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High school football: Millard defense key in win over Layton Christian

Published: Saturday, Oct. 12 2013 9:25 a.m. MDT

LCA quarterback Grayson Jackson (6) turns to pitch the ball to his running back during action Friday night against Millard. (Gary Czenkus) LCA quarterback Grayson Jackson (6) turns to pitch the ball to his running back during action Friday night against Millard. (Gary Czenkus)

LAYTON — The Millard Eagles' defense recorded four interceptions and returned two for touchdowns in beating Layton Christian Academy, 34-19, in Class 2A North football action Friday night.

In all, Millard tallied five scores in the win.

After Layton Christian opened the scoring with a 50-yard touchdown pass from

Grayson Jackson to Leroy Sisnet, Millard countered with two touchdown runs by Auston Wardle to take the lead for good.

Wardle added an interception return for a touchdown in the second half.

Layton Christian added two second-half scores. Markiece Gibson tallied a 40-yard fumble return for a touchdown as well as a 10-yard run after LCA blocked a Millard punt.

LCA's Jack Chandler (5) finishes the tackle of the Millard running back Austin Wardle (3) during action Friday night against Millard. (Gary Czenkus) LCA's Jack Chandler (5) finishes the tackle of the Millard running back Austin Wardle (3) during action Friday night against Millard. (Gary Czenkus)

Millard (5-3, 4-1) meets South Summit (7-1, 4-1)Thursday, while LCA (5-3, 3-2) takes on North Summit (6-2, 4-1) Wednesday.

Gary Czenkus is an Air Force veteran. EMAIL: zman2206@gmail.com

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