High school football: Masina brothers both pass the century mark in win against Bobcats

By Tavin Stucki

Deseret News

Published: Saturday, Sept. 1 2012 1:13 a.m. MDT

SMITHFIELD — Two Brighton running backs went more than 100 yards each as the Bengals extended their streak to three wins with a victory over Sky View, 30-21 on Friday.

The Masina brothers, sophomore Osa Masina and senior Uaea Masina, combined for 226 of Brighton's 261 rushing yards.

"We knew coming up here we were going to be in for a dog fight," said Brighton head coach Ryan Bullett. "They got after us, they got us off balance and they did a pretty good job of taking it to us. … We left some points off the board."

Sky View scored on the opening drive with a 42-yard pass from junior quarterback Braxton Godderidge to senior wide receiver Daniel Lemon to go up 7-0.

Brighton evened things up seconds later as Uaea Masina ran Sky View senior Nelson Griffiths' kickoff back 90 yards for a score to tie the game at 7.

Masina picked off a pass from Godderidge on the ensuing drive, which led to a 30-yard field goal by Brighton kicker Hunter Dall to make it 10-7.

"We did pretty well overall," Masina said. "If they didn't turn the ball over it's a totally different game. Totally different game. We should have capitalized three or four different times that we didn't. We got field goals sometimes, which is always a plus, but leaving points on the field, sometimes you won't get them."

Brighton added seven more a few minutes later on an 8-yard pass from freshman quarterback Drew Jensen to senior Hunter Smedley to go up 17-7.

Sky View pulled back to within three on a give to senior Ethan Dursteler with 8:16 left to go in the half.

Dall struck again with a couple minutes remaining in the half, this time from 37 yards out to make it 20-14, Brighton.

"Our special teams stepped it up every way," Masina said. "I mean, Hunter Dall kicking all those field goals and the PATs, you can't ask for anything more from a kicker."

The junior finished with three extra points to go along with his three field goals on three attempts, his last a 42-yarder in the third quarter.

Sky View looked to have life when senior running back Skyler Hunt broke a couple of tackles to score on a 51-yard run to make it 27-21 Brighton with five minutes left in the third quarter.

"Skyler's character is like he runs the ball," said Sky View head coach Craig Anhder. "Skyler is a phenomenal athlete. He gives everything he's got every single play, and because of that, he breaks plays open like that."

The Sky View defense made a final stand late in the fourth quarter.

Bullett had Masina and Jensen run the clock out, eventually coming within a yard of another touchdown before Sky View forced a fumble and turned the opportunity into good field position for the next drive.

It only saved them a little face as the scoreboard stayed at 30-21.

Brighton improves to 3-0 on the season and will next travel to American Fork on Friday, while Sky View drops to 2-1 and will head to Woods Cross.

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