No. 2 Skyridge Dominates No. 5 Pleasant Grove To Remain Perfect
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah – The second ranked Skyridge Falcons won their seventh straight game as they dominated No. 5 Pleasant Grove, 35-7.
It was the Game Night Live Game of the Week.
McCae Hillstead had an outstanding first half, throwing two touchdowns, finding James Palmer both times. He also ran in a TD. Jeter Fenton added a rushing TD for the Falcons.
Sophomore defensive back Smith Snowden had two interceptions early in the game and took one of the to the house.
Pleasant Grove’s only touchdown came in the fourth quarter when backup quarterback Dave Britton found Porter Connors.
Falcons Take Big Lead In First Half
Pleasant Grove started with the ball but had to punt it away. Skyridge had a great return that put the Falcons at the PG 32-yard line. The Vikings stopped the Falcons and forced them to turn the ball over on downs.
The home team couldn’t capitalize as Sam Leavitt fumbled the ball when he scrambled out of the pocket. On third and goal, Hillstead ran in a four-yard touchdown to give Skyridge a 7-0 lead with 5:36 remaining in the opening quarter.
When Skyridge got the ball back, Hillstead threw a 66-yard touchdown pass to James Palmer. That put the Falcons ahead 14-0 with 1:10 left in the first quarter. The bleeding continued when Smith Snowden picked off Leavitt and took it to the house. They missed the PAT but still held a 20-0 lead with 24 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
Pleasant Grove tried throwing the ball deep into the end zone but Snowden intercepted the pass for the second time and it was two minutes into the second quarter. The run kept going as Jeter Fenton ran in a short TD. The Falcons picked up the two-point conversion to extend their lead to 28-0 with 4:23 remaining in the first half.
After PG punted, Skyridge took over in Vikings territory. The Falcons trucked down the field and ended the drive with a 5-yard TD connection between Hillstead and Palmer. The Skyridge lead was 35-0 with 1:17 until halftime.
Skyridge Coasts In Second Half
Early in the fourth quarter after the two teams went scoreless in the third quarter, Dave Britton threw a TD pass to Porter Connors. They trimmed the deficit to 35-7 with 8:18 left in the game.
The Vikings had the ball in the red zone but the clock ran out before they could get into the red zone.
Skyridge improved their record to 7-0 on the season. They will travel to No. 3 Lone Peak on Friday, October 2 at 7 p.m.
Pleasant Grove dropped their second straight game and are now 5-2 on the year. They will host No. 7 American Fork on Friday, October 2 at 7 p.m.
The Game Night Live Game of the Week next week will feature Weber traveling to No. 9 Davis. The game will kickoff at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9 on KSLSports.com and the KSL TV app.