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Saratoga Springs • The Corner Canyon Chargers were simply bigger, faster, stronger.
The Chargers tied the state record in consecutive wins at 48 on Friday with a cakewalk win over the Westlake Thunder, 56-0. They have a chance to become the sole record holders next week at home against Lone Peak.
Corner Canyon is now tied with Duchesne, which won 48 consecutive games between 2010 and 2014.
“What I’m most proud of is just the consistency of the kids and their willingness to practice hard every day, and willingness to lift hard in the summers and early in the mornings, and all the conditioning and speed stuff,” Chargers coach Eric Kjar said. “It’s a lot of time and effort for kids to spend that much time and do that stuff and be as dedicated as they are.”
Senior wide receiver Cody Hagen, who recently committed to BYU, is one of the players who has experienced virtually every step of those 48 wins.
“It’s really cool just to be able to have that in the books,” Hagen said. “It’s really cool just to have for the program and under coach Kjar’s name because he definitely deserves it.”
The Chargers seemingly had the game in hand from their very first drive. It took them just 56 seconds to score, a sequence that became indicative of the entire game.
They scored 28 points in the first quarter alone. Two of their first-half scores came off interceptions returned into the end zone.
Corner Canyon quarterback Devin Brown subbed out midway through the third quarter. He threw five touchdown passes and one interception before then. Hagen caught two of those.
Chargers senior Taylor Harris and senior Harrison Taggart each had a pick-6.
Sophomore Issach Wilson, brother to New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson, threw a touchdown pass to sophomore Tate Kjar in the third quarter.
Lone Peak lost to Skyridge 14-9 on Friday, so the Knights will be looking to avenge that result when they meet the Chargers next week. Corner Canyon knows Lone Peak’s defense will be tough.
“It’s going to be a big challenge again,” Kjar said.