STGNews gamenight quickblast: Desert Hills 54, Payson 7

Desert Hills at Payson, Payson, Utah, Sept. 19, 2014 | Photo by AJ Griffin, St. George News

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.

Scoring summary
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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  • Yea! September 20, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Football High School wins again. Go sports!

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