3AA South football: What to watch for in tonight’s full slate of games

ST. GEORGE — Hurricane and Skyline got it all started last night, but the rest of the state is in action tonight as the 2015 high school football season gets under way.

Watch the video and/or read below to get a feel for what’s happening around the 3AA South in Week 1.

Jordan (0-0) at Desert Hills (0-0)
Tonight, 7 p.m. @ Thunder Stadium (CEC-TV, ESPNRadio 106.1 FM)
W2W4: Juggernaut 5A offense against top 3AA defense
Key Players:
Jordan – QB Drew Lisk, takes over for superstar Austin Kafentsis
D-Hills – QB Nick Warmsley, three-year starter looking to step up his game
Parry’s Line: Diggers by 12.5
AG pick: Jordan, but DH keeps it close

Judge Memorial (0-0) at Pine View (0-0)
Tonight, 7 p.m. @Panther Stadium (890-Am KDXU)
W2W4: New 3AA team Judge looking to prove itself
Key players:
Judge – FB Keola Palau, key position in the flex-bone, will get a lot of carries
PV – QB Riley Livingston, new face at the helm for Panthers after four years of Wilstead
Parry’s line: Panthers by 3.8
AG: Pine View in a squeaker

Dixie (0-0) at Springville (0-0)
Tonight, 7 p.m. @ Red Devil Field
W2W4: 10th straight year, dead even, but SHS has won 2 straight
Key players
Dixie – QB Zak Harrah, he’s got tons of help with Tre Miller, Bret Barben and Jaden Harrison
Springville – RB Scott Averett and QB Jantsen Thorpe, with Averett poised for a big year, Thorpe’s got to keep ’em honest
Parry’s Line: Flyers by 6.5
AG: Dixie in OT

Snow Canyon (0-0) at Payson (0-0)
Tonight, 7 p.m. @ Lions Stadium
W2W4 – SC goes all-out spread behind Jackson Nowatzke
Key players
SC – Nowatzke and WR TJ Taimi, along with Jake Rhea, these guys need to make the passing game click
Payson – QB Buc Frasier – he’s a runner, but not much of a passer
Parry’s Line: SC by 17.6
AG: Yep, SC wins big

Provo (0-0) at Cedar (0-0)
Tonight, 7 p.m. @ Cedar Stadium
W2W4 – The new Red Spread offense vs. 10 returning defenders
Key players
Provo – WR Ty Jones (U commit), big target with big hands
Cedar – QB Mason Fakahua, should be 100 percent after season-ending knee injury last year
Parry’s Line: Cedar by 1.1
AG: Tough match-up for new Cedar O as Provo has 10 returning starters on D, but they win low scoring affair

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