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Herriman falls short in comeback attempt versus Davis High

Aug 14, 2020 03:09PM ● By Justin Adams
By Justin Adams | [email protected]

Herriman and Davis High squared off Thursday night in what was the first football game to take place in the whole country since the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down this spring. 

Herriman is coming off a 2019 campaign in which it led all 6A teams in scoring defense and tied for the best record in Region 3. However, 17 of the 22 starters from that team graduated,

Things started off very well for the Mustangs as they forced a quick punt from Davis on its first possession, which was returned by Brock Hollingsworth to inside the 15-yard line. A couple of plays later, Nu-u Tafisi ran it for a touchdown. 

Brock Hollingsworth provided Herriman's best source of offense, returning a punt into the red zone and a kickoff for a touchdown. (Justin Adams/The City Journals)

 

The rest of the half was all Davis though. The Darts scored touchdowns on its next two possessions and and held Herriman to only one first down the rest of the half.

In the second half, the Mustangs continued to struggle to put together sustained drives. They ended the game with a total of four first downs and 110 yards of total offense. But they did cut Davis' lead thanks to a couple of big plays.

After Davis extended its lead to 24-7 with a field goal, Brock Hollingsworth made another big special teams play by returning the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown. 

Then on Herriman's next possession, wide receiver Zack Dern took a slant pass from Junior Quarterback Jack White and ran it 69-yards for a touchdown. All of a sudden, the score was just 24-20 with plenty of time remaining to complete a comeback.

But that potential game-winning drive never materialized as the Mustangs failed to even pick up a first down on any of its fourth quarter possessions. 

Herriman will look to rebound next week as it faces a tough road challenge against reigning state champs, Corner Canyon.


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