After Friday’s loss on the road to San Juan, the Enterprise Wolves are no longer undefeated after setting a program record with its 5-0 start. With the loss, the Wolves now share 5-1 records with Desert Hills and Beaver.
In volleyball action, Pine View, Desert Hills, and Enterprise remain perfect in region play which sets up a big showdown Tuesday night. The Panthers will host the Thunder in a battle of two of the top teams in Region 9. Enterprise also puts its perfect record on the line as they go on the road to face South Sevier that same night in Region 13 play.
In football, the 3AA South title could be decided Friday night when Dixie hosts Desert Hills. Both teams come in at 2-0 in region play and sit atop the standings. The Flyers and Thunder are both coming off impressive victories after cruising past Cedar and Hurricane last week. After several heartbreaking losses over the years, Desert Hills is looking for its first win over Dixie since 2011.
With another exciting week to look forward too, we can’t forget about the notable performances from the past week. So without further ado, here they are.
In football, Desert Hills’ Nephi Sewell played the entire game since coming back from a serious neck injury last year. Despite wearing a cast on his left hand from another freak accident that took place over the summer, the senior put on a show Friday night on Homecoming. After playing in the slot in the first half, Sewell switched to running back in the second half where he completely took over the game. By the time the horn had sounded, Sewell had rushed for 172 yards (19.1 yards per carry) and two touchdowns in just two quarters of play.
Despite a lopsided loss to Desert Hills, Hurricane’s Mike Lacy put on a show for the Tiger faithful that made the trip. On offense, Lacy had over 100 yards receiving to go with three touchdown catches, including a ridiculous grab over two defenders in the second half. Lacy also shined on defense with an interception to give the Tigers its only lead of the game in the first quarter.
Dixie quarterback Jacob Barben completed 23 of 35 passes for 289 yards and three touchdowns in the Flyers’ 24-7 win over a very physically and talented Cedar defense.
Pine View’s Tyler Heaton – who plays on both the offensive and defensive lines – made his return to the field after dislocating his elbow earlier in the season. During last week’s game against Snow Canyon, Heaton recorded five tackles including one for loss in the Panthers’ 13-7 victory. Heaton lived in the backfield for most of the night which allowed the secondary to pick off quarterback Matt Kitchen three times.
Switching gears to volleyball, Snow Canyon’s outside hitter Sammi Johnston recorded 35 total kills as the Warriors went 1-1 last week with a sweep over Hurricane and losing in five sets to Pine View.
Speaking of Pine View, setter Cassidy Murdock had an incredible week as she compiled 81 assists last week. Cydnee McGuire was on the other end of the passes as she contributed 33 kills last week in wins over Dixie and Snow Canyon.
Enterprise’s Tori Phelps came close to topping Murdock as she had 77 assists for the Wolves last week. Jaslyn Gardner added 40 total kills.
In soccer, Snow Canyon freshman goalkeeper Megan Rogers helped the Warriors concede just one goal last week in wins over Pine View and Dixie. The Warriors have now won three games in a row with just four region games remaining. With victories this week, the Warriors could very well wrap up the Region 9 title.
Canyon View can do the same as the Falcons continue to dominate Region 12. Canyon View had two shutout wins last week to move to 5-0 in region play. The Falcons have now outscored their Region 12 opponents 25-0 since region play started. Keeper Jessica Hinck now has six shutouts on the season for the Falcons.
In tennis, Desert Hills got some revenge over Pine View for a loss earlier this year as the Thunder beat the Panthers 3-2. Desert Hills swept the doubles field as Allie Beck and Alani Plumb won in straight sets at No. 1 doubles and Lyndsi Graf and Jocelyn Kennedy were victorious in No. 2 doubles.
In golf, Pine View’s Noah Schone rebounded with his sixth victory of the season at Green Spring. The senior won by five strokes and has a chance to win seven region tournaments this year which would place him in a tie with Desert Hills’ Taylor Cummings for most region victories in a single-season.
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