Friday , September 08, 2017 - 11:11 PM
WASHINGTON TERRACE — The Roy High football team was reeling as it headed into its Week 4 matchup Friday against county rival Bonneville.
The Royals had lost two straight and were on the unfortunate end of a 66-8 scoring run over their last two games.
You would have had a hard time believing it with the way Roy played in the first half against Bonneville.
The Royals offense found the end zone on all six drives, the defense pitched a shutout with three interceptions (two by Cam Stimpson and one by Bryant Eteuati), and the special teams came away with a fumble recovery on a kickoff.
Roy led 28-0 at the end of the first quarter, 42-0 at halftime and coasted through the second half for a 49-20 victory.
“They put one on Logan pretty good,” Roy coach Fred Fernandes said, referencing Bonneville’s 34-14 win at Logan in the first week of the season.
“Everything seemed to click for us in the first quarter. To throw up 28 points, that was pretty good.”
SEPT. 8 SCORES
Roy’s first-half scoring included four touchdown passes from freshman quarterback Jaxson Dart.
He threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Kyrese Rowan, a 36-yard touchdown pass to Trace Tupe, a 27-yard score to Josh Gallegos and an 80-yard backbreaker to Dionte Davis.
“It seems like the game’s really starting to slow down for (Dart) a little bit,” Fernandes said. “He checked off a couple of plays … really not expecting him to do that as a freshman.”
Dart finished 7 of 9 for 228 yards and four touchdowns, all in the first half.
Tupe also rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the first half — one from 4 yards out and the other from 21 yards.
Tupe added his fourth touchdown of the game in the third quarter with a 2-yard touchdown run.
A 3-yard touchdown run by Mitch Price, a 2-yard touchdown run by Jonah Nielson and a 5-yard touchdown pass from Nielson to Aaron Eberhard gave Bonneville its points.
“We played with a little chip on our shoulder,” Dart said. “We felt like both those (last two) games got away from us. We made a couple mistakes and we just tried to clean it up this week and it looked like it paid off.”
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