Kanab 20, Parowan 14
The Parowan Rams played solid defense early on Oct. 14, holding the Cowboys scoreless in the first quarter. However, they were unable to find anything offensively themselves, as neither team found the endzone.
The deadlock was broken early in the second period, when Kanab quarterback Craig Brinkerhoff found receiver Cade Quarnberg for a four-yard touchdown pass. Just before halftime, Brinkerhoff added his second touchdown throw of the game, this time a 25-yarder to Isaak Roundy to take a 14-0 lead into the break.
Still unable to muster any offensive firepower in the third quarter, the Rams waited until the fourth to put themselves on the scoreboard, when Josh Frandsen scored on a 26-yard run to pull his team to within a touchdown.
On the next possession, Ram linebacker Zack Wood picked off Brinkerhoff and returned the ball 25 yards for a touchdown, tying the score at 14-14.
Late in the game, the Cowboys conjured up a final drive, culminating in the game-winning 1-yard touchdown plunge by Cody Barber, giving his team a 20-14 win.
Desert Hills 20, Canyon View 7
The Falcons played one of their best games of the year Oct. 14, but came up short against the Thunder. Desert Hills opened the scoring in the first quarter, when Corbin Fitzgerald scooped up a fumble and rumbled 23 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead.
Thunder quarterback Chase Webster helped add to his team’s lead in the second, when he delivered a 21-yard touchdown strike to receiver Tanner Atkin, extending the lead to 14-0 at intermission.
Canyon View’s Destry Fain finally got his team into the end zone in the middle of the third quarter on a one-yard touchdown run, but Desert Hills answered right back, using a long drive capped off by a one-yard touchdown run Butch Hatch to end all scoring.
Parowan 5, Liahona 0
The Parowan Rams, making a playoff appearance in their first season with a soccer program, crushed Liahona Oct. 14. Five different Rams found the back of the net in the victory.
They scored three times in the first half alone, on goals by Jayden Bernhardi, Makayla Frandsen, and Mikael Thatcher.
Neisha Roy tallied a goal in the second period, as did teammate Tessa Katwyk. Senior captain Izanah Freden recorded the shutout, her fourth of the year.
Waterford 11, Parowan 0
In their quarterfinal match-up Saturday, the established Ravens proved too much for the Rams, as they recorded the shutout on their home turf.
Waterford’s Cami Phillips scored an impressive five goals, and teammate Hailey Karg added two of her own. Four other Ravens scored on the afternoon, and keeper Jeannie Woller earned the shutout.
Juan Diego 4, Canyon View 0
After an impressive opening win at home against Union Oct. 14, the Falcons looked sluggish and were outplayed by the Soaring Eagle Saturday.
Juan Diego sophomore Kaitlyn Flynn scored the first and last goal of the game, helping her team advance to its fourth consecutive semifinal appearance, and fifth in the last six years.
Vicki Shimkus and Bah Glasser netted goals, and keeper Allison Bruder recorded her eighth shutout of the season.