PLEASANT GROVE — In this closing region game for both teams for this regular season Friday night, Lone Peak secured second place in Region 4 with a 34-24 over Pleasant Grove.
Lone Peak scored first on a 7-yard scramble by Masen Wake in the first period. From that point on, the WR Cody Collins/QB Brock Jones connection kicked in, scoring three passing TDs. Toss in an interception return for a fifth score, and the game went into the books as a 10-point win for the Knights.
For the night, Jones and Collins connected on TD passes of 45, 11 and 25 yards. Also, Thomas Bateman returned an interception 21 yards for a touchdown.1 comment on this story
For the Vikings, Easton Casper zipped 80 yards past several Lone Peak defenders on his way to paydirt for Pleasant Grove. Tai Kauwe also got into the game with a 60-yard gallop for another touchdown for PG. Casper also connected with Ronin Hill for a 65-yard passing touchdown. Jayson McHugh started the scoring for Pleasant Grove with a 23-yard field goal in the first.
In this year's playoff picture, Region 4 is lined up like this:
In the first round, Region 4 will play against Region 2. Bingham (9-0) hosts Cyprus (4-5); Lone Peak (7-2) welcomes Granger (2-7); American Fork (5-4) visits Hunter (4-5); and Pleasant Grove (2-7) travels to Kearns (8-1). All games will begin at 4 p.m. on Oct. 27.
Kent Allen lives in Pleasant Grove and reports on Pleasant Grove High School varsity sports for Deseret Connect.