High school football: Playoff roundup from Friday evening's games

Published: Friday, Oct. 26 2012 9:00 p.m. MDT


ALTA 27, RIVERTON 14: Chipper Lucero finished the game 18-24 with 291 yards and three passing touchdowns, and Alta managed to hold Riverton scoreless in the first three quarters to advance in the 5A playoffs. Tanner Valerio hit a pair of field goals for the Hawks, and Stratton Brown put Riverton on the board late with a 25-yard dash for the end zone. Mack Richards had 6 catches for 120 yards and a TD for Alta.

SYRACUSE 54, VIEWMONT 0: Syracuse remained perfect on the season with a dominant defensive effort against the underdog Vikings. Titans QB Brock Anderson went 13-of-15 passing with 243 yards with for four touchdowns, two to Diante Mitchell who had four catches for 74 yards. Syracuse also got the job done with the ground attack, and sent four different players into the end zone. Mason Woodward added 12 carries for 75 yards and a score.

FREMONT 14, HUNTER 6: Jordan Preator scored both Fremont touchdowns, and the Silver Wolves held Hunter scoreless through the first three quarters to pick up the first round victory in the 5A Playoffs. The Wolverines got on the board late in the game, when Mitch McKnight broke through the goal line defense to put the home team on the board.

BINGHAM 52, COTTONWOOD 13: Bingham scored on its second play of the game and never looked back in a rolling past Cottonwood for the first round victory. Scott Nichols rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries, while Tonga Manu added a pair of touchdowns of his own. Cooper Bateman rushed for a score and passed for a score in the loss.

JORDAN 56, PLEASANT GROVE 7: Clay Moss had five touchdowns before halftime, and Jordan scored all 56 of its points in the first two quarters. Austin Kafentzis threw a 74 yard pass to Nick West, including a 49-yard heave to Adreil Jefferson in the second quarter. Pleasant Grove got on the board in the fourth quarter, when Colton Babb managed to find the end zone on a six yard sprint.

NORTHRIDGE 42, GRANGER 25: David Adams finished with 31 carries and 169 yards with three rushing touchdowns, and Northridge zipped past Granger en route to the quarterfinals of the 5A Playoffs. Nate Kusuda passed for 107 yards and a TD. Zach Hays hauled in seven Kusuda passes for 107 yards.


HIGHLAND 20, OLYMPUS 14: Viliami Sekona had 20 carries for 129 yards, while Austin Peterson had 17 carries for 124 yards to down Olympus in the 4A first round. Olympus had the early 14-3 advantage behind a pair of Coleman Meier touchdowns, but Highland scored with 19 second left to advance past the first round of the 4A Playoffs. Adam Webber scored the game-winning touchdown pass for Highland in the final minute to complete the comeback.

OREM 41, SKY VIEW 31: After falling behind 17-0 early in the second quarter, Orem rallied for the impressive first-round victory over Sky View. After Nelson Griffiths kicked back-to-back field goals to give Sky View the 31-28 lead midway through the fourth quarter, Jacob Wadsworth scored on an 8-yard TD run to put the Tigers ahead for good with 4:33 remaining in the game. Taylor Camp iced the win with a 9-yard TD pass to Tyler Valdez in the final minute.

MOUNTAIN CREST 36, TIMPANOGOS 6: Eddy Hall put Mountain Crest on the board early with a 54 yard rushing touchdown. Hall would follow that up with a 11-yard TD reception from quarterback Jamison Webb. The Mustangs were able to hold Timpanogos scoreless four nearly the entire game, but Dyson Rivers hauled in a Kaden Bramall pass for the lone score. Tory Netzley recovered a Timpanogos fumble, and took it 12-yard for a Mountain Crest score.

BOUNTIFUL 35, SKYLINE 6: Jakob Hunt led the home team with four touchdowns, and Bountiful easily cruised past visiting Skyline in the first round of the 4A Playoffs. Manu Moses scored the Braves' other touchdown on a 17-yard reception from Taylor Holman, while Garrett England had a 1-yard run for the Eagles' lone score.