Snow Canyon 16, Payson 6
ST. GEORGE — The visiting Lions won in most of the statistical categories in this game — except the most important one, total points.
Payson out-gained Snow Canyon 257-128 and had 21 first downs to just nine for the Warriors. But PHS also turned the ball over six times on four fumbles and two interceptions and SC got back to back third quarter TDs to change a 6-3 deficit into a 16-6 lead.
Jacob Frei 120 yards, 43 of them to TJ Taimi, and also rushed in a 1-yard score late in the third quarter for the clinching score. Dylan Parry had a 7-yard TD earlier in the second half to give Snow Canyon the lead.
The Warriors had led 3-0 early in the game on a Kolton Barber 37-yard field goal. Later in the first half, Payson scored its only TD of the game and took a 6-3 lead on 23-yard pass from Easton Smith to Dalton Baker. Smith finished with 233 passing yards.
SC improved to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in 3AA South Region play. The Warriors host Hurricane next week. Payson, 0-6 and 0-3, takes a bye in region next week and will visit Bear River.
Stats: Snow Canyon 16, Payson 6
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