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Led by backup QB, Bingham wins 5A Title 35-24 over Davis


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FINAL
Bingham 35, Davis 24

Led by the standout play of their backup quarterback, the Bingham Miners defeated the Davis Darts 35-24 to win their second 5A State Championship in the last four years. Stefan Cantwell, Bingham's backup quarterback who runs the "Wildcat" formation, took 18 direct snaps and ran for 173 yards, scoring four touchdowns along the way. Davis quarterback Gavin Fowler had a solid game as well, throwing for 231 yards and two touchdowns.

2:17 Fourth Quarter
Bingham 35, Davis 24

Back to back negative plays push the Darts back 15 yards. On 4th down, Davis punts, and now Bingham can run out most, if not all of the clock.

3:43 Fourth Quarter
Bingham 35, Davis 24

Stefan Cantwell has been the difference in this ball game for the Miners. He has 15 carries for 164 yards and 4 touchdowns, the last score from 7 yards out, and the Miners have a commanding 35-24 lead late in the game.

4:00 Fourth Quarter
Bingham 28, Davis 24

Stefan Cantwell is having a monster game for the Miners. he just carried the ball 30 yards inside the Davis 10 yard line.

5:41 Fourth Quarter
Bingham 28, Davis 24

Gavin Fowler has played the game of his life but he just threw an interception that might decide this game. It wasn't really Fowler's fault as much as it was an incredible athletic play by Bingham defensive back Travis McRae to stretch out and snag the ball out of the air. It's a huge play as the Miners are now driving into Davis territory at the 40 yard line.

8:36 Fourth Quarter
Bingham 28, Davis 24

After forcing Davis to punt the Miners have driven down the field and taken the lead. Bingham went for it on 4th and 1 from the Davis 9 yard line and Harvey Langi picked up the 1st down. Then the Miners offensive line got a big push up front as Cantwell scored from a yard out. The Miners may have the Davis defense gassed. The Darts still have plenty of time to answer.

0:00 Third Quarter
Davis 24, Bingham 21

Facing third and 4, Cantwell takes the direct snap and runs right, breaking a tackle and rumbling for a 20 yard gain down to the Dart 29 yard line. We are set for a fantastic finish here.

1:49 Third Quarter
Davis 24, Bingham 21

Big defensive stop for the Miners, forcing a quick Davis three and out. Bingham will take over on their own 45 yard line following the punt.

2:46 Third Quarter
Davis 24, Bingham 21

Stefan Cantwell's teammates call him "Tebow" after Florida quarterback Tim Tebow. He just had a Tebow moment to get the Miners back within 3 points. He broke 4 tackles to get into the end zone on a 13 yard touchdown and this back-and-forth battle continues. The junior comes in occasionally at quarterback in a "wildcat" formation and the move just payed off big for Bingham.

3:48 Third Quarter
Davis 24, Bingham 14

Bingham has started to march down the field after the Darts score. Wildcat quarterback Stefan Cantwell just ran for 18 yards and the Miners are on the Davis 32 yard line.

5:54 Third Quarter
Davis 24, Bingham 14

Tanner Hinds has been quiet for much of this game but he just made a remarkable play to give the Darts a 10 point lead. he somehow kept his balance shedding two Bingham tacklers who had a hold of his legs. The 7 yard score caps a drive that was huge for the Darts, answering Bingham's opening drive of the half. To make matters worse for the Miners, starting linebacker Brandon Lambert has left the game with an injury. He is being treated on the sideline.

6:08 Third Quarter
Davis 17, Bingham 14

Fowler is picking apart the Bingham secondary. On 3rd and 17 on the Miners 32 yard line, he hooked up with Daniel Moffett once again who made a diving catch while taking a big hit. The catch was good for 18 yards and a first down. The Darts have a 3rd and 4 at the Bingham 8 yard line.

8:00 Third Quarter
Davis 17, Bingham 14

Bingham had stopped the Darts near midfield but a personal foul call on the Miners has kept the Davis drive alive. Gavin Fowler continues to have success throwing the football. He has thrown for 190 yards and two touchdowns without a pick. With the Miners focused on containing Tanner Hinds, Gavin Fowler has stepped up in a big way.

10:51 Third Quarter
Davis 17, Bingham 14

As expected, the Miners come out on their first drive of the 2nd half showing some fire. After Brady Measom returned the kickoff to the Darts 38 yard line, Harvey Langi carries the ball 3 times for 38 yards capped off by a 4 yard touchdown. The Miners are down 3 after taking just 1:09 to score.

12:00 Third Quarter
Davis 17, Bingham 7

We are ready for what should be a fantastic 2nd half. I can't say enough about the way the Darts came out and played in the 1st half. I know that the Darts have all the respect for the Miners and know that a 10 point lead isn't safe. Dave Peck is a tremendous coach and it will be interesting to see how his team responds after a halftime pep talk.

12:00 Third Quarter
Davis 17, Bingham 7

Halftime stats: Davis quarterback Gavin Fowler: 8-11 for 172 yds, 2TDs
Bingham running back Harvey Langi: 8 carries for 41 yards
3rd Down conversions: Davis 4-7, Bingham 0-4 The story so far has to be the Darts' passing attack. Gavin Fowler has connected with wideout Daniel Moffett 5 times for 110 yards and the game's first touchdown.

:00 Second Quarter
Davis 17, Bingham 7

The first half of this game has been shocking. Davis quarterback Gavin Fowler is rising to the occasion this afternoon. He just completed a 36 yard pass to Daniel Moffett that gave the Darts a chance for a field goal attempt just before the half. Mike Jewkes nailed a 39 yard field goal and the Darts left the field cheering. Davis takes a 10 point lead into the locker room in a game where they are heavy underdogs. But right now the Darts look like the better team.

1:20 Second Quarter
Davis 14, Bingham 7

Darts defensive end Josh Kariya (yes, he is the younger brother of BYU running back Bryan Kariya) just sacked Ty Hannay and ended the Miners drive. After a Bingham punt the Darts start their drive at their own 5 yard line as time winds down in the 1st half.

4:16 Second Quarter
Davis 14, Bingham 7

The Darts have just driven 80 yards in 6 plays and they did it once again through the air. After the 46 yard pass play, Fowler hit tight end Landon Horne for a 10 yard touchdown. The Bingham crowd is stunned.

4:32 Second Quarter
Bingham 7, Davis 7

Davis continues to have success throwing the football. Gavin Fowler just connected with Daniel Moffett for a 46 yard gain. The Darts are 10 yards away from taking back the lead.

6:12 Second Quarter
Bingham 7, Davis 7

Bingham has just completed a 8 play, 56 yard drive capped off by a 1 yard quarterback dive by Stefan Cantwell. He had 3 carries for 27 yards on that drive.

8:30 Second Quarter
Davis 7, Bingham 0

Davis deserves a lot of credit. They are big underdogs in this game yet they have a 7-0 lead with 8:30 left in the 2nd quarter. They have matched Bingham's physicality at the line of scrimmage and seem to have the confidence necessary to not only stay in this game but win this game.

12:00 Second Quarter
Davis 7, Bingham 0

It took Bingham until 3:30 left in the 1st quarter to pick up a first down but now their offense has started to find a groove. Harvey Langi has picked up 25 yards on this drive and a Ty Hannay pass to tight end Chris Copier moved the Miners into Darts territory. But a bad snap has pushed the Miners back to their own 38 and they now face a 3rd and 24 as the 2nd quarter gets underway.

3:45 First Quarter
Davis 7, Bingham 0

The Davis defense led 5A by giving up just 10 points a game. They are at again today against the #1 ranked Miners. They have yet to give up a 1st down.

6:02 First Quarter
Davis 7, Bingham 0

We apologize for the late start. You knew that Bingham would come out and try to stop Davis Running back Tanner Hinds. He leads 5A with 1,900 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns this season. The Miners have been able to contain him early but it was the Davis pass game that stunned the Miners. Darts quarterback Gavin Fowler completed a 52 yard pass to tight end Landon Horne and then capped off the drive with a 23 yard touchdown pass to Daniel Moffett. The Darts couldn't ask for a better start.

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