Desert Hills 54, Payson 7
PAYSON — Desert Hills got off to slow start but accelerated past Payson on its way to a 54-7 spanking of the Lions Friday night at Payson High School.
Nick Warmsley threw for 3 TDs and 180 yards to lead the Thunder offensively, while Tucker Cowdin and Hunter Staley each recorded 3 sacks to lead DH defensively.
Late in the first half, DH led 13-0, but the Lions were inside the Thunder 10-yard line. A defensive stand that included two huge sacks of Payyson QB Easton Smith preserved the shutout. Desert Hills added another score just before halftime to lead 20-0 at the break and two quick TDs in the third quarter turned the game into a runaway.
1Q – Desert Hills – Mason Palmer 40 pass from Nick Warmsley (Christian Cottle kick)
2Q – Desert Hills – Bridger Cowdin 17 pass from Nick Warmsley (Christian Cottle kick failed)
2Q – Desert Hills – Brady Kiser 28 pass from Nick Warmsley (Christian Cottle kick)
3Q – Desert Hills – Nephi Sewell 44 punt return (Christian Cottle kick)
3Q – Desert Hills – Nick Warmsley 5 run (Christian Cottle kick)
3Q – Payson – Dannel Brown 5 pass from Easton Smith (Jaiden Tueller kick)
3Q – Desert Hills – Bridger Cowdin 7 run (Christian Cottle kick)
4Q – Desert Hills – Gabe Sewell 33 int. return (Hunter Spray kick)
4Q – Desert Hills – Zach Fuchs 12 fumble recovery (Hunter Spray kick)
Stats: Desert Hills 54, Payson 7
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