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Syracuse scores 17-straight, rallies to top Weber for first time since 2014

By Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted - Sep 5th, 2019 @ 10:44pm



PLEASANT VIEW — Midway through the fourth quarter, Bridger Hamblin trotted into the end zone, celebrated with a horde of his Syracuse football teammates and limped off to the sideline, clearly favoring the heavily-wrapped right ankle.

But nothing was going to keep him off the field in a big game with Weber.

Good thing, too, for the Titans.

Hamblin led a run of 17-unanswered points, including back-to-back touchdowns in the fourth quarter to tie the game, to help Syracuse stun two-time defending region champion Weber, 24-21 Thursday night.

Bennett Carlson smacked a 36-yard field goal with 1 second on the clock to help Syracuse hand the Warriors their first loss in Region 1 play since 2016. The Titans hadn't beat Weber since a 27-7 win Thursday, Oct. 29, 2014.

"I just wanted to be there for my team, and do everything I can," Hamblin said after the game. "I think if you can play through the pain, you have to be out there — playing through it."

Hamblin finished with 266 passing yards and ran for 84 more with three total touchdowns, including a 2-yard scamper in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 21-all.

Syracuse wide receiver Sam Adams caught 10 passes for 130 yards for the Titans (3-1, 2-0 Region 1).

Logan Payne's 7-yard touchdown run with 7:57 left in the third quarter gave the Warriors (2-2, 1-1) a 21-14 lead as Weber — which held Syracuse scoreless until Hamblin's first touchdown at the start of the second quarter — trotted out to a 14-7 halftime advantage.

But the Titans turned the tables on defense, forcing turnovers and stops to get back into the game, including a key interception by defensive back Trey Schofield in the fourth quarter.

"We needed a big play, and I was right there, like, 'I'll take it,'" he said.

With the win, Syracuse improves to 3-1 on the season, including a 2-0 start to region play. The Titans, who topped Layton 41-14 a week ago, could control their own destiny with a win at Roy (2-1, 1-0) next Friday.

Weber will try to rebound at Northridge (1-2, 0-1) next week.

Week 4 of the Utah high school football season continues Friday. Watch more than a dozen games from around the state on live.ksl.com.

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