SALT LAKE CITY – It’s not like the Panthers were feeling generous, but it sure seemed that way.
Pine View overcame two first-quarter miscues and a 13-0 deficit to defeat Judge Memorial 38-24 Friday night at in Salt Lake City.
“We had a bad snap that gave them the ball at the 15-yard line and they scored, then we snapped the ball over the punter’s head and gave it to them at the 1-yard line,” Panthers coach Ray Hosner said. “We were down 13-0 before we’d even had a chance to really play any offense or defense.”
“We talked to the kids earlier this week and asked them if they were only going to be there when things were going good or if they were going to be fearless and be there when things are going bad,” Hosner said. “They assured me they were in it no matter what. I’m proud of the way they battled back.”
The Panthers were able to close to within 21-14 at halftime behind a 72-yard TD from Wilstead to Colton Miller and a short Tristan TD run.
But Judge held a 24-21 lead going into the final stanza. That’s when the Pine View offense really got it rolling.
Wilstead tossed two more TD scores, both to Jack Bangerter from 8 and 45 yards out. The senior wideout was Wilstead’s favorite target, grabbing 179 yards worth of passes.
“I wish you could have seen some the great grabs Jack made,” Hosner said. “All our receivers made some big plays. Colton Miller had about 150 yards receiving and my son, Bladen, had 68 yards.”
Pine View took a 28-24 lead on Bangerter’s second score and Ethan Baer hit a 22-yard field goal to make it 31-24.
Duran rushed for 90 yards and sealed the game with a 45-yard TD run with under three minutes to go.
Defensively, Kaden Creager and Justice Santiago stopped up the middle of the Judge option attack and senior defensive back Parker Ferris had a big interception.
Full Stats/Boxscore: PVJM82313Stats
PINE VIEW 07 07 07 17 — 38
JUDGE MEM 13 08 03 00 — 24
Judge Memorial – Kaden Elliss 1 run (Andrew Matthews kick)
Judge Memorial – Max Barnett 8 run (Matthews kick failed)
Pine View – Colton Miller 72 pass from Kody Wilstead (Ethan Baer kick)
Judge Memorial – Michael Kearns 1 run (Mark Barnett pass)
Pine View – Triston Duran 1 run (Ethan Baer kick)
Judge Memorial – Matthews 45 FG
Pine View – Jack Bangerter 8 pass from Wilstead (Baer kick)
Pine View – Bangerter 45 pass from Wilstead (Baer kick)
Pine View – Ethan Baer 22 FG
Pine View – Triston Duran 45 run (Baer kick)
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