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4A football: Harry, Woods Cross overwhelm Box Elder, 42-14

Published November 1, 2013 11:04 pm

Receiver/cornerback accounts for four TDs.
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Woods Cross • After fourth-ranked Woods Cross rolled to a 42-14 win over Box Elder in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs Friday, coach Justin Spencer was asked about the play of senior Xequille Harry.

He shook his head.

"Xequille is awesome," Spencer said. "Why he doesn't have a scholarship offer, I don't know. … I hope people will take a look at him because he's a playmaker."

Box Elder probably agrees.

Harry, a 175-pound receiver/cornerback, did a little of everything against the Bees:

• He returned an interception 45 yards for a Woods Cross touchdown on the opening series of the game.

• He threw for a 71-yard touchdown on a double-reverse pass on the Wildcats' first offensive possession.

• He caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Clay Kidman, including an 80-yarder with 4:15 left in the first quarter.

"He's not huge," Spencer said, "but he's fast and he has great hands. He's a special player."

Harry might be starring for a special team, too.

The fourth-ranked Wildcats improved to 10-1 this season by dominating Box Elder from the start. They gained a staggering 196 yards on their first four offensive plays and owned a 34-0 lead midway through the second quarter.

"We had a goal … to get out of the gates quickly," Spencer said. "We have a method of what we're trying to do and our kids respond really well."

Box Elder won the toss, took the ball and moved to its own 41. On third-and-6, however, Harry stepped in front Shad Watson's pass and gave Woods Cross the lead.

"Our defense is pretty dang good," Spencer said. "We rely on them. That's two weeks in a row we started off 7-0 without taking a snap."

After forcing Box Elder to punt, the Wildcats made it 14-0 on Harry's touchdown pass to Sean Gallagher.

"It's one of those things we've been working on," Spencer said. "We've never used it, but we know how aggressive Box Elder plays. Their safeties come downhill … and we thought, 'Well, let's take a shot.' " —

Storylines

O Xequille Harry scores two receiving touchdowns, one passing TD, and a pick-six.

• The Wildcats gain 196 yards on their first four offensive plays, then lead 34-0 midway through the second quarter.