By Tom Zulewski
Iron County Today
Like a large portion of the high-school football season openers played Aug. 17, the Cedar Redmen had to wait through a lightning delay in their game against the Provo Bulldogs.
When all was said and done, the Redmen saw too much of Dallin Havea and his brother Drason running by in flashes of their own brilliance.
Dallin Havea ran for two touchdowns and Drason ran a fumble back for another score on defense as Provo did most of its damage in the opening half in a 37-7 rout over Cedar. The Bulldogs built a 31-0 halftime lead and cruised from there in beating the Redmen for the fourth straight time to open the season.
Cedar scored its only touchdown in the fourth quarter as Tayvien Brown caught a 9-yard scoring pass from Jaxon Garrett to break up Provo’s shutout bid.
The Redmen will play at home the next two weeks, starting with a game against Juab this Friday at 7 p.m.
Rams shut out Altamont
Parowan picked up where it left off from last season’s run to the 1A state semifinals by shutting out the Altamont Longhorns 26-0 at home in its 2018 season opener. Senior Porter Wood stole the show, catching a 44-yard touchdown pass from Tanner Johnson, scoring on a 1-yard run, and adding a 35-yard interception return as the Rams produced all of its offense in the second quarter.
Cody Hanson added a 3-yard touchdown run to give Parowan all the offense it would need in the victory.
The Rams will play at home again this week, taking on Millard on Friday at 7 p.m.
PROVO 37, CEDAR 7
Cedar 0 0 0 7 — 7
Provo 14 17 6 0 — 37
P – Da. Havea 1 run (Myles-Mills kick)
P – Dr. Havea 40 fumble return (Myles-Mills kick)
P – FG Myles-Mills 35
P – Haslem 1 run (Myles-Mills kick)
P – B. Myles-Mills 12 pass from Haslem (A. Myles-Mills kick)
P – Da. Havea 6 run (kick failed)
C – Brown 9 pass from Garrett (Montgomery kick)
PAROWAN 26, ALTAMONT 0
Altamont 0 0 0 0 — 0
Parowan 0 26 0 0 — 26
P – Wood 44 pass from Johnson (kick failed)
P – Wood 1 run (run failed)
P – Wood 35 interception return (Wood run)
P – Hanson 3 run (run failed)