Orem, Utah, was the setting of an eventful night when the Orem Tigers took on the visiting Springville Red Devils. In the final minutes of the game, the Tigers edged past the Red Devils with a 29-28 win. Both teams had come off a great week of practice when they met on the field; several conflicts arose between the two teams while clashing helmet to helmet
The game started with the Red Devils taking possession of the ball and quickly passing the ball to key wide receivers Derik Mehl and Jalon Miyasaki for a quick 15-0 lead.
Springville cornerback Murphy Nadauld said, “Well felt like we had good momentum at the beginning of the game.”
Halftime started with the Red Devils up on top with a score of 21-7; Springville had momentum going into half. After halftime, the Tigers came out roaring and ready to take the lead. Kaleb Egbert ran from 36 yards out to cut the Red Devil’s lead to 21-14.
Springville started rolling again when they were stopped by the Tigers on their own one yard line and gave possession back to the Tigers. Shortly after Parker Overly connected to Cole Payne twice in the end zone; when they went for a two-point conversion Parker Overly successfully threw to Joe Jenson for the 29-28 lead.
Conrad Beach left tackle said. “That was a real dagger to the heart when they converted that two-point conversion.”
With only a few plays left, Orem fans were astonished to realize that they had just come back to win the game.
photos by Mark Spencer