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GAME BLOG: Springville 29, Dixie 21


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:05 Fourth Quarter
Springville 29, Dixie 21

An interception by Springville's Zach Gardanier has clinched the victory for the Red Devils. An impressive comeback by the Flyers comes up short.

:47 Fourth Quarter
Springville 29, Dixie 21

Dixie gets a quarterback sack to force a 4th and 11. Springville is forced to punt. John Matuauto took a Sharp pass into Red Devils territory. They have the ball at the Red Devils 38 yard line with 47 seconds left in the game.

2:36 Fourth Quarter
Springville 29, Dixie 21

The onside kick attempt was a good one but the ball missed everyone and went out of bounds. Can the Dixie D come up with a big stop?

2:37 Fourth Quarter
Springville 29, Dixie 21

Wow!!! The Dixie defense comes up with a big play and we have a ball game. Dallen Reber picks up a Springville fumble and returns it to the Red Devils 5 yard line with 3 minutes left. On 2nd down Mike Sharp throws a pass to Dalton Smith for a touchdown. The extra point is good the Flyers are a touchdown and 2 point conversion away from tying this game.

3:23 Fourth Quarter
Springville 29, Dixie 14

The Flyers have recovered a fumble on the Springville 13 yard line. John Matuauto scores on a 6 yard touchdown run to cut the Red Devil lead to 15 points. The Flyers opt to kick it deep instead of going with the onside kick. We'll see if their defense can make this game interesting.

7:00 Fourth Quarter
Springville 29, Dixie 7

Dixie is back in the red zone but on 3rd and 9 a Mike Sharp pass is incomplete. On 4th down Sharp completes a pass to Dallen Reber but he is short of the first down. Springville takes over on their own 7 yard line.

11:52 Fourth Quarter
Springville 29, Dixie 7

Dixie is on the board. Flyers quarterback Mike Sharp keeps the ball on the option and scores on an 18 yard touchdown run.

12:00 Third Quarter
Springville 29, Dixie 0

Dixie is in the red zone for the first time as the 4th quarter gets underway.

1:23 Third Quarter
Springville 29, Dixie 0

Great athletic play by Dixie quarterback Mike Sharp to keep their drive alive. He somehow avoided a sack, rolled out to his right, and threw a strike to his receiver for a first down.

1:39 Third Quarter
Springville 29, Dixie 0

Dixie is driving on the Red Devils but face a third and 10 on the Springville 45 yard line.

4:17 Third Quarter
Dixie 0, Springville 29

Dixie comes up with a much needed stop on 4th and 8 but Springville did salvage three points on the drive as Thomas Day makes a 33 yard field goal to give the Red Devils a 29 point lead.

5:33 Third Quarter
Springville 26, Dixie 0

Another huge defensive play for Springville. Defensive Lineman Landon McKell just crushed Flyers quarterback Mike Sharp for a sack. Facing a 4th and 18 , Dixie is forced to punt again. Springville returns the punt to the Dixie 40 yard line.

7:55 Third Quarter
Springville 26, Dixie 0

Springville has added to their lead. Quarterback Steven Bate threw a beautiful pass to Todd Gillies for a 36 yard touchdown and the Flyers are in big trouble. The Red Devil offense came out after halftime ready to play.

12:00 Third Quarter
Springville 19, Dixie 0

Rain has started to fall at Rice-Eccles stadium as the 2nd half gets underway. Springville has the ball and starts their drive at the 41 yard line.

12:00 Third Quarter
Springville 19, Dixie 0

A big apology to Dixie fans. I refered to Dixie as the "Rebels" instead of the Flyers in a couple blog posts. That was very embarrassing. Old habits are hard to break. We fixed the error in the previous posts. I'm just glad I didn't call them the Red Storm.

:00 Second Quarter
Springville 19, Dixie 0

Springville is just 24 minutes away from their first state championship game appearance since 1985. 24 years ago Scott Mitchell led the Red Devils to their first and only football state championship. Now he will have a chance to lead his team to a 2nd state championship, this time as head coach. The Red Devils defense has been impressive. They have held Dixie to just 51 yards of total offense. The Flyers have not played well and it will be interesting to see how they respond in the 2nd half.

:00 Second Quarter
Springville 19, Dixie 0

Dixie is forced to punt yet again but a nice booming punt has Springville backed up to their own 21 yard line. A sack by Phillip Cooper backs them up even further and that is how the half ends.

1:40 Second Quarter
Springville 19, Dixie 0

The Flyers overcome the turnover after the defense forces a three-and-out. They have 1:40 to try and get some points on the board before halftime.

2:00 Second Quarter
Springville 19, Dixie 0

Another big mistake by Dixie. Quarterback Mike Sharp fumbled the snap and Springville has recovered at their own 36 yard line. Springville's defense gives up just 12 points a game so a score here would make a comeback by the Flyers very difficult.

3:23 Second Quarter
Springville 19, Dixie 0

Dixie gets a nice kickoff return by John Matuauto and they start this drive on their on their own 44 yard line. After a couple Matuauto runs dixie is at the Springville 32 yard line.

4:39 Second Quarter
Springville 19, Dixie 0

Springville running back Marcus Case has just scored on a 6 yard touchdown run right up the middle and the Red Devils have a commanding 19-0 lead. The 2 point conversion failed.

5:02 Second Quarter
Springville 13, Dixie 0

Dixie is having a tough afternoon. A muffed punt has turned the ball over on their own 26 yard line. Springville is now in the red zone threatening to blow this game open. Alema Key carries the ball to the 6 yard line.

7:21 Second Quarter
Springville 13, Dixie 0

The Dixie offense stalls again at the Springville 39 yard line. The Flyers go for it on 4th and 10 but the Red Devils bring the pressure and force an incomplete pass.

8:28 Second Quarter
Springville 13, Dixie 0

Dixie rolls the dice on their own 45 yard line and goes for it on 4th and 1. They are able to convert and have crossed midfield for the first time in the game.

10:33 Second Quarter
Springville 13, Dixie 0

I submitted my last entry prematurely. The extra point was missed wide left and Springville has a 13-0 lead.

10:33 Second Quarter
Springville 14, Dixie 0

Springville has scored again. Alema Key already has two scores, his second is from 10 yards out and the Red Devils are in control 14-0.

11:28 Second Quarter
Springville 7, Dixie 0

The punters are getting a lot of work in this game. Springville returns another Dixie punt to the Flyers 42 yard line. After a big run and a personal foul (horse collar tackle) on Dixie, the Red Devils are in the red zone again.

:34 First Quarter
Springville 7, Dixie 0

The three-and-outs continue. This time Springville can't get a first down. Both teams are solid defensively and we are seeing that early in this game. Dixie takes over at their own 3 yard line after a holding penalty on the punt return

1:55 First Quarter
Springville 7, Dixie 0

Dixie forces a three-and-out but once again can't get anything going offensively. Facing a 4th and 10 they have to punt again. On the punt Dixie is flagged for interfering with the return giving Springville the ball at their own 35 yard line.

2:14 First Quarter
Springville 7, Dixie 0

Dixie's 2nd drive has stalled and they are forced to punt. Springville takes over on their own 34 yard line. The Red Devils have almost picked off two Dixie passes.

4:20 First Quarter
Springville 7, Dixie 0

Springville is on the board first. Alema Key takes it in for a 1 yard touchdown. An impressive start for the Red Devils with the key play being that halfback pass to Sumsion for the 53 yard gain.

4:44 First Quarter
Dixie 0, Springville 0

The Red Devils move the ball into the red zone but have back to back penalties. A delay of game and a false start back them up forcing 2nd and 20. No problem for quarterback Steven Bate who threw a beautiful ball to Taylor Baker who is tackled at the 7 yard line. Springville now faces a 3rd and 1.

10:07 First Quarter
Dixie 0, Springville 0

Springville gets a big gain on their first offensive play. A halfback pass ends up in the hands of a wide open Jordan Sumsion for a 53 yard gain. Red Devils now have a 1st and 10 at the Dixie 26 yard line.

10:23 First Quarter
Dixie 0, Springville 0

Dixie won the toss and received the opening kickoff but their drive stalled and they had to punt. Springville begins their first posession on their 10 yard line.

15:00 First Quarter
Dixie 0, Springville 0

Here we go at Rice-Eccles stadium for our 2nd game of the day. This is a rematch from a game played in week 1. Springville won the game 21-14. It was Dixie who ended the Red Devils season last year with a 40-36 win. This should be a good one. We will have highlights posted 1 hour after the conclusion of the game and I will have a live wrap-up of this game on the KSL 5 news at 6.

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