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Corner Canyon closing in on record after BYU-bound Micah Wilson's 1st pick six

Corner Canyon's Dylan Carlsen celebrates a touchdown during a high school football game against Bingham at Corner Canyon High School, Aug. 27, 2021. Carlsen scored his fourth touchdown of the season in the Chargers' 52-7 win over Lehi to wrap up non-region play with a 46-game winning streak.

Corner Canyon's Dylan Carlsen celebrates a touchdown during a high school football game against Bingham at Corner Canyon High School, Aug. 27, 2021. Carlsen scored his fourth touchdown of the season in the Chargers' 52-7 win over Lehi to wrap up non-region play with a 46-game winning streak. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)



LEHI — In a show of its prolific offense, top-ranked Corner Canyon scored six touchdowns in six series Friday night on the road.

Even more impressive was that the Chargers did it with one offensive series ending in an interception.

When Micah Wilson finds the end zone, good things happen.

The BYU-bound linebacker scored on an interception return in the second quarter, and starting quarterback Devin Brown threw for 289 yards and two touchdowns as Corner Canyon scored 52 unanswered points en route to a 52-7 road win over Lehi to cap non-region play Friday night.

After Brown threw an uncharacteristic first-half interception, Wilson hid behind center, dropped back and jumped a crossing route before pulling down the interception around the 22-yard line for his first career pick six.

"I see the one coming in, and I just jumped it. I saw the one coming in and just started sprinting as fast as I could," said Wilson, who will visit his older brother Josh in Provo before flying to Charlotte for eldest brother Zach's NFL regular-season debut for the New York Jets as part of the "Wilson Weekend." "It felt really good, though."

With the win, the Chargers stretched their winning streak to 45 straight, just off of Duchesne's Utah High School Activities Association state record of 48 set from 2010-14. But the three-time defending state champions aren't stopping any time soon.

The streak has included contenders and other non-factors in the state playoff chase. But the Chargers keep winning.

"Honestly, we really just take it one game at a time," said receiver Cody Hagen, a senior with offers from BYU, Utah, Michigan, USC and Stanford, among others. "I had no idea what the streak is at, and I'm sure a lot of kids have no idea. We try and really just take it one game at a time, and execute each play at a time."

Brown threw for two touchdowns and set up two more on the ground during the Chargers' 42-0 blitz to halftime that also included two touchdowns from Isaac Wilson, a four-star sophomore by 247Sports who already holds offers from BYU, Oregon, San Jose State and Weber State, and older brother Micah's pick six.

Brown completed 14 passes in less than a half of play for the Chargers (5-0), including a 71-yard strike to Jon King on the second play of the game for the Chargers. The senior quarterback also tossed an acrobatic 4-yard strike to Blaze DeGracie with 5:09 left in the half to give Corner Canyon a 35-0 advantage.

And the Chargers kept rolling, buoyed by the confidence of a high-flying offense set up by a defense that didn't allow a touchdown until Jackson Brousseau found Jaxon Christensen with an 11-yard score with 8:10 remaining in the fourth quarter on a running clock.

"It gives us tons of confidence," Wilson said. "If we can do our job and the offense does theirs, it gives us confidence that we don't have to worry about anyone else. It helps a lot."

Jett Meine added three catches for 40 yards and a touchdown, and Hagen caught eight passes for 101 yards in the first half for Corner Canyon.

"I feel like we're really figuring things out. It took some time to get our rhythm down," said Hagen, the No. 6-rated recruit in Utah's Class of 2022 and a top-three uncommitted prospect. "Coach Kjar was calling great plays to set us up, and it was fun. We just kept hitting the mid-routes, and kept making plays."

Brown, who moved to Draper from a run-heavy offense in Arizona ahead of his senior season, also ran for 36 yards before the break, including a 14-yard spurt that set up Dylan Carlsen's 1-yard touchdown dive in the first quarter.

Wilson tossed a 64-yard touchdown strike to DeGracie on the Chargers' final play of the first to stake a 42-0 advantage.

Next Friday's game will mean a lot for Corner Canyon — but not for the pursuit of any record or winning streak.

The Chargers open Region 4 play at American Fork, the No. 3-ranked team in the KSL.com Top 20+1 and one of their biggest contenders of the year in a loaded region competition.

"We have to make sure we're executing well," Hagen said. "It's the start of region, and we need to come out firing."

Brousseau threw for 116 yards, Christensen caught six passes for 49 yards and the touchdown, and Hank Griffin had an interception for the Pioneers (3-2), who play at Fremont next Friday.

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