Nov. 2 - Dixie 20, Stansbury 13

Story of the game - Blake Barney rushed for 107 yards and two
touchdowns and Chris Whetten returned the opening kickoff for a score
to lift Dixie past Stansbury in a 3A quarterfinal game.

Stansbury's highlights - The Stallions lost for the first time all season.
They rallied from the opening kick return, but were not able to take the
lead. Colton May anchored the defense, and made a key fourth-down
stop in the second quarter to keep the game close.

Dixie's highlights - Barney said the Flyers' offensive line was the
difference. He scored on a 3-yard run with 10:25 left to give Dixie a
seven-point lead. After Dixie stopped Stansbury, the offense held the
ball for the final seven minutes.

Statistical notes - Barney completed 12 of 25 passes for 115 yards
and was not intercepted. Christiansen completed 4 of 10 passes for
the Stallions. Austen Kincaide caught two for 79 yards. Stansbury had
226 total yards - a season low.

What we learned from this game - Dixie made the long road trip and
earned a big victory, knocking off a No. 1 seed. The kickoff return was a
big momentum boost.  

Next - Stansbury finished with a school-best 11-1 record. Dixie will
have to come to Salt Lake and play another top seed - Juan Diego - at
Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Links - The Deseret News and St. George Spectrum had reporters at
the game. For the D-News story,
click here. For the Spectrum article,
click here. For detailed game statistics, click here.


Oct. 26 - Stansbury 60, Union 26

Story of the game - Chase Christiansen rushed for 101 yards and he
and he and Chandler Staley each scored two touchdowns as
Stansbury put on a record-setting performance in beating Union in the
first round of the 3A playoffs.

Stansbury's highlights - The Stallions led 20-0 after the first quarter
and then rolled up 37 points in the second period to build a huge lead.
Stansbury rushed for 349 yards and the outcome was never in doubt.
Darius Johnson connected on a pair of field goals.

Union's highlights - The Cougars trailed 42-0 before getting on the
scoreboard. QB Nic Smith ended up running for two scores and
passing for another. The team actually performed well in the fourth
period as the clock ran continuously. Alex Horrocks caught three
passes for 83 yards.

Statistical notes - Stansbury had 10 different ball carriers. Zayne
Anderson had a 70-yard punt return for a score. The Stallions led 57-14
at half, which was a school record as was the 37 points in the second
quarter.

What we learned from this game - The Stallions were heavily favored
and put the game away quickly. Union had no answer to the Stansbury
offense.

Next - Stansbury advanced and will have another home game against
Dixie. Union finished with a 5-6 record.

Links - The Tooele Transcript-Bulletin and Deseret News had
reporters at this game. To read the Transcript story,
click here. For the
D-News article,
click here. For the D-News game statistics, click here.


Octl. 17 - Stansbury 42, Ben Lomond 0

Story of the game - Chase Christiansen ran for two touchdowns and
passed for another as Stansbury bolted to a 35-0 halftime lead and
went on to rout Ben Lomond in a Region 11 game.

Stansbury's highlights - The Stallions jumped on Ben Lomond from
the start and won their 11th straight Region 11 contest. They rushed for
279 yards and averaged almost 10 yards per carry. The Stallions
scored their final TD in the third quarter and filled the game with
reserves.

Ben Lomond's highlights - No information available.

Statistical notes - The Stallions outscored their region opponents
212-59 this year, but had two one-point victories. Jaron Moon and
Colton May were credited with fumble recoveries. This was Stansbury's
fourth shutout of the season.

What we learned from this game - The outcome of this game was
never in doubt and, after last week's close win, the Stallions seemed
heavily motivated.

Next - Stansbury plays host to a No. 4 seed, Union, in the first round of
the 3A playoffs. Ben Lomond finished with a 0-9 record.

Links - There was no local media coverage of this game. To read the
Tooele Transcript recap,
click here. For the Deseret News brief and box
score,
click here.


Oct. 11. - Stansbury 14, Grantsville 13

Story of the game - Chase Christiansen ran for two touchdowns and
Stansbury took advantage of two missed field goals in the game's final
seconds to hold off Grantsville and clinch the Region 11 title.

Stansbury's highlights - The Stallions were battling from behind most
of the game. Jackson Clausing blocked a Grantsville PAT and then
Christiansen's second TD gave Stansbury the lead in the fourth
quarter. Christiansen rushed for 110 yards.

Grantsville's highlights - Kelby Landon got the Cowboys on the
scoreboard first and then Ky Fisher, who ran for 78 yards, gave
Grantsville a 13-7 lead at halftime. The Cowboys took advantage of
several Stansbury penalties, including two personal foul calls on the
final drive.

Statistical notes - Grantsville's freshman kicker, Tarl Lewis, made two
FGs longer than 40 yards in the JV game, but couldn't connect here.
The final kick was a 25-yarder. In a rarity, Grantsville actually outrushed
Stansbury. The Stallions improved to 2-0 against Grantsville. Last
year's win was 33-6.

What we learned from this game - The Stallions got a wakeup call in
this rivalry game. It was easily their closest game of the season so far.
Let's see how it affects them.

Next - Stansbury goes to Ben Lomond for its regular-season finale.
Grantsville has a key matchup against Ogden at home.

Links - The Deseret News and Tooele Transcript-Bulletin had
reporters at this game. For the D-News story,
click here. For the
Transcript article,
click here. For the D-News box score, click here. For
Stansbury's official stats on Maxpreps.com,
click here.


Oct. 5 - Stansbury 35, Ogden 0

Story of the game - Jesse Horowitz and Chase Christiansen each ran
for over 100 yards and Jackson Clausing returned an interception for a
touchdown as Stansbury routed Ogden in a Region 11 game.

Stansbury's highlights - Dacota Case ran 80 yards for a touchdown on
the Stallions' first place from scrimmage. Stansbury did all of its
scoring in the first half. The second half was played with a running
clock. Stansbury had 446 rushing yards and the defense intercepted
three passes.

Ogden's' highlights - Josh Shackleford rushed for 84 yards on 14
carries. The Tigers took the opening kickoff and held the ball for almost
seven minutes before missing a field goal.

Statistical notes - Ogden was blanked for the second time this
season. The Tigers had 181 total yards. Stansbury scored 28 points in
the second quarter. Clausing and Colton May were Stansbury's top
tacklers. The Stallions moved to 8-0.

What we learned from this game - The offense got off to a slow start,
but then found a crack in Ogden's defense and rolled. This was "Senior
Night" and a lot of players were able to get into the game.

Next - Stansbury plays at Grantsville. Ogden has Morgan at home.

Links - The Deseret News had a reporter at this game. To read the
D-News story,
click here. For the Ogden Standard-Examiner brief, click
here. For the D-News box score, click here. For Stansbury's details
stats on Maxpreps.com,
click here.


Sept. 28 - Stansbury 12, Desert Hills 7

Story of the game - Darius Johnson kicked a pair of field goals and
Colton May anchored a defense that held Desert Hills to its lowest
scoring output of the season as Stansbury held on to win a tough
homecoming contest.

Stansbury's highlights - Johnson's two FGs gave the Stallions the
early lead. After Desert Hills rallied, May had a 24-yard run on a
fourth-down play that eventually resulted in Chase Christiansen's
scoring run. The Stallions called this perhaps their biggest win in
school history.

Desert Hills' highlights - The Thunder eliminated Stansbury from the
playoffs last year. The loss dropped them to 3-3 on the season, but
they would rally to make the postseason again. QB Keenan Rutledge
passed for the team's only score and was the top rusher with 69 yards.

Statistical notes - Stansbury only attempted one pass in this game
and had just 201 total yards. May led the team with 11 tackles. His big
run was his only carry of the game.

What we learned from this game - This was a non-region game, but
clearly one Stansbury had circled at the start of the season. The victory
improved their record to 7-0.

Next - Stansbury plays host to Ogden. Desert Hills returns home to
play Snow Canyon.

Links - The Deseret News had a reporter at this game. To read the
D-News story,
click here. For the box score, click here. For the Stallions'
official stats on Maxpreps.com,
click here.


Sept. 21 - Stansbury 29, Morgan 28 (OT)

Story of the game - Chase Christiansen scored in overtime and then
found the end zone for the game-winning two-point conversion to lift
Stansbury past Morgan in an important Region 11 matchup.

Stansbury's highlights - This game was close during its entirety.
Jackson Clausing scored two touchdowns. The biggest was probably
a 3-yard run in the third quarter that was the last of an 18-play drive.
After the Stallions tied the game in OT, coach Christiansen wasted little
time going for it all on the road - and it paid off.

Morgan's highlights - Trailing 21-14 with three minutes left in the
game, the Trojans moved downfield and scored on a 4th-and-8 play to
send the game into overtime. Joseph Kippen scored the TD and also
scored in the extra session.

Statistical notes - There was little passing in this game. Kade
Carrigan had 114 rushing yards for Morgan. As a team, Stansbury had
281 yards on the ground using eight different ball carriers. Colton May
led Stansbury with 16 tackles. Austin Kincaid had two sacks.

What we learned from this game - Just a few days after BYU failed to
win a game on a two-point conversion, Stansbury tried it and was
successful. The Stallions moved into sole possession of first place in
Region 11.

Next - Stansbury plays host to Desert Hills in a non-region game.
Morgan has Bear River at home.

Links - All of the local media was at this game. To read the Deseret
News story,
click here. For the Tribune article, click here. For the Ogden
Standard-Examiner,
click here. For the D-News game stats, click here.


Sept. 14 - Stansbury 55, Tooele 0

Story of the game - Jessie Clausing, Chase Horowitz and Chase
Christiansen each ran for over 100 yards as Stansbury buried Tooele
in a Region 11 game.

Stansbury's highlights - Clausing had a 79-yard touchdown run on the
game's third play. The Stallions rushed for an amazing 503 yards and
led 42-0 at halftime, emptying their bench after that. Spencer Wihongi
had two sacks on defense.

Tooele's highlights - After giving up 42 points in the first half, the
Buffaloes held Stansbury on two of four second-half drives. Adam Pace
and Zach Cruz were the top rushers. The loss marked the third time
already Tooele had been blanked.

Statistical notes - Clausing led Stansbury rushers with 187 yards.
Horowitz had 133 yards, including a pair of 60-yard touchdown runs.
Darius Johnson made 7-8 extra points. Christiansen threw two TD
passes and was also the top tackler on defense.

What we learned from this game - This rivalry game was over after the
first quarter. Stansbury has won two straight games over the Buffs
since losing the first two.

Next - Stansbury plays host to Morgan. Tooele takes on Grantsville.

Links - The Deseret News and Tooele Transcript-Bulletin had
reporters at this game. To read the D-News story,
click here. For the
Transcript article,
click here. For the D-News game stats, click here. For
stats on Maxpreps.com, click here.


Sept. 7 - Stansbury 37, Bear River 18

Story of the game - Chase Christiansen threw three touchdown
passes and Dacota Case and Jackson Clausing led a spirited running
attack as Stansbury whipped Bear River in its Region 11 opener.

Stansbury's highlights - The Stallions led just 7-6 in the second
quarter before Case broke free on a 66-yard TD run. Christansen found
Tyler Stevens on a 16-yard pass just before halftime and Clausing's
65-yard score on the first play of the second half put the game away.
Stansbury led 37-6 at one time.

Bear River's highlights - The Bears' offense runs through QB Kyle
Zundel, who threw for 200 yards and two TDs. He also rushed for 88
yards. Garrett Fronk caught both scoring passes. McKade Mitton led the
team in tackles.

Statistical notes - Christiansen didn't throw an interception, but the
Stallions lost three fumbles. Turnovers, however, were even. Case had
131 yards on just three carries. Clausing had 129 yards. As a team,
Stansbury rushed for 411 yards.

What we learned from this game - The Stallions remained undefeated
and improved to 1-0 in region play. The offense continues to show
several threats and opponents haven't found a way to stop it.

Next - Stansbury plays rival Tooele at home. Bear River plays host to
Ogden.

Links - The Deseret News and Tooele Transcript-Bulletin had reporter
at this game. To read the D-News story,
click here. For the Transcript,
click here. For the Treamonton Leader's recap, click here. For the
D-News game stats,
click here. For Maxpreps.com stats, click here.


Aug. 31 - Stansbury 27, Delta 7

Story of the game - Chase Christiansen rushed for 186 yards and two
touchdowns, including a record-breaking 99-yarder, as Stansbury
outlasted Delta in a non-region game.

Stansbury's highlights - The Stallions got off to a slow start. The
defense held Delta at the goal line, which set up Christiansen's big
play. Still, they trailed 7-6 in the third quarter until Christiansen found
Austin Kincaid on a 24-yard scoring play. They put the game away in
the final period.

Delta's highlights - The 0-3 Rabbits gave Stansbury all it could handle.
Delta dominated time of possession, but couldn't finish drives. Ezra
Seui scored its only touchdown to take a 7-6 lead in the third quarter.

Statistical notes - Delta's statistics were not available, but Stansbury
ran just 27 offensive plays. Christiansen completed 4 of 8 passes for
100 yards and two scores. Zayne Anderson and Hudson Conrad had
interceptions.

What we learned from this game - The Stallions improved to 3-0 for
the first time in school history and beat Delta for the first time. They
seem to have a lot of momentum going into Region 11 play.

Next - Stansbury plays host to Bear River. Delta travels to Park City.

Links - The Deseret News and Tooele Transcript-Bulletin had
reporters at this game. To read the D-News story,
click here. For the
Transcript article,
click here. For Stansbury's stats on Maxpreps.com,
click here.


Aug. 24 - Stansbury 42, Park City 7

Story of the game - Chase Christiansen ran for two touchdowns and
Tyler Jensen returned an interception for a score just before halftime
as Stansbury pummeled injury-plagued Park City in a non-region game.

Stansbury's highlights - The Stallions took an early lead, recovered
after a short meltdown and Jensen's pick-six put the game away.
Chandler Staley had 104 rushing yards, including a 66-yarder late in
the game. Stansbury had 349 rushing yards and - if not for a few
penalties - could have had a lot more.

Park City's highlights - The Miners lost some more kids to injuries, but
were still in this game in the second quarter. Alex Boyle's 57-yard TD
run cut the margin to 14-7 and an on-side kick worked to perfection, but
the Miners missed a 40-yard field goal. Boyle had 139 rushing yards.
Second-half turnovers prevented any further rallies.

Statistical notes - Colton May and Spencer Wihongi led the Stallions in
tackles. All the scoring was done in the first three quarters. The fourth
period was playing with a running block due to the UHSAA's "35-point
rule."

What we learned from this game - Stansbury's strength of schedule
still isn't known, but the Stallions have outscored their opponents 93-7
so far and improved to 2-0.

Next - Stansbury plays Delta at home. Park City plays host to Snow
Canyon.

Links - The Tooele Transcript-Bulletin and Park Record had reporters
at this game. To read the Transcript article,
click here. For the Park
Record,
click here. For the Deseret News brief, click here. For
Stansbury's stats on Maxpreps.com,
click here.


Aug. 17 - Stansbury 51, Uintah 0

Story of the game - Chase Christiansen threw two touchdown passes
and Chandler Staley returned a fumble for a touchdown as Stansbury
blew out Uintah in the season opener for both teams.

Stansbury's highlights - Christiansen threw just three passes, and
completed all of them. Jackson Clausing, Alexander Mackay and Tyler
Stevens had big nights running the football. The Stallions led 28-0 at
halftime and the reserves kept the momentum going.

Uintah's highlights - The Utes had a long drive on their first
possession, but the night went downhill after that. Rylee Domichel and
Mavrick Lindquist combined for 100 rushing yards. Lindquest
completed 7 of 15 passes, but was harassed a lot.

Statistical notes - Colton May led the Stallions' defense and had one of
the team's three sacks. Stansbury had 462 total yards, an all but 100
came on the ground. The Stallions averaged 12.5 yards per carry.
Nicholas Mackay handled Stansbury's PAT kicks, while Darius
Johnson was 1-1 on field goals.

What we learned from this game - Stansbury continued its dominance
of Uintah (the Stallions won 37-0 last year) and got the 2012 season off
to a good start. Coach Clint Christiansen was especially pleased with
the offensive line.

Next - Stansbury plays at Park City. Uintah has Green River, Wyo., at
home.

Links - The Deseret News had a reporter at this game. To read the
D-News story,
click here. For both team's Maxpreps.com stats, click
here. For the D-News brief, click here.
Region 11 standings


Stansbury        6     0  1.000   212    59        11     1     .917    417   126
Morgan           5     1    .833   252  101          7     5     .583    403    263
Bear River       4     2    .667   211    94          7     5     .583    356   227
Grantsville       3     3    .500   110    95          6     5     .545    215   203
Ogden             2     4    .333   130  163          3     7     .300    193   302
Tooele            1     5    .167     79   235         1     9     .100    107   371
Ben Lomond   0     6    .000     32   279          0    9     .000      57   379
STANSBURY FOOTBALL - 2012
2012 results (11-1, 6-0)

Aug. 17 - UINTAH (W 51-0)
Aug. 24 - at Park City (W 42-7)
Aug. 31 - DELTA (W 27-7)
Sept. 7 - BEAR RIVER* (W 37-18)
Sept. 14 - TOOELE* (W 55-0)
Sept. 21 - at Morgan* (W 29-28)
Sept. 28 - DESERT HILLS (W 12-7)
Oct. 5 - OGDEN* (W 35-0)
Oct. 11 - at Grantsville* (W 14-13)
Oct. 17 - at Ben Lomond* (W 42-0)
-----3A playoffs-----
Oct. 26 - UNION (W 60-26)
Nov. 2 - DIXIE (L 13-20)

* - Region 11 games. Home games in CAPS


2011 results (9-2, 5-0)

Aug. 19 - at Uintah (W 37-0)
Aug. 26 - PARK CITY (W 41-7)
Sept. 2 - at Delta (L 6-21)
Sept. 9 - at Bear River (W 37-13)
Sept. 16 - at Tooele* (W 35-7)
Sept. 23 - MORGAN* (W 27-14)
Sept. 30 - Open
Oct. 7 - at Ogden* (W 31-7)
Oct. 13 - GRANTSVILLE* (W 33-6)
Oct. 19 - BEN LOMOND* (W 70-13)
-----3A playoffs-----
Oct. 28 - JUAB (W 48-21)
Nov. 4 - DESERT HILLS (L 7-26)

* - Region 11 games. Home games in CAPS


Stansbury links

* - Stansbury 2012 yearbook page
* - Yearbook purchase page
* - Stansbury football website
* - Stansbury High School website
* - Stansbury football Maxpreps.com page
* - Stansbury football history
* - DNews: Stansbury 2012 football preview
* - SLTrib: Stansbury 2012 football preview
* - SL Trib: Stansbury out to build winning tradition
Region                                  Overall
W     L    Pct.    PF    PA         W     L     Pct.       PF    PA
SEASON SCHEDULE
Friday, Aug. 17

Stansbury 51, Uintah 0
Bear River 27, North Sanpete 12
Union 16, Ben Lomond 13
Grantsville 26, Wasatch 20
Maple Mountain 35, Morgan 22
Bonneville 34, Ogden 0
Judge Memorial 38, Tooele 0

Friday, Aug. 24

Stansbury 42, Park City 7
Bear River 44, Preston (Idaho) 12
Wasatch 42, Ben Lomond 0
Juab 21, Grantsville 14
Morgan 34, South Summit 27
Judge Memorial 35, Ogden 0
Cyprus 28, Tooele 0

Friday, Aug. 31

Stansbury 27, Delta 7
Box Elder 42, Bear River 0
Carbon 42, Ben Lomond 12
Grantsville 28, Judge Memorial 14
Wasatch 34, Morgan 28
Clearfield 35, Ogden 14
Union 29, Tooele 21

Friday, Sept. 7

Stansbury 37, Bear River 18
Ogden 54, Ben Lomond 0
Morgan 41, Grantsville 7
Hillcrest 41, Tooele 7

Friday, Sept. 14

Stansbury 55, Tooele 0
Bear River 44, Ogden 7
Morgan 58, Ben Lomond 13
Grantsville 37, Uintah 19

Friday, Sept. 21

Stansbury 29, Morgan 28 (OT)
Bear River 47, Ben Lomond 12
Grantsville 28, Tooele 7
Ogden 42, Canyon View 35
Friday, Sept. 28

Stansbury 12, Desert Hills 7
Morgan 24, Bear River 21
Grantsville 33, Ben Lomond 0
Ogden 36, Tooele 3

Friday, Oct. 5

Stansbury 35, Ogden 0
Bear River 21, Grantsville 0
Morgan 49, Tooele 10

Thursday, Oct. 11

Stansbury 14, Grantsville 13
Pine View 38, Bear River 21
Tooele 45, Ben Lomond 7
Morgan 52, Ogden 21

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Stansbury 42, Ben Lomond 0
Bear River 60, Tooele 14
Grantsville 29, Ogden 12
Roy 33, Morgan 14

3A playoffs
At home site
Friday, Oct. 26

Stansbury 60, Union 26
Dixie 35, North Sanpete 6
Juan Diego 34, Grantsville 0
Hurricane 35, Delta 0
Bear River 36, Wasatch 6
Desert Hills 48, Payson 21
Spanish Fork 26, Pine View 21
Morgan 30, Judge Memorial 0

3A quarterfinals
At home sites
Friday, Nov. 2

Dixie 20, Stansbury 13
Juan Diego 38, Hurricane 0
Desert Hills 23, Bear River 17
Spanish Fork 33, Morgan 23

3A semifinals
At Rice-Eccles Stadium
Thursday, Nov. 8

Spanish Fork vs. Desert Hills

Friday, Nov. 9

Dixie vs. Juan Diego