Friday, September 21, 2012

Alta 48, Brighton 31

On Sept. 31, the Deseret News asked me to cover the Alta-Brighton game. This is a rivalry contest and was very entertaining. It was high scoring and lasted almost three hours. For me, the highlight was talking with Salt Lake Tribune sportswriter Bill Oram, who was covering the game for his paper. Anyway, here is the article that I wrote for the Deseret News, and it will also appear in Brighton's 2012 football yearbook.

By Bruce Smith
For the Deseret News

             SANDY – Rarely has there been a dull moment with this year’s Alta Hawks team.
            Coming off a tough loss to neighborhood rival Jordan, the Hawks chose to celebrate homecoming against another rival – Brighton. With national power Don Bosco (N.J.) coming to town next week, Alta couldn’t afford a letdown.
            Alta  got two touchdown returns from its special teams and quarterback Chipper Lucero had one of his best nights as the Hawks held off Brighton 48-31 Friday in a Region 3 contest.
            Alta improved to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in region by beating the Bengals for the fourth straight time. It was Brighton’s first loss after five straight victories.
            “Losing to Jordan was hard. It got us pumped up for this game,” said Alta wide receiver Harrison Handley, who caught eight passes for 85 yards, including a 23-yard scoring pass from Lucero that put the game away.
            “Huge win,” said Alta coach Bob Stephens. “Special teams was phenomenal. It was a huge boost for us.”
            While many fans were finding their seats, Alta opened the game with a 99-yard kickoff return by Taylor Ogden. A few minutes later, Mack Richards returned a punt 92 yards for another score and it appeared a rout was on.
            Instead, Brighton rallied with one of its best quarters of the season. The Bengals took a 24-21 lead into halftime and seemed to have plenty of momentum, but everything quickly changed when the teams returned to the field.
            “We had a three-and-out and they made a lot of big plays,” said Brighton coach Ryan Bullett. “We didn’t match their intensity … I don’t know why. They came out and controlled the ball.”
            Lucero was a big reason. The junior signal caller, who had just 45 passing yards at halftime, hit 8-of-9 throws in the next 12 minutes as Alta’s offense roared down the field. Lucero had five touchdown throws on the night. The biggest was probably an 85-yarder to Ammon Barker that helped Alta take the lead for good.
            “He was just ‘on,’” said Handley, the 6-foot-6 University of Utah recruit. “We all made mistakes in the first half, but we got it rolling after that.”
            Lucero finished with 278 yards passing. He completed 12 of 13 throws in the second half. That also helped Alta eventually establish its running game, and the Hawks held on to the ball.
            “That’s what we wanted to do,” Stephens said. “We wanted to keep their offense off the field. They’re dangerous. We knew that.”
            Brighton showed its potential, but for only one quarter. Freshman quarterback Drew Jensen threw two touchdown passes and Osa Masina surprised the defense by throwing a 32-yarder to Tyson Reid. Uaea Masina, who had missed three games due to a knee injury, also got the Bengal fans cheering with an 82-yard kickoff return.
            The Bengals’ normally vaunted running attack, however, never materialized. Jensen had 87 yards on 17 carries, but the Hawks corralled Osa Masina and Brighton’s coaching staff didn’t feel like Uaea Masina was healthy enough yet to take too many hits.
            “We have some injuries, but we’ll be back,” said Bullett, whose team plays Cottonwood next week. “We weren’t as aggressive as we needed to be and we need to work on that.”


Brighton                              0       24       7      0   -   31
Alta                                     14       7      20      7   -   48
A - Taylor Ogden 99 kickoff return (Tanner Valerio kick)
A - Mack Richards 92 punt return (Valerio kick)
B - Isaiah Kaufusi 42 pass from Drew Jensen (kick failed)
B - Tyson Reid 32 pass from Osa Masina (Osa Masina run)
B – FG Dall 32
B - Isaiah Kaufusi 25 pass from Drew Jensen (Dall kick)
A - Mack Richards 9 pass from Chipper Lucero (Valerio kick)
A - Carter Heslop 20 pass from Lucero (Valerio kick)
B - Uaea Masina 82 kickoff return (Dall kick)
A - Ammon Barker 85 pass from Lucero (kick failed)
A - Mack Richards 10 pass from Lucero (Valerio kick)
A - Harrison Handley 23 pass from Lucero (Valerio kick)
                                               Brighton    Alta
First downs                           12              17
Rushes-yards                   37-149        24-122
Passing yards                      173           278
Passes                                  10-19-0      17-24-1
Fumbles-lost                        0-0            2-1
Penalties                               3-25           7-54
Punts                                      1-36.0     3-33.0

     RUSHING: Brighton – Jensen 17-87, Brady McCloyn 10-44, Osa Masina 6-14, Josh Thompson 3-1, Isaiah Kaufusi 1-3. Alta – Trevor Hill 6-42, Jake Forsling 5-32, Kendal Reese 3-25, Lucero 3-8, Dylan Rivas 3-4, Max Broman 2-7, Richards 2-4.
     PASSING: Brighton – Jensen 8-17-0-123 yards, Osa Masina 2-2-0-50 yards. Alta – Lucero 17-24-1-278 yards.
     RECEIVING: Kaufusi 3-82, Chandler Gee 3-42, Reid 1-32, Thompson 1-14. Alta – Handley 8-85, Richards 4-49, Barker 3-111, Forsling 1-30, Carter Heslop 1-20.





Friday, September 14, 2012

Juan Diego 49, Granger 7

On Sept. 14, the Deseret News sent me to Granger to cover a game between two undefeated teams. Juan Diego defeated Granger rather handily. It wasn't as close of a game as most of us predicted. It was a pleasure to be at Granger, which has a beautiful field. Here is the article I wrote for the D-News, as well as the stats I kept.

By Bruce Smith
For the Deseret News

             WEST VALLEY CITY – Two unbeaten juggernauts – Juan Diego and Granger – came onto the Lancers’ field Friday evening, stared each other down and waited for the other to blink.
            It didn’t take long.
            Cameron Hansen pounced on a fumble on the opening kickoff and Juan Diego took advantage of four Lancer turnovers, surprising the home team 49-7 in a non-region contest.
            Juan Diego improved to 5-0 on the season going into Region 10 play next week. Coach John Colosimo said it was his team’s best game all year. The Soaring Eagle got 240 yards passing from quarterback Nick Markosian and several big plays from Jessie Springer.
            Juan Diego kept pace with Hurricane and Stansbury as the only undefeated teams left in 3A. The Soaring Eagle, however, has three wins over 4A schools and now a victory over a 5A team.
            “We got the momentum early and made big some plays right away,” said Colosimo. “These kids are believing in themselves. We think we can play with a lot of the 4A and 5A schools.”
            It only took five plays for Juan Diego to cash in on Granger’s miscue on the opening kickoff. The Lancers, in fact, put the ball on the ground eight times during the game (losing three) and also had a pass interception returned for a score.
            Jessie Springer was a key player in Juan Diego’s attack. He scored the Soaring Eagle’s first three touchdowns, including the 43-yard interception return. Juan Diego led 21-0 after the first quarter and 35-7 at halftime. Much of the fourth quarter was played with a running clock due to the UHSAA’s 35-point rule.
            “We couldn’t hold on to the ball,” said Granger coach Cecil Thomas, whose team fell to 4-1. “You can’t give any team 21 points and expect to win.”
            Granger’s only real highlight came with about four minutes left in the first half. Trailing 28-0, Jordan Mortensen blocked a punt and the Lancers took over at Juan Diego’s 6-yard line. On the next play, Tani Lehauli found a hole, but fumbled just before crossing the goal line. He recovered for his team’s only touchdown.
            Lehauli was Granger’s only offensive threat. He ran for 144 yards on 22 carries, but left the game with three minutes left with an apparent knee injury. Thomas said he had “tweaked” it last week, but expected Lehauli back.
            “That’s the kind of kid he is,” Thomas said. “He didn’t want to come out of the game. He’ll be OK.”
            Granger had just 194 yards but, perhaps more importantly, had few big plays. Juan Diego, meanwhile, had several.
            Springer was Juan Diego’s primary threat, but Markosian added to the rout with a 63-yard scoring pass to Dakota Cox just before halftime and had a 55-yarder to Kalei Kauhaahaa in the third period.
            Hansen, a junior who has been injured for much of the season, also showed some potential. Besides the fumble recovery, he had a powerful 25-yard touchdown run late in the contest.


Juan Diego                       21     14      7       7   -   49
Granger                              0       7       0       0   -     7

 JD – Jessie Springer 2 run (Andrew Montoya kick)
JD – Springer 43 interception return (Montoya kick)
JD – Springer 9 run (Montoya kick)
JD – Chase Williams 6 run (Montoya kick)
G – Tani Lehauli 6 run (Spencer Brown kick)
JD – Dakota Cox 63 pass from Nick Markosian (Montoya kick)
JD – Kalei Kauhaahaa 55 pass from Markosian (Montoya kick)
JD – Cameron Hansen 25 run (Montoya kick)

                                           JD                   G
First downs                      20                  13
Rushes-yards                   34-182        43-179
Passing yards                  240               15
Passes                              7-9-0            4-6-1
Fumbles-lost                   2-1                 8-3
Penalties                         5-37              5-23
Punts                                1-0.0            2-45.5
     RUSHING: JD – Springer 8-66, Williams 13-43, Markosian 9-21, Hansen 2-31, Wyatt Parkin 2-21. Granger – Lehauli 22-144, James Elkins 12-66, Willy Langi  2-0, Jairo Tarver 7-(-31).
     PASSING: JD – Markosian 7-9-0-240 yards. Granger – Tarver 4-6-1-15 yards.
     RECEIVING: JD – Kahea Chang 3-69, Cox 1-63, Kauhaahaa 1-55, A.D. Lapadat 1-44, Justin Caywood 1-9. Granger – Lehauli 2-3, Emerson Lauama 1-7, Davion Jones 1-5.


Friday, September 7, 2012

Juan Diego 27, Skyline 19

On Friday, Sept. 7, I was asked by the Deseret News to cover the Skyline at Juan Diego football game. It was a great game and eventually won by Juan Diego. Here is the game story that was published in the paper the next day - with my accompanying statistics.

By Bruce Smith
For the Deseret News

The final score may have revealed a 27-19 victory over Juan Diego over Skyline Friday night. But to the people involved, the outcome basically was determined by a couple of key plays.

With about 10 minutes remaining and Juan Diego ahead 14-12, Skyline quarterback Tyler Snyder had the Eagles rolling until he was tackled near the Juan Diego 9-yard line on a third-down play.

The officials marked the ball and, with their own eyes, couldn’t determine if Snyder had made the first down. They called in the nearby chain gang and measured.

It was close. Really close.

“About as close as you can get,” said Skyline coach Steve Marlowe.

People on the sidelines nearby said you could put a credit card in-between, but little else. Juan Diego coach John Colosimo was across the field, but compared it to an eyelash.

With the fans on their feet, and everyone on the sideline watching intently, the officials measured it twice to be sure. In the end, they determined it was fourth down. On the next play, the Soaring Eagle roared through Skyline’s offensive line and changed the outcome of the contest.

Three plays later, Nick Markosian broke loose on an amazing 82-yard run that made the difference in the game, kept the Soaring Eagle undefeated and might be one of the key moments of the season.

“That was certainly the big play,” said Colosimo, whose team lost 28-7 at Skyline last year. “It was a great game between two hard-hitting teams. We got some penetration on them on that play and you could say we made the most of it.”

Juan Diego improved to 4-0 and faces a battle with another undefeated team – Granger– next week. Skyline, which may have one of the most talented players in the state in Garrett England, dropped to 1-3.

England scored two of Skyline's touchdowns. He got the Eagles rolling early, taking the opening kickoff over his shoulder and somehow avoiding going into the end zone. He turned around on the goal line and ran 99 yards for a touchdown that was the only score in the first half.

The second half, however, was filled with offense.

Juan Diego got back into the game by accepting the kickoff and Markosian led the Soaring Eagle on a 14-play drive that culminated with a five-yard run by Jessie Springer. The game went back-and-forth after that.

Snyder, who had 110 yards rushing and was easily Skyline’s top runner, sprinted 83 yards to give the Eagles the lead again, but Juan Diego came back with another long drive to regain the lead on a short run by Chase Williams.

In this matchup between two evenly matched teams, it seemed to be Skyline’s turn until Juan Diego’s defense stepped up. The Soaring Eagle also got interceptions from Ricardo Espinoza and Cole Nelson that stopped Skyline drives.

A 16-yard pass from Markosian to all-everything Dakota Cox put the game away.

“It was a great game and they made the biggest play,” said Marlowe. “Don’t know how to say it … hindsight is always 20-20. We got to get ready for region play next week.”


Skyline                                6       0       6       7   -   19
Juan Diego                         0       0     14     13   -   27

S – Garrett England 99 kickoff return (kick failed)
JD – Jessie Springer 4 run (Andrew Montoya kick)
S – Tyler Snyder 83 run (run failed)
JD –  Chase Williams 3 run (Montoya kick)
JD – Nick Markosian 82 run (Montoya kick)
JD – Dakota Cox 16 pass from Markosian (kick failed)
S – England 3 pass from Snyder (Stewart Barrett kick)

                                           TEAM STATISTICS
                                                Sky                 JD
First downs                           14                   12
Rushes-yards                    30-150          46-225
Passing yards                      184                  78
Passes                                11-17-3           4-8-0
Fumbles-lost                        3-0                 1-0
Penalties                              5-33              7-45
Punts                                    2-37.5         3-34.3

                                     INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
     RUSHING: Skyline – Snyder 18-110, Evan Sharp2-13, Chris Williams 4-9, England 5-7, Gavin Avery 1-11. Juan Diego – Markosian 11-112, Chase Williams 16-160, Jessie Springer 15-54, Cox 1-5.
     PASSING: Skyline - Snyder 11-17-3-184 yards. Juan Diego – Nick Markosian 3-7-0-62 yards.
     RECEIVING: Skyline – Cody Farrington 6-89, Garrett England 3-34, Williams 1-19, Avery 1-6. Juan Diego – Kahea Chang 1-34, Cox 2-26, Justin Caywood 1-10.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Cottonwood football: Coach Greg Croshaw profile

In late August, I interviewed new Cottonwood (Utah) football coach Greg Croshaw. Here is the article that will appear in the team's 2012 football media guide.

Greg Croshaw:

Colts find character, stability, success
in their fourth coach in four years

By Bruce Smith

             For the last several seasons, Cottonwood High School has achieved great success with its football program. Off the field, however, there has been great disappointment.
            When it was looking for a new coach last spring, the administration was looking for a couple of critical traits: Character and stability. They found that in Greg Croshaw.
            In late June, the 63 year-old coach became the ninth person to lead the Colts – and the fourth in the last four years. It marks the first time Croshaw has anchored a high-school program. His enthusiasm and “old-school” demand of personal accountability once again made the difference.
            “I’ve had a lot of Cottonwood kids play for me (at Dixie Junior College),” Croshaw said. “I knew about this school’s history and what it has accomplished.
            "My No. 1 concern is for the well-being of these kids. Whatever it takes to put them in as comfortable a position as possible, I'm going to do. We’re basically starting over.”
            Croshaw has dealt with that on a daily basis. The tragic events that have affected the football team have been well chronicled locally.
            In just over two years, Cottonwood’s head coach (Teko Johnson) and an assistant (Mike Gallegos) have died. Josh Lyman, who took over for Johnson, and another assistant (Eric Eyre) were forced to resign and the team’s longest-tenured assistant and benefactor, Scott Cate, was removed from the program.
            “I really don’t know any of those people, but I know it’s had a big effect on the kids,” said Croshaw. “Our seniors are a tough group … they’ve had to be.”
            If that’s the case, they should have a lot in common with their new coach.
            Croshaw grew up in Seattle and played linebacker under coach Sark Arslanian at Weber State. Later, he served as a graduate assistant at BYU, where he earned his Master’s degree.
            Croshaw, however, is best known for leading Dixie’s program for 24 seasons. He won 214 games at the St. George school and currently has the second-most wins of any JC coach in America. He left Dixie in 2005, served as defensive coordinator for Pine View High’s football team and most recently headed Mesa (Ariz.) Community College’s program.
            “It’s really been a whirlwind,” Croshaw said. “This will be a great new adventure.”
            For Croshaw, much of his life has been adventurous and those experiences have helped create his demeanor. In short, he knows a lot about football on and off the field. After college, he played briefly for the Green Bay Packers during their glory days in the late 1960s. He also spent some time with the Canadian Football League’s British Columbia Lions.
            “I wasn’t there long, but those were great experiences,” he said. “Vince Lombardi signed my checks. If I only knew then how valuable his autograph would be now … I wouldn’t have cashed them.”
            The real caveat of accepting the Cottonwood job, though, was a chance to be near his children. Croshaw and his wife, Doris, have four kids and seven grandkids. Most live in the Salt Lake City area. Croshaw still owns a home in St. George, but the last year in the Phoenix area was difficult – personally and professionally.
            Like the Colts, Croshaw hopes he will rise again to the occasion. Individually, the team is one of the most talented in the state and, in his days at Dixie, Croshaw was able to mold those types of players and win. In fact, in those 24 years, Dixie’s worst record was 5-5.
            He admitted that – at first – the team had a long way to go.
            “We have a nice field, a nice press box and weight room, but we didn’t even have any footballs at our first practice,” he said. “We need to get our priorities straight in order to win football games.”
            By the first game, he said the Colts had come a long way and he feels they will continue to move forward, despite a difficult schedule.
            Winning is expected here – and by Croshaw – and everyone involved must heal, too.

Cottonwood football: 2012 preview

In late August, I interviewed new Cottonwood (Utah) football coach Greg Croshaw. We talked about his past and this year's Colt football team. The whole program is going through monumental change as it adjusts to four coaches in four years, plus several assistants. Here is the article that will appear in the team's football media guide (program).

Still passing into a new era

Colts hope to recover from painful off-field losses
that have plagued them the past two years

By Bruce Smith
            The faces may be familiar, but there’s no doubt that we are in a new era of Cottonwood football.
            The big difference is on the sidelines, where Greg Croshaw has been asked to take over a program that has had almost all of its best seasons since 2004. In those eight years, the Colts have averaged nine wins and won or tied for five region titles.
            The outlook for this year is up in the air. The talent level includes as many as 10 possible Division I college recruits, led by senior quarterback Cooper Bateman and wide receiver Inoke Lotulelei. However, the combination of the Colts’ off-field issues and the new coach makes the season outlook questionable.
            The Cottonwood administration and the players believe Croshaw, with his Utah background and 27 years of coaching experience, is a stabilizing influence.
            “That kind of experience coming into this program, we couldn’t be more thankful for that,” said Bateman, who could break several Cottonwood offense and passing records and signed with defending NCAA champion Alabama during the offseason.
            Croshaw is aware of all of Cottonwood’s skilled players, but he has seen that – and much more - before. In his 24 years at Dixie College, he won 214 games to become the second-winning-est junior college coach in America. He mentored at least 36 All-Americans and had even more make the NFL ranks.
            After being offered the job relatively late (June), he made a promise to the players.
             “I told them, 'I’m not going to come in and make you learn my terminology. I’ll do that. I just ask you to work hard and play hard and understand that things happen in life that you may not agree or feel right about … but that’s going to happen your whole life.'”
            By reducing the on-field adjustments, that should allow Bateman to continue to attract the most attention.
            In 10 games last year, Bateman threw for 2,484 yards and 25 touchdowns. Most of his offensive weapons from a year ago are back, too. Lotulelei broke school records with 1,184 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns in 2011, while running back Gabe Hosea racked up 1,399 yards and eight TDs.
            Hosea had nearly 250 carries, and Croshaw wants a similar run-pass ratio this year.
            With Bateman at the helm and four of five starters on the offensive line returning (Dakota Jenkins-Baty, Lo Falemaka, Niva Kinikini, Elijah Tupai and tight end Siale Fakailuatonga), the offense isn’t expecting many problems. It’s the defense he’s concerned about.
            Cottonwood gave up 34 points per game last year – which was right up there with primarily the last-place 5A teams in other regions. T.J. Fehoko and Dorien Banks are two of eight returnees, though, and will be counted on heavily this year.
            The Colts will be hampered by numbers. Only 53 players turned out for the first day of practice, which Croshaw said wasn’t even enough to sport a junior varsity or sophomore team. Even though he has eight returning starters on defense, he expects to platoon more kids.
            Cottonwood also will likely face the most-difficult schedule in school history. Its season opener vs. Westlake was cancelled when the Thunder backed out of its commitment in June. While it gave the Colts an extra week of practice, it also prevented a likely victory.
            That meant the Colts to open against defending 4A champ Logan and 5A power Davis before taking on defending Washington state champ Skyline and its standout QB Max Browne.
            In Region 3, the Colts also have to take on perennial powers Jordan and Alta, as well as surprising Brighton. Based on the results of Cottonwood’s first two games, the Colts will likely be underdogs in just two games this year.
            With everything Cottonwood’s program — and particularly this senior class — has been through the past three years, Croshaw said this team will have an “us-vs.-the-world mentality.”
            “There’s not many of us, but we’re pretty good.”

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Prep football: Herriman downs Highland

In Aug. 31, the Deseret News sent me to cover the Highland at Herriman (Utah) high school football game. Herriman has a nice facility, and this ended up being a good game. Here is the article I provided to the DNews, as well as my own game statistics.

Herriman wears down Highland for 31-14 victory

By Bruce Smith
For the Deseret News

            For the Herriman Mustangs to be successful, either Tueni Lupeamanu or Francis Bernard have to step forward.
            Friday night, it was Bernard’s turn.
            The electric senior rushed for 104 yards and returned an interception 33 yards for a score late in the game to secure a 31-14 victory for the Mustangs over Highland in what might become a decent cross-valley rivalry.
            “(Wearing them down) was our game plan,” said Herriman coach Larry Wilson, whose team  had an obvious depth advantage. “That was something we emphasized all week. We ran ‘no huddles,’ and tried to change the tempo.
            “It wasn’t until Francis’s interception that I started to breathe easier.”
            Wilson, of course, coached at Highland from 1996-2000 and enjoyed a record of 43-14 at the school. He is in his third season at Herriman and the Mustangs – now 2-1 overall – have their sights set on a possible Region 7 title and a 4A state playoff berth.
            With two of 4A’s top players, plus a cast of others who made a big difference, those goals are certainly possible.
            Lupeamanu completed 13 of 19 passes for 105 yards. More importantly, he connected on several third-down plays. Herriman controlled time of possession, but didn’t control the game because of Highland’s big plays.
            Highland quarterback Austin Peterson had a nice game until Bernard’s pick with 3:35 left. Peterson threw for 193 yards, including a 75-yard scoring toss to Adam Webber and a 50-yarder to Malcolm Card-Turner.
            Highland may have had a chance to build an early lead but numerous penalties in the first quarter destroyed their drives and Herriman took advantage.
            “Don’t even get me talking about the penalties,” said Highland coach Brody Benson. “They happened … and they made a difference.”
            Benson said he felt depth (at one time, Highland had 10 players on the field who were going both ways) and the Rams’ inability to establish the fullback up the middle were the reasons for their demise. Highland is known for being an aggressive “smash-mouth” team, which is why Wilson called Benson last year to schedule the game.
            In this case, they roles were reversed.
            The Rams still had 176 yards on the ground, led by Peterson’s 73 yards on 13 carries. However, without strong fullback play, Herriman eventually strung out the sweeps. The Rams’ 14 points came in the second quarter, and they were scoreless after that.
            Brandon Farmer and Gabe Ruflin were involved in Herriman’s first two scores and the Mustangs seemed to have all the momentum until Peterson found Webber alone over the middle for the Rams’ longest play so far this season.
            Peterson tried to go deep often, especially to the fleet Card-Turner, who caught three passes for 91 yards. Down 24-14 and needed a big play on fourth down, he tried to find Card-Turner again, but Bernard stepped in front of the pass and raced down the sidelines to thrill the home crowd.
            Farmer had a great second half and finished with 84 rushing yards on 11 carries. The Mustangs had 292 yards on the ground, compared to 176 for Highland.
            The teams are scheduled to play next year at Highland, a chance for Wilson to return to the place where he won so many games.


Highland      0     14       0       0   -   14
Herriman    7     10       0     14   -   31

   HERR – Brandon Farmer 5 run (Josh Heninger kick)
   HERR – Gabe Ruflin 3 pass from Tueni Lupeamanu (Heninger kick)
   HIGH – Adam Webber 75 pass from Austin Peterson (Mike Kerr kick)
   HIGH – Malcolm Card-Turner 50 pass from Peterson (Kerr kick)
   HERR – FG Heninger 27
   HERR – Francis Bernard 3 run (Heninger kick)
   HERR – Bernard 33 interception return (Heninger kick)


                                              High            Herr
First downs                        14                 19
Rushes-yards                   34-176        44-292
Passing yards                    193              165
Passes                                  8-19-1         13-19-1
Fumbles-lost                     1-0                3-0
Penalties                           10-57             5-42
Punts                                   5-35.6        3-41.7

   RUSHING: Highland – Peterson 13-73, Webber 7-30, Viliami Sekona 3-21, Thomas Pembroke 5-16, Sydney Lauti 2-15, R.J. Roberts 1-15, Jerry Padilla 2-8, Dewey Clark 1-1. Herriman – Bernard 16-104, Farmer 11-84, Vuni Bloomfield 6-57, Lupeamanu 11-47.
   PASSING: Highland – Peterson 8-19-1-193 yards. Herriman – Lupeamanu 13-19-1-105 yards.
   RECEIVING: Highland – Card-Turner 3-91, Webber 2-79, Padilla 2-23. Herriman – Bloomfield 3-29, Conner Johnson 3-15, Canyon Hansen 2-18, Bernard 2-15, Jordan Drage 1-20, Ben Richard 1-5, Ruflin 1-3.

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