Quick hits: Panthers blast Utes behind QB Javines, tough defense

Pine View's Tyler Heaton (52), Pine View vs. Uintah, Football, St. George, Utah, Aug. 26, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Ryan Javines passed for four touchdowns and the Pine View defense allowed just a lone field goal in a 47-3 blowout of Uintah Friday night at Panther Stadium.

pine-view-logoJavines, who won the starting job just days before last week’s season-opener at Judge Memorial, passed for 255 yards and hit on TD strikes to Michael Moten from 50 yards out, Kawika Santiago from nine yards out, Daniel Larsen from two yards out and Carson Clark from 33 yards away.

Pine View's Ryan Javines (15), Pine View vs. Uintah, Football, St. George, Utah, Aug. 26, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News
Pine View’s Ryan Javines (15), Pine View vs. Uintah, Football, St. George, Utah, Aug. 26, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

The Panthers offense moved like a hot knife through butter against Uintah, scoring on five of its nine possessions in the first three quarters. Pine View totaled 494 yards and the only thing that slowed the Panthers scoring down was a mercy-rule clock in the fourth quarter.

“It’s nice, for us on defense, to see the offense have such success because then we can just relax and make plays,” said PV defensive coordinator Brett Gifford. “I was proud of the offense, and of the defense, too. We got put into a couple of tough situations in the game and the fact that we gave up just a field goal was huge.”

Moten was Javines’s favorite target, with five catches for 85 yards. But the QB spread the love around, hitting eight different receivers.

Pine View's Tyler Heaton (52), Pine View vs. Uintah, Football, St. George, Utah, Aug. 26, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News
Pine View’s Tyler Heaton (52), Pine View vs. Uintah, Football, St. George, Utah, Aug. 26, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

“Ryan is a leader and he manages the game really well,” said Panther wideout Hudson Reed, who had 40 yards receiving. “He is good at getting the read and getting the ball to where it needs to be for us to be successful.”

Pine View, 2-0, has outscored its two opponents 81-10 to start the season. The defense allowed Uintah just 177 yards and 12 first downs while forcing four turnovers, including a pick-six by cornerback Dylan Hendrickson, who had two interceptions in the game. Tyler Heaton had a pair of sacks and three tackles for loss for PV, which plays at Manti next Friday.

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