High School football roundup
August 24, 2010
Wildcats defeat Altamont 47-0
The No. 1-ranked South Summit High School football team started the season off with a 47-0 win over the Altamont Longhorns at Wildcat Field last Friday, getting three touchdowns and a big boot from Trevor Rydalch.
The game began with the Wildcats taking the opening kickoff and marching down the field for a 7-0 lead on a Levi Thompson 40-yard run. The Wildcats extended their lead in the second quarter when the Longhorns were forced to punt and Rydalch returned the kick 50 yards for a touchdown. Nine seconds before halftime, Rydalch kicked a 54-yard field goal to make it 17-0.
South Summit came out in the second half on a mission and scored 30 points in the third quarter alone. First, Thompson recovered a fumble at the 2-yard line and waltzed into the end zone for his second touchdown. Then, SSHS sacked the Longhorns’ punter in the end zone for a safety.
The versatile Rydalch caught the Longhorns’ next punt and returned it 56 yards for another touchdown, and then followed that with his third touchdown of the night on an interception return. Thompson added his third touchdown before reserves came in for the fourth quarter.
Miners fall to 5A Riverton
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The Park City High School football team fell to 0-1 on the 2010 season with a 54-21 loss at Class 5A Riverton, according to a report in the Deseret News.
Jono Schettler caught a 75-yard pass from Paul Flake for the Miners’ first score, then Blake Thorne followed with two second-half rushing touchdowns. Flake, making use of new head coach Kai Smalley’s spread offense, passed for 244 yards.
Braves beaten by Beavers
North Summit High School suffered a close 14-12 loss at Beaver last Friday, according to a report in the Deseret News. NSHS scored 12 points after trailing 14-0 at the half, but three fumbles ended the comeback bid.