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Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 | 4A championship | Played at Rice-Eccles Stadium
Highland
Mountain Crest
37
36
Final
  1 2 3 4 1OT 2OT Total
Highland 0 7 7 10 6 7 37
Mountain Crest 6 3 8 7 6 6 36
Scoring summary

Mountain Crest - Eddy Hall  10  pass  from Alex Kuresa  (Justin Call kick failed)

Highland - Anthony Smithson  21  run  (Hayes Hicken kick)

Mountain Crest - Justin Call  29  FG 

Highland - Nate Fakahafua  74  pass  from Anthony Smithson  (Hayes Hicken kick)

Mountain Crest - Nate Rigby  46  pass  from Alex Kuresa  (Faimafili Laulu-Pututau pass)

Highland - Hayes Hicken  28  FG 

Mountain Crest - Nate Rigby  8  run  (Justin Call kick)

Highland - Nate Fakahafua  43  pass  from Anthony Smithson  (Hayes Hicken kick)

Mountain Crest - Nate Rigby  5  run  (Justin Call kick failed)

Highland - Nate Fakahafua  25  pass  from Anthony Smithson  (Hayes Hicken kick failed)

Highland - Anthony Smithson  3  run  (Hayes Hicken kick)

Mountain Crest - Nate Rigby  3  run  (Nate Rigby run failed)

Highland picked up their first state football title since 1986, led by Nate Fakahafua who had 10 catches for 200 yards and three touchdowns. Fakahafua also made a big tackle in the second overtime with teammate Ben Johnson that shattered the Mountain Crest title hopes. Alex Kuresa went 23-for-38 with 293 yards in the narrow loss.

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First Quarter

Mountain Crest (12:00)

Kickoff returned by Fuller to the 28-yard line.

1-10-28Kuresa pass incomplete.

2-10-28Kuresa pass to Rigby for 8 yards.

3-22-yard run.

1-10-31Rigby 17-yard pass from Kuresa.

1-10-44Sideline warning Mountain Crest.

1-10-44Fuller 21-yard pass from Kuresa.

1-10-23Kuresa 7 run.

2-3-16Fuller -5 pass from Kuresa.

3-8-21Fackrell 11 pass from Kuresa.

1-10-10Hall 10 TD pass from Kuresa (kick blocked).

Mountain Crest 6, Highland 0

Highland (8:46)

1-10-20 -- Smithson pass incomplete.

2-10-20 -- Holding Penalty on Highland. 80-yard TD run by Houma negated.

2-2-29 -- Houma 4 run.

1-10-33 -- Houma 8 run

2-2-41 -- Smithson sacked for -4 yards

3-6-37 -- Fakahafua 7 pass from Smithson

1-10-44 -- Houma 2 run

2-8-46 -- Smithson sacked for -6 by Carley

3-14-40 -- Smithson pass for Hicken incomplete

4-14-40 -- Hicken punt for 35 yards, returned to 34

Mountain Crest (4:39)

1-10-34 -- Fackrell 2 pass from Kuresa

2-8-36 -- Laulu-Pututau 12 pass from Kuresa

1-10-47 -- Kuresa pass for Fackrell incomplete

2-10-47 -- Kuresa pass for Perkes incomplete

3-10-47 -- Kuresa pass for Laulu-Pututau incomplete

4-10-47 -- Kuresa punt for 40 yards

Highland (3:43)

1-10-13 -- Houma 4 run

2-6-17 -- Houma 7 run

1-10-19 -- Smithson 2 run

2-8-26 -- Houma 8 run

3-2-34 -- Smithson 4 run

1-10-38 -- Houma 2 run

2-8-40 -- Fakahafua 8 pass from Smithson

1-10-48 -- Houma 6 run

Second Quarter

2-4-46 -- Houma 9 run

1-10-37 -- Houma 5 run

2-5-32 -- Smithson pass for Fakahafua incomplete

3-5-32 -- Houma 2 run

4-3-30 -- Smithson sacked for -7 yards

Mountain Crest (10:05)

1-10-37 -- Holding on Mountain Crest

1-20-27 -- Kuresa pass for Fuller incomplete

2-20-27 -- Hall 14 pass from Kuresa

3-6-41 -- Kuresa pass for Fackrell incomplete

4-6-41 -- Kuresa punt blocked

Highland (8:52)

1-10-46 -- Beck 14-yard run

1-10-32 -- Houma 4 runs

2-6-28 -- Houma 7 run

1-10-21 -- Smithson 21 TD run (Hicken kick)

Highland 7, Mountain Crest 6

Mountain Crest (7:32)

Kickoff returned by Fuller to 35-yard line

1-10-35 -- Fuller 7 pass from Kuresa

2-3-42 -- Kuresa 2 run

3-1-44 -- Rigby 13 run

Offsetting personal foul penalties

1-10-43 -- Hall 8 run

2-2-35 -- Rigby 0 run

3-2-35 -- Kuresa 3 run

1-10-32 -- Hall -1 run

2-11-33 -- Fuller 19 pass from Kuresa

1-10-14 -- Kuresa 2 run

2-8-12 -- Kuresa pass for Rigby incomplete

3-8-12 -- Kuresa pass for Fuller incomplete

4-8-12 -- Call 29 Field Goal

Mountain Crest 9, Highland 7

Highland (2:44)

Offsides on Mountain Crest

Kickoff returned by Houma to 30

1-10-30 -- Houma 3 run

2-7-33 -- Houma 8 run

1-10-41 -- Weaver 19 pass from Smithson

1-10-40 -- Houma 4 run

2-6-36 -- Weaver -3 run

Timeout Highland

3-9-39 -- Smithson sacked for -5 yards

4-14-44 -- Hicken 40 punt

Mountain Crest (0:34)

1-10-4 -- Kuresa 0 run

Halftime

Third Quarter

Highland (12:00 3rd Quarter)

Kickoff returned by Houma to 40

1-10-40 -- Fakahafua 12 pass from Smithson

1-10-48 -- Houma 2 run

2-8-46 -- Houma 3 run

3-5-43 -- Fakahafua 6 pass from Smithson

1-10-37 -- Smithson sacked for -8 yards by Haun

2-18-45 -- Smithson fumble, recovered by Smithson for 0 yards

3-18-45 -- Smithson sacked for - 7 yards by Peterson

4-25-48 -- Hicken 48 punt

Mountain Crest (7:36 3rd Quarter)

1-10-3 -- Hall 2 run

2-8-5 -- Pass Interference on Highland

1-10-21 -- Fuller 11 pass from Kuresa

1-10-32 - Kuresa 6 run

2-4-38 -- Kuresa pass for Fackrell incomplete

3-4-38 -- Kuresa pass batted down at line of scrimmage

4-4-38 -- Kuresa 56 punt

Highland (6:21 3rd Quarter)

1-10-6 -- Houma 7 run

2-3-13 -- Houma 13 run

1-10-26 -- Fakahafua 74 TD pass from Smithson (Hicken kick)

Highland 14, Mountain Crest 9

Mountain Crest (5:23 3rd Quarter)

Kickoff returned by Sorensen to 38

1-10-38 -- Hall pass to Kuresa incomplete

2-10-38 -- Kuresa pass incomplete. Personal Foul on Highland

1-10-47 -- Holding on Mountain Crest

1-22-41 -- Fuller 13 pass from Kuresa

2-9-46 -- Rigby 46 TD pass from Kuresa (2-point conversion by Laulu-Pututau)

Mountain Crest 17, Highland 14

Highland (4:22 3rd Quarter)

Kickoff returned by Padilla to 24

1-10-24 -- Houma 2 run

2-8-26 -- Fakahafua 13 pass from Smithson

1-10-39 -- Houma 1 run

2-9-40 -- Smithson 13 run

1-10-47 -- Hicken 14 pass from Smithson

1-10-33 -- Houma 4 run

2-6-29 -- Smithson pass for Fakahafua incomplete

3-6-29 -- Smithson 2 run

4-4-27 -- Fakahafua 6 pass from Smithson

1-10-21 -- Houma 1 run

Fourth Quarter

2-9-20 -- Holding on Mountain Crest

1-9-9 -- Houma -1 run

2-10-10 -- Weaver -2 run

3-12-12 -- Smithson pass for Fakahafua incomplete

4-12-12 -- Hicken 28 Field Goal

Highland 17, Mountain Crest 17

Mountain Crest (10:28 4th Quarter)

Kickoff returned by Fuller to 22

1-10-22 -- Kuresa 14 run

1-10-36 -- Fuller 12 pass from Kuresa

1-10-48 -- Rigby 16 pass from Kuresa

Timeout Highland

1-10-36 -- Fuller 8 pass from Kuresa

1-10-24 -- Holding on Mountain Crest

1-21-35 -- Kuresa sacked for -10 yards by Fakahafua

2-31-45 -- Kuresa pass for Rigby incomplete

3-31-45 -- Kuresa sacked for -7 yards by Fakahafua

Timeout Highland

4-39-47 -- Kuresa 24 punt

Highland (7:08 4th Quarter)

1-10-29 -- Houma 3 run

2-7-32 -- Smithson fumble, recovered by Smithson for -1 yard

3-8-31 -- Offensive Pass Interference

4-23-16 -- Hicken 44 punt

Mountain Crest (5:30 4th Quarter)

1-10-49 -- Fuller 11 pass from Kuresa

Offsides on Highland

1-5-34 -- Kuresa 6 run

1-10-28 -- Kuresa 4 run

2-6-24 -- Offsides on Highland

2-2-20 -- Kuresa 12 run

1-G-8 -- Hall 0 run

2-G-8 -- Rigby 8 TD run (Call kick)

MOUNTAIN CREST 24, HIGHLAND 17

Highland (3:19 4th Quarter)

1-10-22 -- Hicken 9 pass from Smithson

2-1-31 -- Fakahafua 11 pass from Smithson

1-10-42 -- Smithson incomplete pass batted down by Peterson

2-10-42 -- Smithson 1 run

3-9-43 -- Hicken 6 pass from Smithson

4-1-49 -- Houma 6 run

1-10-43 -- Fakahafua 43 TD pass from Smithson (Hicken kick)

MOUNTAIN CREST 24, HIGHLAND 24

Mountain Crest (0:41 4th Quarter)

1-10-23 -- Fackrell 11 pass from Kuresa

1-10-34 -- Fackrell 12 pass from Kuresa

1-10-46 -- Fuller 6 pass from Kuresa

2-4-48 -- Laulu-Pututau 18 pass from Kuresa

1-10-30 -- Kuresa incomplete pass

2-10-30 -- Kuresa sacked by Collins, minus-6

3-17-37 -- Kuresa pass intercepted by Smithson

OVERTIME

(Mountain Crest)

1-10-25 -- Rigby 3 run

2-7-22 -- Kuresa incomplete pass intended for Fuller

3-7-22 -- Fackrell 11 pass from Kuresa

1-10-11 -- Kuresa 6 run

2-4-5 -- Rigby 5 TD run (Call kick, no good)

MOUNTAIN CREST 30, HIGHLAND 24

Highland

1-10-25 -- Smithson fumble snap, Highland recovers

2-10-25 -- Smithson 5 run

3-5-20 -- Smithson incomplete pass intended for Hicken

4-5-20 -- HIGHLAND PENALTY (delay of game)

4-10-25 -- Fakahafua 25 TD pass from Smithson (Hicken kick blocked)

HIGHLAND 30, MOUNTAIN CREST 30

SECOND OVERTIME

Highland

1-10-25 -- Houma 5 run

2-5-20 - Houma 7 run

1-10-13 -- Houma 1 run

2-9-12 -- Fakahafua 8 pass from Smithson

3-1-4 -- Smithson 4 TD run (Hicken kick)

HIGHLAND 37, MOUNTAIN CREST 30

Mountain Crest

1-10-25 -- Rigby 4 run

2-6-21 -- HIGHLAND PENALTY (offsides)

2-1-16 -- Kuresa 3 run

1-10-13 -- Hall 5 run

2-5-8 -- Rigby 5 run

1-G-3 -- Rigby 3 TD run (Rigby run fail)

HIGHLAND 37, MOUNTAIN CREST 36

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Individual stats
Rushing
Highland Carries Yards TD
HOUMA, Sione 31 157
SMITHSON, Anthony 17 14 2
BECK, Jackson 1 14
WEAVER, Justin 2 0
Mountain Crest Carries Yards TD
KURESA, Alex 17 45
RIGBY, Nate 8 41 3
HALL, Eddy 5 15
Passing
Highland Comp.-Att. Yards TD Int.
SMITHSON, Anthony 14-21 250 3
Mountain Crest Comp.-Att. Yards TD Int.
KURESA, Alex 23-38 293 2 1
HALL, Eddy 0-1
Receiving
Highland Receptions Yards TD
FAKAHAFUA, Nate 10 200 3
HICKEN, Hayes 3 31
WEAVER, Justin 1 19
Mountain Crest Receptions Yards TD
FULLER, Braden 10 105
RIGBY, Nate 2 62 1
FACKRELL, Dax 5 48
LEE, M. 2 29
PICKETT, Troy 2 25
HALL, Eddy 2 24 1
Kicking
Highland FG PAT
HICKEN, Hayes 1 4
Mountain Crest FG PAT
CALL, Justin 1 1
Defense
Highland Tackles Sacks Pass Int.
JOHNSON, Ben 12
HICKEN, Hayes 9
WEAVER, Justin 8
KAUFUSI, Fihi 7
SCHULTE, Ephriam 6
COLLINS, Desmond 5 1
NIELSON, Wil 5
FAKAHAFUA, Nate 4 2
SMITHSON, Anthony 4 1
EARL, Colby 4
CLARK, Quincy 4
COGGINS, Dylan 3
NONU, Luti 2
TAUFA, Toi 2
WEBBER, Adam 1
GARCIA, Alvin 1
MONE, Bryan 1
BECK, Jackson 1
KARNGA, Kevin 1
TAFISI, Ono 1
HOUMA, Sione 1
Mountain Crest Tackles Sacks Pass Int.
MITTON, Keegan 17
RICHARDSON, Tanner 9 1
LEE, M. 9
SMITH, Schofield 9
HAUN, Jordan 8 1
DART, Mike 8
LOWE, Brady 7
PETERSEN, Ethan 5 1.5
CARLEY, Joseph 5 1
ROOT, Taylor 5
RIGBY, Nate 3 1
FULLER, Braden 2 0.5
KURESA, Alex 2
WILLDEN, Porter 2
HERBERT, Tyler 2
NEELY, Nick 1
BLACKNER, Porter 1