SPRINGVILLE — Jaylon Miyasaki had never scored four touchdowns in a game, let alone in one half — at least not until Friday night.
Miyasaki had four receptions — all touchdowns — for 206 yards before halftime to lead Springville to a 42-0 win over Mountain View.
"He's just an animal," Springville senior tight end Matt Sumsion said. "We were worried at first about our wideouts, but we've had some juniors step up in the beginning of the season and it's helped our team out a lot."
Springville coach Scott Mitchell said the Red Devils (3-0) did not enter the game with a specific plan to use Miyasaki to exploit the Bruins (0-3). Miyasaki was simply able to take advantage of breakdowns in the Mountain View secondary to burn the Bruin defense deep.
"There were certain situations and defenses we wanted to take advantage of, and try to hit a big play," Mitchell said. "They gave them to us a couple of times, and we were able to make a good throw and a good catch and good protection."
Miyasaki scored on receptions of 72, 51, 22 and 61 yards.
"We found what would work best against them, and we did really good at it," Miyasaki said.
Two weeks after Marcus Case rushed for 370 yards, Springville showed its passing game could be equally potent.
Quarterback Steve Bate completed 10 of his 14 passing attempts for 259 yards and five touchdowns.
"I feel really comfortable with the balance in the offense," Miyasaki said. "We have one of the best running backs in the state, and we have in my opinion the best quarterback in the state."
Mountain View, meanwhile, did itself few favors. The Bruins fumbled four times, with each of the turnovers leading to a Springville touchdown.
The Bruins' opening possession seemed to fit their offense perfectly, as they controlled the ball on a 12-play, 68-yard drive deep into Springville territory that chewed seven minutes off the clock.
But Mountain View fumbled at the 10-yard line and Springville recovered.
Two plays later, Springville had a 6-0 lead after Bate threw a pass down the left sideline to Miyasaki. A Mountain View defender tipped the pass but fell down, and the ball caromed off his hands into Miyasaki's.
The Springville junior ran untouched 72 yards down the sideline for a touchdown.
"A team like that, where they're a running team and like to control the clock, it makes it hard on them when you can have big plays and score a lot of points," Mitchell said.12 comments on this story
Mountain View fumbled again on its next two possessions, leading to two more Miyasaki touchdowns and a 21-0 Springville lead.
Trailing 28-0 at halftime, Mountain View fumbled again in the third quarter, which Brody Swanson picked up and returned 75 yards for a touchdown.
Springville's defense, which gave up 48 points in a win over Dixie in week one, recorded its second-straight shutout.
"They've put in the mindset that every week they're going to get a shutout," Miyasaki said. "If they get a shutout, we'll do the rest of the work."
Bate capped the scoring in the fourth quarter with a 14-yard touchdown pass to Sumsion.