High school football roundup

Published: Saturday, Oct. 1 2011 12:24 a.m. MDT

REGION 1

DAVIS 26, LAYTON 7: Mark Christiansen racked up 97 yards on 27 carries to lead the Darts to an easy Region 1 victory at home. Davis recovered all seven of Layton's fumbles which led to 17 points.

NORTHRIDGE 28, SYRACUSE 25: Karson Casteel completed 13-of-22 passes for 316 yards and two touchdowns as Northridge picked up the huge region victory to keep its Region 1 title hopes alive. David Adams had 14 carries for 110 yards and had five receptions for 156 yards with one TD on the ground and one receiving.

FREMONT 50, WEBER 0: Nick Vigil had 13 carries for 178 yards and three touchdowns, while Kelley Cooper went 11 for 16 for 173 yards and two passing TDs to help Fremont to the lopsided region win. Brad Boswell was picked off three times for Weber, and was never able to get the Wildcats going in the tough slide.

REGION 2

VIEWMONT 28, TAYLORSVILLE 7: Josh Staples threw for 119 yards and two touchdowns as Viewmont methodically knocked off Taylorsville to improve to 2-0 in Region 2. Reno Fau'olo rushed for 95 yards for Taylorsville.

WEST 30, KEARNS 24: With a few minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Afuvai Leiato scored on a four yard run to tie up the game and head into overtime. West's Alex Espinosa was able to find Taurus Dickerson in the end-zone on a 15 yard pass to win the game. Espinosa and Dickerson connected for three touchdowns during the game.

HUNTER 25, GRANGER 15: Jairo Tarver completed 10-of-14 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns as Hunter picked up its first victory under first-year coach Les Hamilton. Davon Maez was the go-to receiver scoring both TDs as Hunter improved to 1-1 in region, while Granger falls to 0-2.

REGION 3

COTTONWOOD 41, WEST JORDAN 38: After Martavius Redmond put West Jordan ahead with 22 seconds remaining after hauling in a touchdown pass from Michael Moorehead, Cottonwood answered back when Cooper Bateman connected with Sione Moli for a 78-yard touchdown pass as time expired. Gabe Hosea finished with three touchdowns for the Colts.

ALTA 21, BRIGHTON 0: In a surprisingly low-scoring Region 3 battle, Alta methodically pulled away for the victory as Andrew Gifford scored on a 60-yard fumble recovery, Steven Richards scored on a 29-yard pass and Bryan Engstrom scored on a 1-yard run.

JORDAN 41, COPPER HILLS 10: Austin Grant rushed for 78 yards, and also had 62 yards receiving to help Jordan to victory. Austin Kafentzis ran for a pair of touchdowns, and also passed for a pair of touchdowns for the Beetdiggers. Taylor Loomis returned an interception for a TD, and also caught a 25 yard reception for pay dirt.

REGION 4

RIVERTON 41, PLEASANT GROVE 0: Riverton's Albert Tai kick-started the rout with a 47-yard interception return and the 'Wolves never looked back. It was one of two defensive scores in the game as Preston Young later returned a fumble 50-yards for the score.

AMERICAN FORK 37, LEHI 18: Tyler Brimhall went 3-for-6 passing, and carried the ball 16 times for 91 yards and three scores to help American Fork to the region win at home. Tyler Belliston also had a great night for the Cavemen, rushing 16 times for 118 yards and two scores.

REGION 5

MOUNTAIN CREST 21, BOX ELDER 20: Mountain Crest stopped the Bees' two-point conversion attempt to cap off a thrilling double overtime game after neither team scored in the first overtime. Box Elder previously attempted a conversion earlier and succeeded after Breckin Gunter plunged into the end-zone. Mountain Crest quarterback Eddy Hall went 15-for-27 through the air for 200 yards and three touchdowns.

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