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The Dixie Flyers celebrate with the state championship trophy,  Dixie vs. Hurricane, 2014 3AA Football State Championship, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 21, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Dixie toughs out 27-19 win to capture 2014 state football title 

SALT LAKE CITY – Dixie has been accused of being a finesse team that would rather rack up big points than play defense. Whoever said that should have seen Dixie tough out a 27-19 victory over Hurricane Friday in the 3AA State Championship game. The Flyers stood toe-to-toe with the physical Tigers and gutted through […]

Dixie won the state title just two years ago. File photo from Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 16, 2012 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

3AA Championship: Tigers, Flyers hope for repeat performance in title game 

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s not too often the two teams playing for a championship have a combined nine losses. And that’s no knock on the 9-4 Dixie Flyers and the 8-5 Hurricane Tigers as they prepare for Friday morning’s 3AA State Championship game (11 a.m. on KJZZ-TV and ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM). If anything, […]

Flyer QB Ammon Takau looks for an open receiver, Pine View vs. Dixie, 2014 3AA Football Playoffs, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 13, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

3AA Championship: Takau making his own way for streaking Flyers 

ST. GEORGE – As a sophomore, Ammon Takau watched from the sideline as dynamic starting quarterback Blake Barney rushed and passed the Dixie Flyers to the 2012 3A State Championship. It was a sight to behold. But what the young Takau probably didn’t know was how much he — and every future QB at Dixie […]

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3AA Championship: Jeff Martinez a playmaker for Dixie defense 

ST. GEORGE — It’s been an up and down season for the Dixie High defense, but there’s always been a one steady influence — Jeff Martinez. Folks have wondered aloud if there are two No. 55s on the Flyers defense and it’s a valid question. After all, how can one guy get in on so […]

Dixie vs. Uintah,  St. George, Utah, Oct. 31, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Dixie Flyers power up with Monkres’ video-game like offense 

ST. GEORGE — A fan of sports video games would love Dixie High’s offense. Head coach and offensive guru Blaine Monkres says he takes no inspiration from the Madden NFL series or the late, great NCAA Football franchise, but the way Dixie moves the football certainly reminds one of the ultra-realistic video games in which […]

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Road to the 3AA Finals: Dixie Flyers got hot at the perfect time 

The 9-4 Dixie Flyers did not have an easy road to the 3AA state championship game, especially after a rough start to the season that saw them go 2-4. But Dixie hasn’t lost since September and hopes to capture its second title in three years Friday at 11 a.m. against Hurricane. Here’s how the Flyers got […]

Hurricane celebrates its overtime victory over Cedar, Hurricane at Cedar, Cedar City, Utah, September 19, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Road to the 3AA Finals: Hurricane had a streaky season in 2014 

The Hurricane Tigers had a streak-filled season, with a four-game winning streak and their current three-game winning streak sandwiched around a three-game losing streak. But Hurricane, 8-5, is definitely closing the year on the upswing. Here’s a recaqp of the season for the Tigers, including the hiring of head coach Steve Pearson: Pearson hired as […]

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Region 9 Round Table: Semifinal highlights, plus championship preview 

ST. GEORGE — Region 9 Round Table is back for the 2014-2015 football and basketball season, where fans can watch highlights and interviews, check out the stats and standings and hear the latest from STGNews sports editor Andy Griffin and ESPN SportsRadio’s Devin Dixon. In association with Southern Utah LIVE, CEC-TV, ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM, KCSG-TV […]

RJ Wilgar celebrates the Flyers victory over the Panthers, Pine View vs. Dixie, 2014 3AA Football Playoffs, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 13, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

3AA Football: Flyers into title game as turnovers doom Pine View 

SALT LAKE CITY – Six weeks ago, the Dixie Flyers were two games below .500 and featured a defense that was giving up more than 300 rushing yards a game. Now Dixie is one win away from a state championship. The Flyers forced four turnovers and won their seventh consecutive game in beating St. George rival […]

Pine View at Dixie, St. George, Utah, Sept. 19, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

3AA Semifinal: Hot rivalry in cold SLC for Panthers and Flyers 

SALT LAKE CITY — A quick check of the weather forecast should have St. George football fans shaking in their boots — if they own any. Dixie and Pine View will square off at the University of Utah’s Rice-Eccles Stadium Thursday night in the 3AA State Semifinals at 6:30 p.m. According to Weather.com, it will […]

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Region 9 Round Table: Highlights, interviews and more from 3AA playoffs 

ST. GEORGE — Region 9 Round Table is back for the 2014-2015 football and basketball season, where fans can watch highlights and interviews, check out the stats and standings and hear the latest from STGNews sports editor Andy Griffin and ESPN SportsRadio’s Devin Dixon. In association with Southern Utah LIVE, CEC-TV, ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM, KCSG-TV […]

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Irrepressible Flyers score 35 straight to stun Stansbury 49-42 

STANSBURY PARK — A high school football game has 48 minutes and the for the first 36 of those minutes, the Dixie Flyers were pretty miserable. But in the final 12 minutes of Friday night’s quarterfinal playoff game at Stallions Stadium, Dixie was nothing short of brilliant. The Flyers catapulted themselves into the 3AA state semifinals with […]

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3AA Quarterfinals: Breaking down the match-ups for tonight’s games 

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Stansbury at Hurricane, Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 29, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Playoff primer: Can South teams really win all 4 quarterfinal games? 

ST. GEORGE – It’s a new world in high school football, with the 3AA classification entering its second year. But the more things change, the more they stay the same, it seems. Last year was the inaugural 3AA season and it was no big surprise that two southern Utah teams — Desert Hills and Pine View […]

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All the highlights, plus great interviews and playoff previews on Region 9 Round Table 

ST. GEORGE — Region 9 Round Table is back for the 2014-2015 football and basketball season, where fans can watch highlights and interviews, check out the stats and standings and hear the latest from STGNews sports editor Andy Griffin and ESPN SportsRadio’s Devin Dixon. In association with Southern Utah LIVE, CEC-TV, ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM, KCSG-TV […]

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