Quick hits: Cedar’s defensive woes lead to loss

Cedar’s Mason Fakahua (12), file photo from Cedar vs. Desert Hills, Football, St. George, Utah, Oct. 23, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

PROVO – There was some firepower on offense in Provo Friday night.

cedar-logoAfter a scoreless first quarter, both offenses came up big with four combined passing plays over 50 yards for touchdowns, but the Cedar Redmen fell to the Provo Bulldogs 35-21.

Cedar couldn’t overcome Provo’s 21-point second quarter and couldn’t come back without allowing any more touchdowns.

Provo scored the first touchdown in the second quarter on a 13-yard pass from Spencer Jorgensen to Tevita Ika. The next two drives were quick touchdowns for the Bulldogs. Jorgensen connected with Ika again with a 64-yard touchdown. Then Jorgensen connected with Ty Jones for the third on a 68-yard touchdown pass.

Drake Lewis (9), file photo from Cedar vs. Pine View, Football, Cedar City,  Utah, Oct. 9, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News
Drake Lewis (9), file photo from Cedar vs. Pine View, Football, Cedar City, Utah, Oct. 9, 2015, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Cedar then joined in on the scoring with a 50-yard touchdown pass from Mason Fakahua to Drake Lewis just before the half, but didn’t convert the two-point conversion, leaving the score at 21-6 at the half.

Cedar then came out of halftime with a long drive and a 9-yard run by Lewis capped the drive with a touchdown.

Provo answered with a drive of its own to keep the big lead with another pass from Jorgensen to Jones. Another touchdown by each team led to the 35-21 final.

Cedar will travel to Mesquite, Nev., to play Virgin Valley High School on Aug. 26. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

For more on this game, including more photos and stats, check out St. George News’s Saturday Breakdown Saturday morning.

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