped up and got a stop to clinch the victory.
Grantsville did all of its scoring in the first half, scoring 35 points in the first two quarters of play. Blake Thomas scored twice for the Cowboys, including a 45-yard touchdown run.
“Big win this week for Homecoming. Run game was strong again. Defense with another stellar performance.”
— Grantsville coach Kody Byrd
North Sevier took down the Buckaroos in a game that ended just 24 minutes in due to lightning. Nathan Snyder scored three touchdowns for the Rams, including one off of a blocked kick. Kennin Boswell scored the other two on the ground.
“We played a great game tonight that unfortunately was called after halftime due to lightning. I was really happy with what I saw out of Ryker Frishchkecht our QB. We had some great plays in our pass game tonight that we are excited to build on.”
— North Sevier coach Wyatt Mason
Duchesne outscored Enterprise 20-6 in the third quarter and then held the Wolves to zero points in the fourth to secure the win. Parker Crum sealed the win with a 42-yard interception return for a touchdown.
“Westin Gines led the way along with our offensive line tonight. Westin’s hard nosed running opened up stuff for our other skill kids to make plays. After a slow start we were able to pull away from a good team in enterprise in the 2nd half tonight. We had a few guys out and their replacements did a great job for us. Great team effort from the top to the bottom.”
— Duchesne coach Jerry Cowan
Kearns dominated their way to a big home win over the visiting Mustangs. Herriman outscored their opponent 20-0 in the final period but it was too little too late to rally back from a 27-point deficit. Kapeli Smith hauled in two touchdown passes from Iosefa Toia’ivao to lead the Cougars.
“Our guys played great tonight. Offense did an awesome job and defense made some huge plays with two defensive TDs. We needed to get back on track playing Kearns football. Especially playing a very tough and physical opponent.”
— Kearns coach Matt Rickards
Jordan came out of halftime and scored an offensive and defensive touchdown early in the third quarter to separate themselves from the Colts for good. One of the biggest plays of the game is when the Beetdiggers were trailing 7-3 with just a few seconds remaining in the first half. They decided to pass up a 37-yard field goal and take a shot at the end zone, Colton Austin would find Derell Nichols for a score that put Jordan in front. They wouldn’t trail the rest of the night.
Alta’s three touchdowns in the span of just five minutes in the first quarter led them to a dominant win over the Darts. The final of those scores came when Davis was inside the Hawks 10-yard line, when a fumble was recovered by Noah Flores and returned 93 yards for a touchdown, effectively tripling the Alta lead in the blink of an eye.
Mountain Ridge improved to 5-0 with a hard-fought defensive victory over Westlake in a game delayed by lightning. Cade Uluave punched in the winning score with 1:31 remaining in the game on an 8-yard TD to secure the victory. The Sentinels only other TD came in the first quarter on an 88-yard scoring run by Semisi Kinikini.
“Great team win by our team. Able to overcome a lightning delay and find a way to close out the game at the end was huge. Our defense stepped up big all game. We had a great tribute to our military and it was a special night at Mountain Ridge.”
— Mountain Ridge coach Mike Meifu
Quarterback Kyler Sudweeks connected with Calaby Thompson for all four South Summit scores, including the last with 22 seconds remaining as the visiting Wildcats edge Ogden for the nonregion win. Yahir Morales provided all of the scoring for Ogden in the loss with three rushing touchdowns.
Austion Herbert, Eangelo Nunez and Lance Workman all found the end zone on the ground, and then defensively Ben Lomond recorded a pair of safeties as the Scots beat Judge Memorial for their first win of the season.
“Proud of our kids tonight and how we fought through a weather delay and found a way to get a win on the road.”
— Lyndon Johnson