Ravell Call, Deseret News
Duchesne 42, Monument Valley 6: Duchesne rolled to a 45th consecutive victory Friday afternoon, easily dismantling Monument Valley in the 1A quarterfinal game. The Eagles moved forward on its quest for a fourth consecutive state football title.
Kanab 47, Milford 8: Jumping out to a 40-0 lead after the first half, Kanab cruised to a comfortable win at home. Merrill Terry threw three touchdowns, and rushed for another three to lead the Cowboys to the 1A semifinals.
Rich 26, Monticello 17 was the driving force behind the 1A quarterfinal victory for Rich. Jarman rushed for a pair of touchdowns, including a 70-yard sprint to open the scoring, and also threw for another Friday afternoon. Monticello briefly took a 17-13 lead after an Austin Maloy field goal, but Rich would rattle off 13 unanswered points to finish the game.
Grand 27, South Sevier 20 Koi Cook and Cameron Taylor each rushed for a pair of touchdowns Friday night, and Grand survived a furious fourth quarter rally by South Sevier to advance to the 2A semifinals. The Red Devils defense came up big when it broke up a fourth-and-goal pass in the final minute.
Beaver 36, Parowan 10 Kasen Hutchins led Beaver with a pair of rushing scores, and the Beavers managed to outscore visiting Parowan 21-0 in the second half. Beaver managed to hold Parowan to just 84 yards rushing in the 2A quarterfinal victory.
South Summit 43, San Juan 0 Colby Averett took 13 carries for 75 yards with three touchdowns, while fellow running back Keyton Gines found the end zone twice to help South Summit in the shutout victory in the 2A quarterfinals. The Wildcats held San Juan to -6 rushing yards in the blowout.
Judge Memorial 35, North Sanpete 0 Senior quarterback Kaden Elliss had a night to remember, tearing up the North Sanpete defense for three rushing touchdowns in Friday nights shutout victory at home. Fellow senior Henry Garcia found pay-dirt on a 53 yard sprint that would be the games final score.
Juab 28, Grantsville 21 Nick Robins was the saving grace for Juab, tossing three touchdowns in the narrow victory over visiting Grantsville. Grantsville rallied behind Wyatt Smith and his two touchdowns, but it was to little to late for the visitors.
Manti 35, Emery 14 The Templars jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first half, and continued on to secure the victory over Emery. The Manti offense dominated, combining for 309 rushing yards, 110 of which belonged to Bradly Sego. Manti will advance to the 3A semifinals.
Morgan 32, Richfield 13 Trailing 13-12 at halftime, Morgan turned up the pressure defensively to hold Richfield scoreless in the second half of Friday's quarterfinal victory. Kade Carrigan was the workhorse for Morgan, garnering 125 yards rushing on 22 carries with the final two touchdowns. Richfield quarterback Brandon Willardsoncompleted just 13-of-27 passes with 181 yards and three interceptions in the loss.
Snow Canyon 38, Tooele 9 Zach Kennedy led all players in the stats box Friday after rushing for 142 yards and a touchdown, while also hauling in four catches for 95 yards and a TD for Snow Canyon. Warner Rigby completed 7-for-13 passes for 204 yards and two scores in the first round victory over Tooele.
Hurricane 38, Bear River 26 Jeremiah Ieremia took 24 carries for 95 yards with three touchdowns to lead Hurricane to the upset victory at Bear River. Cody Lebaron added 107 yards and a TD to the Tigers rushing attack. Bear River quarterback Jardee Nessen finished the game 13-for-28 with 305 yards and four TD's, but had three interceptions in the loss.