Orem Tigers running back Cayden Viertel (24) is tackled in mid air by Timpview Thunderbirds free safety Sione Moa (4) during the first half of the 5A state high school football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. | Colter Peterson, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — Big players come up in big moments, and that’s what Noah Sewell did for Orem Friday night in the 5A state championship game against Timpview at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Orem led just 7-0 with nine minutes to go as it faced a fourth down from 47 yards out. Head coach Jeremy Hill decided to go for it, and naturally gave it to Sewell, widely regarded as one of the top 30 seniors in the entire country.
Sewell made the decision pay off as he took the carry to the house to give Orem enough of a cushion.
As icing on the cake, Orem scored another touchdown less than six minutes later.
Timpview finally got on the board with a touchdown with just over two minutes to go.
Orem scored a touchdown early in the first quarter but both sides went scoreless after that until Sewell’s fourth-quarter scamper.
This story will be updated.
Source:: Deseret News – Sports News