SALT LAKE CITY — Summit Academy came roaring back, scoring the final 18 points of the game in just over five minutes in the highlight of 3A. The Bears defeated Juan Diego 31-28 to improve to 6-1 on the year (box score). With five minutes left in the game, Summit Academy quarterback Joe Garlick found Hagan Walker to 28-20.

The Bears tied it up on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Garlick to Titan Kilgore and with 1:30 left in the game, kicker Kyson Andolsek connected on a 32-yard field goal to complete the comeback for Summit Academy. Jaxson Case scored twice on the group to round out a great performance from the Bears.

“Huge rivalry win. Scored 18 points in the last eight minutes of the game. Got big offensive plays, defensive turnovers, onside kick and a game-winning field goal in the final minutes. Complete team victory,” Summit Academy head coach Les Hamilton said.

Juab solidified its position as top in Region 14 with a 42-21 win against North Sanpete (box score).

With the win, the Wasps are now 6-1 overall and 2-0 in region play. Juab’s ground game was phenomenal, with six rushing touchdowns. Boded Blackett and Trey Lund led the way with two touchdowns apiece and Grant Orme and Shan Jackson added one each,

“Our run game was clicking tonight. O-line played physical and the (running) backs ran hard. Our defense was stingy. Great overall effort on the road,” Juab head coach Mike Bowring said.

Richfield improved to 6-1 with a 31-20 rivalry win against South Sevier (box score). After a low-scoring first half, the Wildcats were able to separate themselves with a 14-0 third quarter and then scored 10 in the fourth while holding the Rams to 14 to come away with the win.

Gavin Brown threw two touchdowns, one to Ethan Udy and one to Will Robinson, and rushed for another to lead Richfield to the win.

“It was a real tough dog fight of a game against our cross-county rival, but we made just enough plays to come out on top of a really emotional game,” Richfield head coach Ryan Shaddix said.

San Juan defeated Grand 56-20 to improve to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in region play (box score). With the win, the Broncos sit second among a crowded Region 12 field featuring Richfield and Emery, who beat Carbon 56-0 (box score) to improve to 2-0 in region competition as well.

Jace Palmer had a great game, throwing four touchdowns and rushing for one more. Ladd Ivins was on the receiving end of three of those passes and also rushed for a score in the win. Tyler Bates contributed on defense with a fumble recovery for a touchdown.

“Rivalry games are always good wins. Our guys played a little sloppy but ultimately found a way to win. Our air attack was working tonight, accounting for most of our offense. We’re hoping to build off this momentum going into next week,” San Juan head coach Barkley Christensen said.

In 2A action, Beaver, Kanab and Duchesne all stayed undefeated with wins.

Beaver continued its dominant run, beating Enterprise 52-3 (box score). Treyson Hunter threw four touchdown passes — two to Ky Brown and one each to Statler Wright and Cobe Carter. Wright also scored a rushing touchdown on a 62-yard run.

“We were a little banged up after last week and had a few kids out with injuries. We had some kids really step up into those positions and play well for us tonight. Our depth and balance really helped us out,” Beaver head coach Jon Marshall said. “Our defense was super tough, only giving up three points and getting their offense off the field. Hoping we can get healthy for the home stretch of region play.”

Duchesne stayed atop 2A North with a 35-17 win over Gunnison (box score) and improved to 7-0. Down 15 points in the second quarter, the Eagles rattled off the next 35 points to win. Cameron Brady threw for two touchdowns — to Brock Adams and Makovey Jessen — and ran for two scores. Westin Gines also rushed for a touchdown. Brady’s connection to Jessen to cap off the fourth quarter was an 81-yard bomb.

“After giving up the opening kickoff (for a touchdown) and trailing at the half we scored 35 unanswered points. Give Gunnison credit for coming out and hitting us in the mouth early on. Our kids stayed composed and we controlled the second half,” Duchesne head coach Jerry Cowan said.

“Our last regular season home game and senior night was a fun one. We love our seniors and are so proud of who they are as role models to our youth. Also a great job to our coaching staff for making in-game adjustments and putting our kids in a position to succeed.”

Kanab has started 7-0 for the first time since 2002, its latest victory coming via a 26-15 win over Milford (box score). Derek Houston had three touchdown passes, two to Kason Janes and one to Karson Blomquist, and Blomquist also rushed for a touchdown.

The Cowboys’ win sets up a battle between two unbeatens next week as Kanab takes on Beaver. Interestingly enough, during Kanab’s last 7-0 start in 2002, it played Beaver in the eighth game, which ended up being a loss.

“Parker Franklin had a great game defensively. Derek Houston played a great game on offense. We have a real hard time playing a complete game. We have to be the most penalized team in the state, we have to clean that up,” Kanab head coach JR Quarnberg said.

In an upset, North Sevier earned its second win of the season, taking down Millard 21-14 (box score). It was North Sevier’s first win over Millard since 2000.

Tied at 14-14 with just over two minutes left in the game, North Sevier quarterback Kannin Boswell connected with Deagan Brazell for a 30-yard touchdown pass that would seal the game for the Wolves. Aaron Gale and Boswell also rushed for touchdowns in the win.

“I’m just so proud of our players. You could feel all week long this week that our boys were ready to go and that an upset was coming. Last week coming up just five points shy of knocking off No. 3 Kanab really put a lot of confidence in these boys,” North Sevier head coach Wyatt Mason said.

“I’ve been telling them all year long that they are a good football team. They came out and showed it tonight at Millards homecoming. Hopefully we can use this win as a building block going forward. I think it’s been over 20 years since North Sevier has beat Millard in a varsity football game. Great win for our program.”