Prep football: Titans prevail in defensive struggle

Aug 26 2011 - 11:46pm

Titans prevail in defensive struggle

By NATE AVERETT

Standard-Examiner correspondent

SYRACUSE -- The Syracuse Titans forgot their manners Friday night, proving defensive and reactionary in smashing Skyline in a 13-7 slugfest.

While both defenses stole the show for the majority of the night, the Titans had a score in each half to reward their defense.

"We still need to work hard and keep building chemistry," Syracuse coach Russ Jones said. "But I am proud of our whole team's effort tonight."

After the Eagles offense moved the ball, and missed a 28-yard field goal, the Titans took the ball 75 yards, setting up a spectacular one handed touchdown grab by Matt Dunston from Trever Davis on a 5-yard pass.

The Titans held the 7-0 lead into the fourth quarter. But, on the first play of the quarter, Eagles running back Dylan Daugherty set up the Eagles lone score with a 39-yard run. Maurice Mapps punched it in on the next play.

The score remained tied for about 30 seconds, when Davis connected with Logan Chapman on a 75-yard touchdown strike.

Fitting for the night, the Titans 'D' came up with the play of the game when linebacker Myles Naisbitt made a game-saving interception with 37 seconds left deep in Syracuse territory.

* DAVIS 13, VIEWMONT 0: At Kaysville, the Darts kept their opponents scoreless through two games in the 2011 season, getting two sacks apiece from BYU commit Troy Hinds and Rossiter Potter and allowing just a single first down in the first half.

Davis (1-0-1), which tied Brighton 0-0 in Week One after a power outage stopped the game at halftime, led 13-0 at the same point against the Vikings (1-1) on two field goals from Chance Parker and a touchdown pass from quarterback Tyson Denney to Karter Chisholm.

Logan Thomas rushed for 100 yards and Mark Christiansen added 94 to lead the Darts' ground attack.

* OLYMPUS 21, NORTH-RIDGE 14: At Salt Lake City, the Knights (1-1) fell behind 7-0 in the first quarter and were unable to rally.

David Adams ran for a 9-yard touchdown and Alex Trotter caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Karson Casteel with 23 seconds left to make it a one-score game. The Knights' onside kick attempt failed, however.

* BOX ELDER 45, CLEARFIELD 21: At Clearfield, the Bees' Britton Gunter needed just seven carries to total 156 yards and three touchdowns, adding 79 and a touchdown toss through the air in the rout.

The Falcons (0-2) felt pressure from the Box Elder (2-0) defense, led by Breckin Gunter's six tackles and forced fumble.

* WOODS CROSS 26, BONNEVILLE 24: At Woods Cross, the Wildcats (1-1) raced to a 13-3 halftime lead on touchdown two touchdown passes from Skyler Farnes before withstanding a valiant comeback from the Lakers (1-1).

Farnes threw three TD passes on the night, finding Sean Barton, Alton Brown and Filipo Mokofisi, and the quarterback added a 75-yard scramble for six points.

Beck Nelson scored two touchdowns on the ground for Bonneville, who also got a rushing score from Morgan Unga.

* JUDGE MEMORIAL 45, OGDEN 10: At Salt Lake City, Judge Memorial led 31-3 at the half and didn't relent, dropping the Tigers to 0-2 after a 42-14 shellacking at the hands of Bountiful in Week One.

* MORGAN 37, SOUTH SUMMIT 31 (OT): At Kamas, the Trojans (2-0) scored in the first overtime period to cap a thrilling come-from-behind victory over the Wildcats.

Morgan trailed 31-21 at the start of the fourth quarter, but got a clutch touchdown and a field goal to tie it before striking first in OT on a run from Bridger Anderson for the win.

Anderson's tally was his second of the game, and the Trojans also got rushing TDs from Jose Patino and Lantzen Toomer. Toomer added an 80-yard kick return for a score.

* LOGAN 32, COTTONWOOD 25: At Holladay, D.J. Nelson rushed for 190 yards and threw for 175 and three touchdowns as the Grizzlies (2-0) edged out a high-powered attack led by signal caller Cooper Bateman.

* LONE PEAK 35, MOUNTAIN CREST 14: At American Fork, Utah recruit Chase Hansen threw for three touchdown passes to lead Lone Peak past the Mustangs (1-1).

Mountain Crest's Famafili Pututau caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Eddy Hall, one of them from 43 yards.

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