High school football: Defense shines again for Corner Canyon in 38-21 win over Alta

13 Oct , 2017 Sports

SANDY — No Zach Wilson, no problem for Corner Canyon during its 38-21 beatdown of rival Alta Thursday night, in a game that wasn’t as close as the score would indicate.

How does one beat a top team like the Hawks without its standout quarterback, who has accounted for 24 touchdowns and 2,446 yards of total offense? You present the type of defense the Chargers have all season long.

Corner Canyon’s defense didn’t allow Alta’s prolific offense to cross midfield throughout the entire first half, while not allowing a first down until the early stages of the second quarter.

“Our defense has been outstanding and they played great again tonight,” said Corner Canyon coach Eric Kjar. “They played awesome with how we started the game. You couldn’t ask for a better start.”

Corner Canyon’s defensive stops set the offense up in prime position throughout the half, with the offense responding just about every time. The Charger offense set up shop consistently around midfield, with quarterback Cole Hagen directing things to the tune of 38 first-half points, to Alta’s none.

Especially effective was running back Tai Gonzales, who scored on touchdown runs from seven, six and 12 yards out, leading a drastically new style of Corner …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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