Henderson International routs undermanned Sandy Valley


Henderson International's first play from scrimmage was a 63-yard touchdown run.

Sandy Valley's resulted in a lost fumble.

That about summed up the Wolverines' 52-0 romp over the undermanned Sidewinders in a Class 1A game at Henderson International on Friday.

In its first varsity game since 2006, Henderson International rolled to a 40-0 halftime lead. Sandy Valley, in its second year of football, remained winless.

"They were ready, they were pumped up and they were ready for that win," Henderson International running back Jay Sutorius said of his teammates.

Sutorius scored three touchdowns, including the 63-yarder down the right sideline on the first snap.

The freshman carried three times for 104 yards and two touchdowns, and his only reception was a 66-yard scoring pass from Nick Powell. As a defensive back/linebacker, Sutorius added an interception and a fumble recovery.

"We look for Jay to make plays for us, just like the first play of the game where we run a sweep for him and he breaks it open," said Henderson International coach Brett Price, who called the play the Wolverines' "bread and butter."

Sandy Valley had 97 yards total offense; Henderson International compiled 298.

Though the Sidewinders suited up 14 players, three were limited because of injuries and two sat out.

Freshman quarterback Ryan Hagan completed 3 of 4 passes for 57 yards to earn the starting job for Sandy Valley. Junior Andrew Arista was 0-for-2 with an interception.

"Ryan's going to be our main quarterback," Sandy Valley coach John Craddock said. "For the long term, it'll be Ryan."

Henderson International quarterbacks Powell and Logan Christie threw one pass each -- both for touchdowns.

Moapa Valley 33, Fernley 14 -- At Overton, Matt Newton caught three touchdown passes to help the Pirates down the Vaqueros.

Newton had 123 receiving yards, catching TD passes of 35, 59 and 20 yards from quarterback Matt Jenkins.

Brad Weiss added two rushing touchdowns, and finished with 216 yards on 22 carries for Moapa Valley.

"It was a tough, physical game and we outlasted them for the win," Moapa Valley coach Brent Lewis said.

With the Pirates leading 7-6 in the second quarter, Fernley drove into the red zone. But Newton came up with a key defensive play, picking off a Bryce Baker pass. Newton's 35-yard TD catch put Moapa Valley up 14-6 at the half.

A Weiss interception in the third quarter set up Newton's second TD catch, and he added another scoring reception in the fourth quarter.

Jenkins completed 9 of 16 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns.

-- John Oglesby

• The Meadows 20, Desert Oasis 0 -- At The Meadows, freshman quarterback Gerard Martinez threw for three touchdowns as the Mustangs spoiled the Diamondbacks' debut.

Ronald Hunt led Desert Oasis with 47 yards rushing on 17 carries. The Diamondbacks committed five turnovers.

-- Jonathan Reese

• Virgin Valley 40, Enterprise (Utah) 14 -- At Virgin Valley, Terran Leavitt passed for 191 yards and the game's first three touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs past Enterprise.

Anthony Morris had nine receptions for 142 yards and two touchdowns for Virgin Valley, which also had 273 rushing yards.

Enterprise had 167 total yards.

 

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