The pairings are now complete for next week's 4A and 3A quarterfinals and 2A semifinals, with the weekend slate of prep football playoffs concluding with five games played Saturday.
And in the process, down went two defending champions (3A Logan and 2A San Juan) and one region champion (Cyprus of 4A Region 3).4A first-round games
Orem 45, Olympus 14: The Region 4 champion Tigers showed just how explosive their option offense can be, building upon a 14-7 halftime lead with 31 second-half points.
Orem QB Tyler Nelson carried the ball 16 times for 148 yards and TDs of 42 and 6 yards. The Tigers needed only 40 passing yards to complement their rushing against the Titans, but that included a pair of Nelson scoring passes - 10 yards to Adam Hawks and 13 yards to Rob Harding.
Harding bulled his way to 76 yards on eight carries, including a 40-yard score. And backfield mate Ed Jarvis amassed 111 yards on eight rushes, the majority of his yardage coming on a 69-yard TD jaunt.
Fifth-ranked Orem, now 7-2 overall, faces Clearfield in the 4A quarterfinals.
Meanwhile, a late-season scoring slump continued to haunt the Titans, who moved the ball fairly well from time to time but couldn't come up with the points and finished the season with a 6-5 overall record.
In the first half of the season, Olympus beat ranked Alta and Highland and fell to top-ranked Skyline by a seven-point difference; in the second half of the season, the Titans managed to score more than two TDs in only one game and fewer than 10 points in three straight losses.
Against Orem, Olympus scored on a pair of Jim Hoggan TD passes - 23 yards to Matt Wright and 16 yards to Jim Boyce.
Bonneville 37, Cyprus 3: The Lakers surprised the fifth-ranked and Region 3 champion Pirates. Not only did Bonneville win on the road against a higher-seeded foe, but the Lakers were the only team which won a midweek preliminary qualifying playoff and then triumphed in the weekend first-round games.
3A first-round games
Bountiful 55, Logan 13: The top-ranked and undefeated Braves wasted no time in disposing of the two-time defending 3A champion Grizzlies as Bountiful scored 21 points in each of the first two quarters and Chris Jones rushed 13 times for 160 yards and four TDs.
"It's been 10 days since we played last," said Bountiful Coach Larry Wall. "Our kids were ready to play - it was hard to keep them back all week."
Not all of Bountifu's impressive numbers came on the offensive side of the ball, as the Braves' defense intercepted more than a half-dozen passes from three different Logan quarterbacks. Matt Stark and Ryan Jacobs each picked off a pair of passes, while Aaron Roderick returned his interception for a 35-yards TD.
The first half - that's when the game had already been decided as Bountiful's Jones scored on the Braves' first three possession with runs of 7, 1 and 14 yards.
After Logan opened the second quarter with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Ty Kidman to Curt Hansen, Bountiful racked up three more scores before intermission - Roderick's TD return, a 5-yard scoring run by Jake Murdock, and a 42-yard aerial TD from Austin Lindsay to Roderick, who put on a spiffy 360-degree spin move along the sidelines to avoid a Logan defender.
Jones scored his fourth TD early in the second half on a 49-yard ramble.
Bountiful puts its 10-0 record on the line in next week's 3A quarterfinals against Emery County; Logan finishes its season at 4-6.
Bear River 31, Woods Cross 21: Jared Burnham carried 25 times for 210 yards and TDs of 3, 3 and 7 yards to lead the third-ranked Bears over the 1989 3A runner-up Wildcats. Shawn Fuhriman added a 1-yard TD run and Clay Chournos kicked four PATs and a 35-yard FG for Bear River, which upped its record to 9-1 with its ninth straight triumph.
Kevin Case scored Wood Cross' first TD on a 45-yard run, while Ryan VanAlfen threw a pair of fourth-quarter scoring passes for the Wildcats. Woods Cross ends with a 5-6 mark.
North Sanpete 25, San Juan 6: The second-ranked Hawks broke a 6-6 tie with 19 fourth-quarter points against the defending champoin Broncos. Jesse Jacobson scored the go-ahead TD on a 1-yard run and added a 2-yard rushing score later following a North Sanpete interception. Jason Lee returned another Hawk interception 15 yards for the game's final TD.
San Juan recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff and soon scored on a 9-yard pass by QB John Brown. North Sanpete countered in the second period with a 44-yard TD run by QB John Miller. Now 9-0 overall, North Sanpete advances to meet Beaver in next week's 2A semifinals; San Juan ends at 5-5.