OLYMPUS FOOTBALL - 2009
2009 results (7-4, 3-3)

Aug. 21 - at Hillcrest (W 10-7)
Aug. 28 - SKYLINE (W 28-14)
Sept. 4 - at Copper Hills (W 24-7)
Sept. 11 - at Woods Cross* (L 9-27)
Sept. 18 - EAST* (W 23-19)
Sept. 25 - at Tooele* (W 52-20)
Sept. 30 - at Highland* (L 0-34)
Oct. 9 - STANSBURY* (W 51-0)
Oct. 16 - WEST (W 7-6)
Oct. 22 - BOUNTIFUL* (L 6-27)
-----4A playoffs-----
Oct. 30 - at Timpview (L 7-35)

* - Region 6 games
Home games in CAPS


2008 results (3-7, 2-5)

Aug. 22 – HILLCREST (L 20-31)
Aug. 29 – at Payson (W 15-13)
Sept. 5 – WEST JORDAN (L 28-35)
Sept. 12 – CYPRUS* (L 15-31)
Sept. 19 – at West* (L 21-28)
Sept. 26 – HIGHLAND* (L 13-50)
Oct. 3 – at East* (L 15-38)
Oct. 10 – GRANGER* (W 34-31)
Oct. 15 – at Murray* (W 37-7)
Oct. 23 – at Cottonwood* (L 14-49)

Olympus links

* - Olympus home page
* - Olympus season preview
* - Olympus football game photos
* - Olympus football history
* - Olympus site on Wikipedia.org
* - Olympus 2009 football roster
Oct. 30 - Timpview 35, Olympus 7

Story of the game - QB Trevor Brown passed for 174 yards, and also
scored twice running the football as Timpview whipped Olympus in
the first round of the 4A playoffs.

Oly's best moment - The Titans offense simply couldn't move the ball.
QB Spencer Harris was sacked nine times. Harris finally got Oly on
the scoreboard with two minutes left on an 11-yard run.

Timpview's best moment - The Thunderbirds started slowly, but
Brown's two TD runs helped give them a 21-0 halftime lead. It could
have been more, but Oly intercepted a pass in the end zone to stop
one drive.

What we learned from this game - Harris can't do it on his own. RB
Terry Isaia was unavailable and Oly needed him in order to have a
chance. Oly was held to one touchdown in four of its last five games.
Still, it was a great season in coach Mike Smith's first year.

Next - Oly finished the year with a 7-4 record. Timpview advanced to
play Spanish Fork in a 4A quarterfinal.

Links - The Deseret News and Provo Herald had reporters at the
game. To read the D-News story,
click here. To see the Herald article,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune box score, click here.


Oct. 22 - Bountiful 27, Olympus 6

Story of the game - QB Tyler Talbot threw two touchdown passes,
and the Bountiful defense held Olympus to less than 100 yards total
offense to claim the Region 6 win and enter the 4A state playoffs with
a No. 2 seed.

Oly's best moment - The offense had a rough night. The Titans
scored their only touchdown on an 85-yard kickoff return by Jace
Peterson.

Bountiful's best moment - After a scoreless first quarter, the Braves
scored two touchdowns and had a 14-0 lead at halftime. Bountiful's
defense never let Oly cross the goal line, and limited a region
opponent to one TD or less for the fifth time in six games.

What we learned from this game - Oly's offense has been pathetic
lately, and too predictable without Terry Isaia. If he doesn't return, Oly
will not win another game.

Next - Olympus travels to Timpview in the 4A playoffs. Bountiful travels
to play Bonneville.

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 - Olympus 7, West 6

Story of the game - The Olympus defense stopped West's victory try
on a two-point conversion late in the game, and that was the
difference in the Titans' non-region victory.

Oly's best moment - Oly's defense played one of its best games of
the season, and there were three Titan defenders around West's WR
on the two-point try. West rushed for 248 yards on the night, but was
held to 21 yards passing.

West's best moment - Tana Afeaki rushed for 138 yards, but West
couldn't score until the final seconds when Tevita Fangupo caught a
2-yard touchdown pass from QB Chance Abrath. West chose to go for
the win with 38 seconds, but Abrath's pass was incomplete.

What we learned from this game - This was a good non-region win,
and the second straight good game for the defense. The offense
wasn't there, showing how much the team does need RB Terry Isaia.

Next - Olympus takes on Bountiful. West plays host to Granger.

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


Oct. 9 - Olympus 51, Stansbury 0

Story of the game - Spencer Harris passed for two touchdowns and
ran for another as Olympus jumped to a 34-0 halftime lead and buried
Stansbury to win its homecoming game.

Oly's best moment - The score was 20-0 after one quarter, and the
Olympus defense held the visitors to less than 100 yards total
offense. This was probably the most one-sided game in Region 6 this
season.

Stansbury's best moment - Olympus is a good team, but not that
good. Stansbury didn't show up, and that has to frustrate coach Clint
Christiansen. There was more to this game than is being told.

What we learned from this game - Olympus recorded its biggest win
of the season. RB Terry Isaia didn't play again, but he was not
needed. It was good to see Harris have a good game. He's being
asked to do a lot right now.

Next - Olympus takes on West in a non-region game. Stansbury plays
host to Bountiful.

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. 30 - Highland 34, Olympus 0

Story of the game - RB Toi Taufa rushed for 139 yards, and QB
Mason Keller hit WR Nate Fakahafua on a couple of scoring passes
as Highland whipped Olympus for its third straight victory.

Oly's best moment - Was there one? The Titans played without RB
Terry Isaia, who was injured, and never mounted a scoring threat. The
difference was up front, where Highland dominated the line of
scrimmage.

Highland's best moment - Wow. The offense was good, but the
defense was a nightmare for Olympus. The Rams held the Titans to
less than 100 yards total offense. Keller also rushed for 120 yards.
This was Highland's most impressive effort to date.

What we learned from this game - This was a disappointing loss.
First, Oly has lost some players to injury, and because they were
blown out by Highland's line. Oly couldn't match Highland's physicality.

Next - Olympus has its homecoming game against Stansbury.
Highland
travels to Bountiful.

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 box score,
click here. To see the D-News photo gallery, click
here.


Sept. 25 - Olympus 52, Tooele 20

Story of the game - QB Spencer Harris and RB Terry Isaia had big
nights, helping Olympus rush for a season-high 315 yards in a
decisive road win over Tooele in Region 6 game.

Olympus' best moment - Oly led 28-14 at halftime, but blew out the
Buffaloes with a 24-point third quarter. Jordan Archibald ran for two
touchdowns and Olympus had its biggest offensive outburst of the
season.

Tooele's best moment - James DeSantiago had most of Tooele's
points. He had a 55-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the first
quarter, and then finished Tooele's scoring late in the game with a
15-yard run.

What we learned from this game - The Titans were helped by five
Tooele turnovers, which had to bother the homecoming crowd. Oly
improved to 2-1 in region play.

Next - Oly travels to Highland in a big Region 6 game. Tooele goes to
Grantsville in a non-region rivalry game.

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 - Olympus 23, East 19

Story of the game - Spencer Harris passed for 212 yards, including a
3-yard touchdown strike to Carter Young late in the game, as Olympus
rallied to beat East in a Region 6 game.

Oly's best moment - Harris led Oly's comeback. He rushed for 86
yards as East was focused on Isaia. Harris had to throw short, and
found six different receivers. Oly's go-ahead score came with 1:20 left.

East's best moment - The Leopards played great defense, and
frustrated Oly for most of the game. East held Oly RB Terry Isaia to
just 17 yards on 10 carries, and Mason Garcia returned an
interception for a touchdown as East once led 19-6.

What we learned from this game - East certainly played with more
confidence, and this was a winnable effort. Ed Fakahafua had 117
yards 27 carries.

Next - Olympus plays at Tooele. East returns home to take on Woods
Cross.

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 box score,
click here. To see the D-News photo gallery, click
here.


Sept. 11 - Woods Cross 27, Olympus 9

Story of the game - RB Parker Rose rushed for 114 yards and Aaron
Markisich intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown, as
Woods Cross manhandled Olympus in each team's Region 6 opener.

Olympus' best moment - Trailing 7-0, the Titans rallied on a 23-yard
field goal by Stephen Hendriks and then went ahead on a 1-yard run
by Terry Isaia. The Titans had momentum until a key facemask
penalty late in the second quarter allowed WX to continue a drive that
gave the Wildcats the lead.

WX's' best moment - The Wildcats dominated the second half,
limiting Olympus to three first downs. Woods Cross also had 94-yard
touchdown drive that ended when C.J. Corry scored on a 12-yard run.
Markisich's interception return iced the win in the fourth quarter.

What we learned from this game - This was Oly's first loss of the
season, and the team was limited to 231 yards. QB Spencer Harris
completed just 6 of 20 passes.

Next - Olympus travels to play East. Woods Cross takes on rival
Bountiful.

Links - The Deseret News and Davis County Clipper both had
reporters at the game. To read the D-News story,
click here. To read
the Clipper article,
click here. To view the Salt Lake Tribune box score,
click here.


Sept. 4 - Olympus 24, Copper Hills 7

Story of the game - Terry Isaia rushed for 154 yards on 22 carries,
and Sam Williams had a pair of interceptions as Olympus improved
to 3-0 with a non-region win at Copper Hills.

Olympus' best moment - Oly built a 17-0 lead at halftime by taking
advantage of its opportunities. After Copper Hills scored, the Titans
put the game away on Isaia's 51-yard burst on a fourth-down play. Oly
also stopped Copper Hills three times on fourth downs.

Copper Hills' best moment - The Grizzlies moved the ball, especially
when QB Quin Wright was able to get rid of the ball and into the hands
of Chandler Williams. RB Colton Fogarty also had a good game with
133 yards on 24 carries.

What we learned from this game - Oly is unbeaten. Isaia ran well,
and the defense played well, but QB Spencer Harris is running the
show. Harris has changed his game from last year so it includes
more running. He has made a big difference.

Next - Olympus starts Region 6 play at Woods Cross. Copper Hills
will take on
West Jordan in Region 3 action.

Links - The Deseret News had a reporter at the game (me). To read
the article,
click here. To check out my game blog, click here.


Aug. 28 - Olympus 28, Skyline 14

Story of the game - Terry Isaia ran for 141 yards and three
touchdowns, and QB Spencer Harris also had a good night running
the ball, as Olympus beat Skyline in the traditional "Battle of the Rock."

Oly's best moment - The game was tied 7-7 at halftime, but Olympus
got its offense going in the second half when Harris was able to
compliment Isaia with his running. Harris added 112 yards rushing,
including a 65-yard scamper. He also completed 11-14 passes.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles were able to stay with Olympus
until a couple of pass interceptions stopped their drives. Dunford was
9-17 for 173  yards, showing that Skyline can throw. Algernon Brown
had 98 yards on 14 carries.

What we learned from this game - Olympus is for real under new
coach Mike Smith. The key reason is the offensive line, and the two
options the Titans have to run the ball. The defense has played well in
two games.

Next - Olympus travels to play Copper Hills. Skyline has a home
game against rival
Highland.

Links - The Deseret News had a reporter at the game. To read the
D-News story,
click here. There was no report in the Salt Lake Tribune.


Aug. 21 - Olympus 10, Hillcrest 7

Story of the game - Running back Terry Isaia rushed for 124 yards
and senior QB Spencer Harris had 99 more, but it was kicker Stephen
Hendriks and sophomore DB Cole Benson who won this game for
Olympus in the season opener on a hot August night.

Oly's best moment - In the first half, Harris was replaced by
sophomore QB Scott Porter, who looked good until he was hit by
Hillcrest's Nick Merhish and left for the game. Harris led Oly's offense
in the second half with several good runs and that allowed the Titans
to control the ball, running 32 plays to Hillcrest's 15.

Hillcrest's best moment - The Huskies' defense played well at times,
stopping Oly on fourth down THREE times, including once on a fake
punt deep in Oly territory late in the game. Hillcrest's only score came
on a 61-yard TD pass from QB Tanner Kemp to WR Danny Thompson.

What we learned from this game - Oly is better than expected. Isaia
is the real deal, and could give Skyline fits next week. The real story,
however, might be sophomore QB Scott Porter, who entered the
game in the first quarter and did well until he was hurt. This could
lead to a great QB battle for the Titans.

Next -Oly plays Skyline in the "Battle for the Boot" at home. Hillcrest
travels to
Murray. Both games are non-region, but they're rivalry
games.

Links - Both Salt Lake newspapers had reporters at the game, and I
was there, too. To read the Deseret News article,
click here. To read
the Salt Lake Tribune story,
click here. To check out my game blog,
click here.
Region                          Overall
W     L     PF    PA         W     L      PF    PA
Region 6 standings


Highland        6     0    206     59         8     4     342   218
Bountiful        5     1    151     43         9     2     288   101
Woods Cross   4     2    197   102         7     4     323   178
Olympus         3     3    141   127         7     4     217   196
Tooele           1     4      80   197         2     7     188    303
East                1     4      80   169         1     8       93    286
Stansbury       0     6      34   228         1     8     102    315

Nov. 6-7 results - 4A quarterfinals

Mtn. Crest 48, Highland 7
Springville 16, Woods Cross 12

Oct. 30 results - 4A playoffs

Highland 34, Orem 0
Bonneville 14, Bountiful 7 (OT)
Woods Cross 35, Provo 20
Timpview 35, Olympus 7

Oct. 23 results

Tooele 21, Stansbury 14

Oct. 22 results

Bountiful 27, Olympus 6
Highland 28, East 7

Oct. 16 results

Bountiful 46, Stansbury 7
East at Tooele (postponed)
Highland 49, Woods Cross 30
Olympus 7, West 6

Oct. 9 results

Highland 9, Bountiful 7
Skyline 41, East 7
Olympus 51, Stansbury 0
Woods Cross 44, Tooele 18

Sept. 30 results

Bountiful 24, East 3
Highland 34, Olympus 0
Woods Cross 38, Stansbury 6
Grantsville 35, Tooele 28

Sept. 25 results

Bountiful 23, Viewmont 21
Olympus 52, Tooele 20
Woods Cross 46, East 6
Highland 34, Stansbury 0
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Travis Fairbourn blocks an East field goal attempt in the game Sept. 18.
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Carter Young shows the referee he has the football after scoring the
go-ahead touchdown against East Sept. 18.
Oly coach Mike Smith
Sept. 19 result

Highland 52, Tooele 15

Sept. 18 results

Bountiful 14, Woods Cross 12
Olympus 23, East 19

Sept. 12 result

Highland (Idaho) 19, Highland 17

Sept. 11 results

Bountiful 35, Tooele 6
East 38, Stansbury 7
Woods Cross 27, Olympus 9

Sept. 4 results

Bountiful 40, Logan 7
Mountain Crest 48, East 0
Skyline 41, Highland 21
Olympus 24, Copper Hills 7
Ogden 35, Stansbury 7
Tooele 61, Ben Lomond 13

Sept. 3 result

Woods Cross 38, West 3

Aug. 28 results

Provo 45, Stansbury 22
Olympus 28, Skyline 14
Bountiful 35, Spanish Fork 7
West Jordan 42, East 13
Highland 27, Hunter 3
West 38, Tooele 13
Bonneville 31, Woods Cross 14

Aug. 21 results

Bountiful 30, Lone Peak 9
Mountain Crest 48, Highland 27
Olympus 10, Hillcrest 7
Stansbury 35, Maple Mountain 7
Judge Memorial 20, Tooele 6
Snow Canyon 27, East 0
Juan Diego 42, West 0
Woods Cross 27, Roy 6
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