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September 21, 2021
Sports Wrap – September 21, 2021

GHS cross country

Grantsville boys raced to a first-place finish at a Region 13 cross country meet Thursday at Cottonwood Complex. The Cowboys scored 18 points followed by Ogden 65, Morgan 82 and Ben Lomond 87.

Conner Paxman led the way with a time of 18:37 just 6 seconds behind individual winner Anthony Powell 18:31 of South Summit.

Grantsville runners finished fourth through 11th. Just behind Paxman were Blake Bunderson (fourth), Carter Killian (fifth), Isaac Nordgren (sixth), John Ussing (seventh), Hudson Clark (eighth) and Gabe Hill (ninth).

Bryson Bowers finished 13th with Kanyon Norris 15th and Zachary Dutson 16th. Matthew Buchanan placed 19th and Eric Jex 20th.

Grantsville’s girls finished fourth at the meet.

They were led by sophomore Nadia Sires who finished seventh with a time of 26:52.

Bethany Swallom placed 13th, Challis Anderson 22nd, and Isabela Bates 23rd.


The Stansbury girls soccer team improved to 11-2 on the season with a 9-0 drubbing of winless Cottonwood. The Stallions will attempt to avenge an earlier loss when they host undefeated Cedar Valley in Stansbury Park Wednesday.. Cedar Valley (13-0) won the first match 2-0 in Eagle Mountain.

Tooele girls (2-10) will play at Hillcrest (8-5) on Wednesday.

Stansbury will host Tooele on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

BYU beats ASU

No. 23 BYU football beat No. 19 Arizona State 27-17 at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday night, marking consecutive wins over ranked opponents in back-to-back weeks during the regular season for the first time in school history.

Quarterback Jaren Hall went 15 of 27 for 214 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed seven times for 38 yards but left with an injury late in the fourth quarter. 

Hall was replaced by Baylor Romney whose only pass went for a three-yard touchdown to tight end Isaac Rex to put the Cougars up two scores. Wide receiver Gunner Romney led all receivers with 95 yards and one touchdown. Rex also added two touchdowns.

BYU’s defense was led by linebacker Max Tooley who recorded 10 tackles, four solo, 0.5 tackles for loss, and an interception. Defensive back Malik Moore recorded the Cougars’ second interception of the night to go along with his four tackles.

BYU (3-0) defeated its third consecutive team from a Power 5 conference for the first time in a single season and second time ever (1983 and 1984 seasons). 

USU downs Air Force

Junior running back Calvin Tyler Jr. scored what proved to be the game-winning touchdown on a 61-yard run with 3:54 to go in the game, lifting Utah State to a wild 49-45 come-from-behind victory over Air Force in the Mountain West opener for both teams Saturday night at Falcon Stadium.

Tyler finished with 132 yards and two touchdowns for the Aggies (3-0, 1-0 MW), who rallied from four separate double-digit deficits to beat the Falcons (2-1, 0-1 MW).

Utah State, which trailed 10-0 in the first quarter, 24-13 at halftime, 31-20 early in the third quarter and 45-34 with 10:37 to go in the game, racked up 628 yards of total offense – just nine more than Air Force.

 The Aggies have now won all three of their games this season after trailing by double digits. According to available records, it is the first time in school history Utah State has ever accomplished that feat.

Utes lose in OT

The University of Utah Football team fought from 14 points behind to force overtime tonight against the San Diego State Aztecs, but fell 33-31 in the third overtime period after failing on its final attempt.The Utes were down 14 with under five minutes to play, but found the end zone when sophomore Cameron Rising linked up with Britain Covey for a two-yard scoring play to make it 24-16 with 4:17 on the clock. The Utah defense contained the Aztecs on their next drive, forcing them to punt from their own 21-yard line, giving the Utes possession with 2:36 remaining.Rising would charge the Utes downfield 74 yards, finding four first downs and five different receivers along the way, ending with a four-yard pass to Theo Howard in the end zone to cut the SDSU lead to 24-22. Rising would go on to throw for a successful two-point conversion for the tie with freshman Connor O’Toole on the receiving end of the pivotal play. San Diego State would get the ball first in OT, landing in the end zone on the third play of the drive on a two-yard passing play, but Rising had an answer. The Ventura, Calif., native threw a 25-yard bomb to Jaylen Dixon on the first play to tie the score once again, 31-31, forcing a second overtime.The Utes would head into the second overtime with the ball, clawing their way to the SDSU 19-yard line for a field goal attempt, but Utah was unsuccessful on the special teams play with the Aztecs ready for their shot. It was a similar situation with SDSU getting to the Utah 19-yard line, setting up for a field goal, but fortunately for the Utes, the kick would go wide to send it into a third overtime.The Aztecs would get the ball first in the third overtime period. With the newly-minted overtime rule changes this season, San Diego State started on the Utah three-yard line where the home team would find the end zone for two points and the lead. On Utah’s ensuing try, Rising looked to O’Toole once again, finding him in the end zone, but after an official review, the play was deemed unsuccessful with SDSU walking away with the win.


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