Tyler Hughes

Bountiful High School football coach Tyler Hughes shouts to his players during their game at Davis High School on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

BOUNTIFUL — Bountiful High is searching for a new head football coach.

Tyler Hughes, Bountiful’s head coach for the past two seasons, stepped down recently from the position, athletic director Clark Stringfellow confirmed.

Hughes became head coach in March 2018, succeeding Randy Johnson.

In two seasons under Hughes, Bountiful went 9-13. Hughes was a coach at Snow College from 2004-12, including the final two seasons as head coach, and at Division II Minot State from 2014-16.

Bountiful experienced a late-season turnaround in 2019. BHS started 1-4 and was averaging 16.6 points per game on offense.

To close the season, Bountiful went 4-3, averaged 23.4 points per game and beat Maple Mountain on the road in the first round of the 5A state playoffs.

Running back Jared McCann was particularly effective, rushing for 1,371 yards and 18 touchdowns on 6.5 yards per carry this season.

Since longtime head coach Larry Wall retired after the 2015 season, Bountiful has gone 16-27.

A search for Bountiful’s next head coach is currently underway.

ADDITIONAL SIGNINGS

Ben Lomond High senior football player Anthony Flores signed a National Letter of Intent on Thursday to play football at Stockton-Culver College.

Flores, a linebacker and running back, rushed for 750 yards and four touchdowns on offense and made 105 total tackles with five interceptions on defense.

Stockton-Culver College is located in Canton, Missouri, and competes in the NAIA division’s Heart of America Athletic Conference.

Syracuse offensive tackle Jordan Ellison signed with Snow College. Ellison was a second team All-Region 1 selection.

BOYS BASKETBALL

ST. JOSEPH 63,

APA WEST VALLEY 55

St. Joseph (7-9, 6-5 Region 17) outscored APA West Valley 18-8 in the second quarter and held on in the second half.

Sayveon Armstrong had a triple-double with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals.

CJ Kierejewski scored 20 points with five boards and three steals. Stockton Buckway added 12 points, five assists and three steals.

SCORES, NO STATS REPORTED

Rowland Hall 89, Utah Military 53

GIRLS BASKETBALL

BEAR RIVER 47, MOUNTAIN CREST 43

Bear River outscored Mountain Crest 16-11 in the fourth quarter for its second region win.

Olivia Taylor led the Bears (8-12, 2-6 Region 11) with 13 points, Mckenzie Bywater added 12 and Ashlee Roberts scored 11.

Bear River trailed 20-18 at halftime and 32-31 going into the fourth quarter.

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