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Jordan’s 42-26 victory over an East squad that didn’t lose a reg... After watching star Jordan quarterback Austin Kafentzis throw for three touchdowns and run for three others Friday night, it’s easy to imagine him thrilling 80,000 fans on a Saturday afternoon at Wisconsin’s famed Camp Randall Stadium. For now, though, one of the greatest prep quarterbacks in Utah history will have to settle for disappointing red-clad East High fans instead of getting cheers from Badger fans wearing the same color. Jordan’s 42-26 victory over an East squad that didn’t lose a reg... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58334752@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:50:59 MDT Prep football: Tooele 21, Grantsville 0 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352959-190/grantsville-tooele-brady-yard.html.csp Grantsville • What’s in a name? If you’re a Tooele High School Brady, it’s about 160 yards of offense, three touchdowns and a pass deflection, just for good measure. Brothers Ryan and Jake Brady were dominant Friday for Tooele as the team cruised past rival Grantsville 21-0. Ryan, the quarterback, had 77 yards of offense and a pair of passing touchdowns. Jake, the running back, racked up 96 yards and a touchdown of his own. Rounding out the brotherly group is Tooele head coach Kyle Brady, who... Grantsville • What’s in a name? If you’re a Tooele High School Brady, it’s about 160 yards of offense, three touchdowns and a pass deflection, just for good measure. Brothers Ryan and Jake Brady were dominant Friday for Tooele as the team cruised past rival Grantsville 21-0. Ryan, the quarterback, had 77 yards of offense and a pair of passing touchdowns. Jake, the running back, racked up 96 yards and a touchdown of his own. Rounding out the brotherly group is Tooele head coach Kyle Brady, who... 58352959@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:28:02 MDT Prep football: Brighton 30 Fremont 22 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352985-190/bengals-fehoko-yards-fremont.html.csp Cottonwood Heights • The Brighton Bengals may be loaded, but on Friday night, it was the Robbie Hutchins and Simi Fehoko show. The Bengals jumped ahead early and weathered a Fremont Siler Wolves run, holding on for a 30-22 win. Hutchins and Fehoko connected on three touchdowns — of 32, 35, and 23 yards. Fehoko finished with 104 yards receiving on four catches. “They’ve had some good rhythm for a couple years, now,” Bengals coach Ryan Bullett said. “We kind of thought there were a couple things w... Cottonwood Heights • The Brighton Bengals may be loaded, but on Friday night, it was the Robbie Hutchins and Simi Fehoko show. The Bengals jumped ahead early and weathered a Fremont Siler Wolves run, holding on for a 30-22 win. Hutchins and Fehoko connected on three touchdowns — of 32, 35, and 23 yards. Fehoko finished with 104 yards receiving on four catches. “They’ve had some good rhythm for a couple years, now,” Bengals coach Ryan Bullett said. “We kind of thought there were a couple things w... 58352985@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:28:02 MDT Prep football: Woods Cross 27, Judge 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352956-190/judge-cross-woods-wildcats.html.csp Woods Cross • Sometimes it’s not a big deal when a team plays a larger school one classification up. On Friday night, it was a big deal. Not because Class 3A Judge Memorial lost 27-14 to Class 4A Woods Cross, but because of how it happened. After getting out to a 14-0 lead, the Bulldogs ended up falling to the Wildcats thanks to resiliency on Woods Cross’ part and just plain ol’ attrition. “They’re a great football team. They are big, they are strong, and fast all over the field,” Woods Cross co... Woods Cross • Sometimes it’s not a big deal when a team plays a larger school one classification up. On Friday night, it was a big deal. Not because Class 3A Judge Memorial lost 27-14 to Class 4A Woods Cross, but because of how it happened. After getting out to a 14-0 lead, the Bulldogs ended up falling to the Wildcats thanks to resiliency on Woods Cross’ part and just plain ol’ attrition. “They’re a great football team. They are big, they are strong, and fast all over the field,” Woods Cross co... 58352956@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:55 MDT Prep football: North Summit 14, Duchesne 12 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352963-190/mcmichael-duchesne-streak-quarter.html.csp Duchesne • Ryan McMichael took a knee twice, and that was it. McMichael’s North Summit teammates streamed onto the field to celebrate. Braves fans, who kept inching closer and closer to the sideline during the fourth quarter, wanting to be a part of history, joined in the hooting and hollering. There was plenty to celebrate. The Braves ended the longest winning streak in Utah high school football history Friday night with a 14-12 win over Duchesne. “We just wanted to end that streak,” said McMic... Duchesne • Ryan McMichael took a knee twice, and that was it. McMichael’s North Summit teammates streamed onto the field to celebrate. Braves fans, who kept inching closer and closer to the sideline during the fourth quarter, wanting to be a part of history, joined in the hooting and hollering. There was plenty to celebrate. The Braves ended the longest winning streak in Utah high school football history Friday night with a 14-12 win over Duchesne. “We just wanted to end that streak,” said McMic... 58352963@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:55 MDT Prep football: Bountiful 21, Viewmont 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352998-190/bountiful-yard-touchdown-viewmont.html.csp Bountiful • Short-handed on offense and stunned at the start on defense, Bountiful didn’t waver. Instead, the Braves took control. Bountiful overcame an early two-touchdown deficit with a dominant defensive effort to beat host Viewmont 21-14 on Friday night. Junior Austin Parkinson intercepted two passes, the latter in the end zone to thwart the Vikings’ final drive. “I was reading quick slant and just jumped in front of it,” said Parkinson, who also threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Kaden Larse... Bountiful • Short-handed on offense and stunned at the start on defense, Bountiful didn’t waver. Instead, the Braves took control. Bountiful overcame an early two-touchdown deficit with a dominant defensive effort to beat host Viewmont 21-14 on Friday night. Junior Austin Parkinson intercepted two passes, the latter in the end zone to thwart the Vikings’ final drive. “I was reading quick slant and just jumped in front of it,” said Parkinson, who also threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Kaden Larse... 58352998@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:55 MDT Prep football: Taylorsville 17, Murray 13 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58354059-190/murray-taylorsville-warriors-spartans.html.csp Murray • Big plays made a huge difference in Friday night’s battle between neighboring Taylorsville and Murray. Toa Maumau threw touchdown passes of 68 and 40 yards, leading the Warriors to a 17-13 win over the Spartans. Taylorsville improved to 2-0 this season. Murray dropped to 1-1 in the penalty-filled contest that lasted nearly three hours and wasn’t decided until a Warrior interception in the final 40 seconds. Murray took a 3-0 lead on the first possession of the game. The Spartans drove fr... Murray • Big plays made a huge difference in Friday night’s battle between neighboring Taylorsville and Murray. Toa Maumau threw touchdown passes of 68 and 40 yards, leading the Warriors to a 17-13 win over the Spartans. Taylorsville improved to 2-0 this season. Murray dropped to 1-1 in the penalty-filled contest that lasted nearly three hours and wasn’t decided until a Warrior interception in the final 40 seconds. Murray took a 3-0 lead on the first possession of the game. The Spartans drove fr... 58354059@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:55 MDT Prep sports: Successful schools speak out Wednesday against realignment proposal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58344768-190/football-formula-successful-duchesne.html.csp Midvale • Administrators from Provo and Duchesne, whose football teams could be moved up a classification under a proposed success-based high school realignment formula, spoke out against it in a public hearing Wednesday night. The Utah High School Activities Association Board of Trustees will vote Thursday on the formula, which could add or subtract up to 15 percent of student enrollment figures that will determine which of six football classifications a school will be placed into. Of the small... Midvale • Administrators from Provo and Duchesne, whose football teams could be moved up a classification under a proposed success-based high school realignment formula, spoke out against it in a public hearing Wednesday night. The Utah High School Activities Association Board of Trustees will vote Thursday on the formula, which could add or subtract up to 15 percent of student enrollment figures that will determine which of six football classifications a school will be placed into. Of the small... 58344768@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:11:38 MDT Prep football: Corner Canyon 41, Juan Diego 3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58327759-190/canyon-corner-diego-juan.html.csp Draper • What a difference a year makes. In last season’s private versus public battle of Draper, Juan Diego ruined Corner Canyon’s first game in history. It was a much different story Friday night, as the Chargers dominated the Soaring Eagle 41-3 in a bitterly contested contest that may be the last between the schools in quite a while. The game played mostly under a driving rainstorm featured a long lightning delay and some bad blood between Corner Canyon coach Don Eck and his Juan Diego counte... Draper • What a difference a year makes. In last season’s private versus public battle of Draper, Juan Diego ruined Corner Canyon’s first game in history. It was a much different story Friday night, as the Chargers dominated the Soaring Eagle 41-3 in a bitterly contested contest that may be the last between the schools in quite a while. The game played mostly under a driving rainstorm featured a long lightning delay and some bad blood between Corner Canyon coach Don Eck and his Juan Diego counte... 58327759@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:11:38 MDT Prep football: Judge Memorial 18, Pine View 16 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58327836-190/judge-pine-view-wilstead.html.csp The challenge made was one James Cordova has presented a thousand times before. Seconds after the Pine View Panthers executed a perfect onside kick to put the ball back in the hands of All-State quarterback and BYU commit Kody Wilstead, the Judge Memorial coach asked his defense to give him one more series. “I need you to play your hearts out,” Cordova pleaded. The Bulldogs had emptied their tank. While the Panther star heated up as the night wore on — he went 5 of 6 on the game-defining drive —... The challenge made was one James Cordova has presented a thousand times before. Seconds after the Pine View Panthers executed a perfect onside kick to put the ball back in the hands of All-State quarterback and BYU commit Kody Wilstead, the Judge Memorial coach asked his defense to give him one more series. “I need you to play your hearts out,” Cordova pleaded. The Bulldogs had emptied their tank. While the Panther star heated up as the night wore on — he went 5 of 6 on the game-defining drive —... 58327836@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:11:38 MDT Prep football: Pleasant Grove 28, Alta 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58327853-190/alta-grove-pleasant-vikings.html.csp Sandy • Les Hamilton wiped tears from his eyes and shook his head in disbelief Friday night after Pleasant Grove’s 28-14 season-opening victory at Alta. He had contained his emotions all day leading up to his return to Alta, the school at which he coached for seven seasons and won two state titles. Then, in the postgame handshake line, it finally hit him. “I was great, I was fine — no emotion until after the game,” said Hamilton, the Vikings’ third-year coach who left Alta in 2010. “I love thos... Sandy • Les Hamilton wiped tears from his eyes and shook his head in disbelief Friday night after Pleasant Grove’s 28-14 season-opening victory at Alta. He had contained his emotions all day leading up to his return to Alta, the school at which he coached for seven seasons and won two state titles. Then, in the postgame handshake line, it finally hit him. “I was great, I was fine — no emotion until after the game,” said Hamilton, the Vikings’ third-year coach who left Alta in 2010. “I love thos... 58327853@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:11:38 MDT Prep football: Bingham 33, Davis 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58328000-190/davis-bingham-darts-field.html.csp Kaysville • Home field advantage is sometimes called the friendly confines, but one particular spot of the field was a sore spot for the host Davis Darts on Friday night. Hosting defending Class 5A state champ Bingham, the Davis offense spent a great deal of time in the second and third quarters between the north goal and the 20-yard line. That wouldn’t be so bad, except that the Darts needed to move the ball 80 yards to the south goal line. By the time Davis finally did move the ball away from ... Kaysville • Home field advantage is sometimes called the friendly confines, but one particular spot of the field was a sore spot for the host Davis Darts on Friday night. Hosting defending Class 5A state champ Bingham, the Davis offense spent a great deal of time in the second and third quarters between the north goal and the 20-yard line. That wouldn’t be so bad, except that the Darts needed to move the ball 80 yards to the south goal line. By the time Davis finally did move the ball away from ... 58328000@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:11:38 MDT Prep football: Olympus 10, Cottonwood 6 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58328055-190/henderson-defense-game-olympus.html.csp The Olympus Titans and Cottonwood Colts kicked off the 2014 season in weather that was not conducive to passing, but that was just fine for the Titans, as they road their new workhorse, JoJo Henderson, to a 10-6 season-opening victory against a stout defense. “I’ll tell you — my goodness, JoJo Henderson, he’s a special athlete,” said Olympus coach Aaron Whitehead. “That’s a kid that, I know he’s kind of on the radar of some schools. Get this film out because going up against a defense like we ju... The Olympus Titans and Cottonwood Colts kicked off the 2014 season in weather that was not conducive to passing, but that was just fine for the Titans, as they road their new workhorse, JoJo Henderson, to a 10-6 season-opening victory against a stout defense. “I’ll tell you — my goodness, JoJo Henderson, he’s a special athlete,” said Olympus coach Aaron Whitehead. “That’s a kid that, I know he’s kind of on the radar of some schools. Get this film out because going up against a defense like we ju... 58328055@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:11:38 MDT Prep football: UHSAA rejects tournament success as realignment factor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58347629-190/uhsaa-schools-classification-football.html.csp Midvale • The Board of Trustees of the Utah High School Activities Association rejected a controversial proposal that would have used state tournament success as a factor in determining the classification of prep football teams when it met Thursday. The proposal was designed as a potential way to help mitigate socioeconomic factors that may be contributing to the lack of football success by some of the state’s schools. It could have also resulted in moving successful programs such as Timpview an... Midvale • The Board of Trustees of the Utah High School Activities Association rejected a controversial proposal that would have used state tournament success as a factor in determining the classification of prep football teams when it met Thursday. The proposal was designed as a potential way to help mitigate socioeconomic factors that may be contributing to the lack of football success by some of the state’s schools. It could have also resulted in moving successful programs such as Timpview an... 58347629@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:11:38 MDT Prep football: No. 1 Bingham rolls to win over Herriman http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58348617-190/bingham-herriman-mustangs-yard.html.csp South Jordan • When Bingham and Herriman got together for a Thursday night football tussle, it was pretty clear that both squads preferred a smash-mouth, physical approach to the game. And the Miners and Mustangs got just what they wanted in the first half. At the start of the second though, one Herriman turnover quickly led to a Bingham score. The Mustangs responded by taking to the air game, and then came turnover number two. And that, in what had been previously marked by hard-earned yardage ... South Jordan • When Bingham and Herriman got together for a Thursday night football tussle, it was pretty clear that both squads preferred a smash-mouth, physical approach to the game. And the Miners and Mustangs got just what they wanted in the first half. At the start of the second though, one Herriman turnover quickly led to a Bingham score. The Mustangs responded by taking to the air game, and then came turnover number two. And that, in what had been previously marked by hard-earned yardage ... 58348617@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:11:38 MDT Prep volleyball: Pleasant Grove has a three-peat in its sights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58338429-190/state-teams-coach-class.html.csp As far as conundrums go, Allyce Jones’ problem is one to be envied. Only 26 years old, Jones is on the fast track to a volleyball coaching career that may include stints at the college level. But, on the other hand, her early success comes where she grew up — and where the temptation to stay would naturally be extremely high. Right now, it’s Pleasant Grove High School that continues its tradition of winning and will keep its young head coach for an undetermined length of time. “That’s always bee... As far as conundrums go, Allyce Jones’ problem is one to be envied. Only 26 years old, Jones is on the fast track to a volleyball coaching career that may include stints at the college level. But, on the other hand, her early success comes where she grew up — and where the temptation to stay would naturally be extremely high. Right now, it’s Pleasant Grove High School that continues its tradition of winning and will keep its young head coach for an undetermined length of time. “That’s always bee... 58338429@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:11:38 MDT Prep notes: UHSAA to vote on realignment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58318484-190/football-proposal-uhsaa-thursday.html.csp Those who like or dislike the proposal to base part of high school football realignment criteria on past success will have one last chance to voice their opinion before the Utah High School Activities Association Board of Trustees votes on the proposal. A realignment public hearing is scheduled Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the UHSAA offices at 199 E. 7200 South in Midvale. The Board of Trustees will then vote on the proposal at its meeting Thursday that begins at 9 a.m. UHSAA assistant director Bar... Those who like or dislike the proposal to base part of high school football realignment criteria on past success will have one last chance to voice their opinion before the Utah High School Activities Association Board of Trustees votes on the proposal. A realignment public hearing is scheduled Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the UHSAA offices at 199 E. 7200 South in Midvale. The Board of Trustees will then vote on the proposal at its meeting Thursday that begins at 9 a.m. UHSAA assistant director Bar... 58318484@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:55:25 MDT Prep football: Jorgensen leading Carbon again, this time as coach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58312419-190/carbon-jorgensen-coach-football.html.csp Price • Jan Jorgensen always wanted to be a teaching coach. He just didn’t think it would happen this quickly. But the former BYU football star found himself in a portable classroom at Carbon High, his alma mater, this past Monday. It was the day before the first day of school. There were no desks, though a stack of geography books waited to be distributed. Posters from a Rocky movie, mixed martial arts, Vince Lombardi and basketball decorated the wall as Jorgensen worked with his assistant foot... Price • Jan Jorgensen always wanted to be a teaching coach. He just didn’t think it would happen this quickly. But the former BYU football star found himself in a portable classroom at Carbon High, his alma mater, this past Monday. It was the day before the first day of school. There were no desks, though a stack of geography books waited to be distributed. Posters from a Rocky movie, mixed martial arts, Vince Lombardi and basketball decorated the wall as Jorgensen worked with his assistant foot... 58312419@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:55:15 MDT Prep football: Salem Hills 22, Hillcrest 15 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58328028-77/hills-salem-yards-hillcrest.html.csp Midvale • The weather threatened Friday night’s prep football season opener between Salem Hills and Hillcrest. Though lightning didn’t delay the game, the Huskies still had to face the thunder. Star quarterback Porter Gustin led two impressive first-half scoring drives, then sealed the victory with two long passes late in the game to lift Salem Hills to a 22-15 nonregion victory over Hillcrest. Gustin, 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds, finished with 194 yards passing and 91 yards rushing on a rainy eveni... Midvale • The weather threatened Friday night’s prep football season opener between Salem Hills and Hillcrest. Though lightning didn’t delay the game, the Huskies still had to face the thunder. Star quarterback Porter Gustin led two impressive first-half scoring drives, then sealed the victory with two long passes late in the game to lift Salem Hills to a 22-15 nonregion victory over Hillcrest. Gustin, 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds, finished with 194 yards passing and 91 yards rushing on a rainy eveni... 58328028@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:10:05 MDT How well do you know Utah high school football? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58325943-190/football-com-iframe-season.html.csp The prep football season begins in earnest Friday night, so it’s time to make sure fans are ready to head to the stadiums across the state. First, let’s get things started with a little quiz to test your knowledge of high school football in Utah. Are you as much of an expert as you think? &lt;freeform&gt; &lt;iframe frameborder=”0” width=”100%” height=”400” scrolling=”auto” allowtransparency=”true” src=”http://saltlaketribune.polldaddy.com/s/how-well-do-you-know-utah-high-school-football?iframe=... The prep football season begins in earnest Friday night, so it’s time to make sure fans are ready to head to the stadiums across the state. First, let’s get things started with a little quiz to test your knowledge of high school football in Utah. Are you as much of an expert as you think? &lt;freeform&gt; &lt;iframe frameborder=”0” width=”100%” height=”400” scrolling=”auto” allowtransparency=”true” src=”http://saltlaketribune.polldaddy.com/s/how-well-do-you-know-utah-high-school-football?iframe=... 58325943@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:39:55 MDT