No. 7 American Fork (10-4) vs. No. 1 Corner Canyon (13-0)

6A state championship

Friday, 2:30 p.m. (Rice-Eccles Stadium)

Parry’s Power Guide: Corner Canyon by 18

All-time series: Series tied 1-1

Coach vs. coach: Corner Canyon’s Eric Kjar leads American Fork’s Aaron Behm, 1-0

Last meeting: Corner Canyon 59, American Fork 28 (week 10)

SALT LAKE CITY — To pinpoint a 31-point blowout on one play is a bit absurd, but American Fork can’t wait to find out Friday what might’ve been had that one play never occurred.

That one play was a 99-yard interception return by Corner Canyon in the regular season finale last month. Instead of the underdog Cavemen punching it in and taking the early 7-0 lead, the Chargers seized momentum with the defensive score and rolled from there.

The teams meet again in Friday’s 6A state championship at Rice-Eccles Stadium at 2:30 p.m. and American Fork is excited for the opportunity to redeem itself against juggernaut Corner Canyon.

“We made some costly mistakes, and I don’t know if we made them punt the whole game. But we had two costly turnovers. We need to finish drives and get them off the field a couple of times. We just need to execute better,” said American Fork coach Aaron Behm. “We moved the ball fairly well, but defensively, we need to get some stops. We’ll need to put pressure on the quarterback because if he’s comfortable, he’s going to do some good things for them.”

Both teams are playing on the final day of the season for the second straight season, this time against each other.

Corner Canyon beat Skyridge 31-14 in last year’s 5A state championship while American Fork lost to Lone Peak 34-29 in the 6A game.

For Corner Canyon the winning formula against American Fork in week 10 wasn’t that much different from its formula all season — …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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