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Orem Wins Fourth Consecutive State Title With Win Over Timpview

Orem’s Paxton Skipps and Devon Sa-Chisolm celebrate after Skipps ran the ball for a touchdown, making the score tied at 6, in the 5A football state championship game against Timpview at Cedar Valley High in Eagle Mountain on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (Courtesy of Deseret News)

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah – The Orem Tigers won their fourth straight state championship in football with a win over the Timpview Thunderbirds.

Orem beat Timpview 26-13 in the 5A title game at Cedar Valley High School on Friday, November 20.

It was the Tigers’ second consecutive 5A title after winning back-to-back 4A championships in 2017 and 2018.

Orem was carried to victory by a three-headed rushing attack featuring Payton Skipps, Joe Smith, and Kolton Brown-Dye.

The trio combined for four rushing rushing, including a pair of scores by Skipps.

Smith had 21 carries for 100 yards on the ground.

Timpview quarterback Liu Aumavae threw two touchdown passes in the T-Birds’ loss.

Both of Aumavae’s touchdown passes were to wide receiver Ammon Key.

Thunderbirds running back Targhee Lambson was limited to 81 yards on 14 carries.

The championship was a back-to-back matchup between Timpview and Orem after the Tigers beat the Thunderbirds for the 5A trophy in 2019.