The Corner Canyon Chargers remain undefeated after beating the Jordan Beetdiggers 31-14 in Wednesday night's region matchup.
Zach Wilson passed for two touchdowns and Crew Wakley had one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown.
This was Wilson’s first game back after sitting out the two previous games.
This was a difficult game for a lot of the Beetdiggers, who faced former Jordan coach Eric Kjar for the first time. The majority of the Jordan players played under Kjar until his departure to Corner Canyon.
The first half was very slow offensively for both teams. The Beetdiggers ran the ball most of the first half, while the Chargers passed the ball more. Two and a half minutes into the first quarter, Wilson connected with Colton Lawson for the only score of the half for both teams.
Jordan got to the red zone during the first half but couldn’t capitalize on the 3-yard line and turned the ball over just before halftime.
The slow pace and low scoring of the first half was unusual for both teams' high-paced offense. There were a lot of three and outs for both teams and quite a few turnovers for both teams, but neither team could capitalize on them.
The second half was a much different story. The Chargers dominated the third quarter with two rushing touchdowns by Tai Gonzales and Caden Johnson to put them up 21-0 before the fourth quarter. Jordan struggled offensively and couldn’t get things going.
The fourth quarter started off well for the Chargers as Wilson completed a pass to Lawson on the first play to put them up 28-0. Jordan needed some momentum to get back into the game but ultimately couldn’t get things going.
Halfway through the fourth quarter, the Chargers got a field goal to put them up 31-0. Then toward the end of the fourth quarter Crew Wakley passed for a touchdown and ran for another one for a final score of 31-14.
Although the score may not show it, the Beetdiggers had many big plays offensively and did very well but couldn’t capitalize because of the Charger defense. Corner Canyon dominated the second half offensively and is looking good before playoffs.
The Chargers will be back home next week for the first round of playoffs.