Tuesday, October 25, was an evening not to be forgotten when Herriman High and Springville High squared up on Herriman’s home grid iron for a state play-in game to determine who would advance into state playoffs. It was a very physical game from the perspective of the fans who witnessed the Herriman High Mustangs win the game with a 44-22 victory over the Red Devils.
The game started with Mustangs taking the ball to the end zone with every possession; in defense, the Red Devils couldn’t seem to click as a team. After the first quarter, Springville seemed to get a rhythm together cutting a Herriman 30-0 lead to a 30-14 score.
“This was definitely a physical game,” said John Tupou senior defensive tackle.
During the game, the real controversy included conflicts and penalties between the two teams.
Mitch Paystrup senior running back for Springville said, “It was very physical game with unnecessary fights among the teams, for a second it didn’t even seem like it was a football game.”
This win for the Herriman launches the Mustangs into the first round of state play in which they will visit Logan High next Saturday; it also ended the season for the Red Devils.
“I just wish it wasn’t over,” said senior linebacker Steven Gueck as he walked off the field.
Photos by Mark Spencer
The annual Springville High school Make a Wish Carnival was held on Monday, October 17. The entire Springville community was invited; everyone who attended had fun. Many of Springville High’s clubs, athletics, and student council participated by sponsoring games. All proceeds went to Make a Wish Foundation.
On Wednesday, October 12, and Thursday, October 13, of Make a Wish week, Springville High’s student council visited Reams grocery store in order to further collect additional donations for the Make a Wish Foundation. The student council started collecting donations around 4:00 pm and didn’t stop until 10:00 pm.
In partnership with the Make-A-Wish foundation, the Springville High student council and student body continue to carry out the Red Devil tradition of giving to Make-A-Wish. This year money was raised for sixteen-year-old Megan, who lives here in Springville. Megan was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia and has been battling ALL over the past year by receiving chemotherapy treatments and trying to stay positive. Megan’s wish is to travel to California to ride horses on the beach, visit theme parks and spend time with her family.
Springville High School has donated over $50,000 to the Make-A-Wish foundation over the past eight years. Wishes cannot come true without people who care. The average value of a wish is $5,000. However, any gift, large or small, will impact a family and create hope, strength and joy during a time when a family in our community needs it most. We appreciate those members of the Springville community and beyond that have contributed large and small to making Megan’s wish come true.
A special thanks goes to SHS students, parents and faculty for their contributions. We have enjoyed seeing everyone at Ream’s, the football game buying cotton candy, the SHS Make-A-Wish Carnival and daily donations at the school. Already we are seeing a small impact as Megan was able to present the game ball at the Springville vs. Timpview football game; there was a definite expression of gratitude on her face. Megan has been able to feel the support of Springville High and our local community and looks forward with hope, strength and joy of her wish coming true.
On Thursday, October 13, the Springville Red Devils came out with confidence during the first half of their home game to battle the Timpview T-Birds. In the end, the Red Devils fell behind during the second half of the game to give it up in favor of the T-Birds, 31-14.
During the first quarter, the Red Devils and the T-Birds went back and forth with the score remaining zero. The Red Devils defense stopped the T-Birds as they fell short of the touchdown forcing them to kick a field goal, putting the first three points on the board.
The Red Devils wasted no time in bouncing back with a quick touchdown, leading the score 7-3, which starts the Red Devils momentum as they score another touchdown to lead the T-Birds 14-3 going into the half.
The second half of the game was in Timpview’s favor as the Red Devils fall behind early in the third quarter. Timpview outscored upstart Springville 28-0 the rest of the way to clinch the outright Region 8 championship with a final victory over the Red Devils, 31-14.
Photos by Mark Spencer
On Thursday, October 6, Box Elder starts off strong, scoring two goals in the first few minutes of the game, startling the Lady Red Devils. This resulted in a halftime score of 2-1, with Box Elder in the lead.
When the second half began, the Lady Red Devils took over the game and out possessed Box Elder, but only managed one goal. Box Elder had one breakaway run and the official called a foul on the Lady Red Devil’s defense. Box Elder’s free kick soared right over heads and into the goal, winning the game. Unfortunately, this was a playoff game, solidifying that the Lady Red Devils will not advance to state play.
Wednesday, October 5, was Springville High’s first band concert of the year. They played several songs including Pirates of the Caribbean medley, a mixture of Nightmare Before Christmas, and Ghost Rider. Springville High students love band, they have worked really hard to prepare to play for the public.
SHS senior Jordan Jacobson said his favorite band songs are, “Equinox, the old John Coltane, and 12-bar blues, because its super groovy and funky, and the chord chances really set a good tone for the concert.”
On Tuesday, September 27, Springville’s Lady Red Devils challenged the mighty Timpanogos Timberwolves in a varsity volleyball match. The outcome was in favor of Timpanogos taking a 3:1 win, but both teams played with intensity and determination to succeed.
One Lady Red Devil started off the game with a strong arm and will to win; Malia Nawahine had eight kills and four aces throughout the game, giving her team great incentive to keep up the hard work.
Photos by Hyrum Atkinson, SHS Photographer/Writer
Coach Jay Mason, new head coach for Springville High girls soccer, is far from new to the sport. Coach Mason has been coaching for nearly 18 years in a variety of sports, but has always had a special interest in soccer. With six children of his own constantly keeping Mason on his toes; and, a very athletic family, he has grown to love sports inside and outside of his coaching career.
Mason comments on his favorite aspect of coaching, “The interaction with young athletes and being part of their progression in sports and life.”
Coach Mason expects his players to work hard and “play their game” in order to reach their greatest potential and goal of taking state. He believes that the key to success consists of “homework,” practicing hard one hour a day five days a week at any drill you wish to improve on. Soccer players must also be dedicated and willing to put in the time to become the best athlete they can be.