Prep Sports - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.tribpreps.com Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Prep football: Ron McBride keeps giving back to game he loves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58416911-190/assistant-mcbride-coach-state.html.csp The September sun beat down hard on the Taylorsville football team as it prepared for a Tuesday practice. Large linemen huddled under the shade and helped each other with their pads as Warriors coach Rod Wells rolled into practice driving a golf cart with a familiar-looking passenger. Former University of Utah and Weber State coach Ron McBride sat next to Wells. On this sweltering afternoon, he took charge of Taylorsville’s offensive line. Warrior players suddenly seemed to perk up and things go... The September sun beat down hard on the Taylorsville football team as it prepared for a Tuesday practice. Large linemen huddled under the shade and helped each other with their pads as Warriors coach Rod Wells rolled into practice driving a golf cart with a familiar-looking passenger. Former University of Utah and Weber State coach Ron McBride sat next to Wells. On this sweltering afternoon, he took charge of Taylorsville’s offensive line. Warrior players suddenly seemed to perk up and things go... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58416911@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:02:22 MDT Prep football: Skyline 62, Murray 42 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58433939-190/skyline-murray-yard-region.html.csp Skyline’s mascot is the Eagle, but on Friday night against Murray, the team looked a lot more like Ducks. Oregon Ducks. Skyline used a blistering tempo to run Region 7 rival Murray right out of the stadium, rolling for an easy 62-42 victory. Quarterback Braxton Chipman announced Skyline’s quick intentions from the very first series, leading the Eagles on a six play, 75-yard scoring drive with passes of 7, 25, 19 and finally a 37-yard dart to Riley Sharp for the score. Skyline consistently h... Skyline’s mascot is the Eagle, but on Friday night against Murray, the team looked a lot more like Ducks. Oregon Ducks. Skyline used a blistering tempo to run Region 7 rival Murray right out of the stadium, rolling for an easy 62-42 victory. Quarterback Braxton Chipman announced Skyline’s quick intentions from the very first series, leading the Eagles on a six play, 75-yard scoring drive with passes of 7, 25, 19 and finally a 37-yard dart to Riley Sharp for the score. Skyline consistently h... 58433939@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT Prep football: Roy 36, Logan 0 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58434644-190/roy-yards-martinez-royals.html.csp Roy • James Martinez didn’t want history repeating itself. Logan had won the last 14 games against Roy. And Martinez and his Royals teammates got off to slow starts in two other games this season. Well the Roy defense made sure to stamp out both of those streaks Friday. The Royals forced a fumble inside their 15-yard line on Logan’s first drive and silenced the Grizzlies the rest of the way in a 36-0 victory. “We knew when it got down there, we had to step up,” said Martinez, a defensive lineman... Roy • James Martinez didn’t want history repeating itself. Logan had won the last 14 games against Roy. And Martinez and his Royals teammates got off to slow starts in two other games this season. Well the Roy defense made sure to stamp out both of those streaks Friday. The Royals forced a fumble inside their 15-yard line on Logan’s first drive and silenced the Grizzlies the rest of the way in a 36-0 victory. “We knew when it got down there, we had to step up,” said Martinez, a defensive lineman... 58434644@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT Prep football: Herriman 63, Jordan 42 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58434674-190/herriman-jordan-mustangs-pearce.html.csp Sandy • Jordan’s defense has been a little leaky at times this season. On Friday night, the dam burst. Herriman quarterback Braydon Kener passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Mustangs to a 63-42 rout over the previously-unbeaten and third-ranked Beetdiggers. Herriman jumped to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back against Jordan and its star quarterback, Austin Kafentzis. “We’ve been waiting for our offense to really click,” said Mustang coach Dustin Pearce.... Sandy • Jordan’s defense has been a little leaky at times this season. On Friday night, the dam burst. Herriman quarterback Braydon Kener passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Mustangs to a 63-42 rout over the previously-unbeaten and third-ranked Beetdiggers. Herriman jumped to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back against Jordan and its star quarterback, Austin Kafentzis. “We’ve been waiting for our offense to really click,” said Mustang coach Dustin Pearce.... 58434674@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT Prep football: South Summit 42, Summit Academy 24 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58435125-190/summit-jones-south-yards.html.csp Bluffdale • Not so fast, our young friends. South Summit showed it isn’t yet ready to step down from its perch atop Class 2A, routing previously undefeated Summit Academy 42-24 Friday night. The defending champion Wildcats (3-1) pounded the host Bears (3-1) on the ground, with 292 rushing yards and four touchdowns — three by shifty senior quarterback Ty Jones. “It was huge,” said Jones, who also threw for 146 yards and two touchdowns. “It put us up into first place. We wanted it more than anythi... Bluffdale • Not so fast, our young friends. South Summit showed it isn’t yet ready to step down from its perch atop Class 2A, routing previously undefeated Summit Academy 42-24 Friday night. The defending champion Wildcats (3-1) pounded the host Bears (3-1) on the ground, with 292 rushing yards and four touchdowns — three by shifty senior quarterback Ty Jones. “It was huge,” said Jones, who also threw for 146 yards and two touchdowns. “It put us up into first place. We wanted it more than anythi... 58435125@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT Prep football: Highland 10, East 3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58435152-190/hunter-highland-east-game.html.csp After his team’s running game was shut down all night, Highland quarterback John Hunter finally found some daylight. Hunter’s 18-yard scramble in the fourth quarter provided the winning points as the Rams defeated crosstown rival East 10-3 in a Region 6 prep football matchup Friday at Highland. The matchup was part of the Great American Rivalry Series — a promotion highlighting 100 rivalry games nationwide. It didn’t disappoint. “That’s a neighborhood street fight,” Highland coach Brody Benson s... After his team’s running game was shut down all night, Highland quarterback John Hunter finally found some daylight. Hunter’s 18-yard scramble in the fourth quarter provided the winning points as the Rams defeated crosstown rival East 10-3 in a Region 6 prep football matchup Friday at Highland. The matchup was part of the Great American Rivalry Series — a promotion highlighting 100 rivalry games nationwide. It didn’t disappoint. “That’s a neighborhood street fight,” Highland coach Brody Benson s... 58435152@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT Prep football: Judge 41, Union 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58433935-190/judge-union-bulldogs-barnett.html.csp Judge Memorial football coach James Cordova readily admitted that he is not sure what a statement game is after his top-ranked Bulldogs destroyed previously unbeaten Union 41-14 on a beautiful Homecoming evening Friday. But this certainly looked like the kind of contest that warned other 3A schools that Judge is again the team to beat this season. With power runner Max Barnett and speedster Michael Kearns churning up yardage and a fired-up defense forcing turnovers early in the game, Judge simpl... Judge Memorial football coach James Cordova readily admitted that he is not sure what a statement game is after his top-ranked Bulldogs destroyed previously unbeaten Union 41-14 on a beautiful Homecoming evening Friday. But this certainly looked like the kind of contest that warned other 3A schools that Judge is again the team to beat this season. With power runner Max Barnett and speedster Michael Kearns churning up yardage and a fired-up defense forcing turnovers early in the game, Judge simpl... 58433935@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:39:26 MDT Prep football: Stansbury 49, Uintah 6 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58408952-190/stallions-stansbury-half-uintah.html.csp Stansbury • In the first 3AA North region game of the season for both Stansbury and Uintah, the Stallions used an offensive onslaught in the second half to win 49-6 and remain unbeaten at 3-0 at home. The game was tight in the first half as Stansbury led just 14-6 at the half, but then the Stallions scored on their next five offensive possessions. Stallions senior tight end Landon Stice made the most of his chances, as he caught a game-high four passes for three touchdowns and 135 yards. Quarter... Stansbury • In the first 3AA North region game of the season for both Stansbury and Uintah, the Stallions used an offensive onslaught in the second half to win 49-6 and remain unbeaten at 3-0 at home. The game was tight in the first half as Stansbury led just 14-6 at the half, but then the Stallions scored on their next five offensive possessions. Stallions senior tight end Landon Stice made the most of his chances, as he caught a game-high four passes for three touchdowns and 135 yards. Quarter... 58408952@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:07:54 MDT Prep football: Cottonwood 42, Copper Hills 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58408988-77/colts-yards-ball-call.html.csp It was the Tanner Call show early and often in the first quarter, as the Cottonwood Colts defeated the Copper Hills Grizzlies 42-14, on Friday night. Call dazzled on both offense and defense in the opening quarter, coming away with two interceptions and an impressive 15-yard jump-ball touchdown catch, as he tore the ball away from his defender. “He’s come miles and miles. A basketball guy by trade, we’re thankful we got him out here, last year,” said Cottonwood coach Greg Croshaw. “I can’t tell ... It was the Tanner Call show early and often in the first quarter, as the Cottonwood Colts defeated the Copper Hills Grizzlies 42-14, on Friday night. Call dazzled on both offense and defense in the opening quarter, coming away with two interceptions and an impressive 15-yard jump-ball touchdown catch, as he tore the ball away from his defender. “He’s come miles and miles. A basketball guy by trade, we’re thankful we got him out here, last year,” said Cottonwood coach Greg Croshaw. “I can’t tell ... 58408988@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:07:54 MDT Prep football: Taylorsville 14, Olympus 0 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58408997-190/olympus-half-taylorsville-turnovers.html.csp A week after being plagued by turnovers and penalties, the Taylorsville Warriors benefited from another team’s mistakes rather than suffering from their own. Taylorsville forced five turnovers and withstood a determined second-half Olympus effort to defeat the host Titans 14-0 in nonregion prep football action Friday night. After struggling to a 33-0 loss to Davis last week, the Warriors, 3-1, began their first offensive series with three straight penalties. However, quarterback Toa Maumau uncor... A week after being plagued by turnovers and penalties, the Taylorsville Warriors benefited from another team’s mistakes rather than suffering from their own. Taylorsville forced five turnovers and withstood a determined second-half Olympus effort to defeat the host Titans 14-0 in nonregion prep football action Friday night. After struggling to a 33-0 loss to Davis last week, the Warriors, 3-1, began their first offensive series with three straight penalties. However, quarterback Toa Maumau uncor... 58408997@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:07:54 MDT Prep football: Summit Academy looks to prove it’s for real http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58430273-190/summit-game-south-academy.html.csp While many prep fans are looking forward to next week’s matchup between 5A powers Bingham and Brighton, there are two huge games Friday featuring ranked teams in Class 3A and 2A. In Class 3A, top-ranked and defending champion Judge hosts unbeaten and third-ranked Union in the Bulldogs’ homecoming. Judge is the favorite, largely because the Bulldogs are at home and have dominated Union in the past. But the Cougars are off to their best start since 1988 and could be a surprise this year. In Class ... While many prep fans are looking forward to next week’s matchup between 5A powers Bingham and Brighton, there are two huge games Friday featuring ranked teams in Class 3A and 2A. In Class 3A, top-ranked and defending champion Judge hosts unbeaten and third-ranked Union in the Bulldogs’ homecoming. Judge is the favorite, largely because the Bulldogs are at home and have dominated Union in the past. But the Cougars are off to their best start since 1988 and could be a surprise this year. In Class ... 58430273@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:07:54 MDT Prep girls’ soccer: Diabetes can’t slow down Darts star http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58398906-190/dunn-ireland-diabetes-game.html.csp Kaysville • As a young girl, Davis High soccer star Ireland Dunn knew something was wrong. She had to use the bathroom every 20 minutes or so. Her throat was dry and she often felt tired and hot, none of which made playing her favorite sport easy. “When she was just 10 years old, she was diagnosed with Type I diabetes,” explained Ireland’s father Rick. “Her life, as she knew it, would never be the same with doctor visits, blood sampling and countless needles on a daily basis, along with emotiona... Kaysville • As a young girl, Davis High soccer star Ireland Dunn knew something was wrong. She had to use the bathroom every 20 minutes or so. Her throat was dry and she often felt tired and hot, none of which made playing her favorite sport easy. “When she was just 10 years old, she was diagnosed with Type I diabetes,” explained Ireland’s father Rick. “Her life, as she knew it, would never be the same with doctor visits, blood sampling and countless needles on a daily basis, along with emotiona... 58398906@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:07:54 MDT Prep girls’ soccer: Corner Canyon 4, Skyline 3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58421895-190/bruner-canyon-corner-game.html.csp Stepping on to the visiting Skyline pitch, Bayley Bruner held her hand up to block the sun. The Corner Canyon senior knew it was a must win game for the Chargers and felt the pressure to lead by example. Coming off a loss to Timpanogos, Bruner looked past the glaring sky and took her game to the Eagles with a hat trick. Skyline struck first in the 16th minute with a goal from Jaslyn Masina but Bruner equalized with a solo shot unloaded from midfield. The ball corkscrewed off her right foot as it... Stepping on to the visiting Skyline pitch, Bayley Bruner held her hand up to block the sun. The Corner Canyon senior knew it was a must win game for the Chargers and felt the pressure to lead by example. Coming off a loss to Timpanogos, Bruner looked past the glaring sky and took her game to the Eagles with a hat trick. Skyline struck first in the 16th minute with a goal from Jaslyn Masina but Bruner equalized with a solo shot unloaded from midfield. The ball corkscrewed off her right foot as it... 58421895@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:07:54 MDT Girls soccer: Highland 8, Cyprus 0 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58431047-190/owens-thornton-highland-kooyman.html.csp Highland’s April Owens knows every Region 6 girls’ soccer game is going to be a battle. The senior goalkeeper said advancing far into the playoffs means defeating regional rivals East, Clearfield and Woods Cross and not taking any other teams lightly. Hosting Cyprus, Highland attacked early and often for the 8-0 victory Thursday. With seven players finding the back of the net, Owens said that the Rams are finding their stride at the right time of the season. She likes her offenses ability to clo... Highland’s April Owens knows every Region 6 girls’ soccer game is going to be a battle. The senior goalkeeper said advancing far into the playoffs means defeating regional rivals East, Clearfield and Woods Cross and not taking any other teams lightly. Hosting Cyprus, Highland attacked early and often for the 8-0 victory Thursday. With seven players finding the back of the net, Owens said that the Rams are finding their stride at the right time of the season. She likes her offenses ability to clo... 58431047@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:07:54 MDT Prep notes: Jordan’s Austin Kafentzis racking up state, national records http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58406572-190/percent-utah-yards-national.html.csp Jordan’s fine senior quarterback Austin Kafentzis is garnering some national recognition as he continues to rewrite the Utah record book. MaxPreps has the Wisconsin-commit on its national player of the year watch. Going into Saturday’s game at Cherry Creek, Colo., the Beetdiggers are 3-0. For the season, Kafentzis had rushed 73 times for 597 yards and nine touchdowns and he completed 31 of 67 passes for 609 yards and six scores. According to Utah football stats expert George Felt, Kafentzis has... Jordan’s fine senior quarterback Austin Kafentzis is garnering some national recognition as he continues to rewrite the Utah record book. MaxPreps has the Wisconsin-commit on its national player of the year watch. Going into Saturday’s game at Cherry Creek, Colo., the Beetdiggers are 3-0. For the season, Kafentzis had rushed 73 times for 597 yards and nine touchdowns and he completed 31 of 67 passes for 609 yards and six scores. According to Utah football stats expert George Felt, Kafentzis has... 58406572@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:07:54 MDT Prep volleyball: Fremont 3, Syracuse 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58431095-190/syracuse-fremont-match-vigil.html.csp Though only a sophomore, Fremont strong side hitter Madeline Vigil is already aware that power at her position should be supplemented with cleverness in order to beat the block sometimes. Vigil did dink one shot past the Syracuse defense very late in a match Thursday, but for the most part, it was Vigil and Fremont senior Whitney Wray that put some major pop on the ball in key moments of a 25-19, 21-25, 25-19, 26-24 victory over Syracuse. With the win, the Silverwolves continue their hot start i... Though only a sophomore, Fremont strong side hitter Madeline Vigil is already aware that power at her position should be supplemented with cleverness in order to beat the block sometimes. Vigil did dink one shot past the Syracuse defense very late in a match Thursday, but for the most part, it was Vigil and Fremont senior Whitney Wray that put some major pop on the ball in key moments of a 25-19, 21-25, 25-19, 26-24 victory over Syracuse. With the win, the Silverwolves continue their hot start i... 58431095@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:07:54 MDT