Dixie-Pine View clash highlights Friday night gridiron action

Dixie-Pine View clash highlights Friday night gridiron action


Dixie-Pine View clash highlights Friday night gridiron action


All games at 7 p.m.

DIXIE (0-0, 2-2) AT PINE VIEW (1-0, 3-1)

ABOUT THE FLYERS: Have traded off wins and losses each week this season. … Quarterback Ammon Takau paces the offense with 879 yards and eight touchdowns. He’s completing 62 percent of his attempts. … Joseph Takau leads the running backs with 7.1 yards per carry. … Receiver Drew Batchelor continues his solid season, totaling 608 all-purpose yards and eight touchdowns on offense. … Stetson Jones has racked up 34 tackles to lead the defensive effort. … Dixie’s averaging 38.5 points per game and giving up 28 per game. … Dixie has taken three of the last four from Pine View, but the Panthers still lead the series 23-13 going into the 37th meeting. They’ve met at least annually since Pine View opened in 1983.

ABOUT THE PANTHERS (1-0 region, 3-1 overall): Looked dominant in last week’s 56-28 win over region foe Snow Canyon. … Quarterback Kody Wilstead continues his MVP performance with 1,521 yards passing with 17 touchdowns. He’s completing 62 percent of his attempts and averaging 14.7 per completion. … Triston Duran provides balance on the ground, averaging 8.6 yards per carry with six touchdowns. … Jack Bangerter is the big threat downfield, pulling in 523 yards and five touchdowns. Other key targets are Bladen Hosner (14.8 yards per catch) and Colton Miller (13.4 yards per catch). … Linebackers Thor Katoa (32 tackles) and Kaden Craeger have combined for 84 tackles.

PAYSON (0-1, 1-3) AT DESERT HILLS (1-0, 4-0)

ABOUT THE LIONS: After a win in the season opener, Payson has dropped its last three games by a combined score of 75-47. … Easton Smith is completing 51 percent of his attempts with four touchdowns. But his six interceptions have put the Lions in tough spots in the past. … Kyle Moffat is averaging 6.5 yards per carry with five touchdowns. … Receivers Dannel Brown and Preston Little have combined for 22 receptions for 412 yards.

ABOUT THE THUNDER: The defense is one of 3A’s best in points allowed at just 4.7 per game. Tucker Cowdin and Sil Bundy continue to be productive players on that side of the ball, combining for 101 tackles with 64 being solo efforts. Jake Wagner leads all Thunder defenders with four sacks. … The offense is starting to find its rhythm. Quarterback Nick Warmsley is beginning to shed his inexperience and be the dependable signal caller the Thunder needs. He’s completing 53 percent of his attempts and averaging 14.4 yards per completion. The sophomore has also tossed four touchdowns. … Running back Bridger Cowdin has proven to be a solid complement to the passing game. He’s averaging 5.9 yards per carry (424 yards on 71 carries) with five touchdowns. Overall, the offensive unit is scoring 20.7 points per game. … Desert Hills’ only previous game with Payson came last year when the Thunder ousted the Lions from the state tournament, 48-21, in the first round.

CEDAR (0-1, 1-3) AT HURRICANE (1-0, 1-3)

ABOUT THE REDMEN: Are looking to snap a two-game losing streak in which they’ve were outscored by a combined 63-19. … Brecken Lewis has taken the most snaps at quarterback, but has struggled at times with a reported 26 percent completion percentage. … Running back Dallin Glover is getting solid production on the ground with 5.2 yards per carry, but he’ll need some assistance from Brecken Lewis (2.4 per carry) and Ty Bullock (2.6 per carry).

ABOUT THE TIGERS: Will finally be playing at home for the first time this season. Hurricane, set to play its 600th game, hopes last week’s region-opening win over Payson can ignite a much-needed winning streak. … Kole Richins and J.D. Stansworth saw time in the backfield in Week 4, and it’ll be interesting to see which running backs (Jeremiah Ieremia and Cody LeBaron) the Tigers throw out there against Cedar. … Quarterback Adlai Elison is completing 49 percent of his attempts and averaging 14.8 yards per completion. … Hurricane’s Ethan Stratton became the 21st Utah prep gridder to kick 100 career extra points.


ABOUT THE FALCONS: The rebuilding project continues for Canyon View as they open its 3A South schedule on the road. … The Falcons are scoring just 7.5 points per game while giving up 50. … Running back Braxton Higgins has been a bright spot, however, with 471 yards rushing.

ABOUT THE WILDCATS: Have outscored foes 130-41 during their undefeated start. … Brodie Ellis leads the rushing attack with 7.3 yards per carry and five touchdowns. Quarterback Spencer Henderson has shown the ability to throw the ball around when given the opportunity. He’s completing better than 50 percent of his attempts for 13.7 yards per completion.

ENTERPRISE (1-0, 3-1) AT SOUTH SEVIER (1-1, 2-2)

ABOUT THE WOLVES: Are coming off a dominanting 32-0 performance over Parowan. … Running back Kelton Hunt continues to put up 2A MVP numbers with 732 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns. Quarterback Brandell Shumway is averaging 19.1 yards per completion with four touchdowns. Joey Paine and Dallin Holt have combined for nine sacks and four other Wolves have picked off the opposition at least once this season.

ABOUT THE RAMS: An up-and-down season best describes South Sevier’s first four games where they have traded wins and losses each week. … The offense is lead by the running back trio of Riley Blackham (224 yards), Avery Healey (194 yards) and Trevor Jones (177 yards).

GRAND (2-0, 4-0) AT BEAVER (1-0, 3-1)

ABOUT THE RED DEVILS: Have looked to be in full control on both sides of the ball during their impressive start. Grand has outscored foes 174-41 entering tonight’s matchup. Quarterback Jacob Francis leads the team with 13 total touchdowns.

ABOUT THE BEAVERS: Saw their three-game winning streak snapped after a tough 37-6 loss to South Summit last week. … Jesse McMullin leads the team in rushing with 7.1 yards per carry. … Quarterback Kasen Hutchings has taken the most snaps behind center, and is completing 50 percent of his attempts with six touchdowns. … Bailey Bradshaw paces the defense with 36 tackles and one interception.

SAN JUAN (1-1, 2-2) AT PAROWAN (0-2, 2-2)

ABOUT THE BRONCOS: Have traded off wins and losses in each of the first four weeks. … Sterling Black leads the defensive effort with 32 tackles and eight sacks on the year.

ABOUT THE RAMS: After starting the season with two straight wins, Parowan has dropped its last two in shutout fashion. The Rams have been outscored by a combined 67-0 (Beaver and Enterprise). … The offense will look to get back on track with a balanced attack. Quarterback Caleb Murphy has shown the ability to make big throws downfield. Receivers Justice Walker (278 yards, 3 TDs) and Kirk Harrison (112 yards, 2 TDs) are hoping for more of that kind of performance tonight.

KANAB (1-0, 2-2) AT WHITEHORSE (0-2, 0-3)

ABOUT THE COWBOYS: Appear to have righted their ship with back-to-back wins over Monument Valley and Monticello. … Quarterback Merrill Terry is completing 51 percent of his attempts with eight touchdowns. Hadin Jones leads the ground attack with seven touchdowns.

ABOUT THE RAIDERS: Have been outscored 130-14 this season.

MILFORD (0-2, 1-3) AT RICH (0-0, 2-1)

ABOUT THE TIGERS: Are struggling of late with two consecutive losses where they were outscored 72-8. … If Milford hopes to get back on the winning path, running back Kaydon Noyes will be vital to their success. He leads the team with nearly 300 yards rushing.

ABOUT THE REBELS: Hold a favorable 85-67 point differential in their first three games. … Quarterback McKay Jarman and running back Benjamin Groll are the Rebels’ offensive leaders.

— John Renshaw (@SpectrumRenshaw)

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