SPANISH FORK As the rain increased in intensity, Spanish Fork's Breck Lewis seemed to get better and better, but it still wasn't enough to overcome the large early lead Christian Stewart and the Timpanogos Timberwolves built Friday night.
Timpanogos squeaked by Spanish Fork 55-48 in game that featured a lot of offense and very little defense.
The T-Wolves (3-4) went up 55-21 when Taylor Lyons ran it into the end zone from 26 yards out with 4:25 remaining in the third quarter. The touchdown was one of three for Lyons on the night.
That's when the rain started coming down harder and also when Lewis heated up.
The Dons (4-4) responded with a five-play drive that culminated in a 30-yard touchdown pass from Lewis to Chris Norris. The blocked extra point pulled the Dons to within 28 points at 55-27.
After forcing a Timpanogos punt, Spanish Fork had a short field and drove 48 yards for its next score. This one coming on a 1-yard run by Lewis.
The game still seemed completely out of reach at 55-34 with 11:00 remaining in the game.
The Dons' next score took advantage of an interception by Stewart at midfield with 9:02 remaining. Lewis connected on 4-of-5 passes during the drive, but the score came on a 7-yard run by Trevor Randolph and pulled the Dons to within 14.
The Timpanogos offense ran flawlessly in the early going, but when it needed to run out the clock to keep the Dons' offense off the field, it couldn't get it done late.
After forcing another Timpanogos punt, Spanish Fork struck again on an 84-yard touchdown pass from Lewis to Randolph on a third-and-14 situation with 4:47 remaining. The score pulled the Dons to within a touchdown.
Timpanogos went three and out on its next possession and punted the ball away to the Dons with 3:29 remaining. Spanish Fork looked as if it would tie the game up, but its luck ran out. Lewis threw an interception to Rhett Relser in the endzone with just over one minute remaining.