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3A Preview: Hurricane seeks end to Soaring Eagle Perfection



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Hurricane is looking for their first state title but a 13-0 Juan Diego team stands in their way.

The Tigers completed one of the greatest turnarounds in state history. After a 3-8 season last year, they are 12-1 and one win away from doing something they have never done, Win a state title.

They feature the states leading rusher,Gordie Dotson, and their defense doesn't give up many points. They play a physical smash mouth style of football that they hope can bring home the hardware.

Juan Diego won two state championships in 2A. Now after a 13-0 season they are ready to claim their first 3A State Title.

While the Tigers have Gordie Dotson, the Soaring Eagle have their own star running back. Tyler Morales has rushed for 1,044 yards this season while scoring 17 touchdownns. He piled up 202 yards and three touchdowns in Juan Diego's 28-21 quarterfinal victory over Logan. Then he ran for 187 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-3 semifinal win over Park City.

The Soaring Eagle have destroyed their competition along the way to perfection. Their offense averages 37 points a game while their defense held their opponents to just 5. No one came closer than 7 points of beating them.

Is Hurricane the team that can end their winning streak?

3A championship @ Rice-Eccles Stadium:

Juan Diego vs. Hurricane, Friday, 10:30 a.m.

<b>HURRICANE TIGERS DEPTH CHART
</b><p>
OFFENSE
QB ... JASE LANGSTON ... 9
... Tim Long ... 1
FB ... GORDIE DOTSON ... 24
... Robert Reeve ... 17
HB ... JACOB PUGH ... 26
... Jeremy Healy ... 33
WB ... ZACH SORENSON ... 5
... Jacob Stout ... 4
TE ... CORY HINTON ... 25
... Tommy Hirschi ... 10
WR ... CHANCE JOHNSON ... 8
... Ryan Smith ... 2
LT ... RILEY PENTICO ... 54
... Daniel Nielsen ... 70
LG ... DANAN WOOD ... 77
... Braden Barker ... 52
C ... JUSTIN EDWARDS ... 55
... Jeff Staples ... 61
RG ... IAN GATES ... 56
... Preston Beatty ... 51
RT ... RYAN BUTLER ... 65
... Theron Joe ... 60
</p><p>
PK ... COREY EDWARDS ... 30
... Tim Long ... 1
KR ... ZACH SORENSON ... 5
... JACOB PUGH ... 26
</p><p>
DEFENSE
DT ... RYAN BUTLER ... 65
... Kylnn Iverson ... 50
NG ... GEOVANNY FLORES ... 79
... Jeff Staples ... 61
DT ... DANAN WOOD ... 77
... Austin Carroll ... 53
OLB ... JADEN SEELY ... 13
... Gordie Dotson ... 24
MLB ... IAN GATES ... 56
... Fernando Sefita ... 48
MLB ... RILEY PENTICO ... 54
... Preston Beatty ... 51
OLB ... MICAH ANDERSON ... 81
... Cory Hinton ... 25
CB ... ANDERSON RICH ... 3
... Chance Johnson ... 8
CB ... GARY BRACKEN ... 7
... Tommy Hirschi ... 10
SS ... TYLER EWELL ... 12
... Jacob Pugh ... 26
FS ... ZACH SORENSON ... 5
... Alphonso Thompson ... 36
</p><p>
P ... JUSTIN EDWARDS ... 55
... Tim Long ... 1
PR ... TYLER EWELL ... 12
... ZACH SORENSON ... 5
</p><p>
JUAN DIEGO SOARING EAGLE DEPTH CHART
</p><p>
OFFENSE
QB ... BRIAN MAY ... 8
... Mike Ramirez ... 12
TB ... TYLER MORALES ... 23
... Dennis Larsen ... 29
FB ... TANA VEA ... 26
... Lars Gunderson ... 5
TE ... TYLER BAUMAN ... 13
... Trever McFalls ... 81
WR ... KEEGAN ANDERSEN ... 22
... Frank Sutera ... 21
WR ... MIKE RAMIREZ ... 12
... Bruce Nix ... 7
LT ... DENNY MIDGLEY ... 56
... Jalin Ames ... 76
LG ... NOA TAVAKE ... 65
... Chase Kallas ... 67
C ... JAMIE MARKOSIAN ... 54
... Taylor Berg ... 57
RG ... TAYLOR BERG ... 57
... Chris Ika ... 78
RT ... SPENCER DURFEY ... 66
... Trevor Greene ... 52
</p><p>
PK ... JARON BENTRUDE ... 11
... Roberto Taddeo ... 6
KR ... TYLER MORALES ... 23
... TANA VEA ... 26
</p><p>
DEFENSE
DT ... TAYLOR BERG ... 57
... Chase Kallas ... 67
NT ... JAMIE MARKOSIAN ... 54
... Junior Latu ... 59
DT ... NOA TAVAKE ... 65
... Chris Ika ... 78
OLB ... JACOB DOUGHTY ... 82
... Denny Midgley ... 56
MLB ... TAYLER BAUMAN ... 13
... Spencer Durfey ... 66
MLB ... DANIEL JIMENEZ ... 50
... Steven Dunn ... 92
OLB ... TREVOR MCFALLS ... 81
... Zach Bullett ... 20
CB ... BRUCE NIX ... 7
... Tana Vea ... 26
CB ... KEEGAN ANDERSEN ... 22
... Mike Ramirez ... 12
SS ... DENNIS LARSEN ... 29
... Bryson Pitcher ... 31
FS ... FRANK SUTERA ... 21
... Brian May ... 8
</p><p>
P ... BRIAN MAY ... 8
... Daniel Jimenez ... 50
PR ... MIKE RAMIREZ ... 12
... LARS GUNDERSON ... 5</p>

Jeremiah Jensen Sports

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