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Prep football roundup: Ogden, Syracuse claim 1st-round playoff wins

By Justin Johnson - | Oct 22, 2021

MANTI — No. 9 Ogden High football scored 27 straight points to turn a 21-7 deficit into a 34-21 lead and held off No. 8 Manti for a road win in the 3A first round, winning 34-28 on Friday evening.

Chet Colvin got Ogden on the board on a 75-yard kick return to tie the score 7-7 with 4:35 left in the first quarter. Yahir Morales scored on a 5-yard run with 1:13 left in the first half, then Ogden got the ball back and Adam Wilson hit a 31-yard field goal as time expired to make the score 21-17 for Manti (3-7) at the half.

Colvin gave the Tigers the lead in the third quarter, scoring on rushes of 81 and 3 yards. A Wilson 34-yard field goal gave Ogden its largest lead of 34-21 with 2:15 left in the game.

Manti (3-7) scored with 2 seconds left for the final margin. Ogden will travel to face No. 1 Juab in the 3A quarterfinals.


SYRACUSE — No. 12 Syracuse led 19-0 at the half in a win over No. 21 Pleasant Grove (1-10) in the 6A first round.

Chandler Christensen scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter to get Syracuse (7-4) on the board. In the second quarter, Corbin Bodily converted a 22-yard field goal and Jake Hopkins tossed a 16-yard scoring strike to Noah Yeates. Bodily booted a 49-yard field goal as the first half expired.

Brevin Hamblin rushed for a 13-yard score and Hopkins hit Christensen from 4 yards out to cap the Titans’ scoring.

Pleasant Grove scored on a 23-yard pass in the final seconds.

Syracuse advances to play at No. 5 Mountain Ridge next week in the second round


LAYTON — No. 13 Layton scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to take control in a 6A first round win over No. 20 Hunter (3-7).

Layton (6-4) will play at No. 4 Weber next week in the second round.

At press time, no other information was reported for this game.


TOOELE — Daxton Sumko scored all three touchdowns to lead No. 24 Box Elder to a 5A first-round upset win at No. 9 Tooele.

After Tooele (7-3) took a 6-0 lead, Cooper Stevenson tossed a 4-yard pass to Sumko and converted a pass for the two-point PAT to give Box Elder (4-7) an 8-6 halftime lead.

Sumko scooped up a Tooele fumble and returned it 28 yards for a score at the 9:34 mark in the third quarter. Tooele cut the lead to 15-14 on a touchdown and two-point conversion with 8:51 left in the game. Sumko gave the Bees an insurance score on a 19-yard run with 1:04 left.

Box Elder will play at No. 8 Timpanogos in the second round.


LAYTON — No. 6 Layton Christian used a bevy of big plays, including two punt returns and two interception returns for touchdowns, to blow out No. 11 Monticello (2-9) in the 1A first round and broke a record of more than 100 years.

Jessaia Moala scored four rushing touchdowns, of 6, 30, 73 and 42 yards. Malik Johnson caught two touchdown passes — a 27-yarder from Zoram Petelo and a 22-yard strike from Tucker Prescott — returned a punt 60 yards for a score, and returned an interception 40 yards for points.

Manu Vaitaki scored on runs of 11 and 9 yards. Ilai Jared Tagidugu returned an interception 40 yards for a score and Adriano de Castro Filho took a punt 30 yards to the endzone.

The 84-point margin of victory breaks a playoff record set in 1919 when East beat Payson 79-0 in the state championship game.

Layton Christian (7-4) will travel to face No. 3 Enterprise (6-3) in the 1A quarterfinals.


KEARNS — No. 17 Fremont fell in overtime at No. 16 Kearns (7-4) in the 6A first round.

Kearns kicked a field goal as time expired to send the game to overtime. Fremont scored first in OT and had its PAT blocked, and Kearns converted a score and a kick to win. No other info was reported by press time.

The Silverwolves end the season with a 4-7 mark.


KAYSVILLE — No. 15 Davis fell behind 21-0 and could not recover in a 6A first round loss to No. 18 Herriman (4-7).

Jackson Stevens threw three touchdown passes for Davis (5-6). Stevens found Hunter Anderson for a 45-yard score with 2:58 left in the second quarter. Stevens connected with Trey Talbot from 4 yards out with 8:55 left in the game.

Ty Hoagland caught a 10-yard Stevens pass to cap the scoring with 2 seconds left in the game. Stevens completed 25 of 45 passes for 322 yards, but the Darts were held to 12 yards rushing while giving up 206.


WEST JORDAN — No. 23 Clearfield (1-10) saw its season end in a shutout loss at 10-seed West Jordan (8-2) in the 6A first round.


ST. GEORGE — No. 13 Bear River saw its season end at No. 4 Dixie in the 4A first round.

Owen Olsen tossed a 7-yard touchdown pass to Garrison Marble with 11:49 left in the first half to get BR (0-10) on the board and cut the Dixie (7-3) lead to 14-7, but the Flyers scored 27 straight points to take control.

Alec Callister scored on a 3-yard plunge with 9:20 left in the game, then Olsen hit Cutler John from 19 yards out to cap the scoring.


MT. PLEASANT — Auston Herbert scored No. 12 Ben Lomond’s only touchdown on a 16-yard run as the Scots lost at No. 5 North Sanpete in the 3A first round.

Ben Lomond (1-10) gave up a safety and five passing touchdowns to North Sanpete (5-6), who will play at No. 4 Morgan next week in the quarterfinals.


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