OGDEN -- The Tigers picked a good day to win their first game.
After starting the season 0-3 and dropping a heartbreaker to Clearfield at home a week earlier, Ogden got back on track Friday night, throttling cross-town rival Ben Lomond 30-6 in the Iron Horse game.
"It's one of the most important things for us and the kids know it," said Ogden coach Troy Kolan of the Iron Horse, which the Tigers have won four consecutive times. "Our community expects us to win this game no matter what our record is, so it is very sweet to get it again."
Ogden (1-3 overall, 1-0 Region 11) got things going early when quarterback Anthony Sattiewhite capped a 71-yard opening drive by hooking up with receiver Zach Annis for a 33-yard touchdown pass.
Scoring came to a screeching half after that, however, as both offenses shot themselves in the foot with penalties and missed opportunities for almost two quarters. The Tigers finished the game with 13 penalties for 108 yards.
"It was a little frustrating for a while there and our offense was a little stagnant," Kolan said.
The Scots (1-3, 0-1) had a chance to tie the game in the second quarter when defensive back Robert Morales picked off a Sattiewhite pass, setting up Ben Lomond on Ogden's 38-yard line. But a failed attempt on fourth and inches in the red zone kept the Tigers ahead, and Ben Lomond never sniffed the end zone again until late in the fourth quarter.
Trailing 10-0 in the third, the Scots had several more opportunities to narrow their deficit, but two drives into Ogden territory came up short on fourth down attempts. Ben Lomond went 1-for-5 on fourth-down attempts.
The Tigers blew open the game in the fourth quarter when defensive end Larry Rodriguez returned an Austin Sullins interception 12 yards for a touchdown, putting Ogden ahead 16-0 and the game out of reach.
On Ben Lomond's very next possession, the Tigers struck again, as Kael Buck snagged another interception and scampered 45 yards to the house.
"I give credit to our defensive coordinators who kept the other guys off balance and messed up their looks," Kolan said. "It put our guys in good position to make big plays and sure enough, they made them."
Both teams picked up touchdowns in garbage time down the stretch as Ogden's T.J. Mafi scored on a 21-yard run and Sullins connected with receiver Malcom Shipman for a 34-yard strike, giving the Scots their lone score of the night.
In the second half, Ogden got sacks from Rodriguez and Abraham Diaz and Michael Richardson also grabbed an interception.
* STANSBURY 37, BEAR RIVER 13: At Garland, the Bears (1-3 overall, 0-1 Region 1) fell apart in the second half of their Region 11 opener, conceding 27 points after trailing just 10-7 at the half. Dyllon Mercado recorded both Bear River touchdowns, both on 20-plus-yard passes from Tayton Rose.
* GRANSTSVILLE 14, MORGAN 7: At Grantsville, the Trojans (3-1 overall, 0-1 Region 1) lost a defensive struggle in overtime, allowing Drew Sutton to score his second rushing touchdown of the game. Kade Carrigan reached paydirt on a 3-yard run in the second quarter for Morgan's lone score.