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Maple Mountain, Springville more than just a region opener

By Rod Zundel | Posted - Sep. 11, 2015 at 6:33 p.m.

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SPRINGVILLE — Both teams are 3-0 on the season, and both are projected contenders for the Region 8 title.

But with the proximity and history of the players, Friday night's Maple Mountain-Springville game is more than just a region opener.

You can watch the game on beginning at 7 p.m. MT, with a 30-minute pregame show from Springville High's campus starting at 6:30 p.m. on KSL 5 TV.

Other big games during high school football's Week 4 include the Region 1 opener in Cache Valley, where Mountain Crest (3-0) hosts Fremont (2-1) and a chance to move to 4-0 for the first time in 16 years.

The Mustangs have the second-highest margin of victory in the state after three games at nearly 31 points, and quarterback Tanner Schwab ranks fourth in the state with 10 touchdown passes.

Fremont receiver Haze Hadley is also a top 10 target with 100 receiving yards per game.

Tooele (2-1) opens its 3AA North season against rival Stansbury (3-0) in the Battle for the Boot, which the Stallions lead 4-2.

After the first three games, the stats for both teams are pretty even. Tooele scores 35 points per game to Stansbury's 34, and the Buffaloes give up just 14 points compared to the Stallions' 17.

Lone Peak looks to continue its early season success against Pleasant Grove, while Bountiful will look to start its Region 4 campaign on the right foot against Highland.

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