Scoring in all phases of the game, Timpview earned a spot in the 5A State title game this week against Region 7 rival Orem, who won their semifinal game against Maple Mountain. Just like their two previous playoff games, it was Timpview’s defensive unit that scored the first points. On a strip and scoop play, Sr. Raider Damuni scored the games first points on Salem Hills opening drive. “We think it’s a three-course game; you’ve got to be phenomenal in all three places,” said Stokes, whose team scored in all three phases in the first half. After a miscue by Salem Hills Punt team the T-Birds got the ball on the 2 yard line and scored easily to make it 14-0. Just before the 1st half expired, with the wind to his back, kicker Lance Taylor booted a 44-yard field-goal to make it 17-0.
Coming out of halftime Salem Hills hopes of a come back were extinguished when once again Sr. Safety Raider Damuni intercepted a pass on Salem’s half of the field. The turnover lead to a 19 yard TD pass from Liu Aumavae to Carsen Ryan. The T-Birds offense would later add two more TD’s in the fourth, but it was Timpview’s defense that lead the way to this victory.
Timpview will play Orem this Friday at Cedar Valley High School at 3pm.
Photo courtesy of Yukai Peng, Deseret News