Ben Lomond (2-9, 1-4) at Juan Diego (7-3, 4-0)

3A State Tournament first-round game

Saturday, TBD

Parry's Power Guide: Juan Diego by 25

All-time series: First meeting

The Ben Lomond Scots sure found a good time to win back-to-back games for the first time since August of 2003.

Just to make it to the first round of the 3A playoffs, Ben Lomond needed to beat arch-rival Ogden on the final day of the regular season and then take care of Bear River in a play-in game the following Tuesday.

Done and done.

And the reward for the 2-9 Scots is a spot in the 3A tournament, as they face Region 8 champ Juan Diego this Saturday.

Ben Lomond didn't exactly scrape through in its must-win games, either, as it won both contests by more than 20 points.

The Scots had chances to beat Grantsville and Bear River earlier in Region 11 play but lost both games by a combined three points.

Quarterback Chase Moore (8 TDs) has been Ben Lomond's leader.

Conversely, Juan Diego's quarterback, Corey Lever, has led his team. Lever has seven rushing touchdowns, in addition to four passing strikes.

The Soaring Eagle lost close games to West, Cyprus and Catholic rival Judge in the preseason, but it took care of business during its ensuing Region 8 schedule to repeat as league champs.

Ben Lomond Scots statistical breakdown

Scoring offense: 20.09 ppg

Scoring defense: 34.91 ppg

Passing leader: Chase Moore (8 TDs)

Rushing leader: Shay Kaleikini (6 TDs)

Receiving leader: Victor Jackson (5 TDs)

Tackles leader: Not provided

Sacks leader: Not provided

Interceptions leader: Not provided

Juan Diego Soaring Eagle statistical breakdown

Scoring offense: 22.8 ppg

Scoring defense: 13.1 ppg

Passing leader: Corey Lever (48-73, 65.8%, 910 yards, 4 TDs)

Rushing leader: Tyler Morales (93 rushes, 809 yards, 1 TD)

Receiving leader: Jacob Doughty (13 receptions, 248 yards, 0 TDs)

Tackles leader: Jacob Doughty (87 tackles)

Sacks leader: Jamie Markosian (4 sacks)

Interceptions leader: Brian May (3 interceptions)

Ben Lomond game-by-game results

08/17/07 ... Woods Cross 33, Ben Lomond 14

08/24/07 ... North Sanpete 27, Ben Lomond 14

08/31/07 ... Emery 45, Ben Lomond 12

09/07/07 ... Lehi 47, Ben Lomond 12

09/14/07 ... Wasatch 45, Ben Lomond 7

09/21/07 ... Bear River 26, Ben Lomond 24

09/28/07 ... Morgan 52, Ben Lomond 14

10/05/07 ... Grantsville 27, Ben Lomond 26

10/12/07 ... Logan 49, Ben Lomond 14

10/19/07 ... Ben Lomond 35, Ogden 14

10/23/07 Ben Lomond 49, Bear River 19

Juan Diego game-by-game results

08/17/07 ... West 29, Juan Diego 19

08/24/07 ... Juan Diego 27, Grantsville 6

08/31/07 ... Cyprus 18, Juan Diego 14

09/07/07 ... Juan Diego 21, Wasatch 13

09/14/07 ... Juan Diego 24, Bear River 8

09/21/07 ... Judge 23, Juan Diego 9

09/28/07 ... Juan Diego 35, Emery 13

10/05/07 ... Juan Diego 31, North Sanpete 12

10/12/07 ... Juan Diego 34, Carbon 3

10/18/07 ... Juan Diego 14, Delta 6