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There may not have been many upsets during Friday night's high school football games, but there were plenty of entertaining games to watch. Bingham scored 24 straight points in the second half in a thrilling come from behind 38-34 win over rival Alta, while Cyprus scored 15 points with just under four minutes left in regulation in a 41-40 overtime win over Kearns.
The big upset of the night came when Olympus (4A) defeated rival Skyline (5A) in the 44th meeting of the Battle of the Rock 28-14. The Eagles had previously won 10 of the past 11 meetings against the Titans.
My top 5 player performances from week 2
5. John Ursua, QB, Westlake
Westlake sophomore quarterback John Ursua accounted for 4 touchdowns (2 rushing, 2 passing) as the Thunder cruised to a 48-8 win over Maple Mountain, marking the first ever victory for the new school.
4. D.J. Doman, WR/DB, Pleasant Grove
Pleasant Grove senior defensive back D.J. Doman intercepted two passes, both of which he returned for touchdowns (43 yards, 46, yards) in the Vikings' 34-6 win over rival Timpanogos.
3. Terry Isaia, RB, Olympus
Olympus senior running back Terry Isaia ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns, one of which was a 21 yard run in the 4th quarter that helped preserve the Titan's 28-14 win over rival Skyline.
2. Alex Hart, QB, Jordan
Jordan senior quarterback Alex Hart threw for over 475 yards and 6 touchdowns as the Beetdiggers rebounded from last week's loss to Northridge in a big way, defeating Layton 52-26.
1. Harvey Langi, RB, Bingham
Bingham senior running back Harvey Langi ran for 189 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries and caught 3 passes for 111 yards and another touchdown in the Miner's thrilling 38-34 come from behind win over Alta.
Defense wins games, and eight teams (coincidentally the same number as last week) impressively shut out their opponents in week two.
Altamont 27, Lyman, Wyo. 0
Brighton 55, Taylorsville 0
Davis 37, Clearfield 0
Layton Christian 43, West Wendover, Nev. 0
Manti 41, Union 0
Monument Valley 41, Shonto Prep, Ariz. 0
Syracuse 14, Northridge 0
Uintah 51, Carbon 0
50 Point Club
- Bear River - Five combined touchdowns from running backs Aaron Spencer and Payton Wells push the Bears past ALA 53-25.
- Brighton - The Brighton defense hasn't given up a point yet as the Bengals ran past Taylorsville 55-0.
- Jordan - Alex Hart threw for six touchdowns in the Beetdiggers' 52-26 win over Layton.
- Uintah - Zack Blackham scored three times (once through the air, twice on the ground) in the Utes' 51-0 victory over Carbon.