Lone Peak whips Alta 41-22 Friday, Next up Bingham at Rice-Eccles

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Karsen Liljenquist, Riley Whimpey

Junior linebacker Riley Whimpey (#9) throws a key block for Karsen Liljenquist (#33) who returned this interception 30 yards for a touchdown.

Lone Peak 41 Alta 22

The final score was 41-22 and it wasn’t nearly that close.

By defeating the Alta Hawks, Lone Peak advanced to the 5A state semifinals. The Knights will next play Bingham on Friday, Nov. 15, at Rice-Eccles Stadium at 6:30 p.m.

Quarterback Baron Gajkowski accounted for a majority of the offensive firepower completing 13 of 15 passes for 169 yards and two TDs. Receiver Dylan Murdock caught both of Gajkowski’s TD passes, the first a 27-yard completion then a 12-yard reception. Running back Erik Ostrom rushed for 93 yards and one touchdown on the night.

 

Pleasant Grove 42 Jordan 62

The Pleasant Grove Viking’s season came to an end largely due to the efforts of Jordan QB Austin Kafentzis.

Kafentzis was a one-man wrecking crew against Pleasant Grove. The University of Wisconsin commit completed 23 of 33 for 316 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 140 yards and four touchdowns.

Chase Armstrong, Karsen Liljenquist

Chase Armstrong (#22) celebrates with Karsen Liljenquist (#33) after Liljenquist scores.

McKay Chidester

Gajkowski (#15) completes a pass to senior receiver McKay Chidester (#12).

Daniel Auelua

Daniel Auelua (#58) wrestles an Alta ball carrier to the ground.

David Flake

Junior receiver David Flake (#48) hauls in one of Gajkowski’s 13 completions on the night.

Matt Criddle

Senior defensive back Matt Criddle (#6) recovers a fumble during the third quarter of Lone Peak’s 41-22 win over Alta.

Jaden Johnson, Baron Gajkowski

Senior QB Baron Gajkowski (#15) races past Alta’s Jaden Johnson (#54) for his second score.

Armond Hayes

Senior linebacker Armond Hayes (#54) takes his defensive position during the third quarter of the Knights quarterfinal win.

The Lone Peak Knights huddle before starting the second half Friday night at Lone Peak High School.

The Lone Peak Knights huddle before starting the second half Friday night at Lone Peak High School.

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Senior Karl Anderson (#88) puts pressure on the Alta Hawks QB forcing an incomplete pass.

Karsen Liljenquist

Senior linebacker Karsen Liljenquist (#33) pulls down Alta QB Chipper Lucero by the shoulder pad.

 

Seniors Josh Southwick (#77) and Taylor Nelson (#53) celebrate after sacking Alta QB Chipper Lucero.

Seniors Josh Southwick (#77) and Taylor Nelson (#53) celebrate after sacking Alta QB Chipper Lucero.

 

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