It was a wet and rainy week for high school football across the Wasatch Front and Back, with most schools ending the regular season.
Park City was on the road this week to face the Skyline Eagles in Salt Lake. It was a rainy and filled mistake Friday night for the Miners in a defensive battle against the Eagles. The mistakes started early when Park City fumbled for the ball in the first possession, which Skyline took advantage of and scored a basket, which for most of the game was the only point for both teams. Throughout the first half neither team was able to achieve anything with turnovers and penalties plaguing both teams. After halftime, Park City’s woes continued with multiple interceptions and fumbling throughout the third. In the fourth, Skyline hit a 60-yard pass touchdown to make the game 10-0 with 3:10 remaining. After a good comeback from kickoff, Carson Tabaracci and the Miners’ offense were able to come down the field to score a touchdown with 1:17 left, but the Miners missed the extra point. The Miners lost 10-6 on the road in their last game of the regular season.
Park City drops to 4-5 over the year. From that report, the miners are off next week and if after the end of next week they are 24th or higher in the RPI standings, Park City will make the playoffs starting Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. ET. KPCW will bring you all of the Park City playoff games.
It was an offensive shootout in Heber, as the Provo Bulldogs came to town to take on the Wasatch Wasps on senior night. Provo started the night scoring early in the first quarter. Quarterback Quezon Villa connected with La’a Kalama for the Wasp’s first points of the night. The Bulldogs then responded with 2 unanswered touchdowns within a second. With six seconds left in the first half, Quezon Villa and Joshua Sanders connected for a 50-yard pass to score to tie the game as they entered the locker room. After halftime, Villa and Sanders reconnected for two more touchdowns, including a 95-yard touchdown pass, to bring the score to 35-21 by the end of the third. Provo responded with a touchdown with 11 minutes left in the fourth, but Wasatch responded right away with a rushed touchdown and field goal. Provo tried to come back with two back-to-back touchdowns late in the game, but it wasn’t enough. Wasatch won at home for the last game of the regular season, 45-41.
Wasatch improves to 6-2 over the year. They are off next week and will start the playoffs on the 22nd.
The Braves traveled north to Randolph to play Rich High School in a Friday afternoon game. North Summit entered Friday hoping to jump to .500 on the year, with the Rebels looking for their first win of the season. North Summit’s Kandon Mosher started the scoring for the game with a rushed touchdown. The Braves opted for a two-point conversion to start the game and ended the first quarter 8-0. The Rebels wanted some of the action and scored two touchdowns in the second, missing the extra point for the first touchdown, and made the two-point conversion. The Braves netted another score before halftime with quarterback Jake Smith taking him to the goal line, heading for the 14-14 halftime. In the second half it was all in North Summit, with Kale Hobson scoring a rushed touchdown in the third. In the fourth, Smith scored another touchdown of it, and Ryker Johnson scored on a passing touchdown to end the Rebels, 35-14. North Summit improved to 4-4 over the year.
The Braves are home next Friday for their last game of the regular season, where they will face the Duchesne Eagles.
South Summit traveled to Salt Lake on Thursday in the rain to play against the Judge Memorial Bulldogs. The Wildcats and quarterback Kyler Sudweeks came into the game looking to continue their perfect season, with the Bulldogs looking for their first win of the season. South Summit continued their dominance this season with Sudweeks connecting with Calaby Thompson for two touchdowns and Ricky Perez for one touchdown in the first quarter only. To end the first half, Sudweeks took it himself for a 13-yard touchdown, and Treyton Sargent brought it home for a 56-yard touchdown to complete the second quarter and the first half. The third quarter was defensive, with neither team scoring. In the fourth, Sudweeks connected with Perez for another pass touchdown, and to seal the win, Sudweeks took him into the end zone for a 27-yard touchdown. South Summit gets the win and the road shutout, 49-0.
The Wildcats improved to 9-0 that year and placed second in 2A RPI. South Summit is home Wednesday to play at Herriman’s Providence Hall.
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