High School Football: Week 9 Thursday Games Recap

Region 1

Syracuse 38, Layton 0

Syracuse stayed ahead of Layton with a tight defense for most of the game, then the offense took over in the fourth quarter and turned a fight into a blowout. Quarterback Dylan Croxford threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another in the win. The Titans maintained control of the top seed in Region 1 in preparation for next Wednesday’s title game at home against Farmington.

Davis 47, Weber 21

Davis built on the momentum of last week’s big win over Farmington by outpointing Weber to win Region 1. Jackson Stevens had a monster game for the Darts as he completed 24 of 35 passes for 327 yards and six touchdowns, including two for Easton Baggett and Tyson Elkins. Baggett finished with 161 receiving yards.

“Winning a football match is tough and I’m glad I got a win in region 1 tonight. Proud of the team and the fast start we had in all three phases.”

—Scott Peery, Davis coach

Farmington 42, Fremont 28

Farmington dominated Fremont for three quarters and staved off a rally by the Silverwolves in the fourth quarter to win. Phoenix quarterback Easton Wight threw a staggering six touchdowns. Farmington’s victory sets up a Region 1 title showdown next Wednesday against Syracuse.

Region 2

Roy 35, Granger 6

Dru Gardner threw a pair of touchdowns in the first half and then DaeQwan Snider ran for two more in the second half as visiting Roy methodically pulled away from Granger for the Region 2 win.

Region 4

Skyridge 42, Pleasant Grove 0

Trent Call threw three touchdown passes and also ran for another score, while La’akea Kalama scored on a running and receiving touchdown as Skyridge shut out Pleasant Grove for the Region 4 victory. Collin Sheffield added a Pick 6 in Skyridge’s victory.

American Fork 35, Westlake 7

Champion Edwards threw for three touchdowns as American Fork outscored Westlake in a 35-7 blowout. The Cavemen led, 13-0, at the half. Aiden Bayless scored the only touchdown for the Thunder.

Region 6

Olympus 17, Highland 16

In one of the most dramatic games of the night, Olympus earned a win from behind over Highland after losing their starting quarterback to injury late in the fourth quarter. Wide receiver Luke Bryant stepped in as Olympus’ quarterback in the final minutes of the game as the Titans trailed by a touchdown to the Rams. Bryant led the offense downfield and scored a game-winning touchdown with less than a minute remaining on a 4-yard run.

“Great neighborhood battle with a well managed team. There have been some extremely close games between the Rams and Titans in the last five years or so. We have tremendous kids who played with a lot of heart.”

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— Olympus Coach Aaron Whitehead

East 55, Murray 0

A 42-0 halftime score was just the beginning as East completely burned Murray in a 55-0 shutout victory. The Leopards scored twice defensively on fumble recoveries and scored five consecutive rushing touchdowns from the first quarter through the third.

Region 7

Cedar Valley 32, Mountain View 7

Mountain View scored first, but Cedar Valley scored the rest by racking up 32 unanswered points en route to victory. Elijah Holman had three field goals of 15, 19 and 35 yards, then Joe Lomu scrambled for a 41-yard rushing touchdown to put the Aviators on the road to victory.

“The defense played very well after giving up a TD on the first play of the game. It took a while for our offense to get going, but Elijah Holman was able to get some big field goals for us to get points early, then we played better in the second half. Mountain View has a good young team and their staff is building a strong foundation.”

— Weston Zabriskie, Cedar Valley coach

Stansbury 52, Payson 14

Stansbury made it abundantly clear that the Stallions had no equal in Region 7 when they defeated Payson, 52-14. The Stallions had a 24-14 halftime lead and continued into the second half for the win. Senior quarterback Ezra Harris accounted for five Stansbury touchdowns, four passing, one rushing. Payson scored first when Trevyn Wall threw two touchdown passes.

Timpanogos 34, Tooele 7

Timpanogos won their third game in a row since the Cedar Valley loss when Chase Riggs did a great job leading the offense by throwing three touchdown passes to three different receivers.

Region 8

High 56, Jordan 7

Alta jumped on Jordan, scoring 42 points in the first half en route to the Region 8 victory.

Lehi 28, Timpview 24

In a matchup between the top two teams in 5A, No. 1 Lehi scored with less than 90 seconds remaining to topple the T-Birds and improve to 9-0 on the season when Kolton Tanner caught a 15-yard TD reception. of Jackson. Brousseau with 1:21 remaining in the game. It was Brousseau’s third touchdown pass of the game. Isaiah Vaea had temporarily given Timpview the lead with 4:05 remaining with his second rushing touchdown of the game, but Brousseau engineered a drive and then Lehi’s defense stopped late to preserve the win.

Region 9

Springville 49, Salem Hills 14

Springville continued its march through Region 9 as Ryder Burton passed for four touchdowns, four of them to Luke Nadauld, and then Tevita Valeti ran for two more scores, bringing her season total to 20 as the Red Devils topped to Salem Hills. Veleti finished with 135 yards on 17 carries while Nadauld had 170 receiving yards on seven catches.

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Spanish Fork 48, Maple Mountain 0

Will Dart threw for three touchdowns and then the Spanish Fork defense played at full throttle for four quarters as the Dons jumped over Maple Mountain building a 41-0 halftime lead en route to easy Region 9. All seven touchdowns from Spanish Fork were scored by different players

3A North

Morgan 49, Ogden 3

Morgan’s defense limited Ogden to just one field goal in the third quarter as the Trojans cruised to the regional win to stay perfect for the season. Nick Despain had a great day offensively as he passed for 172 yards and four touchdowns, to four different receivers, and then also rushed for an additional 63 yards and two touchdowns.

“It was an honor to have Ogden come out tonight and spend time with Coach Thompson. He is not only a good coach, but a great man. Wish him and his family the best.”

— Jared Barlow, Morgan’s trainer

Grantsville 28, Union 21

Grantsville unexpectedly found themselves in a 14-0 hole against the Union at halftime, but the Cowboys rallied in the second half and pushed past the Cougars for the win, scoring the go-ahead touchdown with less than five minutes left. remaining. Senior Ethan Rainer caught two touchdown passes, and senior Gabe Mouritsen drove in the game-winning goal. Jackson Rasmussen had two touchdown passes for the Union in the loss.

Juan Diego 48, Ben Lomond 21

Lukifanga Kaumatule rushed for three touchdowns for the second week in a row and then Antonio Archuleta added two more when Juan Diego pulled away from Ben Lomond in the second half to improve to 5-4 on the season.

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Orem 52, Taylorsville 3

Orem left little room for doubt on the field as they cleaned out Taylorsville at home. The Tigers capped the win with a 52-yard pick-six by Natane Fakahafua. Orem quarterback Lance Reynolds threw three touchdowns.

Brighton 55, Clearfield 14

Brighton overwhelmed Clearfield from kickoff, scoring 28 points in the first quarter and 55 in the first half as they cruised to victory outside the region. Jack Johnson threw for four touchdowns in the win, including two to Donovan Wismer and Nash Matheson. Kace Gurr continued his torrid pace as he scrambled for three touchdowns.

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