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Many Wasatch Back Schools Kick Off The New High School Football Season With Wins

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High School football kicked off across the state Friday night, and most Wasatch Back schools started their season off with a victory. With changes in alignment for some schools, it was a taste of what’s to come over the next couple of years.

It was a great night for the Wasatch Wasps as they took on the Park City Miners on the road to kickoff the 2021 High School Football season. Wasatch Quarterback Adarius Edwards had two passing touchdowns, and a rushing touchdown to lead the Wasps to a 21-15 victory over the Miners. Park City’s points came from two passing touchdowns, and a field goal. 

The Wasps continue next week on the road to take on Mountain Crest in Hyrum. The Miners hit the road for the first time this season to North Logan to take on the Green Canyon Wolves. Both games start Friday August 20th at 7pm. KPCW will broadcast Park City versus Green Canyon.

Elsewhere across the Wasatch Back, the North Summit Braves played the Delta Rabbits at home for their start of the season. Thanks to Quarterback Crimzon Crittenden’s two rushing touchdowns, Kale Hobson’s 66-yard rushing touchdown, and a turnover on downs early in the 4th quarter, the Braves were able to come back to win their opener 20-18, after being down 18-14 heading into the 4th quarter. 

In Vernal, the South Summit Wildcats started their season off on the road against the Uintah Utes. Quarterback Kyler Sudweeks had two rushing touchdowns, and three passing touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to win their season opener 30-13.
North Summit and South Summit will play each other next week in Kamas, on Friday at 7pm. 

This new school year comes a new alignment for high schools in Utah. The Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) is the governing and sanctioning organization for high school athletics in Utah. Every three years, the UHSAA, realigns schools into classifications and regions, as school populations change.
 
Park City High School Athletic Director Jamie Sheetz spoke to KPCW about the change for Park City, as they move from 4A to 5A and Region 6 in all sports starting this school year. Sheetz says that students of all sports will travel less, as the other members of Region 6 are in Salt Lake County. 

“We should miss less school, which is the main reason when we're looking at travel. We're hoping too, that being so close, that we're going to travel better with fans and they're going to travel better up to Park City from the east bench. So that's exciting.” Sheetz said.