The last two teams standing in 5A both feature top athletes, coupled with a physical brand of play on both sides of the football.

SALT LAKE CITY — Mirror images will line up against one another when Orem takes on Timpview in the 5A state championship on Friday.

The similarities are striking between the two teams left standing in 5A classification.

Consider both are blessed with a handful of top athletes who hold numerous scholarship offers in hand.

For Orem, its headlined by Noah Sewell, who is one of the most highly-recruited athletes in Utah prep history, along with standouts like offensive lineman Kingsley Suamataia and linebacker Jayden Ah You, among several others. For the T-birds, it’s standouts like Raider Damuni, who is committed to BYU, and linebacker Logan Fano, among several others.

“There’s a lot of top athletes on both teams, no doubt,” said Orem coach Jeremy Hill. “We feel like we have a good number of guys who can play at the next level and knowing Timpview, they have some guys, too.”

Other similarities to consider is how both teams employ their athletes.

Line play rules at Timpview, with an enormous offensive line fronting a prolific running back duo in the form of Targhee Lambson and Sione Moa. Both backs have rushed for well over 2,000 combined yards this season while accumulating 27 touchdowns between the two.

Blocking for Lambson and Moa is one of the largest offensive fronts you’ll see in the high school ranks.

“It’s a big, physical front and try and overwhelm guys,” Hill said. “It’s something we’ll need to prepare for and feel we did prepare for it well the first time around.”

The first time around saw Orem beat Timpview 28-10 with Sewell rushing for 110 yards and two touchdowns while employing a physical offensive approach, much like they’ve done all …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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