Pleasant Grove 22, Davis 15 Pleasant Grove defied all the odds to upset top ranked Davis in the first round of the 5A playoffs. TJ Wind put the Vikings up 14-0 with a pair of rushing scores, and that scoreline would hold until Davis got things together in the fourth quarter. The Darts took a brief 15-14 lead in the fourth, but a TJ Wind rushing score with under a minute left shattered the Darts quest for the state title.
Jordan 56, Hunter 28 Hunter kept it close for one quarter, but Jordan turned up the pressure to bury the Wolverines on their own turf. Austin Kafentzis scrambled for three rushing touchdowns, and also threw a trio of TDs to lead the Beetdiggers to a first round victory. Mason Krueger hauled in a pair of TD receptions, while Clay Moss earned a pair of scores on the ground for Jordan.
Alta 49, Taylorsville 21 Mack Richards opened the game with a 95-yard yard kickoff return, as Alta opened the flood gates to defeat Taylorsville in the first round of the 5A playoffs. Richards finished with three scores, including a 86-yard punt return. Amosa Wong hauled in a pair of TD receptions in the Warriors loss.
Lone Peak 21, Syracuse 13 Baron Gajkowski torched the Syracuse defense Friday night, finding the end zone twice with his feet in the somewhat narrow victory at Syracuse. Chase Armstrong all but secured the Knights victory with a 47 yard interception return that completely shook Syracuse.
Bingham 41, West 10 Kyle Gearig again had another stellar night, as Bingham trounced visiting West to advance in the 5A playoffs. Gearig threw four touchdowns, and rushed for another to keep the Miners undefeated streak alive at 11-0. Landen Measomhauled in three TD receptions in the lopsided win.
Riverton 31, Northridge 14 Paden Cayias and Cameron Christenseneach scored twice for Riverton, and combined for 28 carries and 205 yards in the home win over Northridge. The Silverwolves intercepted four passes during the game, and will move on to the next round in the 5A playoffs.
PAYSON DEF. BEAR RIVER 26:24, 25:14, 23:25, 25:21, The Lions earn a first-round win in the 3A state tournament. The win means the Lions will take on Desert Hills at noon, while the loss sends the Bears to consolation play.
DESERT HILLS DEF. PARK CITY 25:12, 25:16, 25:18 The top-ranked Thunder swept the Miners in the first round of 3A action. The win means Desert Hills will take on Payson at noon.
MORGAN DEF. DIXIE 25:15, 25:21, 22:25, 25:20, The second-ranked Trojans advanced in the first round of the 3A state tournament. The win means they face Stansbury at noon. The loss sends the Flyers to consolation play.
STANSBURY DEF. CARBON 17:25, 25:20, 18:25, 25:14, 15:13 Stansbury won the only five-set match of the 3A tournament's first round Friday. The win means Stansbury moves on to the quarterfinals where the team will meet Morgan at noon. The loss sends the Dinos to consolation play.
SNOW CANYON DEF. UINTAH 25:14, 25:20, 25:20 The Warriors swept Uintah for a first-round 3A tournament win. The victory means the warriors will take on North Sanpete at 1:30 p.m.
NORTH SANPETE DEF. GRANTSVILLE 25:14, 25:13, 25:16 The Hawks swept the Cowboys in the first round of 3A action Friday. The win means North Sanpete will face Snow Canyon at noon.
TOOELE DEF. JUAB 25:23, 25:18, 25:20 The third-ranked Buffaloes swept the Wasps for a first-round tournament win. The team was led by junior outside hitter Brin Stewart's six kills, while Shandra Olsen added nine digs, three kills and three aces. The win means Tooele will take on fourth-ranked Hurricane at 1:30 p.m.
HURRICANE DEF. UNION 25:14, 25:15, 25:14 The fourth-ranked Tigers swept the Cougars for a first-round tournament win. The team will take on Tooele at 1:30 in the quarterfinals.
DESERT HILLS DEF. PAYSON 25:14, 25:12, 25:12 The Thunder earned a quick quarterfinal win that allows the top-ranked team to play No. 2 Morgan in Saturday's semifinal.