North Sevier Wolves football beat the Richfield Wildcats 20-14, sweeping Sevier County after beating South Sevier, on their home field, last Friday night.
“It was such a fun game to be a part of. I don’t think in our school history we have beat both South Sevier and Richfield in the same year in football, so it has been very exciting! I don’t know how true this stat is, but the last time we supposedly beat Richfield in a varsity game was back in 1933. Pretty unreal. So grateful to be a part of this special thing we are building!” said Coach Wyatt Mason. “As coaches and players, we had a lot of confidence we could come out on top in this one and we came through! Our goal going into the game was to stop their run and we did just that. We dominated all game long in the trenches and that was the biggest reason for our success. Once again, our linemen came up huge for us this week. Pretty impressive considering they have a lineman committed to BYU. Everyone played very hard and gave it everything they had to the very end! I also believe we had to have set an attendance record for a home game! So many came out and supported us and I’m so grateful. We hope for the continued support and welcome everyone in our community to come along with us on our journey! We will enjoy this win but must refocus because we have another tough game this week vs a very good North Summit team! We will do everything we can to keep on rolling!”
Two North Sevier touchdowns, both by Nathan Snyder, in the second quarter, put the Wolves on top with a convincing lead going into the half, but a 99-yard kick return by Richfield with just seconds left in the half allowed a Wildcat score.
Richfield scored again in the third quarter but a 2-yard run by Kannin Boswell with just two minutes left in the game put the Wolves up. A huge interception by senior Guy Huntsman sealed the victory for North Sevier.
QB Ryker Frischknecht completed 10/15 attempts for 116 yards and Boswell led the team in rushing with 25 carries for 120 yards. Snyder had 17 carries for 78 yards and Breken Mason 4 for 5.
Receiving Senior Cauy Williams had 4 for 56 yards, Snyder 2 for 15, Deagan Brazell 2 for 31, Junior Tyler Foote 1 for 9 and Boswell 1 for 5.
Defensively Aaron Gale and Boswell led with 5 tackles each and Snyder, Brazell, and Blaine Anderson each had 4 with Brogan Malmgren and Anderson sharing a sack.
Keaton Peterson had 2 successful punts for 53 yards, 2 PATs and 4 kickoffs for 204 yards. Snyder was credited with 12 points, Boswell 6, and Peterson 2.
This week the team travels to North Summit on Friday and will have another away game on Friday, September 3 at Layton Christian. Their next home game isn’t until September 10 against Monticello.