Cold and happy: Desert Hills takes 3AA football title; STGNews photo gallery

Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY — Pine View and Desert Hills staged an epic battle in Salt Lake City Friday night for the 3AA State Championship with the Thunder coming away with a 27-21 win on the last play of the game. St. George News photographer Robert Hoppie was there to capture the key moments. Here are some of his favorite shots from the game:

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Hoisting the trophy, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Hoisting the trophy, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
The game-ending tD play Friday night, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
The game-ending tD play Friday night, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Bridger Cowdin (1) totes the ball, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Bridger Cowdin (1) totes the ball, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Jordan Hokanson gets an interception late in the game, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Jordan Hokanson gets an interception late in the game, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Cason Prisbrey tries to make a grab, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Cason Prisbrey tries to make a grab, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Booghie Sewell pursues Pano Tiatia, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Booghie Sewell pursues Pano Tiatia, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Jordan Hokanson (23) and Jack Bangerter try to make a play, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Jordan Hokanson (23) and Jack Bangerter try to make a play, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
gabe Sewell is gang tackled, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
gabe Sewell is gang tackled, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Parker Ferris (23) makes a play on Bridger Cowdin, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Parker Ferris (23) makes a play on Bridger Cowdin, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Nick Warmsley (9) and Justice Santiago, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Nick Warmsley (9) and Justice Santiago, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Justice Alo, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Justice Alo, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Pano Tiatia (29) gains yardage, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Pano Tiatia (29) gains yardage, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Bladen Hosner after scoring a TD, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Bladen Hosner after scoring a TD, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Bladen Hosner goes for a TD, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Bladen Hosner goes for a TD, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Kody Wilstead, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Kody Wilstead, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Colton Miller (22) catches a deep ball over Jacob Gabriel, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Colton Miller (22) catches a deep ball over Jacob Gabriel, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Bridger Cowdin runs the ball, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Bridger Cowdin runs the ball, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Landen Broadhead intercepts a pass, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Landen Broadhead intercepts a pass, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Jordan Hokanson (23) intercepts a ball in front of Bladen Hosner, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Jordan Hokanson (23) intercepts a ball in front of Bladen Hosner, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Dylan Draper holds the ball aloft after an interception, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Dylan Draper holds the ball aloft after an interception, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Triston Duran deflects a pass intended for Taylor Houston. Dylan Draper eventually intercepted the pass, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Triston Duran deflects a pass intended for Taylor Houston. Dylan Draper eventually intercepted the pass, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Lausii "Boogie" Sewell runs with the ball after an interception Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Lausii “Boogie” Sewell runs with the ball after an interception Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Tucker Cowdin (6) tackles Triston Duren, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Tucker Cowdin (6) tackles Triston Duren, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Kody Wilstead (3) escapes from Tucker Cowdin, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Kody Wilstead (3) escapes from Tucker Cowdin, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
DH QB Nick Warmsley (9) is harassed by Liahona Tiatia, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
DH QB Nick Warmsley (9) is harassed by Liahona Tiatia, Desert Hills vs. Pine View, 2013 state 3AA football championship, Nov. 22, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

 

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5 Comments

  • GRoberts November 24, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I wish we could’ve seen more of the PV seniors play, they’re the ones that got PV there. But that’s how the PV coaches are, winning isn’t always the goal in their politics. Good job DHills you knew their weakness and picked it 4 times, your coaches deserve the title.

  • football fan November 25, 2013 at 8:42 am

    This is not little league!!! The best players are on the field.

    • another football fan November 25, 2013 at 9:59 am

      Not at pine view. It is definitely who you know not who is the best. It has been that way for the last 6 years or so that I have been watching them.

  • jedda November 25, 2013 at 9:06 am

    AMEN!!!! Groberts!!!!

  • Football fan November 26, 2013 at 9:47 am

    All parents of kids that don’t play say that. All parents think their kid is the best, but unfortunately that isn’t always the case!!! You could have moved or open enrolled but don’t blame the coaches!

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