PV Panthers offense electric in big win over Snow Canyon; STGNews Postgame Videocast

Pine View at Snow Canyon, St. George, Utah, Sept. 13, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — What happens when an unstoppable object meets an immovable force? The philosophical question as old as humanity was answered Friday night as the Pine View Panthers offense solved the dilemma imposed by the heretofore heralded Snow Canyon defense, scoring 56 points. Half of those points came in the fourth quarter in a game delayed over an hour due to lightning.

Pine View blistered the Warriors for 515 yards on its way to a 56-28 region-opening win at Warriors Stadium. Panthers quarterback Kody Wilstead completed 29 passes for 394 yards.

Cason Prisbrey (10) is tackled by Trevor Horlacher (31) Friday night, St. George, Utah, Sept. 13, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Cason Prisbrey (10) is tackled by Trevor Horlacher (31) Friday night, St. George, Utah, Sept. 13, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

“We knew that Snow Canyon would play a cover three zone, so my reads were not difficult,” said Wilstead. “My receivers ran excellent routes and the line had their best blocking game of the year. They did not get a sack and I believe I was only pressured a few times.”

Pine View had a trio of receivers with more than seven catches and 100 yards receiving. Jack Bangerter, Colton Miller and Bladen Hosner combined for 24 catches and 334 yards receiving. In addition, running back Tristan Duran finished with 106 yards rushing on 16 attempts.

On Snow Canyon’s first drive, quarterback Warner Rigby’s first pass was tipped at the line by Harrison Goebel and fell right into the waiting hands of defensive tackle Liahona Tiatia for an interception. Pine View scored on the next possession with a connection from Wilstead to Miller from 13 yards out.

After trading punts, Snow Canyon matched the score with a Connor Parry blast up the middle from one yard out. Pine View’s Duran scored the next two touchdowns, the first a 12-yard run, and the second an 8-yard pass from Wilstead. Snow Canyon closed out the first half scoring with an 11-yard sweep by Zach Kennedy to close within seven points of the Panthers at 21-14.

After halftime, Pine View immediately went to work, scoring barely one minute into the half with an 8-yard run for Duran’s third touchdown of the game. The game was then delayed for 80 minutes due to threatening weather.

After the break, Snow Canyon once again pulled within one score on a Rigby run from six yards out. That was the closest they would get however as Pine View outscored the Warriors 28-8 in the fourth quarter.

The Panthers defense was able to hold the Snow Canyon rushing offense to 157 yards on 52 carries.

“We knew Rigby, Kennedy and Parry were talented runners,” said Panthers linebacker Thor Katoa. “But the coaches prepared us with keys to their plays and we knew if we stayed disciplined, and read our keys, that we could stop them.”

The win moves the Panthers to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in region. The Warriors take their first loss of the season at 2-1 and 0-1. Pine View plays host to Dixie next week, while Snow Canyon plays a non-league game at Copper Hills.

Stats: PVHS 56, SCHS 28

Tristan Duran (8) scores six points Friday night, Pine View at Snow Canyon, St. George, Utah, Sept. 13, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News
Tristan Duran (8) scores six points Friday night, Pine View at Snow Canyon, St. George, Utah, Sept. 13, 2013 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

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  • Cindy burr September 14, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    It would be nice if Hosner would ever show a little sportsmanship and not run up the score. Is it really that important to pad Wilstead’s stats that you are still throwing every down when your up 14 points in the 4th quarter? How about playing a few of your bench players? I was at the game PV vs Logan for the state championship when Riley Nelson was their quarter back. Logan did the same thing PV is famous for–running up the score. Every one in the stadium was cheering for Logan (except the PV fans) because they were so tired of PV riunning up the score. I had hoped that Hosner had learned a lesson from that, sadely I was wrong. Cne on Hosner–show a little class. QUIT running up the score!!

    • M. Santiago September 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      We had 3rd string in and My 9th grade son got to play. Our kids play football and they go 110%. Check your facts and also check the region 9 games so far. They were blowouts. Look at every score in College football today too. Oregon had 59 points with their 2nd and 3rd string quarterbacks in. We are preparing our kids for the next level we are not worried about the points but the quality of play. You obviously don’t know much about football or the real world. This isn’t some backyard flag football game. Our kids are in 3A and need looks and scholarships. They are looking toward the future. If you have an Ax to grind, use common sense and look at ALL the teams down here and scores before spouting off and disrespecting someones Husband, Father,Coach and Neighbor for doing what is expected of him. He is doing the Exact same thing every other team did last night and throughout the year. Have correct facts before you make such a rude public statement. The world is full of bitter, negative and rude people, I hope one day your bitterness and negative energy can be used to help,encourage and congratulate instead of trying to assume things about the world and people you obviously don’t know.

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    • Fan September 16, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Now if Snow Canyon was winning, it would be perfectly fine to run the score up. Everything is right with the world when SC is winning. Very sore losers after a beat down.

    • Richard September 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      Good lord you can’t be serious Cindy! Did your son not get a participation medal? SMH

  • Ted Stewart September 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Really? Cindy, I assume you understand football but like you stated the score was only 14 point difference, Snow Canyon was still in the game. Pine View throws the football that’s what they do. What did you want them to do? Run 3 straight downs then punt so they (Snow Canyon) can go and score again making it a 7 point game. Hosner did nothing wrong by scoring touchdowns last time I checked it was the other teams job to stop their opponent not Hosner’s job to keep score in check. Using the term classless tells me exactly who you are. You know nothing of what Hosner teaches his players or who he is, classless he is not. Intense, aggressive, determined maybe, but never classless, and oh by the way I never remember Hosner or his staff for being upset with Logan they took their beating with humility. You could learn a few things from Coach Hosner on how to handle when someone scores more than 50 on you. Assuming from your comments you are a Warrior Nation fan. Coach Matua and his staff as well as others appeared to be just fine last night with what took place you too should be.

  • S. Stevenson September 16, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I agree with what Ted Stewart wrote. Coach Hosner is a great man that has class. It frustrates me that ignorant people have to tear others down to feel better about themselves. Cindy – Obviously you weren’t paying attention to the game during the 4th quarter or you would have known that Hosner took Wilstead out for Pine View’s last two possessions. If he was really trying to “pad” Wilstead’s stats or run the score up, he would have left him in to throw two more touchdown passes. We have a lot of talented players and great coaches in Washington County. Let’s just be happy for all of them and wish them well.

  • Cindy Burr September 20, 2013 at 2:41 am

    Sorry to disappoint but no relative playing on either side. Just an avid football fan out to enjoy a high school game. I don’t make it to many flag football games these days but I do watch many high school, college and Pro games. How many high school football championship games have you been to? I have been to at least 25. I have been a football fan for 45 years so I do understand what is running up the score and what is not. I know that college teams run up the score, but I also understand why. I really don’t believe the BCS will be voting on which of the 14 teams in the 3AA will get to go to the playoffs. It all comes down to win and loss record not points scored. Also, I do know Ray Hosner and agree that he is a fine upstanding man. I also think it is poor sportmanship to run up the score. Yes, I do think that the way PV was dominating the 4th quarter they could have run the ball and run the time out instead of throwing for long yardage right up to the end. Santiago–hope to see your kids name when scholarships are handed out but you really don’t know much about football or the real world if your comparing PV highschool to Oregon. Comparing HS and college is like comparing apples and oranges. Hope if PV makes it to state everyone is not cheering against them–again.

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