Jeffrey D. Allred,
Beaver and South Summit in Kamas on Friday, Sept. Eight, 2017.
In the overall recreation of the 2A common season again on Oct. 13, two-time protecting state champion Beaver limped to the end line, narrowly beating Enterprise 12-Eight. This used to be the similar Enterprise staff that two weeks prior misplaced to Grand by way of 27 issues.
Beaver trainer Jon Marshall used to be naturally involved concerning the mentality of his staff heading right into a playoffs.
Turns out he didn’t have anything else to fret about. In the 2A quarterfinals ultimate weekend, Beaver beaten American Leadership 56-Three to march into the semifinals.
“It was a great effort by our kids, I thought we played very well on both sides of the football,” stated Marshall. “Kind of woke us up a little bit and helped us to get a little more focused, and we came out and overall that was probably our best effort of the year on both sides of the football.”
Beaver will attempt to construct on that momentum towards Delta within the semifinals this Saturday at Weber State at 2:30 p.m. In the primary semifinal at midday, top-ranked South Summit faces Grand.
Beaver and South Summit are preferred and poised for a third-straight state championship showdown subsequent weekend in Cedar City.
Undefeated South Summit will be the large favourite in this kind of rematch after beating Beaver 30-7 previous this season. South Summit trainer Mike Grajek isn’t getting stuck up in fearful about past conferences with any person.
“There hasn’t been a whole lot of talk about the games in the past, we just try and keep the focus on the game at hand and the game that’s in front of us,” stated Grajek.
The center of attention is on Grand within the semifinals, the primary assembly between the systems because the 2013 championship recreation additionally at Weber State.
South Summit heads into the semis with 2A’s top-ranked scoring offense and protection, and a median margin of victory of 5 touchdowns.
Grand’s offense and protection ranks 2nd in 2A, and to have any likelihood its energy working recreation must regulate time of ownership.
“They run an offense that we haven’t seen all year with a single wing which is kind of like a rugby scrum. They bring some things that we haven’t see,” stated Grajek.
Grand’s lone loss this yr used to be a 33-28 setback to Beaver again in Week Eight. It has suffered some key season-ending accidents within the latter part of the season and faces an uphill climb towards juggernaut South Summit.
While the primary semifinal pits unfamiliar combatants, Beaver and Delta are very acquainted after squaring off in Week Three. Beaver outscored Delta 20-Zero in the second one part of that recreation to tug away for the 34-21 win.
“We have to play good. They’re a good football team for sure, but I think if we play well, we can play with them and hopefully have a chance in the end,” stated Delta trainer Russ Fowles.
Delta working again Dallen Draper leads 2A with 1,296 yards and 16 touchdowns, and getting him going is important for the Rabbits’ luck. He simplest had 86 yards within the earlier assembly with Beaver, which did an excellent task bottling him up in the second one part.
“When you’ve played a team once already, I think the team that’s able to make those adjustments and be able to be more effective with them is the team that’s going to have the advantage,” stated Marshall.