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Top performances of Week 1 in Utah high school football

Cyprus’ Adrian Banuelos (4) attempts to stop Snow Canyon’s Bretton Stone (1) with Cary Butler (21) following behind during a high school football game at Cyprus High School in Magna on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.
Cyprus’ Adrian Banuelos (4) attempts to stop Snow Canyon’s Bretton Stone (1) with Cary Butler (21) following behind during a high school football game at Cyprus High School in Magna on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.
Yukai Peng, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Each week the Deseret News collects high school football stats from around the state, with approximately 80% of the coaches submitting their offensive and defensive stats each week.

Here’s a look back at some headliner performances from Week 1:


Class 6A

Maddux Madsen, American Fork — Completed 24 of 33 passes for 279 yards and five TDs as the Cavemen steamrolled Lehi 55-0 in the season opener.

Darrius Clemens, Pleasant Grove — Only caught three passes, but turned two of them into a 63-yard TD catch and a 77-yard TD catch, finishing with 159 yards in the 35-7 win over Riverton.

Charles Henderson, Kearns — Was a monster defensively and was a big key to Kearns’ 20-3 win over Box Elder. He recorded seven tackles and two interceptions, turning one of those TDs into a Pick Six while also returning a blocked kick 70 yards for another score.

Amini Amone, East — One of state’s leading rushers as a freshman last year got off to a big start carrying the ball time 19 times for 202 yards and two scores as East pulled away from West Jordan in the second half for the 42-19 win.


Class 5A

Seth Rigtrup, Springville — Was a workhorse in Springville’s 25-22 win over Dixie as he carried the ball a whopping 34 times for 213 yards and one TD in the St. George heat.

Gabe Curtis, Brighton — Did it all for Brighton in its 56-42 win over Fremont, completing 20 of 26 passes for 242 yards and four TDs, while also rushing for 193 yards and two more scores on 15 carries.

Kyson Hall, Maple Mountain — Hauled in four catches for 136 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Golden Eagles to the 45-3 lopsided win over Cedar Valley.

Tyler Larsen, Provo — Spearheaded Provo’s 14-7 defensive victory over Logan as he recorded 19 total tackles and one interception.


Class 4A

Logan Shobe, Ogden — Carried the ball 23 times 316 yards and three TDS, with all of those TDs coming in the second half as Ogden overcame a halftime deficit to rally pas Union for the 43-25 win.

Jake Garrett, Canyon View — Completed 18 of 28 passes for 282 yards and four TDs as Canyon View opened with a convincing 40-13 win over Payson.

Bretton Stone, Snow Canyon — Led the Warriors to a 42-0 win over Cyprus with 50 yards rushing and two scores and then 127 yards receiving and another score.

Scott Stokes, Desert Hills — Was the catalyst defensively in Desert Hills’ 24-7 win over Murray as he recorded nine tackles and three sacks.


Class 3A

Landon Bowles, North Sanpete — Was incredibly efficient, completing 23 of 26 passes for 297 yards and seven touchdowns as North Sanpete opened the season with a 47-31 quality win over Grantsville.

Jaxon Case, Summit Academy — Only carried the ball 11 times, but made the most of them with 104 yards and three TDs as Summit Academy opened the season with an easy 40-6 win over Cottonwood. He also added 39 receiving yards.

Magnus Clawson, North Sanpete — Was a big beneficiary of Bowles’ big day as he caught 10 passes for 160 yards and four TDs in the 47-31 win over Grantsville.

Jace Palmer, San Juan — Did it all for San Juan in its 26-19 win over Delta. Defensively he recording 11 tackles and one interception, while offensively he completed 71% of his passes for 206 yards and three TDS while also rushing for 98 yards and another score.


Class 2A

Landon Gale, North Sevier — Carried the ball 15 times for 270 yards and all four of North Sevier’s touchdowns as it kicked off the season with a 28-7 win over South Sevier.

Bo Hardy, Milford — Completed 23 of 31 passes for 284 yards and two scores and then also rushed for 75 yards and three more scores to lead the Tigers to the comfortable 38-20 season-opening win over South Summit.

Ethan Crittenden, North Summit — In a tight defensive game against Uintah, it was his 90-yard scoop and score in the fourth quarter that keyed North Summit to the 13-10 win. He also recorded eight tackles defensively.

Jed Degraffenried, Millard — He carried the ball 16 times for 117 yards and three touchdowns to lead Millard to the 25-12 win in Week 1.