WASHINGTON TERRACE -- Senior nights are usually memorable moments in a high school athlete's life. And Thursday's Senior Night at Bonneville High was no exception.
The host Bonneville Lakers' defense held anchor in a sloppy and rain-filled dispatching of the visiting Ogden Tigers 20-6 in Region 6 action.
It was Bonneville's first victory of the 2013 season.
The Lakers' defense stole the show the entire night, holding the Tigers out of the end zone for three and a half quarters, returning a interception for a touchdown, blocking a punt and setting up a other score with a interception inside the red zone.
Spencer Bouwhuis gave the Lakers the momentum heading into the half with a pick six with no time on the clock. Bouwhuis and fellow connerback Mitch Russo stifled the Cameron Mortenson and the Tigers' offense most of the night.
Coming out of the locker room, the Tigers looked as if they could get something going only to self-destruct, having four penalties to move them back deep in their own territory, forcing a punt out of their own end zone. Jose Duran and a host of other rushers got to the Tiger punt and giving the Bonneville offense a short field.
Laker quarterback Kaysen Hall, plunged into the end zone 2 plays later, giving the Lakers a comfortable 14-0 lead.
After another interception, it took just three plays for Bonneville to capitalize. Hall connected with Alex Croyle for a 38-yard scoring strike, devastating the Tigers hopes of making a comeback.
The Tigers put one score on the board half way through the final quarter, as Mortenson connected with Josh Shackleford for a 14-yard score.
After the game, with relief on his face, Lakers' first-year head coach Jantz Afuvai was excited for his seniors.
"I'm happy for them. Hopefully this will help us heading into our game with Roy," Afuvai added.
Afuvai was also was pleased with how his team handled the field conditions.
"Our boys handled the conditions well, I'm happy for the way they played tonight."
* SKY VIEW 28, BOX ELDER 23: At Smithfield, on a cold and stormy night in northern Cache Valley, the Bees suffered their first region loss of the 2013 season.
But Box Elder made a valiant effort at a comeback.
Logan Miller and Dane Anderson combined to score four Sky View touchdowns across the second and third quarters to boost the Bobcats past Box Elder in a critical game for state tournament seeding.
Braxton Godderidge finished 14 of 23 with 338 yards and two TDs; Miller had eight catches for 238; and Anderson had 25 carries for 132 yards.
With time running out, the Bees mounted a charge.
Shad Watson hooked up on a 31-yard scoring pass with Connor Udy. On their next possesion, Watson and Jayk Brooks hooked up on a 15-yard TD pass.
But time ran out on the Bees' comeback.
Matt Williams started the scoring for Box Elder with a 4-yard plunge in the second quarter.
* LOGAN 49, MOUNTAIN CREST 7: At Hyrum, the Grizzlies went wild for a quarter on their valley rivals, then pulled in the wings and coasted to a share of the league title.
Chase Nelson completed 12 of 25 passes for 194 yards and four touchdowns along with 12 rushes for 142 yards to lead the Grizzlies.
Taylor Compton led the team with 67 yards on five receptions and two scores for Logan.
The Mustangs scored late on a short Levani Damuni run.