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December 21, 2021
Sports Wrap – December 21, 2021

GHS Hall of Fame

Grantsville High School is now accepting nominations for the Hall of Fame. This year’s deadline is Jan. 10, 2022.

The three categories are: 

Pride: Any former Grantsville student-athlete who has excelled as a student-athlete at Grantsville, in college, or professionally.

Tradition: A teacher, administrator or staff member who has made significant contributions to the school or district.

Excellence: Any alumnus who has gone to achieve success in the world of education, business, research, medicine or other field, and has made contributions to their organization and to society.

The committee will go through the application process then select this year’s Hall of Fame inductees. All previous nominees within the last five years will be considered as well. The nomination form is available at grantsvillehigh.tooeleschools.org.

Utah Jazz

This season, the Utah Jazz have developed a certain resiliency as part of their identity, often turning close games in the second half to double-digit victories. Monday night against Charlotte proved to be no different.

After a late run by the Hornets had Utah trailing deep in the fourth quarter, the Jazz responded with a run of their own to emerge with a 112-102 win.

“I thought the second quarter we weren’t in sync the way that we were for the other three quarters,” head coach Quin Snyder said. “For them to take a lead and for us to dig in defensively and keep playing the right way. … I just liked our mental toughness in the second half.”

Utah appeared on cruise control when a Rudy Gobert dunk gave the Jazz an 89-72 lead with 8:28 left. But Charlotte and its second-ranked offense found a rhythm, reeling off a 20-2 run to take a one-point lead and all the momentum with just 3:30 to play.

After spending two timeouts during Charlotte’s run, Snyder elected to let his veteran team play through its first deficit since the opening minute of the game — and that was precisely the right move.

Mike Conley ignited a 15-3 run over the next two minutes with a three-point play on the following possession. Bojan Bogdanovic hit back-to-back three-pointers, and Donovan Mitchell added another and-one to put the Hornets away in the end.

Utah continues its homestand when it faces the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

Utah is 21-9 on the season, 3.5 games behind Phoenix and Golden State.

USU football

Sophomore quarterback Cooper Legas came off the bench to throw a pair of touchdown passes as Utah State capped off an incredible season with a 24-13 win over Oregon State on Saturday night in the inaugural Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl at SoFi Stadium.

Grad junior running back Calvin Tyler Jr. ran for 120 yards against his former team. He scored what ended up being the go-ahead touchdown on a 15-yard run with 4:24 remaining in the second quarter to give the Aggies (11-3) a 14-10 lead.

Legas came in when grad junior quarterback Logan Bonnersuffered a knee injury during the first quarter. Junior Andrew Peasley was Bonner’s backup throughout the season, but was unable to go on Saturday due to a shoulder injury he suffered at New Mexico on Nov. 26.

BYU football

BYU finished the 2021 season at 10-3 following a 31-28 loss to UAB in the Radiance Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana, Saturday.

The UAB Blazers (9-4) jumped out to an early 14-0 lead and despite the Cougars coming back, the Blazers got the last score of the game and forced a late turnover to win it. 

All-American running back Tyler Allgeier led a Cougar comeback finishing with 192 yards on 27 carries and three touchdowns. His season total of 1,601 rushing yards broke the BYU single-season rushing record, previously held by 2001 Doak Walker Award winner Luke Staley (1,582).

Quarterback Baylor Romney went 15 of 23 for 195 yards in the Cougar loss

Bowl Results

Tailgreeter Cure Bowl

Coastal Carolina 47, N. Illinois 41

Bahamas Bowl

M. Tennessee 31, Toledo 24

Boca Raton Bowl

W. Kentucky 59, App State 38

New Mexico Bowl

Fresno St. 31, UTEP 24

Independence Bowl

UAB 31, BYU 28

Lending Tree Bowl

Liberty 56, E. Michigan 20

New Orleans Bowl

Louisiana 36, Marshall 21

Myrtle Beach Bowl

Tulsa 30, Old Dominion 17

Tonight

Idaho Potato Bowl

Kent State vs. Wyoming

Frisco Bowl

UTSA vs. San Diego St.

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