Corner Canyon's Jackson Light (74) hoists the state championship trophy after Corner Canyon rolled over American Fork 49-14 in the 6A state high school football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.

Corner Canyon’s Jackson Light (74) hoists the state championship trophy after Corner Canyon rolled over American Fork 49-14 in the 6A state high school football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. | Colter Peterson, Deseret News

Region champs rule

In the first year of seeding the state tournament by computer ranking, region champions still won championships in four of five classifications (Corner Canyon — 6A, Orem — 5A, Sky View — 4A and Beaver — 2A). Class 3A’s Morgan, the only interloper, placed second in Region 13. As a matter of fact, the five championship games featured seven region champs and three teams that finished second in their respective regions.

Title-game achievements

No championship-game records were set this year, but there are achievements that rank in the top-20 worth noting.

Team championship-game performances
Most sacks — 8, Morgan, ties for state record (with Timpview, 2012)
Passing yards — 349, Corner Canyon, ranks eighth.
First downs — 25, Corner Canyon, ties for ninth.
Individual championship-game performances
Interceptions — 2, Dustin Millich, Corner Canyon and Brody Monson, Orem, ties for third with seven others.
Completions — 24, Cole Hagen, Corner Canyon, ties for sixth with two others.
Receptions — 9, Zachary Sherwood, Milford, ties for sixth with nine others.
Passing yards — 349, Cole Hagen, Corner Canyon, ranks eighth.
Passing touchdowns — 4, Cole Hagen, Corner Canyon, ties for fourth with nine others.
Passing attempts — 38, Bryson Barnes, Milford, ties for 14th with four others.
Receptions — 8, Cody Hagen, Corner Canyon, ties for 16th with two others.
Longest championship-game plays
Longest rush — 95 yards, Kaleb Barney, Beaver, ranks second (record: 96 yards by Jordan Hardy, Beaver, 2016)
Longest punt return — 84 yards, Buju Tuisavura, Orem, ranks second (record: 90 yards by Ryan Smoot, Davis, 2004)
Longest field goal — 45 yards, Sloan Calder, Morgan, ties for fourth with four …read more

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