Quick hits: Cedar wins big with solid rushing attack

The Cedar Redmen won big Friday night over Snow Canyon. | File photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

CEDAR CITY — Cedar High School scored early in the first quarter and never looked back in a 41-7 win over Virgin Valley (Nev.).

cedar-sm 371_Virgin ValleyThe Redmen first found the end zone less than one minute into the game when quarterback Mason Fakahua hit Berick Englestead on a 61-yard touchdown pass. From that point on, it was a one-sided affair as Cedar forced four interceptions and seemingly couldn’t be stopped on the ground.

Mason Fakahua
Mason Fakahua

Fakahua found the end zone twice in a row, not including a two-point conversion (which he also ran in). He ran the first touchdown for 33 yards. The second one was good for 52 yards. Drake Lewis couldn’t let Fakahua have all the fun though. He found the end zone twice also. Travis Tait capped the scoring for the Redmen, before Virgin Valley found the end zone with 8:44 left in the game, when it was all but over.

On defense, Jaden Tullis, Drake Lewis, Shem Mackert and Bracken Yardley all recorded interceptions. Tullis also muffed a punt, but picked it back up and returned it 56 yards down to Virgin Valley’s 4-yard line, to set up Lewis’ first score.

Cedar plays at Canyon View next in a non-region rivalry match. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.

For a full report on this game, including stats and photographs, see our St. George News Breakdown story Saturday morning.

Stats: Cedar 41, Virgin Valley 7

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