Bradley Nicol recorded 3 TDs to go along with his 111 rushing yards, while Cole Bowers rushed for 168 yards and another touchdowns to lead Springville past Olympus, 28-14, for the win in the 5A first round in a surprisingly low-scoring game.
Ty Erikkson, the quarter back for the SHS Red Devils, has been playing football since fifth grade.
“After high school, I’d’ like to play for Ohio State,” said Erikkson.
He prepares for every game by listening to music and just relaxing clearing his mind of everything except for the upcoming game. He loves playing football, especially since anyone can try out. His favorite football player is Tom Brady.
Cole Bowers is a running back and a free safety for our Red Devils football team. He has been playing football since he was eight years old. In college he wants to play for Oklahoma or Miami State. Similar to Erikkson, Bowers also loves to listen to calming music before the game to clear his head.
“I play for fun and for all of the friendships involved with the team,” said Bowers.
His favorite football player is Randall Cobb.
As another running back and defensive end, Bradley Nicol has been playing since third grade. He dreams of playing for Ohio State after high school.
Preparing for a game he said, “I watch hours of film, and I also try and clear my head.”
His favorite football players are Ezehiel Elliot and Walter Payton.
“I love the environment. I love being an influence to other kids and athletes,” said Nicol.
Rodrigue Bertrand, a defensive back receiver, is playing football for his first year. His favorite football player is Odell Beckham Junior.
“All I do before a game is listen to music and just clear my head,” he said.
Bertrand wants play for the New York Giants. He loves to play football because it is fun.
Playing football since fourth grade, Dallin Packer is currently a tight end and a defensive end for the Red Devils. His team of choice is the Green Bay Packers
“I like the game and all of the friends I play this game with,” Packer said.
His favorite football player is Aaron Rodgers.
Sione Kolomalu is a running back and a linebacker for the team. He has been playing football since he was in fourth grade. He wants to play at the University of Utah.
When preparing for the game he said, “I read my scriptures and say a prayer.”
Kolomalu’s favorite football player is Marshawn Lynch.
“It is fun you get to hit people in a good way,” said Kolomalu.
All Red Devil fans are invited to attend the 5A quarterfinal game this Friday, November 3, at 4 p.m., in which Springville will host Alta.
Alexander Ashton, Karson Benson, Rodrigue Bertrand, Cole Bowers, Gavin Brooke, Tanner Cannon, Juan Cardona, Josh Carly, Ty Carter, Garrison Caswell, Tyler Chappel, Mathew Child, McGwire Child, Jaeden Church, Cory Clay, Chase Clements, Nathan Conrad, Joshua Cox, Duke Alex, Brayden Dunston, Tad Eriksson,
Ty Eriksson, Michael Giles, Randal Gleave, Richard Green, Travis Hartman, Seth Harward, Traeton HIllstead, Sean Holloway, Tyler Holloway, Duncan Hunter, Simote Iloa Bradyn Jackson, Ryker Jenkins, Clayton Johnson, Carter Johnston, Samuel Johnston, Tyler Johnston, Tyler Kelly, Lakei Kolomalu, Sione Kolomalu, Easton Lancaster, Tyson Lee, Garret Lindsey, Nate Lister, Joshua Maiava, Tanumafili Maiava-Ahhing, Austin Mortensen, Braxton Mortensen, Trevor Mosley, Payton Murphy, Bradley Nicol, Dallin Packer, Tanner Packer, Carter Paxton, Tristen Perez, Ryder Peterson, David Pilcher, Rylan Poulsen, Kevin Redd, Carlos Rodriguez, Owen Rowe, Ben Scheriner, Elijah Scordato, Cy Shumway, Friggan Slavens, Christian Small, Kaleb Snarr, Kyle Soter, James Strong, Brodie Taylor, Nicholas Thorpe, Porter Thorpe, Randy Villegas, Michael Wakefield,Isaiah Webb, Ethan Wehrly, Tyson Williamson, Jace Witney, and Wright Lincoln.
photos by Mark Spencer
On Wednesday, October 18, Springville High Senior Football players and their parents were honored during halftime at the last regular season home game. State play begins tomorrow, Friday, October 27, at home against Olympus at 4 p.m.
Springville finished Region 8 play on senior night with a huge win against Provo, 54-12, securing the region title with an undefeated record, 7-0. Springville’s only three season losses were to outside region teams.
Cole Bowers and Bradley Nicol had two touchdowns a piece with McGwire Child adding a touchdown. Ben Schreiner completed five receptions totaling 172 yards. Ty Eriksson threw for 215 yards in the game and added two touchdowns. Schreiner and Eriksson each added two TDs a piece in the win.
However, the Bulldogs were able to hold onto their playoff spot despite the loss.
The Red Devils begin the first round of 5A state play at home against Olympus on Friday, October 27, at 4 p.m.