File this one under "What Goes Around Comes Around."
West Jordan needed a home victory in Thursday afternoon's Region 3 finale against Granger to lock up at least a share of the league title and earn the region's top berth in next week 4A state prep football playoffs. Final score: Granger 25, West Jordan 7.At this time last year, Granger was undefeated, ranked No. 1 in the 4A polls and needing to defeat West Jordan at home to keep its overall and region records unblemished en route to an undisputed league title. Final score in 1989: West Jordan 10, Granger 8.
West Jordan had indulged itself in a major-scale pep assembly earlier in Friday day, patting itself for going into the regular-season finale with a winning 5-3 record and a 5-1 league mark. Why, the Jaguars even brought in the 1990 region trophy, taking a preview peek of what could be theirs with a win.
Pretty heady stuff - the pep assembly, the winning record, the possible region trophy - for a team that had never before had a winning season.
Granger took a 7-0 lead in the second quarter, as a fourth-down pass from Jack Ballard to Justin Johnson set up a 25-yard TD run by Willie Jones, with Travis Mulford kicking the PAT. A pair of interceptions in the period by B.J. Hunter - both inside the Lancer 15-yard line - quelched Jaguar scoring chances.
West Jordan moved within threatening range several times - once on a Granger fumble at the Lancer 23 - early in the second half, but the Jaguars seemed to find ways to move backwards or suffer untimely miscues on offense or special teams.
Ballard scored the second Lancer TD on a 4-yard run early in the fourth period, and Marty Kinnear added a 3-yard scoring plunge with 5:23 left, with a second failed conversion leaving the score at 19-0.
That's when the Jaguars seemed to awaken, logging their TD on the next play from scrimmage - an 81-yard TD toss from Bryan Johnson to Brandon Marchant. Jason Nelson's PAT kick made it 19-7.
But the scoring wasn't finished there. West Jordan attempted an onsides kick, but Granger's Ryan Heaps picked up the rolling ball at midfield and raced between members of the kickoff team for the score. A blocked PAT kick kept the score at 25-7.
West Jordan is now 5-4 overall and 5-2 in the region; Granger is 6-3 and 5-2.
Records and seeds: In the subsequent game summaries, a team's overall record is listed first, followed by its region record. A list of the 4A, 3A and 1A playoff seeds from each region is included.
Bonneville 23, Viewmont 14: The Lakers won their third game in four outings. Bonneville is 6-3 and 3-3; Viewmont ends at 2-7 and 1-5.
Weber 24, Davis 22: The top-ranked Darts become the second No. 1 4A team in as many weeks to fall victim to an upset.Weber is 5-4 and 3-3; Davis is 7-2 and 5-1.
Clearfield 16, Layton 6: Jeff Kirkman scored on an 11-yard run and Travis Leifeste kicked a PAT, a 32-yard FG and threw a 31-yard pass to James Saunders. Clearfield is 6-3 and 4-2; Layton ends at 1-8 and 0-6.
Seeds: Davis first, Roy second, Clearfield third; Bonneville and Weber will play off for fourth.
Skyline 21, Brighton 20: Joe Dupaix passed 13 times for 188 yards out of the Eagle wishbone, throwing for one TD and rushing for another. Brighton's fourth-quarter TD brought the Bengals to within one point of the second-ranked Eagles with two minutes to play, but the PAT failed. Skyline is 8-1 and 5-1; Brighton is 5-4 and 3-3.
Highland 28, East 19: The fourth-ranked Rams triumphed after playing .500 ball the previous four weeks. Highland is 7-2 and 4-2; East finishes at 2-7 and 1-5.
Olympus 37, Cottonwood 20: After scoring 15 total points in three straight losses, the Titans scored big to hand the Colts their sixth consecutive defeat. Olympus is 5-4 and 3-3; Cottonwood is 2-7 and 1-5.
Seeds: Skyline first, Alta second, Highland third; Brighton and Olympus will play off 4 p.m. Tuesday at Skyline for fourth.
Bingham 10, Kearns 3: Joe Borich scored the winning TD on a 2-yard run, clincing the fifth playoff spot for the Miners. With a three-game win streak, Bingham is 4-5 and 4-3; Kearns ends at 1-8 and 1-6.
Taylorsville 21, Hunter 0: The Warriors started the scoring in their shutout win in big-yardage fashion, with Henry Bloomfield scoring on a 75-yard run and Aaron Lightfoot following with a 75-yard punt return. Taylorsville is 6-3 and 5-2; Hunter ends its first year at 0-9 and 0-7.
Cyprus 15, Hillcrest 6: The Pirates earned first-place honors, as Stan Wulf and Chris Matagi scored short-yardage rushing TDs. Cyprus is 7-2 and 6-1; Hillcrest ends at 2-7 and 2-5.
Seeds: Cyprus first, West Jordan, Granger and Taylorsville all tie for second, Bingham fifth. A coin flip between the three tied for second will determine seeding.
Orem 32, Pleasant Grove 7: Rob Harding rushed 20 times for 228 yards and TDs of 50, 41 and 40 yards, while Tyler Nelson added 80 yards and 2 TDs on 10 carries. PG's Derrick Taylor returned an interception 70 yards for a score. Orem is 6-2 and 4-1; PG ends at 4-4 and 2-3.
Timpview 19, American Fork 12: The T-birds won their third straight, while handing the Cavement their third consecutive loss. Timpview is 6-2 and 3-2; AF finishes at 3-5 and 1-4.
Mountain View 24, Provo 14: The Bruins snapped a three-loss skid and spoiled the Bulldogs' hopes for a top-seed berth. MV concludes at 4-4 and 2-3; Provo is 3-5 and 3-2.
Seeds: Orem first, Timpview second, Provo third.
Bear River 41, Sky View 20: The fifth-ranked Bears fell behind 20-0 in the first period as Bobcat QB Bill Robertson threw for three TDs. But Bear River rallied for 41 points behind Jared Burnham, Shawn Fuhriman and Brian Theurer. Burnham rushed 20 times for 141 yards and three TDs; Fuhriman completed 11 of 14 passes for 120 yards and two TDs, and Theurer rushed 13 times for 108 yards and a score and added another TD on a pass reception. Bear River is 8-1 and 6-0; Sky View is 6-3 and 3-3.
Box Elder 34, Logan 8: Jamie Greer carried 25 times for two TDs and 209 yards - his third straight game over the 200-yard mark. Rich Jensen tossed two TD passes for Box Elder, with Jason Woolums catching one scoring pass to go along with his rushing TD. Box Elder is 5-3 and 3-3; Logan is 3-5 and 2-4.
Mountain Crest 22, Ben Lomond 16: The Mustangs handed the Scots their third straight loss. MC is 5-3 and 5-1; BL is 2-7 and 2-4.
Seeds: Bear River first, Mountain Crest second, Sky View third, Box Elder fourth; Ben Lomond and Logan will playoff for fifth.
Granite 9, Jordan 7: The Farmers concluded their season with a two-game win streak and the upset over the third-ranked Beetdiggers. Nathan Clayton scored on a 96-yard kickoff return, while Dwayne Findley kicked the game-winning FG - a 20-yarder. Granite ends at 2-6 and 2-5; Jordan is 7-2 and 5-2.
Judge 20, Tooele 0: The Bulldogs ended on a winning note as Steve Ochs hauled in a 44-yard pass from Matt Griffin and Eric Rogers added scoring runs of 2 and 4 yards. Judge ends at 1-8 and 1-6, while Tooele finshes at 3-6 and 2-5
West 32, Murray 0: The Panthers claimed their sixth win in seven games, breaking the Spartans three-win streak. West is 5-4 and 5-2; Murray is 5-4 and 3-4.
Bountiful 21, Woods Cross 3: The top-ranked Braves scored a TD in each of the final three periods - a pass from Austin Lindsay to Chuck Gillette and runs by Chris Jones and Jake Murdock. Bountiful is 9-0 and 7-0; Woods Cross is 4-5 and 3-4.
Seeds: Bountiful first, Jordan second, West third, Murray and Woods Cross will play off Tuesday for fourth.
Lehi 33, Carbon 27 (2 OT): The Pioneers claimed their fourth single-digit-margin victory in their five-win streak. Lehi is 5-3 and 5-0; Carbon is 4-5 and 2-3.
Emery County 19, Wasatch 9: The Spartans won their fifth straight, ending the Wasp win streak at two games. Emery is 7-2 and 4-1; Wasatch is 4-5 and 2-3.
Uintah 21, Union 8: The Utes clinched a three-way tie with Carbon and Lehi for postseason honors by ending a three-loss skid and handing the Cougars their seventh straight defeat. Uintah is 3-5 and 2-3; Union ends at 1-8 and 0-5.
Seeds: Lehi first, Emery second; Carbon, Wasatch and Uintah tie for third, requiring a three-way playoff.
Dixie 6, Cedar City 0: The sole score for the fifth-ranked Flyers was a 22-yard TD run by Tyler Wilkinson as Dixie failed to score 21 or more points for only the second time this season. Dixie is 7-1 and 4-1; Cedar finishes at 1-8 and 1-4.
Pine View 20, Spanish Fork 16: In a battle for third and fourth places, the Panthers won their second straight and ending the Dons' win string at two. Pine View is 6-3 and 3-2; SF is 3-5 and 2-3.
Springville 40, Payson 12: Neither the Lions nor a downpour could keep the second-ranked Red Devils from racking up their biggest point total of the year. Springville is 8-0 and 5-0; Payson ends at 0-9 and 0-5.
Seeds: Springville first, Dixie second, Pine View third, Spanish Fork fourth.
Alta 24, Roy 19: While both teams concluded their region schedules last week, this game's appeal was the fact that both teams were ranked in the 4A Top Five. The Hawks scored all 24 points in the first half - two TDs coming on fumble recoveries in the end zone by Brian Day and Brett Lund. Chip McCleery added a 7-yard run and Ryan Bills a 41-yard field goal.
Heath Opheikens sparked the Royals' attempted rally, catching a 30-yard TD pass from Phil Durbano and returning a punt 80 yards for another score. A third-quarter interception by Opheikens set up another Durbano TD toss. Both teams have 7-2 overall records.
2A state playoffs (first round)
Delta 28, South Summit 15: The Rabbits claimed their fifth win in their last six games. Delta is 5-4 and advances to meet top-ranked Hurricane - one of the top four seeds with a first-round bye - in next week's quarterfinals; South Summit ends at 5-4.
Millard 28, Manti 14: Jeremy Crapo scored two TDs - including an 85-yard return of the opening kickoff - and Rick Robins passed for two TDs while J.W. Davies rushed for 116 yards. Millard is 7-2 and advances to meet fourth-ranked Park City; Manti finishes at 4-5.
Kanab 26, Grand County 6: James Reidhead scored two short TD runs, with James Geiger and Tanner Cornell adding a score each for the Cowboys, which halted a two-loss skid. Kanab is 5-4 and meets archrival Beaver in the quarterfinal; Grand concludes at 4-5.
Grantsville at San Juan, Friday: The fifth-ranked Broncos host the Cowboys, with both teams sporting 4-4 overall records. The winner meets second-ranked North Sanpete in the quarterfinals.
Region 11 (Wed. game)
North Summit 23, Rich 16: The top-ranked Braves won the league title, staying unbeaten against 1A competiton. North Summit is 5-4 and 2-0; fourth-ranked Rich is 5-4 and 1-1.
Seeds: North Summit first, Rich second.
Milford 29, Parowan 0: The second-ranked Tigers defeated the Rams for the second time this season, with Milford winning its seventh straight game. Milford is 7-1 and 2-0; Parowan is 3-5 and 0-2.
Seeds: Milford is first, Parowan second.
East Carbon 12, Altamont 0: The Vikings won third-place honors outright by claiming its third victory in four games. EC is 4-5 and 2-2; Altamont is 2-7 and 1-3.
Duchesne 6, Monticello 0: In a contest for the region crown, the third-ranked Eagles held off the fifth-ranked Buckaroos. Duchesne is 7-1 and 4-0; Monticello is 5-4 and 3-1.
Seeds: Duchesne first, Monticello second, East Carbon third, Altamont fourth.