Springville took the field Friday night against Wooster, Nevada, and sent them home packing with regret after the Red Devils beat the Colts 40-0. The game started differently as the Red Devils took the field for the first at home and 30 seconds of silence was honored in memory for lost player Brandon Curtis. After the memorial, the Red Devils went straight to work on the Colts.
Springville’s defense, led by senior defensive lineman Brody Swanson and Landon Mckell were dominant all night allowing no points throughout the evening. In the Red Devil’s first possession they were forced to punt but came back and to cap their next drive with a 2-yard touchdown punch by Marcus Case. The defense held Wooster at 87 total yards on offense for the game.
The game reached a stopping point after Jalon Miyasaki caught an 85 yard bomb downfield. Signaling the touchdown was a bolt of lightning that forced the teams into their locker rooms. As the game resumed half an hour later, the Red Devils scored on the first play as Steven Bate threw a 16-yard strike to Dallin Ollerton in the end zone. Throughout the rest of the second half, quarterback Bate threw two more touchdowns to Zach Gardanier and Brody Swanson.
In the final moments the third quarter Case blasted off for a 69 yard touchdown run. The defensive leader for the Red Devils were junior linebacker Caleb McCray with 15 tackles, also McKay Murphy had an interception in the third quarter. The Red Devil’s next home game will be this Friday evening against the Mountain View Bruins.
*photos by Mark Spencer
Springville girls soccer matched up with Park City last Thursday, August 26. Many fans showed up to support the Lady Red Devils; but, sadly to experience an upsetting loss. Going into this season, the Lady Red Devils were ranked number 1 in the state, beating Timpanogos, the defending 4A champions.
For their first game of the season, Springville played Bonneville who upset the Lady Red Devils on Tuesday August 24, which seemed to affect the loss to Park City.
Brooke Larsen, senior, says, “Our team is really tight; we do lots of activities off the field to build great team chemistry.”
The Lady Red Devils have enthusiasm for the season, “We are going to take Region!” says Megan Marchbanks.
Good luck Lady Red Devils this soccer season!
The Springville High School Student Council kicked off the 2010-2011 school year with the traditional Hello Assembly and introduced the theme for the year, “Feed the Flame.” As always, the student council demonstrated their cinematography skills with several introduction videos highlighting class presidencies and the student body officers. Afterwards, the student council was sworn in by Principal John DeGraffenried.
There were, however a couple of major announcements that generally don’t occur at the first assembly of the year. The student mascot competition was held with each of the three contestants having a minute to lead the student body in cheers. As can be expected, the sophomore class joined in rather hesitantly, but with no less spirit.
Also, the “Brandon Curtis #30 Make a Difference Day” was announced for the coming Saturday. With a goal of beating the previous world record of 562 organ donors signing up at once, by attaining the lofty goal of 600 donors, the planners of the event were not disappointed. On Saturday, August 28, the event set the new world record with 765 donors registering. This event also helped earn money for a new scholarship in Brandon Curtis’ name. A big thank to our collective Springville community for helping us surpass our goal.