CEDAR CITY – Down seven points with 1:36 left in the game and 63 yards away from the end zone, Canyon View couldn’t deny Cedar from scoring a touchdown. But the two-point conversion — that was a different story.
Cedar couldn’t quite punch the ball over the goal line for the two-point conversion with 37 seconds remaining in the game. The Redmen fell to crosstown rival Canyon View for the first time in 10 years with the 42-41 final.
Cedar’s Mason Fakahua completed a 47-yard pass to get down inside the red zone.
After a spike to stop the clock, the snap went over Fakahua’s head, but was fortunately recovered by the quarterback. Fakahua gained 10 yards of the 20 yard loss on the third down, but it wasn’t enough to reset the downs.
On fourth-and-20, Fakahua dropped back to pass and found Derek Ball in the end zone. With the PAT, this game would be going into overtime, but head coach Josh Bennett had a different idea.
Cedar went for two points and potentially the win. Fakahua scrambled and was stood up just short of the end zone.
The game started out fast as the two rivals traded scores back-and-forth until CV found its way to a 14 point lead with 5:13 left in the game.
Bodrey Allred, on the ensuing kickoff, picked up the ball at the sideline near the 25-yard line and found a hole and blockers out in front, which led to a 75-yard kickoff return for a quick touchdown.
CV stuck to the ground-and-pound until losing the football on a fumble with 1:36 left in the game, giving Cedar its last chance.
Cedar, 1-2, plays at Juab High School next Friday. Canyon View, 3-0, is at Dixie.
For more on the game, including quotes and insight, see the Breakdown story Saturday morning.
Stats: CV 42, Cedar 41
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