SOUTHERN UTAH REGION 9 FOOTBALL: DIXIE VS SNOW CANYON QUICK HITS
Tonight, the Flyers and the Warriors will hold their annual region 9 contest at Walt Brooks Stadium as the regular season begins to wrap up. This, like most region matchups, is a historic battle of two rivals who have had their fair share of triumphs and defeats over one another. This guide will roll you through some quick observations before these teams hit the gridiron.
The Warriors come into this contest at 5-3, but recently suffered a loss at Desert Hills to hit .500 in region 9 play at 2-2.
Snow Canyon has never lost consecutive games this season and had won 4 straight from Weeks 2 through 5.
The Warriors have put up 219 points this season for about 27.4 Points per contest, the third best in region.
The defense for Snow Canyon has held teams to 168 points on the year, only surrendering 21 points to opponents per game. That mark puts Snow Canyon 2nd defensively in region 9.
In region play alone, Snow Canyon has a 96-93 advantage in 4 games.
Per Deseret News, the Warriors have multiple leaders in the 4A classification. They are as follows:
Tank Kelly: 3rd in overall passing Touchdowns (20)
3rd in overall passing yards (2027)
Cael Johnson: Tied 8th in receiving touchdowns (6)
Tegun Whitehead: 6th in tackles (72)
Ryder Holt: 8th in tackles (66)
You can currently find Snow Canyon 10th in the RPI
Dixie rolls in with a 4-4 record, with all 4 wins coming against region 9 opponents. They snuck past Cedar to the tune of 31-28 recently putting them 2nd in region standings.
The Flyers might be the most clutch team in the state as the moment as their three-game winning streak has been decided by 1 point, 1 point, and 3 points, for a 5-point differential in three games.
Dixie has hung 194 points up this season for 24.3 a game.
Defensively, Dixie has given up 208 points, or 26 a game.
Region play has seen the Flyers hold a 131-92 advantage. This is the 2nd largest positive differential in region 9 play so far.
Dixie leaders in the 4A classification according to Deseret News are:
Wyatt Truman: 11th in passing touchdowns (12)
Ran Sawyer: Tied first for return touchdowns (1)
Louie Bennett: Tied first for return touchdowns (1)
Jake Dombroski: Tied 9th in overall tackles (66)
Junior Coughlin: Tied first in interceptions (5)
Seth Morby: Tied 3rd in interceptions (3)
Anthony Crichton: Tied 9th in Sacks (4)
Dixie sits 11th in the RPI making tonight’s matchup a difference maker in the playoff format weeks from today.
This game has not had a back-to-back winner the past 4 matchups, but the Flyers have won 7 of the last 10 contests.
Tune into ESPN 97.7 at 7:00 tonight to catch all the action!