Jason Olson, Deseret Morning News
Judge quarterback Joe Pond, left, will do a lot of handing off this Friday to his talented running backs.

Judge (8-2, 2-2) at Cedar (8-3, 3-2)

3A State Tournament quarterfinal game

Friday, 5 p.m.

Parry's Power Guide: Cedar by 4

All-time series: 1-1.

Last meeting: 2003 first round, Cedar won 20-6

One breezed through its opening round playoff game, while the other had to fight and scratch to simply remain alive. However, expect an electric atmosphere inside Cedar High's stadium when the Redmen host Judge in the quarterfinal round of the 3A tournament this Friday.

Cedar, which seems to be peaking at the right time, comfortably dispatched North Sanpete last week to get to this point. Conversely, Judge jumped out to a big lead over Morgan in its first-round contest but had to survive a furious late rally before winning in overtime, 34-33.

Both teams feature run-oriented offenses and have quarterbacks that can make you pay through the air if you're not careful.

Offensively, Judge's rushing attack has been predicated around four guys. Tyson Moll (627 yards, 11 TDs), Lewis Walker (531 yards, six TDs), QB Joe Pond (317 yards, one TD) and Bruce Garlinghouse (309 yards, seven TDs) have posed serious problems on the ground and must be accounted for.

The same goes for Cedar quarterback Logan Obering, who has rushed for 929 yards in the Redmen's option attack. He has accounted for 21 TDs this fall.

Whether Judge's defense, which has put up big numbers, can keep tabs on Obering could go a long way in determining who reaches next week's semifinals.

Judge Bulldogs statistical breakdown

Scoring offense: 36.0 ppg

Scoring defense: 18.8 ppg

Passing leader: Joe Pond (53-108, 49.1%, 987 yards, 12 TDs)

Rushing leader: Tyson Moll (105 rushes, 627 yards, 11 TDs)

Receiving leader: Keenyn Walker (21 receptions, 540 yards, 9 TDs)

Tackles leader: Zach KcKown (92 tackles)

Sacks leader: DeVaughan Wilkins (14 sacks)

Interceptions leader: Keenyn Walker (9 interceptions)

Cedar Redmen statistical breakdown

Scoring offense: 30.0 ppg

Scoring defense: 17.09 ppg

Passing leader: Logan Obering (35-74, 47.3%, 600 yards, 6 TDs)

Rushing leader: Logan Obering (168 rushes, 929 yards, 15 TDs)

Receiving leader: Ryan Corry (11 receptions, 264 yards, 3 TDs)

Tackles leader: Dylan Fox (87 tackles)

Sacks leader: Trent Grover (3 sacks)

Interceptions leader: Logan Obering, Casey Christensen (2 interceptions)

Note: Defensive stats to inclued first-round game

Judge game-by-game results

08/17/07 ... Judge 42, North Sanpete 7

08/31/07 ... Judge 41, Woods Cross 18

08/07/07 ... Judge 35, Logan 7

09/14/07 ... Judge 52, Ogden 20

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

09/28/07 ... Judge 21, Park City 14

10/05/07 ... Wasatch 27, Judge 14

10/12/07 ... Union 40, Judge 35

10/18/07 ... Judge 63, Uintah 13

10/26/07 ... Judge 34, Morgan 33 (OT)

Cedar game-by-game results

08/17/07 ... Cedar 33, Bear River 8

08/24/07 ... Millard 29, Cedar 7

08/31/07 ... Cedar 51, ALA 0

09/07/07 ... Cedar 44, San Juan 21

09/14/07 ... Cedar 26, Delta 3

09/21/07 ... Dixie 29, Cedar 15

09/28/07 ... Pine View 34, Cedar 29

10/04/07 ... Cedar 14, Hurricane 10

10/12/07 ... Cedar 41, Canyon View 14

10/19/07 ... Cedar 36, Snow Canyon 28

10/26/07 ... Cedar 34, North Sanpete 12