4A Utah High School Football Playoffs: Quarterfinals Recap

Nov 3, 2023, 9:18 PM


Green Canyon Wolves football

SALT LAKE CITY – Green Canyon knocked off crosstown rival Sky View 36-32 in a back-and-forth thriller, handing the Bobcats their first loss of the season. The win avenged a Sky View victory over the Wolves in late September.

Green Canyon jumped out to a 12-0 lead before Sky View scored 22 straight in the second quarter. The Wolves added a touchdown late in the half to make it 22-19 Bobcats at halftime.

Dewey Egan opened the second half with a 95-yard touchdown on the opening kickoff. Sky View answered with a Dean Phillips rushing score.

After trading field goals, Green Canyon’s Payton Wilson gave his team the 36-32 lead with 1:22 to play when he scored from one yard out.

Wilson threw three touchdowns to go with his game-winning ground score for the Wolves. Dewey Egan caught a pair of touchdowns and Cache Cragun secured the other.

Next Game: vs. No. 4 Park City at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Thursday, November 9 at 6 p.m. (MDT)

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No. 5 Timpanogos Timberwolves 24 @ No. 4 Park City Miners 28

Park City survived a furious second-half comeback from Timpanogos to advance with a 28-24 win. The Miners scored a touchdown in all four quarters while Timpanogos scored all of its points in the second half.

Four different Miners scored a rushing touchdown in the win.

Next Game: vs. No. 8 Green Canyon at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Thursday, November 9 at 6 p.m. (MDT)

No. 10 Desert Hills Thunder @ No. 2 Crimson Cliffs Mustangs

Crimson Cliffs improved to 13-1 with a convincing 34-16 win over visiting Desert Hills.

Steele Barden tossed three touchdowns, two to Tyler West and the other to Maddux Alofipo. McCord Christiansen scored a pair of rushing touchdowns in the win.

Next Game: vs. No. 6 Ridgeline at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Friday, November 10 at 6 p.m. (MDT)

No. 14 Payson Lions 6 @ No. 6 Ridgeline Riverhawks 45

Payson scored first but it was all Ridgeline on Friday night as the Riverhawks blew out Payson 45-6.

Riverhawk quarterback Nate Dahle accounted for five touchdowns, finding four different receivers four touchdowns. Krew Jones found the end zone on the ground and through the air for Ridgeline. Hunter Knighton, Bode Hansen, and Carson Cox each caught TDs.

Next Game: vs. No. 2 Crimson Cliffs at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Friday, November 10 at 6 p.m. (MDT)

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4A Utah High School Football Playoffs: Quarterfinals Recap