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LCA quarterback Grayson Jackson (6) turns to pitch the ball to his running back during action Friday night against Millard.

LAYTON — The Millard Eagles' defense recorded four interceptions and returned two for touchdowns in beating Layton Christian Academy, 34-19, in Class 2A North football action Friday night.

In all, Millard tallied five scores in the win.

After Layton Christian opened the scoring with a 50-yard touchdown pass from

Grayson Jackson to Leroy Sisnet, Millard countered with two touchdown runs by Auston Wardle to take the lead for good.

Wardle added an interception return for a touchdown in the second half.

Layton Christian added two second-half scores. Markiece Gibson tallied a 40-yard fumble return for a touchdown as well as a 10-yard run after LCA blocked a Millard punt.

Millard (5-3, 4-1) meets South Summit (7-1, 4-1)Thursday, while LCA (5-3, 3-2) takes on North Summit (6-2, 4-1) Wednesday.

Gary Czenkus is an Air Force veteran. EMAIL: zman2206@gmail.com