State football championship updates

Friday , November 16, 2012 - 9:49 PM

Standard-Examiner Staff

SALT LAKE CITY -- State football championship updates from Utah's Rice-Eccles Stadium.

3-A championship

First quarter: Mountain Crest builds 9-0 lead.

Second quarter: Timpview pulls to within 9-7with ascore of its own.

Mountain Crest leads 9-7 at halftime.

Teams battle back and forth, and the M.C. Mustangs will take a 17-14 lead into the final quarter of action.

Fourth quarter: Timpview scores on a pass play to give the Thunderbirds their first lead of the game at 21-17.

After Mountain Crest scores to go ahead by 3, the Timpview kicker ties the game in the final seconds at 24-all. We are going to overtime.



First overtime: Mountain Crest scores a TD; Timpview answers on a fourth-down TD pass tied things up.

Second overtime: Timpview scores first, then holds off Mountain Crest for th 38-31 2OT victory.

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5-A championship

Third quarter: Jordan manages just a single TD to lead 58-0.

Fourth quarter: Syracuse avoids the shutout by forcing a safety early in the final quarter. 58-2 at this point. Titans still playing hard.

Final score 58-2. Both teams finish 12-1.

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First quarter: Jordan drives for an opening touchdown, Kafentzis to Moss for the score.

Then, after forcing a fumble, Kafentzis puts the ball in the end zone once again.

Now, the Beetdiggers force a safety. It's 16-0 and Syracuse is in unfamiliar territory.

Jordan takes kick and works down field for another TD. It's 23-0 and Syracuse will change QBs. Titans outgained 222 to minus-8 in opening quarter.

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Second quarter: Jordan scores again, just two seconds into the quarter. Syracuse needs to sustain a drive and let defense get organized.

Jordan just adds to the misery, scoring on the ground and through the air for a 51-0 lead at halfime.

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Pregame: About 20 minutes to kickoff. Beautiful day for football. Syracuse aims for first state football title, playing the Jordan Beetdiggers today

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3-A championship

Halftime: Dixie leads 21-7 at halftime in the state 3-A title game, effectively moving the ball against Spanish Fork in theearly contest.

Final: Spanish Fork battles hard, cutting the lead to 28-21 after three quarters, but the Flyers, under coach Blaine Monkres, earn their first football title since 1998.

QB Blake Barney passed for 304 yards and ran for 168 to lead the Dixie offense. The Flyers scored three fourth-quarter TDS to put the game away.

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