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Scores, stats, videos and pictures: High school football roundup for Friday, Aug. 16

The 2019 Utah high school football season kicked off with a busy first weekend.

Action during a high school football game between the Lone Peak Knights and the Timpview Thunderbirds at Lone Peak High School in Highland on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
Action during a high school football game between the Lone Peak Knights and the Timpview Thunderbirds at Lone Peak High School in Highland on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
Colter Peterson, Deseret News

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

Stats and boxscores

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KEARNS 34, BOX ELDER 30: The Cougars drew blood first with a 78-yard kick return from Isaiah Afatasi in the first 15 seconds of the game. The Bees battled back with a 14-0 third quarter, but it wasn’t enough and Kearns walked away with the season-opener win. Afatasi caught a pass from Dakota Lynde for another Kearns TD, and Jeff Bassa accounted for two scores of his own, including a blocked kick. In the loss, Parker Buchanan tossed in two touchdowns and rushed for two more for Box Elder. | Full story

NORTHRIDGE 27, VIEWMONT 20: Trailing 20-13 at halftime, the Knights came out of the locker room with a vengeance, scoring 14 unanswered points and holding the Vikings scoreless in the second half. Diesel Freeman returned the opening kickoff in the second half 99 yards for a score to steal the momentum for Northridge.

SKY VIEW 27, STANSBURY 20: An 11-yard pass from Trey Nyman to Mason Falslev with 1:29 left in the game ended up being the difference as Sky View claimed the opening weekend victory over Stansbury. Falslev also threw for two touchdowns.

WEST 23, CLEARFIELD 14: After trailing 14-8 at halftime, the Panthers scored 15 unanswered points to run away with an opening day victory. Mohammed Traore scored the game-winning touchdown as well as the ensuing two-point conversion as West defeated Clearfield.

BRIGHTON 31, FREMONT 28: After Fremont scored a go-ahead touchdown with just 1:02 left in the game, Brighton rallied back, scoring the game-winning TD with just 17 seconds left in the contest on a 67-yard touchdown pass from Gabe Curtis to MJ Cirillo.

HERRIMAN 14, DAVIS 10: The Mustangs finally found the end zone in the fourth quarter, where they took the lead and secured the narrow win over Davis. Ngana Leakehe and Kepu Fifita each rushed for a TD to lead Herriman in the victory.

LAYTON 10, SKYLINE 9: Layton scored 10 points in the final five minutes as the Lancers rallied past Skyline for the win in the season-opening defensive battle. Tyler Reid caught a six-yard TD pass from Jake Marriott, and then after the Lancers recovered an onside kick, Porter Hansen booted a 33-yard field goal with 10 seconds left for the game-winner.

SYRACUSE 49, GRANGER 13: Syracuse outscored the Lancers 42-7 in the first half. Titans quarterback Bridger Hamblin accounted for six touchdowns to lead Syracuse to a dominant opening game victory over Granger.

BINGHAM 41, WEBER 24: Bingham quarterback Troy Mehn threw three touchdown passes to lead the Miners past Weber. Mehn connected with Isaiah Glasker on all three of his touchdown passes in the Miners’ dominant win.

ROY 24, WEST JORDAN 7: The Roy defense shut down the Jaguars for the first three quarters of the game as the Royals secured the season-opening victory at home. Jaden Harris rushed for a touchdown while Cade Harris ran for two more, including a 70-yard TD scamper.

OGDEN 49, JUDGE MEMORIAL 6: The Tigers played an incredible first half, outscoring Judge 42-6 in the opening two quarters. Ogden quarterback Jaice Holt passed for 263 yards and four TDs, while Chase Butler rushed for 146 yards and two scores.

SPRINGVILLE 21, DIXIE 20: Springville quarterback Payton Murphy scored on a 2-yard plunge with 5:19 remaining and then Zackery Antonino booted the game-winning extra point as Springville edged Dixie in a back-and-forth season opener. Dixie quarterback Reggie Graff passed for two TDs and rushed for another in the loss.

MAPLE MOUNTAIN 51, CEDAR VALLEY 35: Maple Mountain quarterback Tyler Nelson played an incredible game, throwing three touchdown passes and running for two more. The Eagles then held off a furious 29-point rally attempt in the fourth quarter to defeat Cedar Valley.

NORTH SEVIER 23, SOUTH SEVIER 7: North Sevier scored 16 of its 23 points in the first quarter. Quarterback Taylor Crane finished back-to-back drives with huge touchdown passes of 92 and 72 yards. Then the Wolves defense shut it down until the fourth quarter when South Sevier finally broke, but it was too little too late for the Rams as North Sevier defeated its rivals in the season opener. | Watch replay

AMERICAN LEADERSHIP 38, CARBON 6: After a 14-6 first quarter, American Leadership rattled off 24 unanswered points over the next three quarters to seal a dominant Week 1 victory over Carbon. The Eagles’ dynamic offensive duo of quarterback Jacob Negus and running back Fielding Morley dominated the game with Negus throwing two second-half touchdown passes and Morley running for two early touchdowns, including a 90-yard burst in the first quarter.

PARK CITY 35, WASATCH 30: Jack Skidmore’s 13-yard run in the fourth quarter for Park City ended up being the difference as the Miners beat Wasatch. Skidmore threw for three touchdowns in the game.

BEAR RIVER 27, JUAN DIEGO 14: Bear River quarterback Ren Fonnesbeck threw three touchdowns and ran for another as the Bears defeated Juan Diego. Josh Payne had two touchdown receptions and Garrison Marble had one. | Watch replay

RICHFIELD 42, PROVIDENCE HALL 0: Gavin Brown threw three touchdown passes while Brittyn Riddle returned two punt for touchdowns as Richfield opened the season with a win over first-year Providence Hall.

HIGHLAND 35, DESERT HILLS 29: Highland scored three times in the second quarter to take the lead and continued on to secure the victory over Desert Hills. Zach Levy scored two touchdowns during the Rams’ strong stint, including a 80-yard score, and finished as one of four Highland scorers. Ashton Olevao, Colton White and Patrick Brennan also rushed for scores for Highland. Desert Hills quarterback Logan Wilstead threw two touchdowns and rushed for another in defeat.

MORGAN 51, GRAND 0: Gage Thornton scored on a pair of rushing TDs while Carter Thackeray tossed a pair of touchdowns, including two to Jack Cameron, as Morgan rolled past Grand for the Week 1 win.

COPPER HILLS 33, TAYLORSVILLE 7: Daniel Gonzalez ran for three touchdowns to lead the Grizzlies to an impressive Week 1 victory over Taylorsville. After a hard fought 0-0 first quarter, Copper Hills outscored Taylorsville 33-7 in the ensuing three quarters to grab the win.

MURRAY 31, CYPRUS 28: Tyler Graham drilled a 42-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Spartans to the opening week win over the Pirates. Murray’s Nicholas Cooper scored three times in the game, including two rushing scores and a touchdown reception. Spartans quarterback Jarrett Henriksen added two touchdown strikes in the win, one an 80-yard pass to Cooper, the other a 41-yard pass to Shido Ado.

MILLARD 20, EMERY 7: After Emery went up 7-0 to open the game, Millard scored the next 20 points in a win. Sam Marshall and Austin Burraston both caught touchdown passes, while Burraston ran in a TD. | Watch replay

SUMMIT ACADEMY 42, COTTONWOOD 0: Summit Academy blanked Cottonwood, scoring 21 points in both the first and second quarters. Quarterback Joe Garlick threw three touchdown passes — one each to Colin Doge, Gage Sessions, and JT Kupiec.

WOODS CROSS 32, WESTLAKE 28: Woods Cross rallied in the second half, outscoring Westlake 22-0 to earn the win. Carter Weierman threw three touchdowns, all to Luke Hyde.

FARMINGTON 47, TIMPANOGOS 7: After a 13-7 competitive first quarter, Farmington rattled off 34 unanswered points as the Phoenix defeated Timpanogos in dominant fashion. Phoenix star quarterback Wyatt Evertsen led the way, throwing four touchdown passes in the win.

MOUNTAIN VIEW 34, UNION 7: Powered by a three-score second quarter, the Bruins easily dispatched the Cougars. Mountain View quarterback Duce Anderson threw for three scores and rushed for two more in what was a complete quarterbacking performance. Ben Mella and Eli Stafford each had touchdown receptions in the win. | Watch replay

SKYRIDGE 28, ALTA 14: Emmett Call was the star of the game in Skyridge’s win over Alta, scoring two touchdowns, including an 80-yard run. Call also tossed a touchdown to Noah Erickson. | Watch replay

BISHOP ALEMANY, CALIF. 62, JORDAN 28: Jordan went on the road and lost to Bishop Alemany, Calif.

JUAB 41, HURRICANE 30: Juab ran away with an opening night victory over Hurricane. Zac Cowan threw two touchdowns to two different receivers and ran in one more touchdown. | Watch replay

MILFORD 38, SOUTH SUMMIT 9: Bryson Barnes accounted for five touchdowns to lead Milford to a dominant opening game victory over South Summit. Barnes threw four touchdown passes and tacked on another on the ground. Tigers receiver Bret Beebe caught two touchdown passes and also returned a kick for a score in the win. | Watch replay

MANTI 27, CRIMSON CLIFFS 14: Manti handed Crimson Cliffs the loss in Crimson Cliffs’ first football game ever. Ammon Smith hauled in the inaugural touchdown for the Mustangs, but the Templars scored the next four touchdowns for the win.

NORTH SANPETE 7, GRANTSVILLE 6: Landon Bowles connected with Jaxton Langschwager on a 20-yard pass late in the third quarter, and North Sanpete’s defense made sure that was the only score the Hawks needed as they hung on for the narrow Week 1 win over Grantsville. | Watch replay

RIDGELINE 58, PINE VIEW 56: Jovesa Damuni carried the ball 25 times for 198 yards and five TDs as Ridgeline edged Pine View in a high-scoring season opener. In the loss, Pine View QB Macloud Crowton passed for 482 yards and seven TDs. The teams combined for 1,200 yards of total offense.

BOUNTIFUL 30, HILLCREST 7: The Braves opened the season with a resounding victory over the Huskies. Jared McCann ran for three touchdowns in the win, as part of five consecutive scores by Bountiful. Micah Pettit added another score on the ground for the Braves, while quarterback Boston Malmrose had a 15-yard touchdown pass to Peyton Beck. Hillcrest’s lone score came in the final quarter, courtesy of a 2-yard run by Talon Yates.

BEAVER 60, CANYON VIEW 7: Paced by a powerful rushing attack, the Beavers walloped the Falcons in the season opener. Seven different Beavers rushed for a score, led by EJ Allred and Crayton Hollingshead, who each had two rushing touchdowns. Ryker Albrecht opened the scoring for Beaver with a 2-yard score, followed by scoring runs by Hollingshead, Allred back-to-back — including a 54-yard scamper — and Kaleb Barney. Hollingshead then added his second score of the night, a 58-yard touchdown, after which Turner Williams and Jarret Fairhurst also scored. Canyon View’s lone score of the day, and the final touchdown of the contest, came early in the fourth

SALEM HILLS 34, MOUNTAIN CREST 7: Jarret Elmer caught a touchdown pass and rushed for another as Salem Hills defeated Mountain Crest.

DUCHESNE 20, ENTERPRISE 14: Duchesne scored the winning touchdown with 4:07 remaining in the game on an 18-yard pass caught by Brock Adams. | Watch replay

CEDAR CITY 30, SPANISH FORK 27: Cedar City won a hard-fought game against Spanish Fork with a 3-yard touchdown run by Kolbe Meek in overtime. Reds quarterback Jaron Garrett led the way, throwing two touchdown passes in a big Week 1 victory. | Watch replay

DELTA 34, SAN JUAN 28: The Rabbits and Broncos played a triple overtime thriller, with Delta escaping victorious. Jake Jackson, who rushed for three touchdowns, scored the game-winner, following a delay after a San Juan injury serious enough to require an ambulance. Jaydon Goold and Oran Finlinson also scored for the Rabbits, while the Broncos benefitted from standout performances by Magnum Nielson and Austin Topham.

PROVO 46, LOGAN 7: The Bulldogs allowed just one scoring play from the Grizzlies, a 95-yard kick return from Isaac Larsen, before running away with the big win at home. Luke Haslem rushed for a touchdown and tossed in three more, connecting with Ryan Harward twice. Harward also had a 94-yard kick return in the victory.

PLEASANT GROVE 28, RIVERTON 14: Led by quarterback Caleb Campbell, the Vikings defeated the Silver Wolves. Campbell accounted for three of Pleasant Grove’s four scores in the victory. Campbell threw for two touchdowns — a 63-yard score by Kael Mikkelsen and a 27-yard touchdown to Porter Connors — and rushed for another. Ted Johnson and Evan Robinson combined for the final Vikings score, on a 5-yard pass by Johnson to Robinson. | Full story

HUNTER 27, BONNEVILLE 21: Hunter scored 13 points in the fourth quarter, on a Nathan Suaste touchdown reception from DaiSean Cash and a 7-yard touchdown run from Jordan Tupea.

AMERICAN FORK 27, LEHI 14: American Fork outscored Lehi 17-7 in the second half to come away with the victory.

OLYMPUS 56, MOUNTAIN RIDGE 0: Olympus got off to a fast start, scoring 42 points in the first quarter against upstart Mountain Ridge. Scotty Edwards had five touchdowns to lead Olympus, while the Titans’ defense blanked Mountain Ridge.

LONE PEAK 30, TIMPVIEW 20: Nate Ritchie scored the Knights’ final 10 points in the game, intercepting a pass and returning it for a touchdown and kicking a late 29-yard field goal to lift the Knights over Timpview. Ritchie also caught a touchdown from quarterback JD Neeleman in the third quarter of the win. | Full story | Watch replay

PAYSON 39, BEN LOMOND 0: The Lions downed the Scots in a runaway victory to kick off the season. Payson quarterback Logan Wride threw for two scores, both to Jarrett Christensen, while Cooper Ott rushed for a pair of scores. Payson found the end zone in each quarter of the contest and scored twice in the first and fourth quarters.

MONTICELLO 41, MONUMENT VALLEY 6: Monticello built a big 34-6 halftime lead and never looked back. Buckaroos quarterback Devin Hatch threw three touchdown passes, including a 75-yard bomb. Monticello running back Brevin Olson also had a great game, running for two touchdowns and returning an interception for another as Monticello defeated Monument Valley.

PAROWAN 58, LAYTON CHRISTIAN 0: The Rams opened the season in convincing fashion with a runaway win over Layton Christian Academy. Six different Parowan Rams found the end zone, led by Easton Jense and Nicholas Goodman, who each rushed for two scores, as well as Hutch Miller, who threw and ran for a score. Levi Saylor and Grayson Robb each added rushing touchdowns in the Rams’ victory, while Braden Bettridge hauled in the game’s only touchdown reception.

EAST 47, SNOW CANYON 14: Izaak Zimmerman led the Leopards to a blowout win over Snow Canyon. The East quarterback ran for two touchdowns and threw another while orchestrating numerous scoring drives in the opening game win.

NORTH SUMMIT 28, UINTAH 0: North Summit shut out Uintah, scoring 14 in both the second and third quarters. Beau Woolenstine threw two touchdown passes.

GREEN CANYON 28, TOOELE 7: The Wolves held the Buffaloes scoreless for three quarters as Green Canyon picked up the win in the season opener. Jacob Lundin rushed for one touchdown and tossed two others in the victory.