Springville and Olympus move in to the Utah prep football Top 25 after Week 4

The Titans grab a spot after beating the Murray Spartans on Friday night

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Amini Amone (2) of East is taken down by the Park City Miners defense In prep football action between Park City on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021.

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How has Springville stayed off the radar for four straight weeks?

The 5A Red Devils have won four straight games and until this week have not appeared in the Top 25 power rankings. Maybe two of the four teams they’ve beaten so far this year didn’t have a winning record before facing them.

Nonetheless, Springville is undefeated and that will no longer go unnoticed.

Meanwhile, Corner Canyon and Skyridge are still un-slayable dragons, the Murray Spartans are out and the Bingham Miners made a big drop.

Here are The Salt Lake Tribune’s prep football Top 25 power rankings for Week 4.

1. Corner Canyon (4-0)

Previous week: 1

The Chargers scored at least 70 points for the second time this season as coach Eric Kjar wins one over his former team. The streak stands at 44.

2. Skyridge (4-0)

Previous week: 3

The Falcons put together their most impressive performance of the season, shutting out the reigning 5A champion Orem Tigers behind a big performance from quarterback McCae Hillstead.

3. Orem (3-1)

Previous week: 4

The Tigers lost to the second-best team in the state on Friday.

4. American Fork (3-0)

Previous week: 5

After a week off, the Cavemen blew out a team from Gardena, Calif., behind a 49-point third quarter.

5. Syracuse (4-0)

Previous week: 6

Syracuse and Salem Hills went scoreless for three quarters before the Titans took over in the fourth with three touchdowns.

6. Lone Peak (2-0)

Previous week: 2

The Knights had a bye week.

7. Mountain Ridge (4-0)

Previous week: 9

The Sentinels’ defense allows just 10 points as they beat a ranked Sky View team.

8. Pine View (4-0)

Previous week: 8

Another big performance from junior quarterback Sawyer Woods as his three touchdown passes keeps the Panthers undefeated.

9. Beaver (4-0)

Previous week: 11

The Beavers keep finding ways to win, this time hanging on edge Summit Academy and stay unblemished through four games.

10. Wasatch (3-1)

Previous week: 10

The Wasps go back to their winning ways with a convincing win over Pleasant Grove.

11. Timpview (3-1)

Previous week: 12

The Thunderbirds had no trouble dispelling of the Bingham Miners in their third straight win.

12. Brighton (3-1)

Previous week: 13

The Bengals are on a two-game winning streak after blitzing the winless Highland Rams.

13. Springville (4-0)

Previous week: Unranked

A mea culpa from the committee of one. Four straight wins has our attention.

14. Timpanogos (4-0)

Previous week: 16

The Timberwolves destroyed the winless Mountain View Bruins. Sophomore receiver Luke Livingston caught four touchdown passes, while seniors Kamden Heinz and Jaxon Vanchiere, and sophomore Easton Bretzing caught one apiece.

15. Bingham (2-2)

Previous week: 7

The Miners didn’t score a touchdown until the fourth quarter in a loss to Timpview.

16. Duchesne (3-1)

Previous week: 14

The Eagles lost in a big way to fellow 1A opponent Kanab after weeks of beating bigger schools.

17. Logan (3-1)

Previous week: 15

The Grizzlies went scoreless for three of the four quarters against a Highland Rams team from Idaho in the team’s first loss of the year.

18. Juan Diego (2-1)

Previous week: 17

Juan Diego had a bye week.

19. Fremont (3-1)

Previous week: 19

The Silverwolves are now on a three-game winning streak. Senior quarterback Cannon Koford helped them get there with his three touchdown passes and 328 passings yards against Clearfield.

20. Sky View (2-2)

Previous week: 18

You can’t fault Sky View too much for losing big to the No. 7 team in the state.

21. Roy (3-1)

Previous week: 20

The Royals needed a second-half comeback to defeat Hunter, which hasn’t yet won a game this season.

22. Northridge (3-1)

Previous week: 23

The Knights pummeled the 1-3 Cottonwood Colts behind a six-touchdown performance from senior quarterback Maximus Fonoti-Maikui.

23. Payson (3-1)

Previous week: 22

The Lions finally lost a game after playing a team in its own region. They lost 42-16 to the 5A Cedar Valley.

24. Olympus (3-1)

Previous week: Unranked

The Titans beat the No. 25 Murray Spartans by scoring 38 points in the first quarter and never looking back. The win knocks Murray off the ranking for now.

25. Layton Christian (2-2)

Previous week: 21

Layton Christian lost a 15-14 nail-biter to North Sevier to bring its record to .500.

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