Kamas, Utah – Enterprise High School(8-2) traveled to take on South Summit (8-1) in the 2A state football quarterfinals on Friday afternoon. This is the third time the Wolves and Wildcats have met in the quarterfinals and every year the Wolves come away with a disappointing loss.
The Wolves struggled to keep up with the Wildcats of South Summit as they took the opening kickoff and returned it for a touchdown. The Wildcats were lightning fast, disciplined, and understood their assignments. That made it very hard for the Wolves offense under Sophomore quarterback Tyler Hess filling in for the Senior, Jayson Holt who was out for the season with a collarbone injury.
The Wildcats scored 28 unanswered points in the first quarter without their Junior star quarterback, Nick Beasley who was suspended. The Wildcats receiver, Brandon Dansie lead the team with four touchdowns, two interceptions and eight receptions for 175 yards.
By halftime it was 52-7 and the Wolves only touchdown in the first half came from Hess to Jaylon Gardner after an Enterprise punt went off the leg of South Summit’s punt returner, with the Wolves recovering at the 10-yard line.
The Wildcats backed off the gas and gave their younger players, even third-string quarterback Cole Reidhead time, after Kael Atkinson came out with injuries. The Wolves used this time to add two more scores in the fourth. Caleb Koopmans had a 1-yard run, and Ryan Holt and a 2-yard run to bring the Wolves to 16 points.
It was a tough loss for the Wolves that had high hopes after starting the season out at 5-0. Jayson Holt watched from the sidelines for his final football game of his high school career.
South Summit will get starting quarterback Nick Beasley back for next Thursday’s 2A semifinal game against San Juan at Weber State at 1:30 p.m.