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Lone Peak stuns Bingham 17-14 for Miners' first regular-season loss since 2012

By KSL Sports | Posted - Sep 28th, 2018 @ 10:32pm


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HIGHLAND — For more than six years, Bingham High has been the best of the best in Utah high school football, having not lost to an in-state opponent in the regular season since 2012.

But the Miners' 31-game winning streak of in-state opponents ended Friday night.

Lone Peak’s Nate Ritchie scored on a 55-yard interception return in the fourth quarter to lift the Knights to a stunning 17-14 win Friday night over Bingham.

Andrew Wimmer scored two touchdowns for Bingham (6-1, 2-1 Region 4), including a 55-yard grab from quarterback Aaron Erickson to give the Miners a 7-3 lead at halftime.

But Lone Peak (4-3, 1-1 Region 4) blanked its opponent in the third quarter, grabbed a 65-yard TD strike from JD Neeleman to Thomas Doman, and led by as much as 17-7 on Ritchie’s pick-six with 9:17 left in the game.

Wimmer added an 80-yard touchdown run to pull Bingham within three, but the Knight defense held on for the win.

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