ROY -- It's been 18 years, and finally the Roy High football team can shed the little brother title from the Fremont Silver Wolves.
"It has been a long time comming for this team. Ii was actually on Fremont's coaching staff the last time Roy has beat Fremont," Royals coach Fred Fernandes said after his squad's 26-0 shutout win on Friday night in non-league action at Durbano Field.
With Fremont's offense struggling to move the ball, the Royals squandered several opportunities deep in Fremont territory early, it looked as though the game would be scoreless at the half.
By Roy quarterback Garrett Bowman energized the home crowd with a 29-yard touchdown strike to Braxton Patton to lift the Royals to a 6-0 halftime lead.
The Royals stepped on the gas in the third and ran away.
Royals signal caller Tyler Skidmore electrified his team with a 50-yard completion to Connor McGuire, then connecting with fellow sophomore Nate Jones on a TD strike for a 14-0 lead.
The Royals tacked on two more scores before the end of the period. Ken Linehan had a 1-yard touchdown plunge, then McGuire connected with David Hadley on a double pass to round out the scoring.
"I thought our kids worked really hard this summer, and their work over the summer is showing now on the field," Fernandes said of Roy's 3-0 start.
* WOODS CROSS 26, MOUNTAIN CREST 23: At Woods Cross, the Wildcats opened up a 20-0 lead and did just enough down the stretch to hold off the Mustangs to stay undefeated.
Sean Barton led Woods Cross with 190 rushing yards and a touchdown in the victory.
* LOGAN 35, BOUNTIFUL 14: At Bountiful, the Braves took an early 14-7 lead, but the defending state 4-A champs rallied for 28 straight points to pull away.
Jesse Braddy threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more scores for the Grizzlies.
* BRIGHTON 30, SKY VIEW 21: At Smithfield, the Bobcats hung around until the end, but couldn't quite pull ahead of the visiting Bengals. Brighton's Uaea Masina ran for 124 yards and two TDs.