DUCHESNE — Duchesne (7-0) left no doubts that it is the top-ranked team in Class 1A with a dominating performance at home 42-0 over Rich (3-4).
The Eagles' strong senior class flexed its muscle early and often as it racked up a 35-0 halftime lead.
The only question for the second half was whether Duchesne's point total would go higher than the cold temperatures on the wet field.
Braiden Despain put the Eagles on the board with a 65-yard run on their first offensive possession.
A costly turnover on the Rich punt return team set Despain up for a short 5-yard score and a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
A hard run by Kaden Moon, who wouldn’t go down easily, set Duchesne up for its third strike. Despain cut to right side and 29 yards later found the end zone. The Eagles then mirrored their mascot by turning to the air as Shiaba Allen found McKade Nielsen in blown coverage for a 21-yard touchdown pass.