No. 18 Layton Comes Back To Upset No. 15 Copper Hills In 6A Playoffs

Oct 20, 2023, 9:27 PM | Updated: 10:05 pm

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Layton’s Gabe Lopez runs towards Copper Hills’ Dominic Leffler during the first round of 6A football playoffs at Copper Hills in West Jordan on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023. Layton won 24-20. (Photo credit: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

(Photo credit: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – After going down 14-0, the No. 18 Layton Lancers scored 24 unanswered points to upset the No. 15 Copper Hills Grizzlies in the first round.

Layton’s Gabe Lopez caught two third-quarter touchdown passes to give the Lancers the lead. Lopez finished with three total touchdowns.

Layton went winless in the regular season but pulled out a victory when it mattered most.

Layton will hit the road to play the No. 2 Corner Canyon Chargers on October 27 at 6 p.m.

First Round Recap For 6A Utah High School Football Playoffs

Westlake’s Second-Half Push Leads To Win Over Fremont

No. 17 Westlake 31 @ No. 16 Fremont 14

The Thunder scored four touchdowns in the second half after failing to find the end zone in the first two quarters. The Silverwolves couldn’t keep up offensively, scoring just one touchdown in the first and fourth quarters. Brigg Grange scored both of Fremont’s touchdowns. Sale Fano recovered a fumble and took it to the house late in the third quarter. QB Aiden Bayless threw three touchdowns in the win.

Next Game: No. 17 Westlake @ No. 1 American Fork on October 27 at 6 p.m.

First Round Byes

  • No. 1 American Fork
    • Next Game: No. 17 Westlake on October 27 at 6 p.m.
  • No. 2 Corner Canyon
    • Next Game: No. 18 Layton on October 27 at 6 p.m.
  • No. 3 Lehi
    • Next Game: vs. No. 14 Riverton on October 27 at 6 p.m.
  • No. 4 Skyridge
    • Next Game: vs. No. 13 Farmington on October 27 at 6 p.m.
  • No. 5 Pleasant Grove
    • Next Game: vs. No. 12 Herriman on October 27 at 6 p.m.
  • No. 6 Davis
    • Next Game: vs. No. 11 Weber on October 27 at 6 p.m.
  • No. 7 Mountain Ridge
    • Next Game: vs. No. 10 Lone Peak on October 27 at 6 p.m.
  • No. 8 Bingham
    • Next Game: vs. No. 9 Syracuse on October 27 at 6 p.m.
  • No. 9 Syracuse
    • Next Game: @ No. 8 Bingham on October 27 at 6 p.m.
  • No. 10 Lone Peak
    • Next Game: @ No. 7 Mountain Ridge on October 27 at 6 p.m.
  • No. 11 Weber
    • Next Game: @ No. 6 Davis on October 27 at 6 p.m.
  • No. 12 Herriman
    • Next Game: @ No. 5 Pleasant Grove on October 27 at 6 p.m.
  • No. 13 Farmington
    • Next Game: @ No. 4 Skyridges on October 27 at 6 p.m.
  • No. 14 Riverton
    • Next Game: @ No. 3 Lehi on October 27 at 6 p.m.

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No. 18 Layton Comes Back To Upset No. 15 Copper Hills In 6A Playoffs