Football coaches like to talk about turning points and key moments when they look back at successful seasons. Basic High coach Jeff Cahill might be talking about Friday's game for a long time.
Just when it appeared Bingham (Utah) had found a chink in Bishop Gorman's armor Friday night, the Gaels responded in a big way.
The long nightmare is finally over for a proud Rancho football program. Senior running back Robert Howard rushed for 176 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries Friday as the Rams snapped their 30-game losing streak with a resounding 34-14 win over visiting Valley.
Leading by only eight points late in the second quarter Friday, No. 2 Centennial needed a huge momentum swing against visiting Shadow Ridge. Quarterback Jamaal Evans made the play, and the Bulldogs never looked back.
After an embarrassing loss at Division I-A powerhouse Desert Pines in last week's season-opener, Arbor View senior Curtis Jones appeared to be on a mission to make sure his Aggies avenged the setback this week.
Tyshun McClinton rushed 23 times for 145 yards and a touchdown and sealed the game with an 84-yard interception return for a score Friday to lead host Desert Oasis' football team to a 19-6 win over Sierra Vista.
Jack Berkley threw for three touchdowns and ran for a score on Friday as The Meadows opened Division III Southern League play with a 46-0 win over host Calvary Chapel in a game that was stopped midway through the third quarter by agreement of both coaches.
Spring Valley's Marcus Dawson rushed for 92 yards on six carries, including touchdowns of 54 and 18 yards, to lead the Grizzlies to a 35-13 home win over Durango on Friday.
Long fourth-quarter touchdown runs by Isaiah Morris and Trevor Nofoa and a pair of punt returns for touchdowns allowed No. 3 Desert Pines to pull away for a 41-6 road victory over Mojave on Friday.
Faith Lutheran fell behind early, but scored 48 unanswered points to top visiting Cimarron-Memorial 48-6 on Friday.
Clark's Milan Dixon rushed for 110 yards, and freshman quarterback Isiah Bigby came off the bench to score two touchdowns to lead the Chargers to a 23-8 home victory over Del Sol on Friday.
Jaden Stone's 24-yard field goal with 3:40 left in the fourth quarter broke a 14-all tie and lifted host Hurricane (Utah) to a 17-14 win over Moapa Valley's football team on Friday.
Cody Jones ran for three touchdowns, and Virgin Valley's football team scored 42 second-quarter points on Friday in a 56-6 rout of visiting Western.
DeShawn Williams ran for two touchdowns and two 2-point conversions Friday as Bonanza's football team defeated host Yucca Valley (Calif.), 22-7.