High school football: Friday's roundup

Published: Saturday, Aug. 24 2013 12:15 a.m. MDT

PAYSON 36, PROVO 22: Kyle Moffat tore off for 3 touchdowns on 15 carries, finishing with 183 yards to lead Payton to victory. Easton Smith was 13-for-23 with 187 yards and a TD. Provo's Viliami Iongi passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another, but it wasn't enough as Payson rolled to the nonregion victory.

SKYLINE 28, HURRICANE 6: Chris Williams tallied 206 yards with a TD, which came on an 84-yard sprint to the end zone. Braxton Chipman tossed a pair of TDs and finished with 127 yards passing in victory.

DESERT HILLS 12, STANSBURY 0: In a highly-anticipated matchup between two of elite teams in 3AA, Desert Hills flexed its defensive muscles, blanking Stansbury for the season-opening victory. Desert Hills junior Bridger Cowdin rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries, while sophomore Nick Warmsley added 92 yards on 14 carries.

OGDEN 28, UINTAH 21: Ogden quarterback Josh Shakleford threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Tigers to the win over Uintah.

JUAN DIEGO 21, CORNER CANYON 14: Cameron Hansen broke a 14-14 tie on a monster 62-yard run with 1:57 remaining in the fourth quarter to lift the Soaring Eagle to victory over Corner Canyon. The game was the first for the Corner Canyon program.

UNION 20, BEN LOMOND 0: Union turned in a dominating performance on the ground, controlling the pace of the game and keeping Ben Lomond off the scoreboard. Gavin Nielsen ran for 114 yards on 21 carries and Nic Smith finished with 87 yards and two touchdowns on four carries in the Union win.

HERRIMAN 42, WEST JORDAN 7: Dustin Pearce's debut as Herriman's coach was a fantastic one as the Mustangs easily took care of business against West Jordan. Herriman had 302 rushing yards and 400 total yards, most of it in the first half against West Jordan. Brandon Farmer rushed for 107 yards and 2 TDs and had several big plays in the return game, and Connor Johnson had 3 catches for 43 yards and a touchdown.

EAST 42, ALTA 24: Preston Curtis, Joe Tukuafu and Ula Tolutau each found the end zone twice to lead the Leopards to a big win at home over Alta. Ula Tolutau scored consecutively on runs of 57 and 43 yards to put the game out of reach.

TAYLORSVILLE 26, KEARNS 9: Taylorsville played solid defense to pick up the victory over Kearns.

RIVERTON 47, GRANGER 7: Riverton pounded the ball hard against the Granger defense, rushing for 476 yards in the win over the Lancers.

SALEM HILLS 56, HILLCREST 10: Salem Hills steamrolled Hillcrest as Porter Gustin passed for three touchdowns. Scott Lyman also chipped in, adding a defensive touchdown for Salem Hills.

LEHI 60, MURRAY 20: Leading 26-13 at the break, Lehi jumped on the Spartans with a 28-point third quarter to blow Murray out of the water.

OLYMPUS 14, COTTONWOOD 8: In a game suspended at halftime because of power problems at Cottonwood High, the Titans earned the victory thanks to a solid first-half defensive effort.

SYRACUSE 16, BOX ELDER 7: Kavika Fonua scored on a rushing touchdown in the first half, then helped seal the deal with a 47-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter as Syracuse opened the season with a road victory over Box Elder.

JORDAN 40, FREMONT 12: Austin Kafentzis passed for two touchdowns, rushed for two touchdowns and finished with more than 300 passing yards as Jordan overcame a sluggish first half to pull away from upset-minded Fremont.

VIEWMONT 20, BONNEVILLE 17: Mason Wright scored on an interception return and a fumble recovery to lead Viewmont to victory over Bonneville. Wright added four tackles and a sack in an impressive performance.

HUNTER 19, LAYTON 12: Facing a 6-0 deficit at halftime, Hunter outscored Layton 19-6 in the second half to escape with the narrow victory. Nathan Uhi rushed for 200 yards and intercepted Layton in the end zone to lead the way for the Wolverines.

DAVIS 45, COPPER HILLS 7: The Davis Darts held Copper Hills scoreless after the first quarter to earn the blowout victory. Colton Chronister, Mason White and Tyree Adams all recorded rushing touchdowns for the Darts.

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