Last Friday, the Utah State Board of Education approved a new transfer rule that would allow a high school athlete to transfer and become immediately eligible any time as long as that athlete has not participated in a varsity game.
The 2016 high school football season wrapped up with state titles won by Bingham, East, Desert Hills, Juan Diego, Beaver and Duchesne. But we’re not done yet; let’s get to some individual superlatives.
Jaylen Warren passed the 3,000-yard rushing mark on the 2016 season, and East sprinted to a win over Springville for its second-consecutive Class 4A state championship Friday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Daniel Loua scored the go-ahead touchdown and grabbed one of three second-half interceptions to help Bingham claim its third Class 5A state football title in the past four years with a 17-10 win over Lone Peak on Friday afternoon at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Desert Hills rallied for 14 points in the final quarter, and Quinn Kiser's pitch to Gavin Young on the final play of the game gave the Thunder their first Class 3AA state championship since 2013 with a 28-27 win over 3AA South rival Pine View at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Friday afternoon.
Jeremiah Jensen and Rod Zundel | Posted Nov 17th - 6:05pm
Desert Hills running back Nephi Sewell missed last season with a broken neck. He thought his career was over. Now he has the Thunder a win over region rival Pine View away from a 3AA state championship.
Dillon Smith scored five touchdowns as Beaver jumped out to a 28-7 lead, then held off a comeback bid, and pulled away for a 55-35 win over South Summit for its second-straight Class 2A state championship Saturday at Southern Utah University.
Peyton Kelepolo ran for 142 of his 239 yards and a touchdown in the first half, and Jantsen Thorpe scored four 1-yard quarterback sneaks to lift the Region 8 champion Red Devils to 42-14 win over the Hawks at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Can anyone stop East’s inevitable championship run? Maple Mountain became the latest victim to fall to the Leopards’ dominant triple-option offensive attack, losing 64-13 in the 4A semifinal game on Friday.
Nephi Sewell scored three touchdowns and Marco Jordan added two more scores as the Thunder rolled to 49-14 victory over 3AA North top seed Stansbury to advance to the 3AA state final next week at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
It was all Lone Peak in the 5A football semifinal matchup against rival American Fork Thursday afternoon. The Knights had it easy as they rolled to a 66-19 victory over the Cavemen to advance to the 5A Championship game for the second year.