East got revenge for last year’s state semifinal loss with a win over the Cavemen in an upset. Izaak Zimmerman, Amini Amone, and Siona Vailahi all rushed for touchdowns early to give East a quick lead. Maddux Madsen tried to lead a late comeback but couldn’t pull it off. | Full story
Watch replay: East 35, American Fork 18
Lone Peak earned its sixth straight trip to the state semifinals with a win over the Panthers. Jonah Heimuli threw two touchdown passes while Eli Cloward scored twice, one receiving touchdown and one rushing. Kao Hansen had a 20-yard pick-six as the defense was just as good as the offense for the Knights.
Watch replay: Lone Peak 49, West 0
Corner Canyon picked up its 38th consecutive win and advanced to the state semifinals behind another monster performance from Jaxson Dart, who threw four touchdown passes in the first half and rushed for one later in the game. After the Chargers fell behind on the first play of the second quarter, Dart hit Cody Hagen for a 60-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the ensuing drive to take the lead back for good. Talmage Handley caught two of Dart’s touchdown passes.
Watch replay: Corner Canyon 57, Bingham 22
Skyridge used a strong fourth quarter to run away from the Darts and move on to the semifinals where they will they look to get revenge against Lone Peak, who knocked them out of the playoffs last year. McCae Hillstead led the Falcons with three touchdown passes, including a 43-yarder to Teagan Calton.
Watch replay: Skyridge 42, Davis 10
Timpview went on the road and pulled off the upset, using its experience from last year’s playoff run to knock of the top seed and move forward to the semifinals. Things started off well with a Braxton Fely defensive touchdown and then Raider Damuni and Jaxon Allred closed the door late. The Thunderbirds will play the winner of Wasatch at Salem Hills, which takes place on Saturday morning. | Full story
Orem took another step toward becoming the sixth team in state history to win four straight championships with its win over the Eagles. After falling behind early, Joe Smith (two touchdowns) and the Tigers offense roared back to take a big lead and never looked back.
Watch replay: Orem 49, Skyline 28
In a back-and-forth game, Maple Mountain outscored Alta 14-0 in the fourth quarter to get the win. Quinlin Jackson 53-yard run and a dagger by Thomas Weight ended Alta’s hopes of winning.
Watch replay: Maple Mountain 40, Alta 30
Pine View is in the semifinals for the third year in a row as they took down the Bears in a blowout. Dominque Mckenzie played a huge role in the Panthers’ victory, he had a 72-yard touchdown reception to end the first quarter and then a 99-yard kickoff return for a score after Bear River cut into the lead. Pine View is looking for its first title game appearance since 2016.
Watch replay: Pine View 49, Bear River 7
Sky View’s 23rd straight victory brings it one step closer to a second straight undefeated season as it dominated both sides of the against Cedar City. Two quick touchdowns gave them a double-digit lead early in the game and then Isaac Larsen’s 98-yard pick-six on a fake field goal late in the first quarter kept momentum in their favor. Kasen Carlson also ran for two scores. Boston Garrett hit Jack Cook for the Reds’ lone touchdown.
Watch replay: Sky View 35, Cedar City 7
Snow Canyon moves to the state semifinals and gets a chance to avenge their only loss of the season, a one-point defeat to Pine View. The Warriors found themselves down 12 late in the game, but Landon Frei’s three touchdown passes and 118.3 passer rating led the comeback. Will Warner, Jordan Wade, and Logan Mendenhall caught the scores. | Full story
Watch replay: Snow Canyon 20, Stansbury 19
Kaden Cox hit Jovesa Damuni on a 14-yard touchdown pass with just seven seconds left to win the game for Ridgeline. With the win, the RiverHawks will play in their first state semifinal game in school history. They will go up against Sky View, who handed them their only loss of the season.
Watch replay: Ridgeline 42, Park City 35
Delta scored first but responded with the game’s next three touchdowns and got the win. Trey Lund, Shan Jackson and Dawson Olsen each found the end zone for the winning side. After getting to the championship game last year and failing to score a point against Morgan, Juab has another chance to bring home a state title against those same Trojans. | Full story
Watch replay: Juab 20, Delta 12
Morgan’s defense forced two turnovers and held Grantsville to just 129 yards of total offense as it cruised into the 3A championship game with a second shutout of Grantsville this season. Trojans quarterback Ryder Lish led the way offensively as he rushed for 80 yards and three scores, with Tanner Stanley adding a defensive score on a 60-yard interception return for touchdown. | Full story
Watch replay: Morgan 28, Grantsville 0