ST. GEORGE — The 3AA South had two winners Friday night, but also took four losses. Then again, it is the preseason and teams are still tweaking their schemes in anticipation of the region season, which is still nearly three weeks away.
In the 3AA Monday Review, Andy Griffin gives fans stats, highlights and a peek into what went down on Friday night.
Pine View 30, Judge Memorial 24
Play of the game: Kobe Topalian with 25 TD run in 2OT wins it.
Player of the game: Tyler Heaton, two sacks, two blk Fgs
Key stat: Lance Mandrigues 6-98, TD receiving
Bottom line: Panthers recover after surrendering 24-pt lead
Jordan 54, Desert Hills 34
Play of the game: Zak Fuchs 90-yd TD catch from Nick Warmsley
Player of the game: Warmsley 287 passing, 81 rushing, 5 TDs
Key stat: Warmsley was great, but Drew Lisk was even better with 588 yds of total offense
Bottom line: Thunder hung in, but just couldn’t slow down Jordan O, which scored 8 TDs
Snow Canyon 44, Payson 7
Play of the game: Hunter Frei sack/strip ended Payson threat early
Player of the game: Warriors defense, which forced 5 turnovers and allowed just 7 pts
Key stat: 0 for 5 – Payson’s offense in the Snow Canyon red zone.
Bottom line: Warriors open 2015 season with a big win on the road at Payson
Springville 35, Dixie 21
Play of the game: Tre Miller starts what could be big year with 80-yd TD run
Player of the game: All-state WR Bret Barben, 6-140 receiving
Key stat: Flyers with 360 yds., but 3 turnovers hurt
Bottom line: Zak Harrah pretty good in debut at QB, but Dixie falls to tough Red Devils team
Provo 40, Cedar 16
Play of the game: Mason Fakahua-Derek Ball pass hook-up gave Cedar a 16-15 halftime lead
Player of the game: Provo WR Tevita Ika, 9-124, TD
Key stat: 25-0, the score in the second half
Bottom line: With 10 starters back on defense, Provo shut out Cedar and its new Red Spread offense in the second half
Skyline 17, Hurricane 3
Play of the game: A pick-six midway through the fourth quarter by Riley Sharp sealed the win for the Eagles
Player of the game: Sharp had both TDs, scoring early in the fourth on a 10 yard pass
Key stat: 1 for 14 – The Tigers had 14 possessions in the game and came away with just one score.
Bottom line: game was dead-even except two key mistakes, a backward punt and a pick-six by Hurricane.
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