Region 9 football roundup: Desert Hills, Pine View stay undefeated in region play; Canyon View wins

ST. GEORGE — Here are the results from tonight’s Region 9 games. Check back soon for more details and photos.

Desert Hills 26, Cedar 24

The Desert Hills Thunder escaped with a narrow victory Friday night, nailing a 35-yard field goal with 1.9 seconds to play.

The Thunder scored first when Logan Wilstead pushed the ball over the goal line at the 8:11 mark of the opening quarter. Following the PAT, Desert Hills led 7-0.

The Redmen countered with a score of their own, using a 74-yard drive, capped off by a 6-yard run from Jaxon Garrett to even the score at 7-7 with two minutes to play in the first.

Bronson Andrus made the score 14-7 Thunder when he caught a touchdown pass on third-and-goal at the 7:20 mark of the second quarter. Desert Hills took a 21-7 lead just before halftime when Wilstead scored from 1-yard out, his second rushing touchdown of the half.

Cedar wasn’t about to go down easy though, scoring with just 56 seconds left in the third quarter courtesy of a 1-yard touchdown run from Drake Fakahua, cutting the Thunder lead to 21-14.

After Desert Hills scored two points on a safety and the Redmen made a field goal, Cedar quarterback Jaxon Garrett led a last-minute drive, delivering a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jack Cook. After a made extra point, Cedar took a 24-23 lead with just 13.8 seconds to play.

Desert Hills’ Gage Baird flew down the sideline, setting up a 35-yard field goal opportunity. With just 1.9 seconds on the clock, Logan Callister drilled the field goal, giving the Thunder an exciting 26-23 victory.

With the win, Desert Hills moves to 4-2 overall, and a perfect 3-0 in region play. Cedar drops to 2-4 overall, 0-3 in region play with the loss.

Desert Hills travels to Canyon View next Friday, with kickoff at 7 p.m.

Cedar will host Hurricane on Friday at 7 p.m., looking for their first region win of the season.

— Written by Spencer Rodak

Pine View 38
Snow Canyon 17

Canyon View 41
Hurricane 27

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