As always, it was another great week filled with star-studded performances.
Several previously unbeaten teams went down this past week as Dixie took down Pine View both on the football field and on the links. The Pine View football team’s quest to start 5-0 for the first time since 2007 was denied, and the golf team lost on winning its sixth consecutive team title after falling at Cedar Ridge Golf Course.
That leaves the Enterprise Wolves (5-0) as the only football team in Southern Utah undefeated after the Wolves took care of business in a 24-0 shutout victory over North Sevier on Homecoming.
In volleyball, Desert Hills’ Charity Bradley — daughter of former NBA center Shawn Bradley — had a game-high 19 kills in a 3-0 sweep over Dixie at home in the Region 9 opener. Bradley was instrumental in helping the Thunder make an incredible comeback in the second set. Down 23-14, Bradley had several kills down the stretch as the Thunder went on a 13-2 run to close the game out.
Enterprise, which has beaten several 4A and 5A schools this season, is 2-0 to start region play in a 3-0 sweep over Millard. Jaslyn Gardner led the Wolves with 13 kills, and Tori Phelps had 28 assists and 11 digs.
After some close games didn’t go its way against Region 9 schools to start the season, Canyon View is tearing it up in Region 12 soccer. The Falcons are off to a perfect 3-0 start after smashing Carbon 7-0. MaKayla Mechem and Morgan Haag both scored twice.
Speaking of tearing it up, Parowan’s Autumn Rogerson now has 18 goals on the year after scoring two goals in a 3-2 win against Millard. If the Rams can win their last four regular season games, they’ll top the 2010 team that posted 11 wins.
In tennis, Desert Hills and Pine View continue to pull away with impressive 5-0 victories over Dixie and Cedar last week. Pine View lost just one set as Hattie Erekson, Brielle Callahan and Julia Meyer all won in straight sets.
Meanwhile, Desert Hills didn’t lose a single set as Erica Evans led the way with 6-0, 6-0 victories in No. 1 singles. Freshman Mo Behymer won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and Abbie Carmack won 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 3 spot. In doubles, Allie Beck and Alani Plumb won 6-2, 6-1 and the No. 2 doubles duo of Lyndsi Graf and Jocelyn Kennedy won 6-1, 6-0.
In football, the entire Dixie Flyers team should get a medal after last week’s dominating performance. Hobbs Nyberg scored three touchdowns for the Flyers despite recording just under 60 yards of total offense.
But that was because sophomore running back Ammon Ah’Quin stole the show as he rushed for 153 yards on 25 carries. Senior linebacker and team captain Malakai Fakahua added two interceptions to lead the Flyers defense that had five takeaways.
Caleb Koopmans scored two touchdowns as Enterprise won its fifth consecutive game to start the season. The Wolves came inot the game already having set a prgroam record and will look to keep that streak going against San Juan, a team that knocked off previously unbeaten Beaver in overtime last week.
In golf, Pine View’s Jaden Milne won medalist honors, the first person this year to dethrone his teammate Noah Schone who came in with five consecutive victories. Milne, who has been near the top every week finally broke through after firing an even-par 73 for a one-shot victory over Dixie’s Jack Phillips (74). Pine View’s Trajen Kidd (76) finished third, and Dixie’s Brody Henderson (77) and Snow Canyon’s Luke Walton (81) rounded out the top five.
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