Dixie at Canyon View, 7 p.m.
Two teams looking for their first win square off Friday as the Flyers head up north for a matchup with the Falcons. Dixie’s three losses have come against state title contenders from higher classifications, while Canyon View’s three losses have come against two 3AA South teams and the defending 2A state champions. Regardless of who the Flyers and Falcons have played, they’ll both be eager to get a win and get some momentum heading into region play.
Juab at Cedar, 7 p.m.
Mason Fakahua can be a one-man wrecking crew on the football field, but he has plenty of talent to spread the ball around to if he wants to. Drake Lewis and Derek Ball are Fakahua’s main passing targets, and Lewis joins Travis Tait and Trenton Maurer in the run game. Juab’s season is marked with inconsistent performances, leading to a 1-2 record. The Wasps do love to throw the ball, however.
Millard at Enterprise, 7 p.m.
Enterprise is 3-0 for the first time since 2012. The Wolves will hope 2016 doesn’t pan out that way (they didn’t win a game afterward). Jon Oswald is having an explosive season on both sides of the ball and Enterprise is find a way to win close games despite mistakes. Millard comes in 0-3 having only scored 14 points while giving up 154.
Desert Hills at Grantsville, 7 p.m.
The Thunder are coming off two straight convincing wins where Desert Hills has only given up seven points on defense. The defense is getting a boost, too, as Nephi Sewell and Ryan Hoppie are expected to get playing time on Friday.
Grantsville is in turmoil off the field: Its head coach was arrested last week for alleged unlawful sexual acts with students.
Hurricane at Carbon, 7 p.m.
Hurricane’s fortunes didn’t turn against Moapa Valley, but the Tigers are looking to get back on track at Carbon. Hurricane’s offense has plenty of weapons — Josh Parker, Tobie Swenson, Michael Lacy, Jaron Cordova — but it hasn’t all clicked. If it’s any reason for optimism, Carbon’s defense allows more than 50 points per game.
Pine View at Cyprus, 7 p.m.
Pine View could be without one of its best linemen, Tyler Heaton, for the next couple of weeks with a dislocated. But the Panthers are in good shape, led by quarterback Ryan Javines and speedy running back Jacob Mpungi (389 yards, 11.8 yards per carry, three touchdowns). Their defense has stuffed teams week in and week out. Cyprus is 1-2, and its games have typically been low-scoring all around.
Snow Canyon at Ogden, 7 p.m.
Quarterback Matt Kitchen returned to the playing field for Snow Canyon last week as the Warriors crushed Carbon, and he’ll get the starting nod on Friday. Now SC gets ready for their last long road trip of the year to face an 0-3 Tigers squad that’s allowed an average of more than 40 points per game.
Layton Christian at Diamond Ranch, 7 p.m.
Diamond Ranch opens at home looking for its first win of 2016. The defending champion Diamondbacks have struggled to score in their two losses at Enterprise and Duchesne. LC is a consistent team so far this year with a 3-0 record and a solid running game.
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