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GAME BLOG: Cottonwood vs. Pine View



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Final Fourth Quarter
Cottonwood 19, Pine View 14

Cottonwood advances to the 4A State Championship game when they will play the winner of the other 4A semifinal between Timpview and Mountain Crest. After the game the players were already saying that they want Timpview. The T-Birds have beaten the Colts two straight times and ended their season in last years quarterfinals. Here are some final stats: Total Offense Cottonwood 360 Pine View 332. Time of posession Cottonwood 20:51 Pine View 27:09 Rushing: Cottonwood-Isi Sofele 21 carries, 139 yards, 3 TD's Pine View-Justin Ence 25 carries, 144 yards, 2 TD's Defense: Cottonwood leading tackler-Asi Hosea 10 Pine View-A. Bangerter and C. Pritchard 8

2:13 Fourth Quarter
Cottonwood 19, Pine View 14

Cottonwood gets a first down and can run out the clock for the win.

2:45 Fourth Quarter
Cottonwood 19, Pine View 14

By just inches, a run by Justin Ence came up short on 4th down and Cottonwood takes over on downs at the Panthers 3 yard line. One first down is all Cottonwood needs to kill the clock and advance to the 4A title game.

3:15 Fourth Quarter
Cottonwood 19, Pine View 14

After Justin Ence scrambled for 8 yards on 3rd and 10 the Panthers face a 4th and 2 with 3:15 left in the game. They will definately go for it here. A field goal will get them within two but with just one timeout left they may not get the ball back.

4:27 Fourth Quarter
Cottonwood 19, Pine View 14

Quarterback Justin Ence rushes for another first down. He has 122 yards rushing. The Panthers have a 1st and 10 at the Colts 28 yard line. Cottonwood just called offsides which sets up a 15 yard gain by Tanner Wood. Its now 2nd and 10 for Pine View at the Colts 13 yard line.

6:39 Fourth Quarter
Cottonwood 19, Pine View 14

Another nice pass play and a run have given the Panthers a first down a the Colts 39 yard line. This is getting good.

7:26 Fourth Quarter
Cottonwood 19, Pine View 14

On 3rd and 8 at their own 10 yard line the panthers get a nice pass play to give themselves some breathing room. Justin Ence found a wide open Adam Bangerter in the flat who took the ball out of bounds at the 29 yard line.

9:32 Fourth Quarter
Cottonwood 19, Pine View 14

Pine View gets another big stop with the Colts at their 24 yard line. Cottonwood goes for it on 4th and 13. The Panther defense forces Steve Romero to throw up a desperation pass that is picked off at the 8 yard line. The Panthers are now 92 yards away from taking their first lead of the game.

:00 Third Quarter
Cottonwood 19, Pine View 14

Pine View gets a big stop on 3rd and 1. The Colts decide to go for it on 4th down. Quarterback Steve Romero kept the ball on the option and got around the edge to pick up the first down. Then the Colts get a big pass play when Romero finds a wide open Spencer Larsen for a 45 yard gain to the Panthers 21 yard line. That play ends the quarter.

1:49 Third Quarter
Cottonwood 19, Pine View 14

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a football game! Pine View takes advantage of the fumble and adds another 7 points on the board. Panthers Quarterback Justin Ence takes the ball 39 yards on the keeper and just like that they are within 5 with 13:49 left in the ball game.

2:21 Third Quarter
Cottonwood 19, Pine View 7

A wild sequence of turnovers. After Pine View threw an interception Cottonwood turns around on the very next play and fumbles the ball. The Panthers recover and have 1st and 10 at the Colts 39 yard line.

3:00 Third Quarter
Cottonwood 19, Pine View 7

Pine View finally catches a break. Cottonwood misses a 27 yard field goal.

4:30 Third Quarter
Cottonwood 19, Pine View 7

After a nice return, Cottonwood will start the drive at their own 34 yard line. On 1st down Romero completes a pass to Moli for a first down at their own 47 yard line. That is followed by another big run by Isi Sofele who has been the offensive MVP of the game. A personal foul on Pine View has the Colts inside the red zone once again.

4:36 Third Quarter
Cottonwood 19, Pine View 0

Pine View is moving the ball well. For the first time they have reached the red zone and they finally get in the end zone. Panthers Quarterback Justin Ence kept the ball and found a hole up the middle for a 12 yard run for 6. The extra point is good and the Panthers have some momentum facing a 12 point deficit.

7:21 Third Quarter
Cottonwood 19, Pine View 0

Isi Sofele is a touchdown machine. After scoring in the first half on a 6 yard and a 4 yard run, the senior just broke a big one for a 48 yard touchdown. Cottonwood went for two but could not convert. They now enjoy a comfortable 19-0 lead.

9:19 Third Quarter
Cottonwood 13, Pine View 0

Pine View started the 2nd half with the ball at their 20 yard line. They drive to their own 46 yard line but it stalls after 2 bad passes. The Panthers had to punt and the Colts begin their first drive of the half at their own 19 yard line.

Halftime Second Quarter
Cottonwood 13, Pine View 0

Just judging by the stats this game looks even. Cottonwood has 156 yards of total offense while Pine View has 121. The Colts have 8 first downs, Pine View 6. The Panthers actually have a 3 minute edge in time of possession with 13:44 compared to Cottonwood's 10:16. The big difference is the Cottonwood defense has kept Pine View out of the red zone while the Colts have scored both times they made it inside the 20.

halftime Second Quarter
Cottonwood 13, Pine View 0

8:46 First Quarter
Cottonwood 13, Pine View 0

I apologize for typing in the wrong score on the past few entries. Cottonwood missed the extra point after their 2nd touchdown. I even posted that they missed it. Sorry.

Halftime Second Quarter
Cottonwood 13, Pine View 0

Both teams are moving the ball well on offense and coming up with big stops on defense. The difference has been when both teams have been in position to score. Cottonwood has executed well and Pine View has not. The Panthers will get the ball to start the 2nd half and if they can drive down and score they can get right back in this game, especially with their defense playing as well as they have.

:00 Second Quarter
Cottonwood 14, Pine View 0

The Panthers dodge a bullet. On 4th down the Colts tried to throw it to the end zone but the receiver fell down. The Panthers kneel on the ball and the half comes to an end.

:29 Second Quarter
Cottonwood 14, Pine View 0

Pine View decided after a timeout to go for it on 4th down. Bad idea! Justin Ence was destroyed by the Colts d-line and sacked at midfield. The Colts take over on downs and quickly get a big pass play from Steve Romero to Jason Lindquist that has the Colts on the Panthers 27 yard line.

:57 Second Quarter
Cottonwood 14, Pine View 0

Illegal touching just negated a big gain for the Panthers. Instead of a 1st and 10 at the 18 Pine View has a loss of down and is forced to punt.

1:45 Second Quarter
Cottonwood 14, Pine View 0

Pine View finally gets a big play on offense. Justin Ence threw a nice ball to Tanner Wood for a 38 yard gain. The Panthers are at the Colts 34 yard line.

4:08 Second Quarter
Cottonwood 14, Pine View 0

A bad call on a pass interference penalty (the ball was tipped before contact was made between the defender and receiver) helps set up another short touchdown run by Isi Sofele. The extra point is no good. Despite playing the Colts pretty even on offense and defense, the Panthers find themselves in a 14-0 hole.

5:14 Second Quarter
Cottonwood 7, Pine View 0

Another big gain on a catch by Alo Moli has the Colts in the red zone.

5:55 Second Quarter
Cottonwood 7, Pine View 0

Colts Quarterback Steve Romero just scrambled for a big gain followed by a 9 yard run by Isi Sofele. The Colts have the ball at the Panthers 36.

6:27 Second Quarter
Cottonwood 7, Pine View 0

Cottonwood just came up with a big stop on 3rd and 1. Cole Peraza was the first one there to stuff the Panther runner and was quickly joined by several teammates. Colts have the ball on their own 34.

9:44 Second Quarter
Cottonwood 7, Pine View 0

The Pine View defense gets another three-and-out but the offense starts this posession with another fumble that they are able to recover.

9:57 Second Quarter
Cottonwood 7, Pine View 0

Poor execution by Pine View leads to a turnover on downs. Quarterback Justin Ence fumbled the direct snap. He was able to recover but did not get the first down. The Colts take over at their own 24.

10:07 Second Quarter
Cottonwood 7, Pine View 0

The Cottonwood defense holds strong. Pine View now faces a 4th and 4 at the Colts 21 yard line. The Panthers call a timeout.

:00 First Quarter
Cottonwood 7, Pine View 0

The Panthers end the quarter with a 20 yard pass play to Tyler Orr. They will start the second quarter with a 1st and 10 at the Colts 27 yard line.

1:35 First Quarter
Cottonwood 7, Pine View 0

Cottonwood has won 24 of its last 27 games while Pine View has won 23 of their past 25 games. Yet neither school has won a State Championship in football.

1:48 First Quarter
Cottonwood 7, Pine View 0

Pine View gets a first down and has moved the ball to their own 28 yard line.

3:59 First Quarter
Cottonwood 7, Pine View 0

The Pine View defense forces Cottonwood into a three-and-out. But a nice punt pins them down at their own 5 yard line.

5:23 First Quarter
Cottonwood 7, Pine View 0

a dropped pass ends the Panthers drive. A 5 yard punt gives Cottonwood the ball on the Panthers 47 yard line.

6:10 First Quarter
Cottonwood 7, Pine View 0

Pine View will start their first posession on the 20 yard line. On the first play they draw a facemask penalty then Villiami Hafoka ran for a big gain. The Panthers are moving the ball well. Now at their own 42 yard line.

6:53 First Quarter
Cottonwood 7, Pine View 0

The Colts get in the end zone first taking 5 minutes off the clock. Isi Sofele gets the touchdown from 3 yards out to give the Colts a 7-0 lead.

7:01 First Quarter
Cottonwood 0, Pine View 0

The Colts go for it on 4th and 10 from the 20 and the get it. Now on the 7 yard line with a new set of downs.

7:18 First Quarter
Cottonwood 0, Pine View 0

Steve Romero just hit another wide open receiver who would have scored a touchdown but he dropped the ball. 3rd and 5 at the 15 for the Colts.

8:48 First Quarter
Cottonwood 0, Pine View 0

Romero just hit Jason Lundquist for another Colts first down. Cottonwood driving, now at the Pine View 35.

11:04 First Quarter
Cottonwood 0, Pine View 0

Pine View gets two stops to start the posession and forces Cottonwood into a 3rd and 8. The Colts get the first down on a pass from Steve Romero to Alo Moli. Then Romero had a Receiver wide open down the middle of the field but the receiver dropped the ball. 3rd and 7 Colts.

11:53 First Quarter
Cottonwood 0, Pine View 0

Cottonwood won the toss and received the kickoff. They just returned it to the 36 yard line.

12:00 First Quarter
Cottonwood 0, Pine View 0

Thanks for joining us today. This is an interesting semifinal matchup in 4A. Cottonwood hasn't been challenged all year while going 12-0, the longest winning streak in school history. One of those 12 wins came against Pine View in week 3. The Colts dominated the Panthers on their home field 52-23. Will today's game be closer than that early season blowout? Can't wait to find out. Pine View hasn't lost since. If you have any questions about the game please make a comment on the right and I will answer them as quickly as I can.

Jeremiah Jensen Sports

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