Kaden Strasters plunged in for a touchdown from 1 yard out with 22 seconds left to go up 17-14 to clinch the Mustangs' first Class 5A state championship in school history Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Hunter Horsley ran for 258 yards and two touchdowns, and threw for 178 yards and another score, to help the Grizzlies win their eighth state championship with a 26-15 win over defending champion Dixie in the Class 3AA state final.
After Dixie High won last year's Class 3AA state title, the Flyers lost their head coach and most the offensive line. But Tre Miller and Zak Harrah have the Flyers back in familiar territory: the state final at 11 a.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Matthew Roberts accounted for four touchdowns to lead Beaver to a 33-0 win over South Summit and the Class 2A state title Saturday at Weber State's Stewart Stadium. Click inside for highlights from the 1A, 2A and 3A championships.
After overcoming a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter of a quarterfinal, Highland will face three-time defending 4A champion Timpview at 2:30 p.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium in the Rams' first semifinal in three years.
BYU announced midyear enrollees and returning missionaries for its football program last Friday, a list that includes four-star defensive back Troy Warner and Bingham quarterback Keaton Torre. But the announcement caught Bronco Mendenhall off-guard.
Adam Rodriguez ran for 92 yards and a touchdown, Scott Averett added 58 yards and a score, and Devyn Tate had 40 yards and a touchdown on the ground to lead host Springville to a 28-20 win over Box Elder in the 4A state playoffs.
Gage Cuthbertson had two interceptions, including one returned 99 yards for a touchdown, and converted two field goals to help Murray stun host Provo 26-17 in the first round of the Class 4A state tournament Friday afternoon.