HENDERSON, Nev. – The defense, as always, was there for Desert Hills. And after some adjustments, the offense was there, too, as the Thunder captured a 27-0 road win at Foothill High School Friday night in Nevada.
“Their defense keyed on our run game,” said Desert Hills head coach Carl Franke. “And they were successful. We had to adapt and went to the air more than we usually do. And Quinn Kiser made big plays scrambling when the receivers were covered.”
Kiser threw three touchdown passes. His first went to Marco Jordan with two minutes remaining in the first half. The Logan Callister extra point put Desert Hills up 7-0 going into halftime.
The Thunder opened up the scoring in the second half with a Kiser screen pass to Noah Sewell from 4-yards out. Four minutes later, Kiser got his final touchdown pass with a 6-yard pass to Kobe Sattiewhite. With two minutes left in the third, the score was 20-0.
Midway through the fourth, the Thunder tacked on seven more insurance points on a 1-yard dive by Jordan for his second touchdown of the night.
The game was not close statistically. Desert Hills outgained Foothill 315-116 yards. Kiser completed 17 of 28 for 222 yards. Logan Hokanson led the Thunder with 78 yards on three catches. Bo Barben and Jordan had 43 and 42 yards receiving, respectively. Brock Parry had 57 yards rushing on eight carries.
Desert Hills improves to 2-1 on the season with the shutout win and will play at Grantsville next Friday night to complete the preseason. The Thunder then open region the following Friday with a game at Cedar.
For more stats, quotes and insight from the game, see the Saturday Breakdown Saturday morning on St. George News.
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