LAYTON -- A week after taking it in the shorts, Bingham was on the giving end Friday night.
The two-time defending state champion Miners took their 26-game winning streak on the road and got blitzed 42-7 by California's Orange Lutheran on Saturday. They wasted no time in righting the ship back in Utah as they raced out to a 41-7 halftime lead over Layton before recording a 47-13 victory. The Miners haven't lost an in-state game since Alta beat them in the 2008 state title contest.
"They're the number one ranked team in the state and you wonder how good they are and what level you have to get to and now we know that we're a long way off," Layton coach Jim Batchelor said. "We got physically manhandled. They were more aggressive than us and they were more physical than us; they did anything they wanted to and we couldn't stop them."
The Lancers couldn't contain Bingham quarterback Brady Lail and receiver Kalan Cantwell in the first half as the pair hooked up for three long touchdowns. Lail finished the first half 5-for-7 for 159 yards and four scores.
After Cantwell scored on a 46-yard sideline streak and a 31-yard reception down the middle of the field in the first quarter, Layton had its one opportunity to seize the momentum when J.T. Anderson picked off a pass that went through the receiver's hands and returned it 31 yards for a touchdown to make it 12-7.
After forcing the Miners into a pair of three-and-out series, the Lancers found themselves at the Bingham 12 sniffing the lead when sophomore quarterback Hunter Evans connected on a 41-yard pass to Marcus Kemp. However, a sack and an 83-yard pick six by Bingham's Paul Langi put the Miners up 20-7 and back in control.
Bingham scored 29 points in final 7:52 of the first half, including touchdown drives on its final three possessions, to put the game out of reach.
Layton's Tevita Uasilaa scored on a one-yard run as time expired to account for Layton's only offensive points.
* DAVIS 28, HUNTER 12: At Weber State's Stewart Stadium, the Darts scored 28 in the first quarter and coasted to the win over the Wolverines.
Tyson Denney and Karter Chisholm hooked up on a pair of TD passes and Mark Christiansen scored on a pair of short running bursts for Davis, which dominated for three quarters.
Denney passed for 119 yards, while Christiansen ended up with 80 yards on the ground.
Davis' defense was led by Carter Kloberdanz, who finished the night with 13 tackles.