Action in the 4A state championship football game between Sky VIew and Park City at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.

Action in the 4A state championship football game between Sky VIew and Park City at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News

Park City’s bid for first state championship comes up short in shutout loss to Sky View

SALT LAKE CITY — On Park City’s first offensive play in a state championship game in 18 years Friday afternoon, it went for the home run pass play. It fell incomplete.

In fact, most of Park City’s pass attempts were incompletions and that inability to pull Sky View’s defense away from the line of scrimmage was ultimately the difference as the Miners were shut out in the 4A final at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

“We needed to make a few pass plays down the field and complete those to get them to back off a little bit and we just weren’t able to get that done,” said Park City coach Josh Montzingo, whose team was undefeated heading into the title game.

“But those guys aren’t only big, they’re athletic and that combination definitely gave us fits. That is an incredible team.” — Park City coach Josh Montzingo

“They beat us up front, give them a lot of credit. They had a great game plan. They were physical up front at the point of attack, made it hard for us to get a running game grounded and going.”

Park City leading rusher Dylan Bauer still finished with a decent day on the ground with 121 yards, but his team was 1 of 10 on third-down conversions and as it couldn’t sustain anything offensively against the Bobcats’ stout defensive front.

Pound for pound Park City was outmanned at the line of scrimmage in many games this year, but Montzingo said his team was able to counteract that with speed.

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