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by Brandon Lee, SHS News Writer, photos by Mark Spencer
Welcome to Red Devil Territory!
Springville High’s homecoming game was electrifying; the Red Devils lit the field up for homecoming with a booming start to the game. Bennet Hullinger sparked SHS with a 30 yard touchdown run early in the first quarter. A few minutes later, star quarterback Jantsen Thorpe threw a 75 yard touchdown pass to Hullinger to make the score 14-0 early on. Hullinger ended the night with 2 rushes for 30 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 reception for 75 yards. Shutting out Spanish Fork again, SHS got the ball back in Thorpe’s hands. The result was a 40 yard touchdown pass to Brennen Rymer making the score 21-0 in the first quarter of the game.
But, Springville’s win was all but certain with Spanish Fork out-scoring the Devils 27-6 over the course of the next 3 quarters tying the score at 27-27. Going into OT, Spanish Fork received the ball to start. The Don’s drive was short lived when it ended with a fumble turning the ball over to SHS. Thorpe going 5 for 12 for 128 yards, 2 TD’s and 1 interception drove the ball down the field, ending with Payton Kelepolo running in a 2 yard touchdown giving him 35 carries with 182 yards and two touchdowns to end the game with a Red Devil hard fought victory, 33-27.
photos by Mark Spencer
photos by Brandon Lee and Erin Call, SHS News Photographers
Springville's Red Devil varsity football team traveled to Lehi on Friday, September 7, to face new Lehi high school Skyridge continuing the Red Devil undefeated record, 28-21. The Red Devils poured on the heat during the third quarter to help them get the victory over Skyridge. Jantsen Thorpe threw two touchdowns and ran for one more to lead the Red Devils in the win.
Many Red Devil student body members traveled to show their school spirit and support.
photos by Jordyn Gillespie, Erin Call and Evelyn Brereton, SHS News Photographers
In the last minutes of the game, Springville had a comfortable lead over visitor Lehi until the Pioneers scored three touchdowns to send the game into overtime. Springville's quarterback Jantsen Thorpe scored on a 1-yard run in the second overtime as the Red Devils topped the Lehi Pioneers in double overtime to improve to 2-0 this season. Thorpe threw a pair of passing touchdowns earlier in the game.
Bennett Hullinger received for 117 yards backed up by Payton Kelepolo’s 14 carries for 71 yards and one touchdown. Vili Kolomalu and Cole Bowers contributed to the win with nine and eight tackles respectively.
Pioneer Cammon Cooper threw three touchdowns in the loss for Lehi.
Halftime show included Springville's Marching Band, D'Velles Drill Team, and Cheerleaders.
Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser
Last Friday, August 19, the Springville Red Devils traveled to St. George to meet up with the Dixie Flyers in the first varsity football game of the season ending in a Red Devil victory, 37-21.
Springville’s Brennen Rymer had a 99-yard kick return, Cole Bowers rushed for two TDs, and Ty Eriksson tossed in two more to help lift the Red Devils over Dixie in the season opener. Dixie’s Jacob Barben rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead the Flyers in the loss.