ST. GEORGE — The Dixie Flyers were chugging on all cylinders Friday night, racing to a 45-13 win against the Alta Hawks at Walt Brooks Stadium.
“Our defense played awesome,” said Dixie head coach Andy Stokes. “Our front seven are great run-stoppers and their quarterback had very little time to throw tonight.”
Defensive end Tyson Fisher had a career night. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound sophomore had three sacks and two additional tackles for loss. He also recovered a fumble.
“I felt good tonight,” Fisher said. “I was able to mix it up, using both my power and speed.”
At halftime Harrah already had over 200 yards passing with two receivers, Jaden Harrison and Bret Barben, both over 100 yards each receiving.
All-totaled, Dixie had 453 yards of offense. Barben, Harrison and Miller combined for most of those yards, while Hobbs Nyberg had a 75-yard TD run.
The Colts were able to muster up 13 points, including a touchdown with time expired, against Dixie defensive reserve players. Dixie also had most of their offensive reserves in the game. One notable exception was Bret Barben, who was in the game to catch litlle brother, Barben’s, first pass in a varsity game.
“We have always dreamed of that,” said Bret. “Hopefully he will throw me a touchdown pass before the year is out.”
Both teams move to 2-1 with the outcome. Dixie is home for 3-0 Canyon View next Friday.
For more on the game, including more photographs, quotes and insight, see the STGNews Breakdown story Saturday morning.
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