Top 20 Week 4 Performances in Utah High School Football

Each week, the Deseret News compiles high school football statistics from across the state, with approximately 85% of coaches submitting their offensive and defensive statistics each week.

Here’s a look at some of the top performances from Week 4. Also check out the Deseret News’ full ranking leaders feature for offense, defense and special teams.


Class 6A

Sesi Vailahi, West — Had just three catches, but all were for touchdowns as he finished with 151 yards in West’s 55-8 win over Cyprus. He also added seven tackles and scored on a fumble recovery for a touchdown.

Tate Kjar, Corner Canyon — Had 10 receptions for 168 yards and three touchdowns as the Chargers outscored West Jordan for a 47-14 win.

Jake Hopkins, Syracuse — Completed 19 of 25 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns as Syracuse pulled away from Salem Hills in the second half for a 45-14 win.

Braden Young, Herriman — Led a strong defensive performance from Herriman as he recorded 11 tackles and 2.5 sacks in a 14-3 win against visiting Westlake.


Class 5A

Faletau Satuala, Abundance — Caught two passes for 27 yards and a touchdown on offense, but was one of the defensive heroes with two interceptions and five tackles in Bountiful’s 16-14 win over Skyline.

Ezra Harris, Stansbury — Completed 9 of 19 passes for 140 yards and three TDs and then also rushed the ball eight times for 86 yards and another score in Stansbury’s 48-8 win at Uintah.

Sweat Kadiyon, Lehi — Played a big role defensively in Lehi’s 59-0 win over Copper Hills, catching three interceptions.

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Daxton Sumko, Cash Elder — Carried the ball 24 times for 152 yards and two touchdowns as the Bees beat rival Bear River 29-13 in the Battle for the Golden Spike.

A. J. Tillman, Northridge — Rushed the ball 17 times for 151 yards and four touchdowns as the Knights cruised to a 48-17 victory over Cottonwood.


Class 4A

Hunter Johnson, Snow Cannon — The Snow Canyon quarterback jumped to the ground to lead his team’s 20-17 win over Cedar as he carried the ball 15 times for 191 yards and two touchdowns.

R. J. Wright, Hurricane — Had seven catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Hurricane to a 28-19 victory over Pine View.

Will Rippstein, Ridgeline — Carried the ball 29 times for 205 yards and two touchdowns, including the TD of the game ahead with 4:04 remaining in the game as the Riverhawks outscored Minico, Idaho, 21-10.


Class 3A

Hunter’s Bell, Grantsville — Completed 10 of 15 passes for 178 yards and four touchdowns as defending 3A champion Grantsville cruised to an easy 42-6 victory over North Sanpete.

Tregg Miller, Emery — Recorded four tackles and two interceptions defensively and then had six catches offensively for 73 yards and another TD as Emery outscored Union 20-18.

Hayden Mezenen, Juan Diego — He passed for 213 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for another TD as Juan Diego held on to beat Manti 34-32 in a wild Week 4 game.


Class 2A

Parker Snyder, San Juan — It was another routine day at the office for San Juan quarterback Parker Snyder, as he completed 22 of 35 passes for 359 yards and five touchdowns in a 55-10 win over Milford.

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Calvin McAward, Memorial Judge — Completed 9 of 14 passes for 161 yards and four touchdowns as the Bulldogs jumped past Grand en route to a 41-26 win while improving to 3-1 on the season.

Tate Gale, Beaver — Recorded 11 tackles defensively and then caught a 32-yard touchdown reception offensively as Beaver dominated Summit Academy 44-7 for their first win of the season.


Class 1A

Bryson Sorensen, Gunnison Valley — He caught three passes, all for touchdowns, and finished with 90 yards as the Bulldogs beat Parowan 41-27.

Kannin Boswell, North Sevier — Carried the ball 22 times for 238 yards and three touchdowns and also threw a touchdown pass as North Sevier pulled away from Parowan in the second half for a 45-24 victory.

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