High-powered Bobcat offense rolls over Highland, heads to Timpview in 2nd round


(Bud Covington)

Last week the Bobcats put another win in the books with a defeat of the Highland Rams. The win came in the first round of the 4A State Football Playoffs. They pack up their pads and take their 9-2 record south to take on Timpview in a second round playoff game this afternoon.

The potent Sky View offense has averaged 41.63 points per game this season having scored 49 or more points in five of their nine wins. They came up short of that mark scoring 27 points last week against the Rams, but it was enough to seal the victory.

The Bobcats shut out the Rams in three quarters but did give up 14 point in the third.

Sky View was led in scoring by quarterback Braxton Godderidge who threw for three touchdowns in the game. Godderidge found Justin Evans for a 23 yard score in the first quarter. A couple of minutes later he hit Logan Miller for a 40 yard TD. In the fourth quarter Bryce Mortenson caught a 15 yard pass to finish off that scoring drive.

Ever reliable Zayden Clark hit a 42 yard field goal at the buzzer to close out the first half. Clark put an exclamation point on the victory hitting another from 35 yards out in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter. Clark was perfect in points after touchdown hitting on all three attempts.

Godderidge led the rushing attack with 59 yards on the ground, followed by Dane Anderson who had 14 carries for 41 yards.

Sky View looks for revenge against the Thunderbirds of Timpview as they head back to Provo this afternoon. The Bobcats lost a hearbreaker by 6 points in their first game of the season. Braxton Godderidge was ruled down just short of the endzone on a last minute drive that could have won the game.

The 9-2 Bobcats should match up well with the 10-1 Thunderbirds this afternoon. Timpview’s only loss this season came in week two with a 2 point defeat at the hands of the Pleasant Grove Vikings. Sky View’s only other loss this season was to the Region 5 Champion, and Cache Valley rival, Logan Grizzlies.

The game is scheduled to get underway this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. For those unable to attend you can listen to the game on Cache Radio Group’s stations KLGN 1390 AM or 103.3 FM. The game can also be streamed live at http://www.1390klgn.com/