Prep football: Brighton 30 Fremont 22
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 we could do, went to it early, and they connected."
Of course, Fehoko did not stop there, as he also had a dazzling one-handed interception that he took back nearly 50 yards.
"Our defensive line was getting good pressure on the quarterback all day," Fehoko said. "[Fremont's Justin Shaw is] a good quarterback, he was just getting a lot of pressure, so he was throwing it up and I made a play for the team. â¦ [Offensively,] our line was getting good blocks and Robbie was just putting it in the right place."
Fremont, for its part, hung in for a good portion of the game, but Cody Barton and Osa Masina joined Fehoko in contributing some defensive highlights, with two forced fumbles and a safety, respectively.
Whenever Silver Wolves quarterback, Shaw, and wide receiver Paxton Merrill connected, big plays happened as they hooked up for 11 catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns but their performances were just not enough to upset the loaded Bengals.
Despite the win, the Bengals know they need to clean up their game.
"We played a little better in some areas this week, but we're having a lot of penalties," Bullett said. "That's two weeks in a row with a lot of penalties, a lot of mental mistakes. We've got to get that cleaned up, and hopefully we get that fixed before league starts. I don't think we'll win those games in league if we're doing that."
R Fremont's Justin Shaw completes 15 of 30 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns.
• Brighton's Osa Masina and Sione Hemuli-Lund both fall just short of 100 yards rushing.
• Kahi Neves briefly plays quarterback for the Bengals and throws a touchdown pass.
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