Friday , September 23, 2016 - 11:35 PM
GARLAND — Bear River may not have the dominant individual many successful teams have, but that’s fine with coach Chris Wise.
He’ll take his 22.
Bear River scored the final 29 points of the game to defeat Ben Lomond 36-7 on a soggy homecoming Friday.
“People don’t see the stats and they think that you’re not doing as good as you are. This team does a great job of playing together,” Wise said.
Gage Kaneko broke a 7-7 tie in the second quarter with a 90-yard touchdown run and the Bears never looked back.
Bear River added nine more points thanks to a touchdown and a safety in the final two minutes of the second quarter, then turned the game into a rout with a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter.
Kaygen Canfield rushed for a touchdown and threw touchdown passes to Bracken Stokes and Zack Showell.
Drake Marsh also ran for a touchdown for the Bears.
Ben Lomond entered the game averaging 40.4 points per game, but except for a 44-yard touchdown pass from Kenyon Harris to Connor Barrow, never found traction against a Bear River defense that is now allowing just 12.3 points per game.
Wise said his defensive line got off the ball “extremely well.”
“Our defensive line gets pressure … and our secondary did some great things breaking things up,” Wise said.
Ben Lomond coach Eric Alder said his team “practiced poorly” and “played poorly.”
“I think their defensive front beat us up and that was the name of the game,” Alder said.
GAMES WITH FULL RECAPS
WOODS CROSS 21, BOX ELDER 14
In constantly worsening field conditions, the Wildcats scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter, then held off the Bees when the final Box Elder pass, run with one second on the clock from the 15-yard line, fell incomplete.
After being tied 7-7 at the half, Box Elder marched down the field on their first possession of the third quarter to take a 14-7 lead. Then the Wildcats’ Kaden Brewster returned the ensuing kickoff 95 yards to tie the game at 14, setting up the fourth quarter drama.
“This win is one for the ages for me,” Woods Cross coach Justin Spencer said. “We have so much respect for Coach (Robbie) Gunter and the Box Elder program, and we try to model some of our program on theirs.”
VIEWMONT 27, WEST 26
SALT LAKE CITY — In a back-and-forth battle, Viewmont scored last on a Cort George rush from 3 yards out, giving the Vikings a 27-26 win at West on Friday night.
George rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown, while quarterback Davis Hadlock rushed for 76 yards and two scores. Hadlock also connected with George for a 27-yard passing touchdown.
Viewmont defenders Alex Holdaway and Ethan Larsen pulled down interceptions, accounting for the only turnovers of the game. The Vikings blocked West’s first PAT in the first quarter.
WEBER 27, MOUNTAIN CREST 7
Weber opened the scoring with first quarter touchdown passes of 50 yards from Austin Bartholomew to Sione Moa and 70 yards from Christian Carter to Ty Erickson.
The Warriors scored two more touchdowns, both in the fourth quarter, on a Carter Green 7-yard scamper and a Bartholomew 1-yard run. Jace Campbell picked off a Mustang pass, stopping a Mountain Crest drive late in the game.
FREMONT 49, CLEARFIELD 0
Morby threw for 142 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for 144 yards. Both his touchdown passes were to Haze Hadley.
Austin Freeman and Jay Scott also rushed for touchdowns, and Dawson Sanford found Dachota Thompson for a 4-yard touchdown pass.
Fremont scored a pair of touchdowns in each of the first three quarters, while its defense held Clearfield to just nine passing yards and 95 total yards.
GRANGER 28, LAYTON 21
WEST VALLEY CITY — In the battle of the Lancers, Granger used an effective double-wing rushing attack to defeat Layton 28-21.
For Layton, Tayler Katoa tossed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jon Hunt and returned a fumble 60 yards for another score. Tyler Ray returned a kickoff 80 yards for Layton’s other score.
Granger rushed for 428 yards and attempted only two passes, which gained zero yards.
PLEASANT GROVE 21, BOUNTIFUL 7
BOUNTIFUL — Pleasant Grove put up a touchdown in each of the first three quarters and held off Bountiful for a 21-7 victory Friday.
Kaden Walston scored Bountiful’s lone touchdown of the game, a 12-yard run in the second quarter.
SKY VIEW 38, NORTHRIDGE 21
Two of those scores were on the same post pattern to Brodie Martin, both from 18 yards out.
For Northridge, Ethan Udy had a 1-yard touchdown run and a pass to Brevin Perkins for a 9-yard score. Northridge closed out the scoring on a 95-yard fumble recovery and return from Carson Stokes.
The start of the game was pushed back nearly 40 minutes when weather delayed the Northridge’s arrival.
MORGAN 34, EMERY 19
MORGAN — Morgan raced to an early 20-0 lead, keyed by Austin Francis returning the opening kick 96 yards for a touchdown, and coasted to a 34-19 win over Emery.
Francis put an exclamation point on the win, dashing for a 73-yard score in the fourth quarter. He finished with 194 rushing yards and three touchdowns on nine attempts.
Conley Breshears added 162 rushing yards and a score in for the Trojans rushing attack that totaled 393 yards. Chase Trussell led the Morgan defense with three tackles for loss.
RIDGELINE 41 JUDGE MEMORIAL 8
MILLVILLE — The RiverHawks used a dominant run game as Ridgeline routed Judge Memorial 41-8.
Ridgeline scored five rushing touchdowns, led by Cody Olsen scoring twice on runs of 60 and 8 yards. Levani Damuni also scored twice, on a 50-yard run and a 10-yard pass from Payton Thomas.
TOOELE 42, LOGAN 24
LOGAN — Tooele ran past Logan 42-24 on Friday, totaling five rushing touchdowns in the win.
For Logan, Jonathan Guadarrama booted a 26-yard field goal. Jonny Parkinson tossed touchdown passes of 12 and 20 yards to Charlie Jensen, and a 1-yard scoring strike to Eric Donaldson.
EAST 73, BONNEVILLE 9
PAYSON 47, OGDEN 21
Brett Hein and Justin Johnson contributed to this report.
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