SKYLINE FOOTBALL - 2009
2009 results (7-4, 4-2)

Aug. 21 - HURRICANE (W 27-14)
Aug. 28 - at Olympus (L 14-28)
Sept. 4 - HIGHLAND (W 41-21)
Sept. 11 - at Granger* (W 50-6)
Sept. 18 - WEST* (W 36-19)
Sept. 25 - at Cottonwood* (L 28-43)
Sept. 30 - CYPRUS* (W 49-19)
Oct. 9 - at East (W 41-7)
Oct. 16 - HUNTER* (L 34-35)
Oct. 22 - at Murray* (W 59-35)
-----5A playoffs-----
Oct. 30 - at Syracuse (L 7-31)

* - Region 2 games. Home games in CAPS



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)
-----5A playoffs-----
Oct. 31 - at Lone Peak (W 31-3)
Nov. 7 - at Layton (W 7-0)
Nov. 13 - vs. Bingham (L 15-37)

* - Region 2 games. Home games in CAPS


Skyline links

* - Skyline home page
* - Skyline 2009 football yearbook
* - Skyline boys basketball page
* - Skyline girls basketball page
* - Skyline 2008-09 football
* - Skyline football preview
* - Skyline football history
* - Skyline High School website
* - Skyline's site on Wikipedia.org
* - Skyline 2009 football roster
Region                          Overall
W     L      PF    PA         W     L       PF    PA
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
Oct. 30 - Syracuse 31, Skyline 7

Story of the game - QB Tanner Russell ran for three touchdowns
and passed for another and the Syracuse defense forced five
turnovers and broke away for a convincing 5A playoff victory over
Skyline.

Skyline's best moment - RB Algernon Brown caught a 24-yard
touchdown pass from QB Chase Dunford to give Skyline a 7-0
first-quarter lead, and the Eagles were still in front at halftime. Brown,
however, was injured and that hurt the Eagles.

Syracuse's best moment - Syracuse went up 10-7 in the third
quarter, and then blew the game open in the final period. The Titans
grabbed four turnovers, including a pair of interceptions by Mitch
Tulane, and turned the game into a rout.

What we learned from this game - If Brown was healthy, Skyline had
a chance. Without him, the Eagles running game suffered and
Syracuse didn't have to worry about it. The seven points were - by far -
a season low.

Next - Skyline finished the season 7-4. Syracuse advanced to play at
Bingham in a 5A quarterfinal.

Links - Both Salt Lake newspapers had reporters at the game, and
the Deseret News sent a photographer. 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.


Oct. 22 - Skyline 59, Murray 35

Story of the game - QB Chase Dunford rushed for 87 yards, and led
Skyline's running game that averaged over 10 yards per carry, as the
Eagles blew past Murray in a Region 2 game and reached the
post-season playoffs for the 24th consecutive year.

Skyline's best moment - Skyline's offense was unstoppable in the
first half. The Eagles scored every time they had the ball, and
stretched a 14-7 first-quarter lead to 42-7 at halftime. RB Algernon
Brown ran for two scores and caught a pass for another.

Murray's best moment - The Spartans rallied in the second half
against Skyline reserves. QB Dee Hamala had a decent game, but
reserve QB Drew Rindlisbacher completed 5 of 5 passes for 127
yards and two TDs as Murray matched Skyline's scoring.

What we learned from this game - The outcome of this game was
never in doubt. This was a good tuneup for the 5A playoffs. Dunford
is looking good, and Skyline has chance to make some noise even
as a No. 3 seed.

Next - Skyline plays at Syracuse in the first round of the 5A playoffs.
Murray is done for the year.

Links - Officially, there was no local media coverage of this game,
but I was there (unofficially ... on my own time). To read my game
story,
click here. To see my game blog, click here. To check out the
Deseret News box score,
click here.


Oct. 16 - Hunter 35, Skyline 34

Story of the game - RB Ekuasi Tavo scored twice on long runs, and
Hunter took advantage of failed fourth-down play by Skyline, and a
missed extra point, to claim a narrow Region 2 win and earned a top
seed in the upcoming 5A playoffs.

Skyline's best moment - Hunter controlled the line of scrimmage,
but Skyline stayed in the game on QB Chase Dunford's passing.
Dunford threw three scoring passes, and RB Algernon Brown had
one, too. The missed PAT means Skyline will spend the next week
working on it because those will be important in the post-season.

Hunter's best moment - The game went back-and-forth, and could
have gone into overtime had Skyline made its extra point attempt.
Tavo had a big game, as well as La'au and Fausia Tanuvasa. The
defense won the game when it stopped Skyline on fourth down at its
own 39-yard line, which set up the final touchdown.

What we learned from this game - While the statistics show that
Skyline lost this game on a missed extra point, the game really
changed when Skyline failed on fourth down. That was a big risk, in
its own territory.

Next - Skyline plays at Murray next week. Hunter is done until the
playoffs begin.

Links - The Deseret News sent a reporter and photographer to the
game, while the Salt Lake Tribune sent a photographer. To read the
D-News story,
click here. To see the D-News photos, click here. To
check out the Trib's photo gallery,
click here.


Oct. 9 - Skyline 41, East 7

Story of the game - RB Algernon Brown rushed for 102 yards and
scored four touchdowns, and the Skyline defense kept East out of the
end zone until late in the game to take a convincing non-region victory.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles jumped on East early, using a
combination of running and passing. QB Chase Dunford had
another good day, throwing a pair of touchdown passes to Brian Orr,
who likely has secured a spot on the all-region team.

East's best moment - The Leopards offense was held in check until
Angel Castellanos broke through for a 37-yard run late in the game
against mostly Skyline reserves.

What we learned from this game - Skyline got good news as
Cottonwood lost on this night, which threw the region race into a
mess again. The Eagles offense has been impressive for most of
the season. This team could make some noise in post-season
again.

Next - Skyline has a big home game against Hunter. East plays at
Tooele.

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


Sept. 30 - Skyline 49, Cyprus 19

Story of the game - QB Chase Dunford threw for over 300 yards and
four touchdowns as Skyline built a 42-0 halftime lead and cruised to
a Region 2 victory over Cyprus.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles had no trouble moving the
football. Anthony Salehi had a season-high 114 yards. Dunford also
had a career passing night. His favorite target was Brian Orr, who
caught three TD passes.

Cyprus' best moment - The Pirates actually outscored Skyline 19-7
in the second half. George Thomas scored two touchdowns and
Albert Wolfgramm had a short run for a score.

What we learned from this game - This outcome wasn't surprising.
Skyline's offense is impressive, and Cyprus has had trouble
stopping teams. The Pirates' schedule gets a little easier now.

Next - Cyprus plays host to Granger in its homecoming game.
Skyline goes to East.

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


Sept. 25 - Cottonwood 43, Skyline 28

Story of the game - QB Crosby Jensen was hot, completing his first
16 throws, and ended the game with 323 yards passing and four
touchdowns as Cottonwood took sole possession of first place in
Region 2 with a homecoming win over Skyline.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles weren't able to move the ball
as efficiently as Cottonwood, but RB Algernon Brown compensated
by completing two long touchdown passes to Brian Orr on halfback
option plays. Orr finished with eight catches for 217 yards.

Cottonwood's best moment - The Colts' defense finally stopped
Skyline in the second half, and the offense broke a 28-28 halftime
deadlock.

What we learned from this game - The outcome of this game will
likely play a big role in the region championship. Cottonwood proved
to be the better team, and its offense was unstoppable. Future
opponents, however, will have to watch for that halfback option pass.

Next - Skyline returns home to take on Cyprus. Cottonwood travels to
play
West.

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


Sept. 18 - Skyline 36, West 19

Story of the game - RB Algernon Brown rushed for 187 yards, and
threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Brian Orr on a halfback pass, as
Skyline bounced West in its homecoming game.

Skyline's best moment - The Eagles trailed 12-7 at halftime, but
Brown gave Skyline the lead with a 7-yard touchdown run, and then
he hit Orr with a scoring pass and all the momentum changed to the
home team.

West's best moment - West has its running game going, and Tana
Afeaki helped a bit more with a 72-yard punt return that gave West a
12-7 advantage. West had no passing game, though, and lost this in
the second half.

What we learned from this game - This was a good win for Skyline,
and more difficult than perhaps expected. Brown is a force, and
showed his passing ability, too. He is, after all, the backup QB, too.

Next - Skyline plays at Cottonwood. West returns home to take on
Cyprus.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Deseret News brief,
click here. To see 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.

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.

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.

What we learned from this game - Skyline dominated this game, as
it should against what is probably region's worst team. Everyone got
a chance to play, and Skyline gained more confidence.

Next - Skyline has its homecoming game against West. Granger
plays at
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.


Sept. 4 - Skyline 41, Highland 21

Story of the game - It was Chase Dunford night, as the Skyline QB
passed - that's right ... passed - for 245 yards and ran for 96 in the
Eagles' dominating non-region win over rival Highland.

Skyline's best moment - RB Algernon Brown had a big game, and
scored three times. The Eagles scored 21 points in the second
quarter and then added 20 more in the third period. This was an
impressive win, and a big improvement from last week.

Highland's best moment - Toi Taufa had a good game for the Rams,
rushing for 70 yards. He put Highland ahead 7-0 with a 4-yard run.
The Rams weren't able to score again until the third quarter, and the
game was out of reach by that time.

What we learned from this game - The Eagles are a wishbone
team, but what makes this team different from past Skyline teams is
that Dunford can throw well. Future opponents will likely note that, but
it makes Skyline a legitimate two-dimensional team.

Next - Skyline opens Region 2 play at Granger. Highland will play at
Highland, of Pocatello, Idaho, in the "Rocky Mountain Rumble."

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. To view the D-News game video, 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."

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.

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.

What we learned from this game - Skyline dropped to 1-1, and the
loss hurt because it was to a rival. However, it also showed the
Eagles they can't afford turnovers. That may be the key to Skyline's
season.

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

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 - Skyline 27, Hurricane 14

Story of the game - Algernon Brown ran for two touchdowns and QB
Chase Dunford ran for one and passed for another as Skyline took
advantage of early Hurricane miscues and earned a tough
non-region win.

Skyline's best moment - Skyline had short fields, due to Hurricane's
punting woes, and Brown and Dunford went to work. Skyline
surprised the Tigers with their ability to pass the ball and got up 21-0
before Hurricane rallied.

Hurricane's best moment - The Tigers didn't give up, and their
defense did a nice job in the second half. Hurricane never got close
enough to worry the fans, but QB Tim Long had a nice TD run and
had another long scoring run called back due to penalty.

What we learned from this game - One nice thing about Skyline's
option offense is it doesn't get rusty because the kids have been
using it for so long. Brown had a nice game, but the Eagles got tired
and suffered a few injuries late in the game.

Next - Skyline travels to play Olympus in a rivalry game. Hurricane
plays host to Delta.

Links - The Deseret News and St. George Spectrum had reporters at
the game. To read the D-News story,
click here. To view the
Spectrum article,
click here. To see the Salt Lake Tribune's brief, click
here.
Skyline's Brian Orr runs after catching a pass from QB Chase
Dunford in Skyline's win over Highland Sept. 4.
Deseret News photo
Deseret News photo
Andy Rounds turns the corner and heads toward the end zone
during Skyline's game against Cottonwood Sept. 25.
Deseret News photo
Algernon Brown gives a Cottonwood defender a gentle stiff arm
during first-half action Sept. 25.
Jared Hultquist and Trent Herbert celebrate a Skyline touchdown
during their game against Hunter Oct. 16.
Salt Lake Tribune photo
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
Deseret News photo
Austin Butler and Mitch Larsen congratulate Andy Rounds following the
Eagles' first-quarter touchdown against Syracuse.