Timpview 4A state champs again: 17 photos capture victory over East

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It must have been terribly frustrating for the East High defense.

Britain Covey, Timpview’s shifty and shaky quarterback, spun and twisted his way past East defenders all Friday afternoon.

In the end, Timpview claimed its second-consecutive state championship by beating East High 33-28 at Rice-Eccles Stadium largely due to the efforts of Covey.

The Timpview fans couldn’t get enough of their crafty QB chanting “Covey! Covey! Covey!” immediately following the T-Birds win.

Covey, who’s only a junior, finished the game with 273 yards and two touchdowns passing and 120 yards rushing.

And, following a rough start, the Timpview defense did just enough to hold off the hard-charging Leopards.

After allowing more than 300 yards and 25 points in the first half, the Timpview defense made second-half adjustments and held East to a mere 78 yards and three points in the second half.

Britian Covey alludes two East defensive linemen.

Britain Covey alludes two East defensive linemen.

Britain Covey spins away from a would-be East tackler.

Britain Covey spins away from a would-be East tackler.

Britain Covey not only quarterbacked a great game, but was a potent kick returner.

Britain Covey not only quarterbacked a great game, but was a potent kick returner.

One of Rhett VanLeeuwen's six catches from quarterback Britian Covey.

One of Rhett VanLeeuwen’s six catches from quarterback Britain Covey.

Rhett VanLeeuwen, who had six receptions for 96 yards in the game, couldn't quite pull in this pass.

Rhett VanLeeuwen, who had six receptions for 96 yards in the game, couldn’t quite pull in this pass.

Senior runningback Kendall Tu'ua had three receptions for 67 yards. Tu'ua also had 37 yards rushing on seven carries.

Senior runningback Kendall Tu’ua had three receptions for 67 yards. Tu’ua also had 37 yards rushing on seven carries.

Timpview runningback Porter Case finds just enough of a sliver in the East defense to score the T-Birds third touchdown on the day.

Timpview runningback Porter Case finds just enough of a sliver in the East defense to score the T-Birds’ third touchdown on the day.

Mitchell Stephenson pulls in a key second half reception.

Mitchell Stephenson pulls in a key second-half reception.

The Timpview defense rests during the second half.

The Timpview defense rests during the second half.

Will Watanabe (#24) celebrates a key fourth quarter stop with Tyeler Perri (#66).

Will Watanabe (#24) celebrates a key fourth quarter stop with Tyeler Perri (#66).

Timpview head coach Carey Whittingham congratulates his players following a hard-fought win.

Timpview head coach Cary Whittingham congratulates his players following a hard-fought win.

Timpview fans watched on as the Timpview defense did just enough to win.

Timpview fans watched as the T-Bird defense pulled off the win.

Coach Whittingham shakes hands with East head coach Brandon Matich.

Timpview head coach Cary Whittingham shakes hands with a member of the East High coaching staff.

The Timpview Thunderbirds celebrate a second consecutive state championship in front of a deflated East crowd.

The Timpview Thunderbirds celebrate a second consecutive state championship in front of a deflated East crowd.

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