OGDEN -- Senior running back Chase Shaw racked up 205 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Bonneville Lakers to a convincing 48-0 victory on the road against the Ogden Tigers Friday night.
The Lakers only threw the ball six times all game, riding a convincing rushing performance that Ogden couldn't stop.
"We came in knowing that we have a solid run game, and we wanted Chase to have a big game tonight," said Bonneville head coach Matt Williams.
The 200-plus-yard performance is a personal best for Shaw. He carried the ball only 20 times, averaging more than 10 yards per carry and consistently fighting his way for extra yards after initial contact.
Shaw refused to take any credit himself for the team's victory.
"We've meshed as a team and gotten better," Shaw said. "We're really becoming a great group now."
Shaw's coach wasn't so bashful about the difference in the game.
"Chase Shaw was the key tonight," Williams said. "He's just a workhorse. He's a great back and he's behind an offensive line that's going to take him to the next level."
Despite the final score, the Tigers were the ones who started off the game on a positive note, driving the ball 70 yards on their near eight-minute opening drive. It appeared as though Ogden would settle for a field goal to cap off the drive, but Scott Siudzinski's attempt was blocked, scooped up and returned 70 yards, all by Bonneville's Morgan Unga, for a touchdown.
The momentum swing after Bonneville's opening touchdown seemed to visibly deflate the Tigers. Ogden quarterback Anthony Sattiewhite completed his first four passes of the game, but only one of his next 11. He also rushed 20 times in the game, running more yards sideline-to-sideling, scrambling from defenders, then down field.
"We needed this win," Shaw said. "We had to have some momentum drive us forward in league play. This was a big momentum pusher tonight."