GRANGER FOOTBALL - 2009
2009 results (3-7, 1-5)

Aug. 21 – at West Jordan (L 23-40)
Aug. 28 – Hug, Nev. (W 17-14)
Sept. 4 – at Kearns (L 13-53)
Sept. 11 – SKYLINE* (L 6-50)
Sept. 18 – at Murray* (L 23-48)
Sept. 25 – HUNTER* (L 20-56)
Oct. 2 – at Snake River, Idaho (W 27-24)
Oct. 9 – at Cyprus* (W 27-7)
Oct. 16 – COTTONWOOD* (L 0-54)
Oct. 22 – at West* (L 20-55)

* - Region 2 games
Home games in CAPS


2008 results (2-8, 1-6)

Aug. 22 – TAYLORSVILLE (W 14-7)
Aug. 29 – ROY (L 7-14)
Sept. 5 – OGDEN (L 8-31)
Sept. 12 – WEST* (L 0-26)
Sept. 19 – at Highland* (L 8-34)
Sept. 26 – EAST* (L 7-48)
Oct. 3 – at Murray* (W 26-7)
Oct. 10 – at Olympus* (L 31-34)
Oct. 15 – COTTONWOOD* (L 6-42)
Oct. 24 – at Cyprus* (L 21-34)

* - Region 6 games.
Home games in CAPS


Granger links

* - Granger home page
* - Granger boys basketball page
* - Granger girls basketball page
* - Granger football preview
* - Granger football history
* - Granger High School website
* - Granger site on Wikipedia.org
* - Granger 2009 football roster
Region 2 standings


Hunter            5      1     211  103         8      4     223   259
Cottonwood    5      1     247    85         8      4     401   253
Skyline           4      2     256  157         7      4     386   260
West               4      2     188  120         5      6     242   248
Murray            2      4     151  238         3      6     209   293
Granger          1      5       96  270         3      7     176   406
Cyprus            0      6       61  239         2      8     162   372

Nov. 13 result (5A semifinal)

Davis 41, Hunter 17

Nov. 6 games (5A playoffs)

Hunter 45, Lone Peak 37 (4 OT)
Alta 37, Cottonwood 13

Oct. 30 results (4A playoffs)

Cottonwood 23, Viewmont 7
Hunter 24, Weber 20
Syracuse 31, Skyline 7
Davis 28, West 7

Oct. 22 results

Cottonwood 52, Cyprus 8
West 55, Granger 20
Skyline 59, Murray 35

Oct. 16 results

Cottonwood 54, Granger 0
Murray 24, Cyprus 17 (OT)
Hunter 35, Skyline 34
Olympus 7, West 6

Oct. 9 results

Hunter 24, Cottonwood 14
Granger 27, Cyprus 7
West 35, Murray 14
Skyline 41, East 7

Oct. 2 result

Granger 27, Snake River (ID) 24

Sept. 30 results

Cottonwood 32, West 9
Skyline 49, Cyprus 19
Hunter 48, Murray 14

Sept. 25 results

Cottonwood 43, Skyline 28
Hunter 56, Granger 20
West 49, Cyprus 10
Region                          Overall
W     L      PF    PA         W     L       PF    PA
Oct. 22 - West 55, Granger 20

Story of the game - RBs Tana Afeaki and Anetipa Vaisagano had
big games as West roared past Granger in its Region 2 finale
and into the 5A football playoffs, which begin next week.

Granger's best moment - The Lancers scored first, but it was all
downhill after that. Samson Faifili scored twice for Granger, and
QB Nico Meza added another TD on a 1-yard run.

West's best moment - Afeaki finished his career at home on
"Senior Night" with 142 yards and three touchdowns as West took
a 34-14 halftime lead and blew the game open with three TDs in
the third quarter. Vaisagano had 92 yards on seven carries,
including a 75-yard TD run.

What we learned from this game - The Lancers finished the
season on losing note, but the two consecutive wins earlier
made first-year coach Doyle Holt's season a success. They gave
their fans some excitement, and have more to build on.

Next - Granger is done for the year. West plays at Davis in the 5A
playoffs.

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


Oct. 16 - Cottonwood 54, Granger 0

Story of the game - RB Nadan Hosea rushed for 139 yards and
QB Crosby Jensen passed for two scores, but the difference was
Cottonwood's defense, which shut out Granger in a Region 2
game.

Granger's best moment - The Lancers were on a two-game
winning streak, but the offense couldn't manage any success in
this game. It was Granger's first shutout of the season.

Cottonwood's best moment - The Colts dominated the game.
They were probably reeling from last week's loss. Hosea had a
great game, and he and Jensen put together a run-pass
combination that Granger couldn't stop. The 54 points was a
season high for Cottonwood, and it was the Colts' first shutout
this season, too.

What we learned from this game - This was a tough loss, and
perhaps the first time this season that Granger was just
dominated.

Next - Granger ends its season at West. Cottonwood plays host
to
Cyprus.

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. 9 - Granger 27, Cyprus 7

Story of the game - RB Samson Faifili rushed for two
touchdowns, and the Granger defense held Cyprus in check,
except for one long touchdown pass, and put a damper on the
Pirates' homecoming with a victory in a Region 2 game.

Granger's best moment - The Lancers were able to empty their
bench in the fourth quarter for the first time this season (while
winning).

Cyprus' best moment - Trailing 7-0, Albert Wolfgramm caught a
70-yard touchdown pass from Jazz White, which tied the game at
halftime. That was the Pirates' only offensive highlight.

What we learned from this game - This was a big win for
Granger, and its second straight. The Lancers' offense is moving
the football and it appears the team is progressing under
first-year coach Doyle Holt.

Next - Granger takes on Cottonwood. Cyprus plays host to Murray.

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. 2 - Granger 27, Snake River, Idaho 24

Story of the game - Maiko Giles rushed for 92 yards and scored
twice, but it was Kaimana Wright's 6-yard run in the fourth quarter
that made the difference as Granger nipped Snake River (Idaho)
in a non-region game.

Granger's best moment - The Lancers were able to run the
football, and rushed for 243 yards. They had two long scoring
runs - a 61-yarder by Giles and a 52-yarder by Tama Gogo.
Granger trailed going into the fourth quarter, but rallied for the win.

Snake River's best moment - The Panthers rallied from an early
deficit and put up all their points in the middle two quarters. QB
C.J. Toulouse only completed 6-23 passes, but they were able to
run effectively. RB Emmett Smith had 54 yards and a TD.
Toulouse had a 5-yard run in the third quarter to give Snake River
its first lead.

What we learned from this game - Great win for Granger. The
bus ride home had to be fun. The Lancers show promise. Snake
River has a good football tradition.

Next - Granger plays at Cyprus. Snake River will take on Bear
Lake (Montpelier).

Links - There was no local media coverage of the game. Even the
reports in the Eastern Idaho newspapers were vague.


Sept. 25 - Hunter 56, Granger 20

Story of the game - Fausia Tanuvasa returned the opening
kickoff for a touchdown and Hunter's defense forced five turnovers
to claim a relatively easy win over Granger in the Lancers'
homecoming game.

Granger's best moment - The Lancers retired former player Fahu
Tahi's number at halftime, and then the crowd got excited again
when Quincy Myers returned the kickoff 90 yards for a score. Zach
Buchanan caught a 42-yard TD pass to narrow the gap to 42-20.

Hunter's best moment - The Wolverines dominated the opening
half, and La'au Tanavasa was the team's top rusher, and also
returned an interception 52 yards for a score. This was - by far -
Hunter's best offensive performance this season.

What we learned from this game - Granger has given up an
average of over 50 yards per game lately, and won't win a game
until the Lancers do something about that.

Next - Granger travels to Moreland, Idaho, to play Snake River on
Oct. 2.
Hunter has a Region 2 game against Murray Sept. 30.

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


Sept. 18 - Murray 48, Granger 23

Story of the game - Tyler Prestwich ran for 102 yards and scored
three times as Murray pulled away in the third quarter in earned
its second win of the season.

Granger's best moment - The Lancers information was not
available.

Murray's best moment - QB Dee Hamala passed for three
touchdowns for Murray, which led 28-7 after the third quarter and
then both teams moved the ball in the final period. Prestwich was
Murray's leading tackler on defense.

What we learned from this game - Once again, Granger's
defense was hit with almost 50 points and that's where
improvements need to be made.

Next - Granger returns home to play Hunter in its homecoming
game.
Murray is off until Sept. 30, when it plays Hunter.

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. 11 - Skyline 50, Granger 6

Story of the game - Brian Orr scored three times in the first half,
two on receptions and once on a punt return, and Skyline's
defense shut down Granger in a convincing Region 2 victory.

Granger's best moment - Tama Gago scored Granger's only
touchdown on a 2-yard run late in the game. The Lancers trailed
29-0 at halftime and the "mercy rule" went into effect early in the
third period.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles averaged 7.5 yards per
carry, and scored on special teams and defense in this
dominating win. Everyone got a chance to play. Chase Dunford
completed just 4 of 6 passes, but for 134 yards.

What we learned from this game - The defense got steamrolled
for the second straight week and Granger lost its region opener.
The offense also was held to a season low point total.

Next - Granger travels to Murray. Skyline has its homecoming
game against
West.

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. 4 - Kearns 53, Granger 13

Story of the game - J.R. Final passed for two touchdowns and
ran for two more, and Kearns also picked up touchdowns on punt
and interception returns to race past Granger in a non-region
game.

Granger's best moment - The Lancers trailed just 14-13 at
halftime, thanks to a 72-yard touchdown pass from Nico Meza to
Maiko Giles and a 36-yarder to Jordan Ujehly. Granger was shut
down in the second half.

Kearns' best moment - The blowout started when Granger
fumbled the second-half kickoff. Kearns took advantage, and then
intercepted a pass. Barely three minutes into the third quarter, it
was 28-13. Keanu Solovi returned a punt 65 yards for a score and
Brady Sawsak had a 55-yard interception return.

What we learned from this game - This game was probably
closer than the score indicated, but Kearns just seized the
momentum and took advantage. Still, it's obvious that Granger
needs good defensive play to stay competitive.

Next - Granger returns home to start Region 2 play against
Skyline. Kearns begins Region 3 action against Riverton.

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


Aug. 28 - Granger 17, Hug, Nev. 14

Story of the game - Kaimana Wright and Samson Faifili had
scoring runs and the Granger defense hung on to help the
Lancers beat Hug, Nev., for its first win of the season.

Granger's best moment - The Lancers recorded a safety to gain
the early lead, and then Faifili's score (and a two-point
conversion) gave Granger a 10-0 lead. Coach Doyle Holt's team
never trailed.

Hug's best moment - Isi Lotulelei returned a blocked kick 40
yards for a touchdown to get the Hawks on the scoreboard, and
they made a game of it in the fourth quarter on a 24-yard scoring
pass from A.J. Bennett to Javon Brown.

What we learned from this game - This was a good win for
Granger, and should give the Lancers some confidence. The
defense really stepped up, which was important after it gave up
40 points in the season opener.

Next - Granger travels to Kearns to restart that rivalry. Hug plays
host to South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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. To read the Reno Gazette-Journal's
account,
click here.


Aug. 21 - West Jordan 40, Granger 23

Story of the game - QB Adam Boelter rushed for four touchdowns
and Andrew Gardner returned an interception for a score as West
Jordan ran up to a big lead and held off Granger in each team's
non-region opener.

Granger's best moment - The Lancers trailed 40-7 entering the
final quarter, but made a determined effort to make the score
closer. Jordan Hernandez ran for a touchdown, and then added
the two-point conversion. Taylor Pili then returned a fumble five
yards for a score.

West Jordan's best moment - The Jaguars dominated most of
the game and Boelter had a great game in his first start. He was
17-26 passing for 209 yards. The only questionable part of this
game was the Jags' kicking game.

What we learned from this game - Granger has a new coach,
while West Jordan is expected to be pretty good, so the outcome
wasn't surprising. The Lancers will need a better effort from their
defense to be competitive.

Next - Granger returns home to play Hug High of Reno, Nev.
West Jordan travels to East.

Links - There was no media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here. There was no report in the Salt
Lake Tribune.
Sept. 18 results

Bingham 45, Cottonwood 29
Hunter 38, Cyprus 0
Murray 48, Granger 23
Skyline 36, West 19

Sept. 11 results

Cottonwood 52, Murray 16
Cyprus 29, Taylorsville 10
Skyline 50, Granger 6
West 21, Hunter 10

Sept. 4 results

Cottonwood 35, Pine View 0
Juan Diego 55, Cyprus 17
Kearns 53, Granger 13
Brighton 31, Hunter 0
Murray 24, Taylorsville 9
Skyline 41, Highland 21

Sept. 3 result

Woods Cross 38, West 3

Aug. 28 results

Cottonwood 34, Sky View 20
Cyprus 41, Kearns 40 (OT)
Granger 17, Hug, Nev. 14
Highland 27, Hunter 3
Hillcrest 27, Murray 21
Olympus 28, Skyline 14
West 38, Tooele 13

Aug. 21 results

Alta 59, Cottonwood 20
Provo 28, Cyprus 14
West Jordan 40, Granger 23
Hunter 13, Kearns 0
Ogden 32, Murray 13
Skyline 27, Hurricane 14
Juan Diego 42, West 0
Maiko Giles