BINGHAM FOOTBALL - 2009
2009 results (13-1, 5-0)

Aug. 21 - VIEWMONT (W 28-8)
Aug. 28 - ALTA (W 38-34)
Sept. 7 - at Trinity, Texas (L 21-42)
Sept. 11 - AMERICAN FORK (W 41-14)
Sept. 18 - at Cottonwood (W 45-29)
Sept. 24 - at Kearns* (W 47-13)
Sept. 30 - COPPER HILLS* (W 50-7)
Oct. 9 - at West Jordan* (W 41-7)
Oct. 16 - RIVERTON* (W 35-7)
Oct. 22 - at Taylorsville* (W 45-7)
-----5A playoffs-----
Oct. 31 - JORDAN (W 62-42)
Nov. 6 - SYRACUSE (W 38-3)
Nov. 12 - vs. Alta (W 28-19)
Nov. 19 - vs. Davis (W 35-24)

* - Region 3 games. Home games in CAPS


2008 results (11-3, 5-0)

Aug. 22 - at Skyline (L 17-24)
Aug. 29 – at Alta (L 19-27)
Sept. 5 – at Fremont (W 49-21)
Sept. 12 – JORDAN (W 27-7)
Sept. 19 – at Lone Peak (W 24-8)
Sept. 25 – WEST JORDAN* (W 38-7)
Oct. 2 – KEARNS* (W 42-10)
Oct. 10 – at Riverton* (W 48-21)
Oct. 15 – HUNTER* (W 41-7)
Oct. 23 – at Copper Hills* (W 51-7)
-----5A playoffs-----
Oct. 31 - NORTHRIDGE (W 42-7)
Nov. 7- JORDAN (W 48-20)
Nov. 13 - vs. Skyline (W 37-15)
Nov. 21 - vs. Alta (L 17-21)

* - Region 3 games. Home games in CAPS


Bingham links

* - Bingham home page
* - Bingham 2008 football
* - Bingham boys basketball page
* - Bingham girls basketball page
* -
Bingham season preview
* - Bingham 2009 football roster
* - Bingham football history
* - Bingham High School website
* - Bingham football site
Region 3 final results


Bingham       5      0    208     41       13     1    554    256
Riverton         4     1    149     88         5     5    274    243
West Jordan   3     2    153     88         7     4    368    257
Kearns           2     3      89    147        4     6    218    254
Copper Hills   1     4    103    202        1     8    145    312
Taylorsville    0     5      39    185        0    10     77    368

Nov. 19 game - 5A final

Bingham 35, Davis 24

Nov. 12 game - 5A semifinal

Bingham 28, Alta 19

Nov. 6 result - 5A quarterfinal

Bingham 38, Syracuse 3

Oct. 31 result - 5A playoffs

Bingham 62, Jordan 42

Oct. 30 results - 5A playoffs

Pleasant Grove 36, Riverton 21
Lone Peak 27, West Jordan 6

Oct. 22 results

Bingham 45, Taylorsville 7
West Jordan 50, Kearns 14
Lone Peak 41, Copper Hills 7

Oct. 16 results

Bingham 35, Riverton 7
Kearns 35, Copper Hills 28
Jordan 54, Taylorsville 6

Oct. 14 results

West Jordan 67, Payson 34

Oct. 9 results

Bingham 41, West Jordan 7
Riverton 57, Taylorsville 6
Kearns 14, Hillcrest 7

Sept. 30 results

Bingham 50, Copper Hills 7
West Jordan 35, Taylorsville 13
Alta 47, Riverton 7
Sky View 33, Kearns 22
Region                          Overall
W     L     PF    PA         W     L     PF     PA
5A Championship: Bingham 35, Davis 24

Story of the game - Junior Stefan Cantwell replaced Ty Hannay at
crucial times and ran for 178 yards and four touchdowns as Brighton
rallied to beat Davis and capture the 5A state football championship
at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Bingham's best moment - The Miners trailed 17-7 at halftime, but
Brady Measom returned the kickoff 54 yards to set up a touchdown,
and Bingham's offense dominated after that, scoring on each
second-half possession. Travis McRae's interception stopped Davis
from keeping pace.

Davis' best moment - RB Tanner Hinds had a big game in the first
half, and QB Gavin Fowler had his best game of the season, throwing
for 228 yards and two touchdowns as the Darts built a nice-sized
halftime cushion against the favored Miners.

What we learned from this game - Coach Dave Peck asked the
team at halftime what they had to do to rally, and then left the room.
Bingham was the dominant 5A team all season, and didn't let a
potential letdown happen.

Next - Bingham ended the season with a 13-1 record. Davis was
10-3.

Links - Every area media outlet was at the game. To read the Deseret
News game story,
click here. To read the two D-News sidebars, click
here and here. To read the Salt Lake Tribune story, click here. To read
its sidebars,
click here and here. To read the Ogden
Standard-Examiner article,
click here. To see the D-News photo
gallery,
click here. For the Trib's photos, click here.


Nov. 13 - Bingham 28, Alta 19

Story of the game - RB Harvey Langi led a balanced attack, and the
Bingham defense dominated the line of scrimmage, but it still took
a couple of trick plays for the Miners to hold off Alta and advance to the
5A championship game.

Bingham's best moment - The Miners had been preparing for this
game since last year's contest (a 21-19 Alta victory) ended. They had
several big plays, including a fake punt, a Tim Tebow-type pass for
a score and a long Langi run that put the game out of reach.
Bingham's defense won the game, though.

Alta's best moment - The Hawks couldn't maintain a running game,
but QB Jordan Brown put on his best show, passing for 341 yards
and three scores. Alta had just one turnover, but missed
a couple of key FG's early and then had to play catch up in the second
half.

What we learned from this game - Most folks will look at this as the
5A championship between the two best teams. Alta and Bingham
treated fans to another great game, with several highs and lows.

Next - Bingham advanced to play Davis in the 5A title contest. Alta
finished the season with a 10-3 record.

Links - All of the Salt Lake media attended this game. To read the
Deseret News story,
click here. For the D-News game sidebars, click
here or here.  To view the Salt Lake Tribune article, click here. To read
a Trib feature article,
click here. To see the D-News photo gallery,
click here. For the Trib's photos, click here. To read the D-News game
blog,
click here and scroll down.


Nov. 6 - Bingham 38, Syracuse 3

Story of the game - RB Harvey Langi rushed for 159 yards, and Jake
Bright blocked a punt on the last play of the second quarter that
turned into a key touchdown as Bingham went on to whip Syracuse in
a 5A quarterfinal game.

Bingham's best moment - The Miners dominated the second half,  
but that was likely because they picked up a huge boost of
momentum when Bright blocked the punt that Kamron Coon
recovered in the end zone as the first half expired.

Syracuse's best moment - The Titans played with Bingham in the
first half, and their defense was frustrating the Miners. Josh
Kealamakia booted a 32-yard field goal for Syracuse's only score.

What we learned from this game - Bingham scored four
touchdowns in the third quarter. Langi had a TD, Cantwell had two
and Travis McRae returned another interception for a score. Cantwell
has proven valuable at QB, and elsewhere on the field.

Next - Bingham plays Alta in one 5A semifinal Nov. 13. Syracuse
finished with an 8-3 record.

Links - Both Salt Lake newspapers had reporters at the game. To
read the Deseret News story,
click here. To view the Salt Lake
Tribune article,
click here.


Oct. 31 - Bingham 62, Jordan 42

Story of the game - Harvey Langi rushed for 159 yards and fellow RB
Richie Vakapuna had 107 as Bingham ran into a big lead and finally
outlasted Jordan in the first round of the 5A playoffs.

Bingham's best moment - The Miners dominated on the line and led
41-7 midway through the third quarter. Jordan rallied to within 48-42
in the second quarter, and then Bingham had to get back to business
and hold on to the win. The Miners finished with over 350 yards on the
ground.

Jordan's best moment - QB Alex Hart had another big day, passing
for 367 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for three others. WR
Steve Morgan has really come on lately and finished with 13
receptions for 197 yards.

What we learned from this game - Jordan has had trouble with
Bingham's physicality recently, and this was itsr best effort in Hart's
last game. Jordan didn't go down without a fight.

Next - Jordan finished with a 7-5 record. Bingham advanced to play
Syracuse in a 5A quarterfinal.

Links - The Deseret News had a reporter and a photographer at the
game. To read the D-News story,
click here. To view the Salt Lake
Tribune brief,
click here. To see the D-News photo gallery, click here.

What we learned from this game - Jordan has had trouble with
Bingham's physicality recently, and this was their best effort in Hart's
last game. Jordan didn't go down without a fight.

Next - Jordan finished with a 7-5 record. Bingham advanced to play
Syracuse in a 5A quarterfinal.

Links - The Deseret News had a reporter and a photographer at the
game. To read the D-News story,
click here. To view the Salt Lake
Tribune brief,
click here. To see the D-News photo gallery, click here.


Oct. 22 - Bingham 45, Taylorsville 7

Story of the game - RB Richie Vakapuna rushed for 102 yards, and
the Bingham defense intercepted four Taylorsville passes, returning
two of them for touchdowns, en route to an easy victory that clinched
first place and a top seed going into the 5A playoffs.

Bingham's best moment - This game was never in doubt, but the
defense played the biggest role. Kesni Tausinga and Travis McRae
returned picks for scores. Bingham scored 24 points in the second
quarter to break a 7-7 tie.

Taylorsville's best moment - The Warriors hung around through the
first quarter. QB Gabe Bloomfield hit Devin Keeling with a 7-yard pass
for Taylorsville's only score. The Warriors never quit.

What we learned from this game - This was a tough game to finish
on because it was perceived to be such a one-sided affair. Bingham
filled the game with reserves and seemed to avoid injury.

Next - Bingham will play Brighton or Jordan in a first-round 5A playoff
game.
Taylorsville is done for the season.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Oct. 16 - Bingham 35, Riverton 7

Story of the game - Harvey Langi rushed for 122 yards and scored
two touchdowns, but Bingham's defense stole the show, and Kamron
Coon made the game's big play with a 28-yard interception return for
a score to give the Miners the Region 3 championship.

Bingham's best moment - The Miners blew the game open early.
Coon's TD return was part of a 21-0 first-quarter spurt that made sure
this game was over early. Langi's touchdown runs came in the fourth
quarter to finally ice the game.

Riverton's best moment - The Silverwolves had their high points in
the third quarter. A 31-yard screen pass from QB Eric Thoreson to
Jake Bowman set up RB Dillon Draper's 1-yard run. That gave
Riverton momentum, but they couldn't keep it long.

What we learned from this game - Bingham is the dominant player
in Region 3, and is a contender for the 5A championship. The Miners
self-destructed in the third quarter, though, and will not be able to do
that in the post-season.

Next - Bingham finishes the regular season at winless Taylorsville.
Riverton has completed its schedule, but has earned a post-season
berth.

Links - Both Salt Lake newspapers had reporters at the game, and
the Salt Lake Tribune sent a photographer. To read the Deseret
News story,
click here. To see the Tribune article, click here. To view
the Tribune's photo gallery,
click here. To read my game blog, click
here.


Oct. 9 - Bingham 41, West Jordan 7

Story of the game - Harvey Langi rushed for 127 yards and scored
three touchdowns and Manoa Pikula returned an interception 52
yards for a score as Bingham blasted West Jordan to win its 28th
straight region game.

Bingham's best moment - The Miners started early, scoring on their
first three drives. Langi had touchdown runs of 12 and 22 yards, and
then QB Ty Hannay hit Braden Anderson on a 20-yard touchdown
pass. The Miners then hit West Jordan again in the third quarter to put
the game away.

West Jordan's best moment - The Jaguars had trouble moving the
football against Bingham. But QB Michael Moorehead got loose on a
65-yard run in the fourth quarter and that set up Moorehead's 18-yard
touchdown pass to Deshawn Perkins.

What we learned from this game - The score could have been
worse, but Bingham was trying to improve its passing game, even
when it was apparent that the rushing game was the best way to win
this game. Anderson was impressive. Besides his TD, he intercepted
two passes and had a long punt return.

Next - Bingham returns home to play Riverton in its homecoming
game.
West Jordan plays at Payson in a non-region game.

Links - The Deseret News had a reporter at the game (me). To read
the D-News story,
click here.  To view the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here. To read my game blog, click here, and then scroll
down.


Sept. 30 - Bingham 50, Copper Hills 7

Story of the game - Harvey Langi and Richie Vakapuna carried the
offense's rushing attack, and the defense was its usual self, shutting
down Copper Hills in a Region 3 game.

Bingham's best moment - The Miners didn't let up until filling the
game with reserves. Bingham led 30-0 at halftime and did that
almost entirely running the football, amassing 312 rushing yards.

Copper Hills' best moment - Colton Fogarty had a decent game,
which was surprising considering Bingham's dominance on
defense. Fogarty had 99 yards rushing, including a 52-yard
touchdown run in the fourth quarter that prevented a shutout.

What we learned from this game - This was a "name-the-score" type
of game. Bingham doesn't have any weaknesses, and outclassed
Copper Hills at every position.

Next - Bingham plays at West Jordan. Copper Hills is off until it plays
at
Kearns Oct. 16.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here. To read the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Sept. 24 - Bingham 47, Kearns 13

Story of the game - Harvey Langi rushed for a season-high 152
yards and three touchdowns, and Braden Anderson returned a kick
for a score for the second straight week as Bingham dominated
Kearns and won its Region 3 opener.

Bingham's best moment - The Miners started quickly, and were
ahead 20-0 by the end of the first quarter. Langi scored on runs of 60,
50 and 15 yards, and then rested for the rest of the game. The
defense did a nice job, keeping Kearns out of the end zone until late
in the game. Travis McRae returned an INT 34 yards for a score.

Kearns' best moment - After Anderson returned a punt for a score,
the Cougars' Sol Cavillo grabbed the ensuing kickoff and took it 93
yards to the house. The Cougars didn't score again until reserve QB
Justin Summers hit Mantin Smith on a 21-yard TD late in the game.

What we learned from this game - This was Bingham's region
opener, and the Miners looked sharp in all phases of the game. This
team has depth everywhere, and that's why they're favored to win it all.

Next - Bingham takes on Copper Hills at home in its homecoming
game.
Kearns has a non-region game at Sky View.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune box
score,
click here.


Sept. 18 - Bingham 45, Cottonwood 29

Story of the game - Braden Anderson returned the second-half
kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, and later picked up a fumble and
rambled 70 yards that set up another score, as Bingham turned back
Cottonwood in a non-region game.

Bingham's best moment - Cottonwood narrowed Bingham's lead to
17-14 at halftime, and seemingly had the momentum until Anderson
livened up the Miners' sideline with that kickoff return. That started a
21-point third quarter that put the game out of reach.

Cottonwood's best moment - RB Nadan Hosea had his best game
of the season, rushing for 203 yards on 29 carries. He also scored
one touchdown. QB Crosby Jensen threw two TD passes as the
Colts never gave up even after trailing 45-14.

What we learned from this game - This was the last game of
Bingham's difficult non-region schedule and the Miners finished 4-1.
Going into the season Coach Peck would have taken that. Injuries
have hurt, but the Miners' depth has allowed them to get through.

Next - Bingham starts Region 3 play at Kearns. Cottonwood starts its
Region 2 schedule at home against
Skyline.

Links - Both Salt Lake newspapers were there and the game was
televised locally, too. To read the Deseret News article,
click here. To
view the Salt Lake Tribune story,
click here. To check out the D-News
photo gallery,
click here.


Sept. 11 - Bingham 41, American Fork 14

Story of the game - Harvey Langi rushed for 100 yards, but it was
Bingham's defense, which stopped American Fork on five straight
drives and then inside the 1-yard line. That momentum allowed the
Miners to take the non-region win.

Bingham's best moment - After giving up a touchdown on the first
play of the game, the Miners rallied. While the defense stopped AF,
the offense scored on six straight possessions. It was 34-6 at
halftime and that ended any doubt.

American Fork's best moment - The Cavemen started the game
from their own 20-yard line, and QB Ryan Pitcher hit Ethan Wright for
a touchdown. Bingham fans were stunned, and Miners coach Dave
Peck feared the worst (a letdown). AF didn't score again Wright
caught another pass from Pitcher in the fourth quarter.

What we learned from this game - If there was a letdown, it was
brief. Coach Peck knew this game was tough the minute he saw the
team's schedule. Bingham probably wouldn't win the Texas state title,
but the Miners are still No. 1 in Utah.

Next - Bingham plays at Cottonwood in another 5A battle. American
Fork starts Region 4 play at
Jordan.

Links - The Deseret News had a reporter at the game. To read the
D-News story,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune brief, click
here.


Sept. 7 - Trinity, Texas 42, Bingham 21

Story of the game - RB Tevin Williams rushed for 211 yards and two
touchdowns, and Trinity took advantage of a couple of Bingham
turnovers and several costly penalties to claim an impressive win in a
battle of potential state champions.

Bingham's best moment - After spotting Trinity a 7-0 lead, QB Ty
Hannay hit Brady Measom on a 29-yard scoring pass. Later, junior
QB Stefan Cantwell entered the game and showed a strong arm in
rifling a 67-yard scoring strike to Josh Smith.

Trinity's best moment - Trinity showed its quickness, in all positions,
and Williams had shifty runs of 50 and 54 yards. In the end, the
Trojans dominated the statistical categories. QB Willie Hubbard
completed 10-12 passes and, with the exception of perhaps its
secondary, Trinity did not show any weaknesses in its first game of
the season.

What we learned from this game - If this is a matchup of each
state's best team, Texas is certainly the leader. It was a good
experience for both schools, however. In the past, Alta, Jordan and
Timpview have also scheduled out-of-state powers and it was among
the highlights of their seasons. This should make Bingham a better
team.

Next - Bingham has a short week to prepare for its home game
against American Fork. Trinity takes on Cedar Hill, Texas.

Links - There was plenty of media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News story,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune article,
click here. To check out the Dallas Morning News, click here. For the
Fort Worth Star-Telegram,
click here. To read a nice article from the
coachesaid.com website,
click here. To see the D-News photo
gallery,
click here.


Aug. 28 - Bingham 38, Alta 34

Story of the game - RB Harvey Langi put on a show, running for 189
yards, and adding 116 receiving, as Bingham did what it hadn't been
able to do in past games with Alta - win the fourth quarter. The Miners
ended a three-game losing streak to the Hawks by outscoring them
24-7 in the second half to earn the win.

Bingham's best moment - The Miners gained momentum in the
second half and, when Langi scored on a 24-yard run to tie the game
in the fourth quarter, Bingham was on a roll. The Miners led 38-27
until Alta scored on a long pass late in the game.

Alta's best moment - Hawks QB Jordan Brown was unstoppable in
the first half. He had 279 yards passing before halftime, and Austin
Lee's 40-yard interception return gave Alta a 28-14 lead at
intermission.

What we learned from this game - Bingham got the monkey off its
back and now goes to Texas with an unblemished record. This
game, however, is likely just a tuneup for the playoffs. These teams
are predicted to win their regions and play in the 5A semifinals.

Next - Bingham travels to Texas to play national power Trinity in
another highlight of its season. Alta takes on local 4A power
Timpview..

Links - All of the local media was there. To read the Deseret News
story,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune article, click here. To
view the Trib's photo gallery,
click here. To see the D-News game
video,
click here.


Aug. 21 - Bingham 28, Viewmont 8

Story of the game - QBs Ty Hannay and Stefan Cantwell combined to
pass for two touchdowns passing and two more running, and DB
Braden Anderson broke a school record with three interceptions as
Bingham handled Viewmont in the season opener for both teams.

Bingham's best moment - The Miners' defense didn't give up a point,
limiting Viewmont to just 175 yards total offense and almost half of
that came on one play in the fourth quarter. Once Bingham's offense
got untracked, this game was over.

Viewmont's best moment - The Vikings stayed in the game. DB
Sennett Fraughton returned an interception 28 yards for the Vikings
only score, and they added a two-point conversion to take an 8-0 lead.

What we learned from this game - Bingham was rusty, and played
two QBs (hmmmm). That's not usually a good thing. The Miners'
defense was great, and that's a sign of dominating the line of
scrimmage. The next two weeks will be interesting.

Next - Bingham takes on Alta in a great 5A matchup. Viewmont
travels to Weber to start Region 1 play.

Links - The Deseret News had a reporter at the game. To read the
D-News article,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune's brief, click
here.
Chris Copier and Ty Hannay sprint off the field in celebration
late in Bingham's preseason win over Alta.
Salt Lake Tribune photo
Bingham coach Dave Peck offers some mid-game advice
during the Miners' battle against Trinity.
Deseret News photo
Sept. 24 results

Bingham 47, Kearns 13
Riverton 14, West Jordan 6
Copper Hills 27, Taylorsville 13

Sept. 18 results

Bingham 45, Cottonwood 29
Riverton 49, Copper Hills 35
Kearns 21, Taylorsville 0
Pleasant Grove 43, West Jordan 14

Sept. 11 results

Bingham 41, American Fork 14
West Jordan 55, Copper Hills 6
Riverton 22, Kearns 6
Cyprus 29, Taylorsville 10

Sept. 7 result

Trinity, Texas 42, Bingham 21

Sept 4 results

Olympus 24, Copper Hills 7
Kearns 53, Granger 13
Lone Peak 38, Riverton 26
Murray 24, Taylorsville 9
West Jordan 46, Provo 28

Aug. 28 results

Bingham 38, Alta 34
Box Elder 27, Copper Hills 14
Cyprus 41, Kearns 40 (OT)
American Fork 34, Riverton 27
Brighton 55, Taylorsville 0
West Jordan 42, East 14

Aug. 21 results

Bingham 28, Viewmont 0
Syracuse 17, Copper Hills 14
Hunter 13, Kearns 0
Riverton 44, Lehi 0
Clearfield 21, Taylorsville 13
West Jordan 40, Granger 23
Deseret News photo
QB Ty Hannay sees an open receiver during the Miners' game
against Cottonwood.
Salt Lake Tribune photo
Bingham's Chris Copier cradles a pass during first-quarter
action of the Miners' win over Riverton.
Deseret News photo
Harvey Langi tries to move the ball across the end zone in
Bingham's playoff win over Jordan.
Coach Dave Peck
Deseret News photo
Ryker Hall (right) and Chris Copier celebrate a Bingham touchdown
in the Miners' playoff win over Alta.
Bingham players celebrate with the UHSAA trophy (left), and coach Dave Peck gets doused in tradtional post-game festivities.