All three Tooele County high school football teams advanced to the postseason this year, capping a successful season that saw them post a combined 22-12 record.
Grantsville overcame early-season adversity and a difficult preseason schedule to finish third in Class 3A North, and came within a point of beating eventual state runner-up Delta on the road in the first round of the playoffs. The Cowboys beat Union, Carbon and Emery in region play.
Tooele earned a share of the Class 3AA title and hosted a state quarterfinal game, losing a heartbreaker to Pine View. The Buffaloes went 9-2 overall, with their only other loss coming to county rival Stansbury by a touchdown.
As for the Stallions, they made history this season by advancing to the state semifinals for the first time since the school opened in 2009. Stansbury, which went 9-3, shared the region title with Tooele and rolled to a quarterfinal victory over Park City before suffering a tough loss to Desert Hills at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.
Francie Aufdemorte is photo editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. A Tooele County native, she graduated from Tooele High School in 1989, and with a degree in English from the University of Utah in 2001. She next studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in 2005, from which she earned a certificate of completion. Her ties to community journalism begin in 2005 when she worked for the Magna Times for two years, handling everything from classified advertising to editing and proofing news stories. While there she also created and maintained a new website for the newspaper. In 2007, she opened a Salt Lake-based studio called Book Cliff Photography. As principle photographer, she worked both editorial and commercial assignments, including portraiture and weddings. As photo editor, Aufdemorte photographs news, features, sports and advertising for the Transcript-Bulletin and supplemental publications, while also managing and assigning the newspaper’s freelance photographers.
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