Prep football: Timpview 28, Westlake 0
Saratoga Springs • The result was one-sided, and Timpview's 28-0 victory reflected its dominance against host Westlake.
But Friday's shutout victory was far from perfect, starting with the Thunderbirds' 22 penalties, which led to a start-and-stop pace and tempered the postgame celebration.
Timpview's defensive front dominated from start to finish, and sacked Westlake quarterback Gavin Williams nine times on the evening.
"We were just getting low," said defensive lineman Noah Cobb, who had two sacks. "It's something we worked on all week. It was the little things that made it happen."
Timpview shook the disappointment of a narrow Week 1 loss to Alta by throwing all over the Thunder (1-1). Quarterback Jake Lloyd completed his first eight passes and had 247 of his 345 yards in the first half.
Lloyd threw four touchdown passes and was aided by the Thunderbirds' downfield blocking on two screen passes-turned-scores.
Braydon Galland (23 yards) and Gregson Aspinall (57) each caught short passes and rumbled to the end zone, in between Dax Raymond's two scores of 50 and 26 yards. But the penalties will overshadow the victory coach Cary Whittingham's first in orange and blue.
"It's something we really have to clean up," Whittingham said. "We need to figure it out and solve that problem.
"It was a flat win. A win is great, but it's not satisfying."
Williams completed just 7 of 31 passes for 100 yards, but the Thunder's leading rusher was Daniel Nugent with 4 yards.
Timothy Forsyth caught five passes for 78 yards for Westlake, which was not immune to the penalty flag. The Thunder were whistled 14 times for 134 yards.
"It was real important to win tonight," Cobb said. "We had a disappointing finish last week, but it showed us how much talent we have and how much we have to prove against other teams."
Storylines Timpview 28, Westlake 0
R Timpview QB Jake Lloyd throws for 345 yards and four touchdowns.
• The Thunderbirds overcome 22 penalties to earn the win.