High school football: Desert Hills snags 4 interceptions in 3AA championship triumph

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  • Pallidan Mesquite, ID
    Nov. 30, 2013 7:05 p.m.

    It was very interesting to see what a MVP Defense does to a MVP passing candidate in the two games they played. Total points scored by the offense, 30 (Average is 73); Total Interceptions 6, enough said; Total Passing touchdowns 1, really ????. Who is the real MVP of 3AA. It surely is not the highly praised quarterback with those kind of stats against a real defense.

    It was a great game. I thought the player of the Championship game was the Thunder punter. Besides several great punts, it looked like he saved three touchdowns and/ or safeties on terrible high snaps that he fielded over his head. Any one of these would have had a disasterous result for Desert Hills.

    Great job Region 9 bringing home the trophy for the third straight year.

  • clintharris Draper, UT
    Nov. 23, 2013 9:36 a.m.

    I was so upset that after all these years of following sons and nephews up from southern Utah I now live only 23 miles from Rice Eccles and felt too sick to go up and watch the game live! I enjoyed watching it on TV, though, and was happy for all the boys I know, on both sides of the ball.
    Congratulations to the Thunder for digging down and pushing for one more play, one more inch of RES turf, to do what was needed to win.
    To all the PV faithful, I sat with absolute mixed emotions as that last play ended. I was emotionally returned to memories of the past with my sons' and their PV teammates and my heart broke for you all. You fought hard and I have no doubt you'll be back next year. I love Coach Hosner and what he taught my sons. It was inspiring, but typical, to see how energetically he congratulated the Thunder players immediately after the final play, before even consoling his own.
    Saddest element of all...high school football is over for the year!
    Good job to all!

  • kokua KAYSVILLE, UT
    Nov. 23, 2013 8:08 a.m.

    Nice Job Thunder!!!! Terrific season of trials and victories. I believe the loss's to both Pine View and Dixie in the regular season taught you humility and team work. The white hot desire to battle back and reach the finals and then claim the first 3AA State Title is a wonderful and inspiring story.

    Thank you Boy's !!!