We are just two weeks into the high school fall sports season and we’ve already had overtimes, dramatic finishes, and upsets.
And if you haven’t had a chance to attend any events so far this season I would highly suggest you do with another full slate of games this week that I expect will provide plenty of fireworks.
Crosstown rivals Cedar and Canyon View will not only face off in Friday’s home football game but will also take to the courts for Tuesday night’s volleyball game. In girls’ soccer, the Hurricane Tigers will travel to take on the red-hot Dixie Flyers – of which I will be at on Thursday – and the Pine View Panthers football team will look to remain unbeaten with a tough road game at Manti.
With a great week on tap, we can’t forget the notable performances from this past week. So without further ado, here they are.
Despite losing 47-21 to 5A powerhouse Lone Peak on the road last week, the Dixie Flyers put on an offensive show. Junior quarterback Jacob Barben – making his second career start under center – passed for 467 yards and three touchdowns. Junior wide receiver Hobbs Nyberg had 12 catches for 264 yards, and senior Josh Topham added 119 yards and two touchdowns.
Cedar picked up its first victory of the season as Mason Fakahua (Mr. Everything) passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two more in the Redmen’s 34-13 victory over Virgin Valley (NV).
Pine View’s entire team deserves attention after the Panthers crushed Uintah 47-3. The Utes were coming off a last-second victory over Snow Canyon but the Panthers made sure that didn’t come close to happening again. Junior quarterback Ryan Javines passed for 255 yards and four touchdowns before he was subbed out in the third quarter. Dylan Hendrickson — whose nickname is Screech on the team – had a team-high two interceptions and even scored a touchdown with a pick-six in the third quarter for the Panthers.
Facing a tough schedule early on hasn’t fazed the Desert Hills girls’ volleyball team. Led by Rachel Winters and Charity Bradley – daughter of former NBA and BYU center Shawn Bradley – the Thunder went 5-2 over the course of three days. After an impressive victory over Enterprise – which knocked off Pine View earlier that week – Desert Hills played well in the Wasatch Festival tournament against a number of 4A and 5A schools.
Dixie remains unbeaten after a straight set victory over Spanish Fork. Grace Bown had 14 digs and seven aces and Ella Burrows added seven kills and six blocks to lead the flyers to victory.
In golf, Pine View’s Noah Schone has continued his impressive season by winning his third individual title after shooting a 1-under par 71. The senior finished the day with six birdies but had three bogeys down the stretch to keep him out of the 60s for the second-straight week.
In soccer, Cedar and Pine View picked up their first wins of the season with 4-0 and 3-0 victories over Canyon View. Lindsey Robinson scored twice and keeper Emily Pearson got the clean sheet for the Lady Reds. Shaneice Laurenco scored twice for the Panthers.
In tennis, Pine View’s Hattie Erekson continued her domination as she lost just one point all week in victories over Dixie and Desert Hills.
Snow Canyon picked up a pair of team wins this week and was led by Brielle Nielsen. Nielson won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles against Hurricane on Thursday.
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