They did it for Nephi Sewell.
The Desert Hills football team dedicated the season to the Sewell family and made sure to not disappoint Friday night.
Thanks to dominating defense, and an offense that couldn’t be stopped, the Desert Hills football team crushed the Foothill Falcons (Nev.), 50-6, at Thunder Stadium.
Senior quarterback Nick Warmsley threw for three touchdowns and ran for three more as the Thunder offense continued its offensive onslaught for the second game in a row.
“It all starts up front,” Desert Hills head coach Carl Franke said about the offensive line. “They’ve done a terrific job for us this year, and are giving Nick (Warmsley) plenty of time in the pocket, and are opening up big holes for our running backs. I’ve been really pleased with the way things have come together.”
While the offense put up plenty of big numbers and some fancy plays, it was the defense that shined the brightest.
Thanks to two interceptions from junior Quinn Kiser, and another one from Ryan Hoppie, the Thunder defense held the Falcons in check all game long.
“Last week wasn’t Desert Hills defense,” Kiser said. “We worked hard on our technique, made some changes and everyone responded and made great plays.”
After several botched punts, the Falcons decided to go for it on a couple of fourth downs, but couldn’t get through the heart and soul of the Thunder defense.
“We knew what we needed to do tonight to get the victory and our coaches did a great job in preparing us all week,” Kiser added.
The game go out to a “slow start” after the Falcons showed up later than expected due to the one-hour time difference between Nevada and Utah. After Friday’s lopsided loss, the Falcons probably should have just stayed at home.
Desert Hills’ Nick Warmsley opened the game with a nifty 43-yard touchdown run before throwing two long touchdown passes to Garrick Sharp and Zak Fuchs.
Sharp got behind the Falcons defense and caught the ball in stride for the second touchdown of the game. On the very next series, Warmsley connected with Fuchs on a 73-yard bomb. It was the second week in a row that the two connected for a touchdown of more than 70 yards. Last week’s strike came off an audible where the two just looked at each other and knew what to do.
“It was a designed play this time,” Fuchs said.
“Nick threw a perfect ball and I just did my best not to get caught eh said. “I would have heard it from my teammates if I didn’t get in,” he added.
Senior kicker Christian Cottle even got in on the action with his 23-yard field goal late in the second quarter.
Then right before the half, and after oen of Kiser’s picks, Warmsley found Fuchs in the back of the end zone to put the Thunder up 31-0 heading into halftime.
Foothill might not want to schedule Desert Hills next year after back-to-back lopsided loses. Over the last two games, the Thunder have outscored the Falcons by a combined score of 91-6.
Next up for the Thunder is a trip up north to take on the Roy Royals on Sept. 4.