Talented sophomore Kody Wilstead was injured in the first half, breaking his ankle on a running play from the spread offense.
Things started badly for Pine View with early turnovers, then the ghastly injury to the quarterback.
East scored three times in the first quarter on short runs by Ula Tolutau (2 and 9) and Jewka Patetefa (6).
The Panthers held it at 21-0 until late in the third quarter. But East put the game away with a couple of second-half scores. Patetefa scored again in the third quarter and Preston Curtis jammed home a 3-yard run late in the game for the final tally.
Wilstead’s injury, a broken tibia, will require surgery. The sophomore, who also starts on Pine View’s basketball and baseball teams, will be out likely at least eight weeks.
Pine View has Orem next week in Utah County, so the Panthers have little time to lick their proverbial wounds.
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