2008 results (8-5, 3-2)

Aug. 22 - BINGHAM (W 24-17)
Aug. 29 - EAST (W 19-16)
Sept. 5 - at Highland (L 9-13)
Sept. 12 - AMERICAN FORK (L 20-24)
Sept. 19 - at Kearns (W 35-7)
Sept. 26 - ALTA* (L 21-45)
Oct. 3 - at Hillcrest* (W 41-7)
Oct. 10 - at Taylorsville* (W 55-13)
Oct. 17 - JORDAN* (L 21-41)
Oct. 24 - at Brighton* (W 16-0)
-----5-A playoffs-----
Oct. 31 - at Lone Peak (W 31-3)
Nov. 7 - at Layton (W 7-0)
Nov. 13 - vs. Bingham (L 15-37)


2007 results (7-5, 4-1)

Aug. 17 - BINGHAM 7-34
Aug. 24 - at East - 20-49
Aug. 31 - HIGHLAND 21-28
Sept. 7 - LAS VEGAS 49-14
Sept. 14 - KEARNS 31-28
Sept. 21 - at Alta* 7-49
Sept. 28 - HILLCREST* 49-10
Oct. 5 - TAYLORSVILLE* 35-0
Oct. 12 - at Jordan* 36-35
Oct. 19 - BRIGHTON* 35-19
-----5-A playoffs------
Oct. 26 - RIVERTON 36-21
Nov. 2 - at Layton 0-49

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Skyline links

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*- Skyline team roster
* - Skyline football history
* - Skyline High School website
* - Skyline's site on Wikipedia.org
* - Skyline football site
Nov. 13 - Bingham 37, Skyline 15

Story of the game
-
Sophomore RB
Harvey Langi
rushed for 174
yards and two
touchdowns and
the Miners jumped
to an early 24-0
lead and avenged
an early season
loss to Skyline
with a convincing
5-A semifinal
victory.

Skyline's best
moment
- Trailing
24-0, the Eagles
recovered late in
the first half and
scored on a short
run by RB
Algernon Brown.
Skyline, however, never could get within two scores and had
problems with fumbles and punting.

Bingham's best moment - This game belonged to Bingham from
the start. Skyline fumbled on its first play, and Langi scored twice
and Mike Edmunds caught a long TD pass to make it 24-0.

What we learned from this game - Check out Bingham coach
Dave Peck's quote:
"When I came to Bingham, I kept saying my
goal is to get to the point where Bingham is respected like Skyline
is. I don't know if we're there yet, but I sure like the way we played
today."

Next: Skyline is done for the season with an 8-5 record. Bingham
advances to the 5-A title contest against Alta.

Links: Both Salt Lake newspapers had reporters and
photographers at the game. To read the Deseret News story,
click
here. To read the Salt Lake Tribune article, click here. To view the
D-News photos,
click here. To see the Trib's photo gallery, click
here.


Nov. 7 - Skyline 7, Davis 0

Story of the game - QB Kevin Wagstaff capped an 11-play drive with
a 1-yard run with six seconds left to lift Skyline into the 5-A
semifinals with a revenge-minded road win over Layton.

Skyline's best moment - With the clock winding down, Wagstaff
tried two QB sneaks that did not work, so the team chose to go off
tackle instead. When Wagstaff scored, the Eagles' fans roared
as the win helped erase memories of a 49-0 playoff loss at Layton
last year.

Layton's best moment - This was a defensive slugfest, and Layton
held upwell. Skyline's wishbone offense is not easy to defend and
the Eagles were held to a season-low seven points.

What we learned from this game - Skyline is - once again -
Skyline. The Eagles have so much tradition that it doesn't matter
that they were inconsistent much of the season. They're among the
final four top teams now.

Next: Skyline advances to the 5-A semifinals and will have a
rematch against Bingham. Layton, which reached the finals last
year,  is done.

Links: Both Salt Lake newspapers sent reporters to the game, and
the Salt Lake Tribune had a photographer there. To read the
Deseret News story,
click here. To read the Salt Lake Tribune
article,
click here. To view the Tribune's photos, click here.



Oct. 31 - Skyline 31, Lone Peak 3

Story of the game - RB Algernon Brown rushed for 130 yards and
two touchdowns and the Eagles' defense came through with its
second straight great performance, holding Lone Peak to 80 total
yards, and handily won their first-round 5-A playoff game.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles offense rushed for 355 yards.
Brown and Tupuo Hautao scored first-quarter TDs to give Skyline a
14-0 lead. The Eagles then held on to the football, and Lone Peak
was never able to rally.

Lone Peak's best moment - The Knights' Marcus Burr recovered a
fumble at the Skyline 19, but had to settle for a 32-yard field goal.
Lone Peak was hurt by injuries to some key players. The Knights
finished 7-4, compared to last year's 2-9 season.

What we learned from this game - Hard to tell if Skyline is back to
being the juggernaut it has been in the past, but the win sets up an
interesting game at Layton, where the Eagles lost 49-0 last year.

Next: Skyline plays at Layton in a 5-A quarterfinal. Lone Peak is
done for the year.

Links: Both Salt Lake newspapers, and the Provo Herald covered
the game. In addition, they all sent photographers. To read the
Deseret News story,
click here. To read the Salt Lake Tribune
article,
click here. To see the Herald's story, click here. To view the
D-News photo gallery,
click here. To see the Trib's photos, click
here. The Herald's photos can be found with the game story.


Oct. 24 - Skyline 16, Brighton 0

Story of the game - Caleb Latteier intercepted a pass and returned
it 92 yards for a touchdown to lift the Eagles into the third spot in the
Region 2 standings with a shutout win over Brighton.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles couldn't breathe easy until
Latteier's score. Skyline had 320 yards rushing, including 150 by
Algernon Brown. The Eagles fumbled seven times, and recovered
them all. If Brighton had grabbed just one, the game could have
turned out differently.

Brighton's best moment - The Bengals played tough and trailed
just 3-0 entering the fourth quarter. A running-into-the-kicker penalty
allowed Skyline to keep a drive going and resulted in a score.
Brighton was moving toward a TD with just a few minutes left when
Latteier's INT changed it all.
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Region 2 standings


Alta                5      0      211    67         13    1      496     192
Jordan            4     1       210   95           8     4      380     327
Skyline           3      2      154  106          8     4      314     216
Brighton         2      3        96  117          2     9      160     284
Hillcrest          1     4         75  159          2     8      166     295
Taylorsville     0     5        13   213          1     8       45      330

5-A championship

Alta 21, Bingham 17

* - To view 5-A playoff results, click here
SKYLINE FOOTBALL - 2008
FB Tupuo Hautao
Coach Roger Dupaix
Salt Lake Tribune photo
Region                            Overall
W     L       PF    PA          W     L       PF      PA
QB Kevin Wagstaff
Tribune photo
Tribune photo
Deseret News photo
RB Caleb Latteier
Deseret News photo
The Eagles celebrate a touchdown during a mid-season game.
Salt Lake Tribune photo
Caleb Latteier intercepts a Bingham pass while
teammate Zach Englert (No. 40) watches.
What we learned from this game - Skyline still has one of the best running games in the state, and Brown is a stud. There is still
something missing from their usual game, though, and it needs to be found now that the playoffs are here.

Next: As the No. 3 seed, the Eagles will have to travel to Lone Peak. Brighton will play at Pleasant Grove.

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


Oct. 15 - Jordan 41, Skyline 21

Story of the game - Alex Hart passed for 203 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 60 yards and two more scores as the Beetdiggers had
an easier time than expected in beating Skyline in a Region 2 game.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles rushed for 206 yards and QB Kevin Wagstaff scored on the team's opening drive for a 7-0 lead. Tupou
Hautau ended up being the team's top runner with 72 yards on 11 carries.

Jordan's best moment - After Skyline took a 7-0 lead, Jordan scored on its next four possessions - three TDs and a field goal - and claimed
a big lead. The Diggers said they believe their offensive line was the determining factor.

What we learned from this game - Skyline has been inconsistent this season, and this game was another example. It's also likely that
Jordan is just a better team. Skyline is playoff bound but needs a win next week to grab the No. 3 seed.

Next: Skyline travels to Brighton. Jordan returns home to take on Alta.

Links: Both Salt Lake newspapers had reporters and photographers at the game. To read the Deseret News story, click here. To read the
Salt Lake Tribune article,
click here. To view the D-News photos, click here. To see the Tribune's photo gallery, click here.


Oct. 10 - Skyline 55, Taylorsville 13

Story of the game - Marc Taufa rushed for three touchdowns, including an 80-yarder, as the Eagles jumped to a big lead and downed
Taylorsville in a cold, windy Region 2 game.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles' offensive output was their best this season. RB Algernon Brown also had two scores as Skyline took
a 27-0 first-quarter lead. It was 41-3 at halftime and the "mercy rule" allowed the second half to go quickly.

Taylorsville's best moment - Nate Azera finally broke loose late in the game on a 73-yard run for the Warriors' only touchdown. Taylorsville
also got a field goal and a safety, but it was a tough night overall.

What we learned from this game - This was predictable. The easy part of the season is over for Skyline, and we will learn a lot more about
this team in the next two weeks.

Next: Skyline returns home to play Jordan in a key Region 2 game. Taylorsville travels to Alta.

Links: There was no media coverage of this game. To read the Deseret News brief, click here. To read the Salt Lake Tribune article, click
here.


Oct. 3 - Skyline 41, Hillcrest 7

Story of the game - RB Algernon Brown ran for 169 yards and QB Kevin Wagstaff threw three times, but two went for touchdowns, as Skyline
took advantage of Hillcrest's injury problems to claim an easy Region 2 win.

Skyline's best moment - After missing last week's game due to injury, Brown seems to be back at full strength. He said, "I didn't even feel
the (injured) knee tonight. We still have a little sting from Alta, and we're going to take that out on Taylorsville  next week.
"

Hillcrest's best moment - Anthony Bivens put forth a gutsy effort, taking most of the rushes and spending a large portion of the night at
quarterback, where he also completed an 18-yard pass. Aaron Colborn, filling in for the injured Kolby Koplin, threw a third-quarter TD to
Colby Brklacich for Hillcrest's only points.

What we learned from this game - The Eagles seem to be headed for the 5-A playoffs, but will get a poor seed unless they can beat Jordan
in two weeks. The 41 points against Hillcrest was a season hight.

Next:  Skyline travels to play Taylorsville. Hillcrest hits the road to take on Alta.

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


Sept. 26 - Alta 45, Skyline 21

Story of the game - Chase Herbert and Drake Eckholdt caught two TD passes each and the Hawks turned away a Skyline comeback when
Garrett Smart returned a fumble 96 yards for a score in Alta's Region 2 win.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles scored consecutive touchdowns in the fourth quarter and seemed headed for another until the fumble
ruined their chances. Skyline also blocked an Alta punt in the game.

Alta's best moment - The Hawks bounced back from last week's loss and had just one turnover (compared to eight last week). Alta built a
21-0 lead and played inspired football.

What we learned from this game - Skyline coach Roger Dupaix has said his team has not yet reached its potential. The loss means the
Eagles have dropped three of four. They also gave up a season-high 45 points after stopping Kearns handily.

Next:  Skyline travels to play Hillcrest. Alta returns home to take on Brighton.

Links: The two Salt Lake newspapers both had reporters at the game and the Salt Lake Tribune sent a photographer. To read the Deseret
News story,
click here. To read the Tribune article, click here. To view the Tribune's photo gallery, click here. For video highlights, click here.


Sept. 19 - Skyline 35, Kearns 7

Story of the game - Marc Taufa rushed for 88 yards and Caleb Latteier had 75 more as Skyline's offense picked up the slack for the injured
Algernon Brown and routed Kearns in a non-region road game.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles had 276 yards rushing, and controlled the offensive tempo. Brian Orr cinched the win when he
returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown.

Kearns' best moment - The Cougars trailed 14-0 at halftime and 28-0 by the end of the third quarter. The Cougars made it 28-7 when
Alamoti Vaenuku took a pitch in the flat and raced untouched 20 yards to the end zone. Vaenuku finished with 129 yards on 22 carries.

What was learned from the game - The Kearns defense gave up a season-high 35 points. Skyline was on a two-game losing streak and
faces top-ranked Alta next week. A win was necessary.

Next week - Skyline returns home to play Alta in its Region 2 opener. Kearns will play host to Hunter next Thursday.

Links - Both Salt Lake newspapers had reporters and their photographers at the game. To read the Deseret News story, click here. To read
the Salt Lake Tribune article,
click here. To view the D-News photo gallery, click here. To check out the Tribune's photos, click here.


Sept. 12 - American Fork 24, Skyline 20

Story of the game - Jordan Lusk passed for 138 yards, including several key throws to Spencer Magleby, and the Cavemen took advantage
of a questionable personal-foul call against Skyline late in the game to hold on to a 24-20 non-region win at Skyline.

Skyline's best moment - Kevin Wagstaff had three touchdown runs, and Algernon Brown rushed for 118 yards. Still, American Fork
dominated the middle quarters of the game and ruined Skyline's homecoming.

American Fork's best moment - The Cavemen used a combination of running and passing to keep Skyline off balance. In addition, the
defense was able to bend, but not break. American Fork led 24-14 before the fireworks started.

What was learned from the game - The personal foul penalty meant Skyline couldn't get the ball until just a few seconds remained.
Afterward, Eagle players left the field without shaking hands with their opponent. Skyline coach Roger DuPaix was apologetic afterward.
There seems to be dissension in the ranks.

Next - Skyline has a tough game at Kearns in its last non-region game. American Fork has a home game against San Miguel, Calif.

Links - The Deseret News and the Provo Herald had reporters at the game. To read the D-News story, click here. To read the Herald's
article,
click here. To read the Salt Lake Tribune's brief, click here. To view the American Fork roster, click here.


Sept. 5 - Highland 13, Skyline 9

Story of the game - Nick Orchard hit Nate Fakahafua on a 6-yard TD pass with less than a minute to go to lift Highland to a surprising
comeback win over rival Skyline in a non-region game. It was the Eagles' first loss.

Skyline's best moment - QB Kevin Wagstaff completed 8 of 15 passes for 99 yards, including a 38-yard scoring toss to Casey Taylor in the
second quarter. RB Algernon Brown had 85 yards on 17 carries.

Highland's best moment - Trailing 9-0 in the fourth quarter, Orchard led Highland on two long TD drives of 85 and 99 yards. Orchard was a
big reason, with rushes of 19, 20 and 40 yards on the final drive. Later, Orchard intercepted a Skyline pass to seal the win.

What was learned from the game - The Eagles are involved in another close game. Once again, too, this game goes down to the wire. This
game is one of the best rivalries around for that reason.

Next week - Skyline will play American Fork at home in another non-region game. Highland starts Region 6 play at East.

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


Aug. 29 - Skyline 19, East 16

Story of the game - Skyline RB Algernon Brown ran for 76 yards and two TDs, but it was the the Eagles' defense that made the difference in
a close win over East in a non-region game.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles' coaching staff was worried about a letdown following last week's win over Bingham. With the scored
tied 6-6, Skyline's Caleb Latteier stopped an East drive, then Latteier caught a 30-yard pass that resulted in the go-ahead touchdown.

East's best moment - Trailing 19-9, East got back into the game when it recovered a Skyline fumble. East QB Danny Tuai then hit Taylor
Swenson on a 16-yard scoring pass to make it a game again.

What was learned from the game? Skyline is 2-0 on the season against two good teams. Remember, both wins came against teams that
beat the Eagles handily last year. Skyline is not beating itself. This could be a special team.

Next - Skyline has another toughie next week at Highland. East will play at home against American Fork.

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


Aug. 22 - Skyline 24, Bingham 17

Story of the game - How many times does it need to be said? You can never count Skyline out. This school has so much tradition in football
that losing is not considered an option. It's no wonder kids want to play football there.

Skyline's best moment - Since Bingham's field wasn't quite ready, Skyline got to play this game (again) on its home field. The Eagles had to
love avenging last year's big loss. The whole game was Skyline's best moment and now the Eagles have to be considered a "dangerous"
team. In some cases, Skyline may be able to win games on reputation.

Bingham's best moment - At the start of the third quarter, Bingham needed to show what it was made of. It drove 70 yards, passing the ball
just once. The Miners basically rammed the ball down Skyline's throat and it worked - TOUCHDOWN. But it wasn't enough.

What was learned from the game - Why was this game not covered by TV or radio? I don't know either. Skyline may be back in the 5-A race
once again. Bingham, meanwhile, has to play at Alta next week. What would two straight losses do to the Miners' psyche? That's why we
play these games. This might have been considered an upset, but only time will tell.

Next week - Skyline plays at home once again vs. East. Bingham plays at rival Alta. Both games should be fun to watch.

Links - To read the Deseret News game story, click here. To read the Salt Lake Tribune game story, click here. For detailed game statistics,
click here.