UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | September 30, 2022

Thunder Strike Against Miners to Advance to Second Round

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The Desert Hills Thunder took on the Miners of Park City in a 3A state playoff matchup Friday, and Desert Hills came out strongly, with Bud Pope returning a 54-yard punt to put the first points on the board. Park City’s Hunter Butler scored the two touchdowns for Park City in the first half. Park City trailed at the half 17-14.

After the break, Desert Hills shut the Miners down and kept them scoreless the rest of the game. The Thunder was anything but scoreless with Porter Harris connecting with Josh Anderson for an 18-yard touchdown pass. In the fourth quarter, Tavo Alegria nailed a second 20 plus yard field goal of the game. Ty Rutledge and Porter Harris finished the game up with two touchdown connections, one for 30 yards. The Thunder sent the Miners back to the hills winning 34-14.

The Thunder now prepare to take on Stansbury in the second round of the playoffs.