On Saturday, August 27, the Springville High boys cross country team traveled to American Fork to run in the Grass Relays. The Grass Relay is a 2-mile run on grass and includes some hay bales that runners must jump over.
Head Coach Jeff Wales predicated that the Red Devils would finish in the top five.
As predicted, the Boys Cross Country team took fourth place out of 35 teams. Springville is the second 4A team behind Mountain View, which is currently the number one ranked team in 4A. Parker Brady secured the top individual runner spot for Springville, placing 11th out of a total of 630 runners.
photos by McKenzie Prothero
Springville High’s Varsity Red Devil football team fought hard last Friday evening against the Spanish Fork Dons but ended with the disbelief of losing the game 35-7. The game started off with the game ball being delivered by the KSL helicopter with Rod Zundel and Jerimiah Jensen broadcasting the game, as the “KSL High School Game of the Week. “
Spanish Fork started out hard with a quick 14-0 lead when Don’s quarterback Hayden Nielson connected to wide receivers Andy Perkins and Colin Argyle. When Red Devil Quarterback Steven Bate started to get the offense rolling, running back Mitch Paystrup ran in from 6 yards out to complete a 14-7 score. On Red Devil’s next drive Steven Bate again drove down the field to the Dons very own one yard line; to their surprise, the Red Devils were stopped all four downs by the strength of the Don’s defense, which certainly was a game changer.
After halftime, the Red Devils were anxious to get out there and play some real football, except not with their starting quarterback, Steve Bate, who suffered a major concussion on the last play of the half. Not having their starting quarterback made it a little more difficult to work the offense during the second half of the game and the Red Devil defense just couldn’t hold off the Dons which eventually ended in a Don’s victory over the Red Devils.
photos by Mark Spencer
The Lady Red Devil’s tennis team should do great this year based off how they fared in preseason play. On Wednesday, August 24, Springville matched up against Mountain View to end the preseason with a bang. The majority of the team won their matches with a few losses along the way.
Taylor Murphy began rocky, but she calmed down and took the victory with a score of 6-4, 6-0 against the Mountain View Bruins. It was a long hard match that pushed Murphy to her limits. Although she won, she knows that there is still room for improvement.
“I need to move my feet more,” said Murphy.
We hope to see our Lady Red Devil’s tennis team continually improve this season.
photos by Raymond Jablonsky
On Thursday, August 25, the Lady Red Devils played against the Salem Hills Lady Skyhawks in an interesting game that was later cancelled due to lightening. Into the 2nd half with the Lady Red Devils up by 1, the officials postponed the game for 30 minutes to decide if they wanted to continue it or not because of the lightning storm. They decided to cancel the game and call it a win for the Lady Red Devils.
Sydney Brown (junior) scored the winning goal off of Lauren Bird (sophomore) in the first half.
Before the game, Megan Marchbanks (senior) mentioned, “I’m excited for this game; I think we will do very well.”
The next home game will be here in Red Devil Territory on Thursday, September 1, at 4:00. Come support our Lady Red Devil’s soccer.
photos by Kaybri Chalk
In an exciting overtime game, the Dixie Flyers pulled off a close win, 41-35, at Springville’s home field. Although the first game of the season was the Friday before school started, many students and community fans showed up to support their Red Devil team.
Photos by Mark Spencer and Jason Averett