4A football semifinals: East to face Timpview in rematch of 2011 semifinals

Battle of two programs that were forced on a tougher road to semis


Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Nov. 8 2012 8:00 a.m. MST

Matich said Timpview will be a significant task for his senior-loaded team.

The Leopards are led by junior Ula Tolutau, who has 10 rushing touchdowns, junior quarterback Isaac Valles, who has 10 rushing touchdowns and 14 passing touchdowns, and junior Preston Curtis, who has nine rushing touchdowns.

Senior receiver and defensive back Zack Swenson, senior Jewka Patetefa and senior John Fakahafua give the Leopards leadership and athleticism that will be tough to stop.

They're experienced enough to understand the challenges they face in the T-birds.

"Timpview is a very different team from Logan," said Matich. "They really emphasize running the ball; they have two good running backs and (quarterback Jake) Lloyd can run the ball well. And they have a plethora of great receivers he can throw to."

He said that despite the coaching change, the T-birds haven't lost a step because their offensive coordinator remains the same.

"Chad Van Orden is the one constant that's always been there," he said. "And that's why they still look like Timpview even with the coaching change."

If East is vulnerable in the secondary, Timpview has the players to expose them. Lloyd has amassed 3,300 yards passing and 46 touchdowns. He's thrown just six interceptions and was nearly flawless at Logan. Dax Raymond is clearly his favorite target with 1,260 yards receiving and 20 touchdowns, but six other players have multiple receiving touchdowns this season.

Greg Aspinall carries the ball most of the time with 842 yards and 11 touchdowns, but the T-birds have plenty of options.

Whittingham said the T-birds don't care about rankings, records, seedings or hype.

"It's going to be key to be able to run the ball," said Whittingham. "I don't know if (the Logan game) is a true indicator of whether or not East can be passed on. But we do need to be able to run the ball, and we're definitely counting on our passing game."

Lloyd was the starting quarterback in last year's semifinal loss, and his experience helps.

"He just continues to grow," said Whittingham. "The ids know they're probably the underdog, but they've always been confident knowing they could win every game they've played in. They're humble kids, hard working kids and they know what we're up against. They know if they don't do things right, they can lose."


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Scoring offense: 40.8 ppg

Scoring defense: 14.1 ppg

Passing leader: Jake Lloyd (191-297, 64.3%, 3,300 yards, 46 TDs, 6 INTs)

Rushing leaders: Gregson Aspinall (127 carries, 842 yards, 11 TDs), Braydon Galland (43, 229, 1)

Receiving leader: Dax Raymond (65 rec., 1,260 yards, 20 TDs), Rhett Van Leeuwen (32, 643, 8)

Tackles leader: Emmett Tela (87 tackles)

Sacks leader: Pita Taumoepenu (20 sacks)

Int. leader: Tyler Solorzano, Isaiah Holloway (3 INTs)


Scoring offense: 39.9 ppg

Scoring defense: 10.5 ppg

Passing leader: Isaac Valles (51-103, 49.5%, 1,143 yards, 14 TDs, 2 INTs)

Rushing leaders: Ula Tulutau (173 carries, 1,285 yards, 10 TDs), Isaac Valles (125, 671, 10)

Receiving leader: John Fakahafua (22 rec., 426 yards, 3 TDs), Zach Swenson (11, 273, 4)

Tackles leader: Sesi Salt (44 tackles)

Sacks leader: Korey Rush (13.5 sacks)

Int. leader: T. Laupata, P. Burnett, J. Patetefa (2)TIMPVIEW GAME-BY-GAME

8/17 … Alta 33, Timpview 31

8/24 … Timpview 28, Westlake 0 (forfeit loss)

8/31 … Timpview 36, L. Peak 33 (forfeit loss)

9/7 … Timpview 48, Mtn. View 7 (forfeit loss)

9/14 … Timpview 38, Maple 7 (forfeit loss)

9/21 … Timpview 38, Timpanogos 13

9/28 … Timpview 34, Orem 12

10/4 … Timpview 57, Salem Hills 0

10/10 … Timpview 48, Springville 20

10/18 … Timpview 48, Provo 16

10/26 … Timpview 49, Logan 14

11/2 … Timpview 35, Woods Cross 14


8/17 … East 35, Pine View 0 (forfeit loss)

8/24 … East 48, West 9 (forfeit loss)

9/7 … East 43, Fremont 0 (forfeit loss)

9/14 … East 28, Woods Cross 7 (forfeit loss)

9/21 … East 47, Clearfield 0 (forfeit loss)

9/28 … East 66, Cyprus 10

10/5 … East 47, Bountiful 13 (forfeit loss)

10/12 … East 34, Highland 13

10/17 … Logan 51, East 34

10/23 … East 49, Mountain View 0

10/27 … East 27, Herriman 16

11/2 … East 21, Box Elder 74A semis on the air

Timpview vs. East

Friday, 2:30 p.m.

Rice-Eccles Stadium


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Parry's Power: East by 5