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Orem Holds Off Late Comeback Attempt By Timpview To Win 5A Title

Nov 22, 2019, 10:16 PM
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The Orem Tigers celebrate their 21-7 win over the Timpview Thunderbirds in the 5A state high school football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Courtesy of Deseret News.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah –  The Orem Tigers held on defense and prevented a late comeback attempt by the Timpview Thunderbirds to win the 5A state championship.

The Tigers defeated the T-Birds 21-7 to claim the state title at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Friday, November 22.

Timpview scored its first touchdown of the game with 2:02 remaining in the fourth quarter. The T-Birds recovered an onside kick and quickly got back into scoring territory.

Orem’s defense stepped up and picked off a pass in the end zone to halt the comeback and claim the 14-point victory and their third consecutive state championship.

After the Tigers held a 7-0 lead for the first three quarters, running back Noah Sewell busted out of the backfield for a 47-yard score to put Orem up 14-0.

The Tigers would tack on another TD with 3:14 left in the game to make it 21-0.

Sewell led Orem with 11 carries for 103 yards and a touchdown.

He led the Orem defense in tackles with 13. He posted 2 tackles for loss, 2 pass breakups, and a fumble recovery.

After the game, Sewell announced his commitment to play college football at Oregon.

 

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The Thunderbirds were led by Sione Moa and Targhee Lambson who combined for 225 yards and a touchdown.

Timpview finished the year with an 11-4 record.

The Tigers wrapped up the year with a 10-4 record and another state championship.

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