Leading 16-7 after one half, the Stansbury Stallions outscored Mountain View 36-7 in the second half to roll to a 52-14 victory at home Friday.
Mountain View struck first on a 9-yard pass and PAT kick to go up 7-0, and about 3 minutes later the Stallions’ Bridger Thomas sprinted 60 yards to even the game at 7-7.. Jacob Rich tackled a Bruin in the end zone to give Stansbury a 9-7 lead late in the first quarter. Easton Baker scored on a 1-yard run late in the first half to give the Stallions the 16-7 advantage at intermission.
The Stallions opened the scoring early in the second half on a 10-yard run by Ezra Harris. Harris then passed for a 2-point conversion to make it 24-7.
Benji Douglas carried the ball 9 yards for a second third-quarter Stallion touchdown, and with the PAT by Luke Daynes, Stansbury led 31-7.
Mountain View scored its second touchdown of the game on an 85-yard pass from Jackson McCarty to Jaemon Hill to trim the lead to 31-14 midway through the third quarter.
Stansbury closed out the third-quarter scoring on a 5-yard pass from Harris to Kaden Skousen.
The Stallions scored two more TDs in the fourth quarter on a 27-yard run by Harris and a 25-yard run by Matthew Topham.
The Stallions gained 414 yards on 67 plays with 180 through the air and 234 on the ground for a balanced attack. Stansbury had zero turnovers in the game.
Harris hit 15-of-25 passes with the longest pass 34 yards. Thomas hit 2-of-3 for 15 yards.
Harris and Thomas each rushed for 92 yards. Harris gained the yardage on 11 carries, and Thomas on nine carries.
Five receivers caught passes in the game including Dylan Hamilton, Brock Wilson, Skousen, Dreyton Rowley and Thomas.
Recording multiple tackles were Easton Baker, Trenton Baker, Austin Rady, Jacob Rich, Thomas, Dawson Chapman, Hamilton, Anthony Charles, Nisi Vaka, Austin Isom, and Michael Geovijian.
Stansbury leads Region 7 with a 5-0 record and is sixth in the 5A RPI.
Tooele trailed Payson 13-0 in the first quarter when Gabe Medina picked off a pass and ran 40 yards for a touchdown to get the Buffalo stampede started late in the first quarter.
Tooele began to take charge in the second quarter with a pair of touchdowns and kept the offense rolling to win 48-27.
Chandler Yeck plunged in from 1-yard out and with the PAT from Brady Grgich, Tooele led 14-13 with 6 minutes until intermission.
Mapa Vaenuku kicked it in high gear and ran 62 yards for a TD to close out the first half and widen Tooele’s lead to 21-13 at the break.
Tooele scored twice in the third quarter, and Payson added a touchdown to make it 35-20.
Mateaki Helu scored Tooele’s first third-quarter touchdown on an 8-yard run. Later, Medina scored his second TD of the game on a 12-yard pass from Payton Sprouse.
Tooele scored twice in the fourth on a 3-yard run by Helu and a 5-yard run from Tabor Shepard.
Payson added a TD in the final minute of the game on a 30-yard pass.
Medina was named player of the game.
Sprouse hit 10-of-16 passes for 141 yards and one touchdown.
Helu rushed 21 times for 149 yards and two touchdowns, while Mapa Vaenuku ran eight times for 97 yards and a touchdown. Sprouse gained 70 yards on seven carries and Shepard ran six times for 15 yards and a touchdown.
Medina caught five passes for 97 yards and one touchdown, and Dylan Makoni grabbed four tosses for 41 yards.
Leading tacklers were Drake Gritzmacher, Shepard, Aiden Rosser, Helu, Wil Kennedy, Vaenuku, and Adrian Lovato. Brock Thrall and Kennedy each had two tackles for losses while Helu, Josh Wilson and Lovato each had a tackle for loss.
The Buffaloes close out the regular season Thursday at Timpanogas at 7 p.m. Tooele is in second place in Region 7 with 5-1 record and is 7-1 overall. The Buffaloes are seventh in the 5A RPI.
5A girls soccer
Tooele girls soccer will travel to Viewmont today for a play-in game in the 5A state tournament. Tooele’s RPI is 29th and Viewmont 20th. The winner will play at 13th ranked Hillcrest on Thursday.
Stansbury is ranked seventh and received an opening-round bye. The Stallions will host a state playoff game at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12. They will play the winner of Murray versus the winner of the Springville-Orem play-in game.
Mckenzie Allen scored four goals as Grantsville shut out winless South Summit Monday in Grantsville 6-0. Adalyn Enslen recorded the shutout.
Sonya Scriven and Kaycee Jenkins each added a goal.
Daynara Casteneda provided three assists in the game with Allen, Elizabeth Whitworth and Baylee Lowder providing one assist each.
The Cowboys were slated to host Layton Christina in a final region game Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. First round of the 3A soccer tournament begins Saturday.