9-14-2012 Jordan Beetdiggers 36 @ Alta Hawks 24 Recap

Scoring Summary

Alta - Harrison Handley  16  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Mack Richards  57  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Jordan - Clay Moss  6  run  (Jeffrey Timothy kick)

Jordan - Clay Moss  11  run  (Jeffrey Timothy kick failed)

Jordan - Clay Moss  7  run  (Jeffrey Timothy kick)

Alta - Tanner Valerio  48  FG 

Jordan - Jeffrey Timothy  35  FG 

Alta - Ammon Barker  7  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Jordan - Clay Moss  2  run  (Austin Kafentzis run failed)

Jordan - Nick West  9  pass  from Austin Kafentzis  (Jeffrey Timothy kick)

Behind a dominant rushing game, the 'Diggers overcame an early 14-0 deficit on their way to beating Alta for the first time in six years. Jordan had 56 rushes for 331 yards, with quarterback Austin Kafentzis leading the way with 161 yards on 32 carries. Clay Moss added 114 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns. Alta quarterback Chipper Lucero had a great game completing 29-of-43 for 372 yards and three touchdowns.

9-21-2012 Alta Hawks 48 vs Brighton Bengals 31 Recap

Scoring summary

Alta - Taylor Ogden  99  kick return  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Mack Richards  92  punt return  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Brighton - Isaiah Kaufusi  42  pass  from Drew Jensen  (Hunter Dall kick failed)

Brighton - Tyson Reid  32  pass  from Osa Masina  (Osa Masina run)

Brighton - Hunter Dall  32  FG 

Brighton - Isaiah Kaufusi  25  pass  from Drew Jensen  (Hunter Dall kick)

Alta - Mack Richards  9  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Carter Heslop  20  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Brighton - Uaea Masina  82  kick return  (Hunter Dall kick)

Alta - Ammon Barker  85  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (kick failed)

Alta - Mack Richards  10  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Harrison Handley  23  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta's special teams jumped out on Brighton early as Taylor Ogden returned a kickoff 99 yards and Mack Richards returned a punt 92 yards for 14 quick points. Alta QB Chipper Lucero took the game over in the third quarter and finished with 278 yards and five touchdowns while completing 17 of 24 passes. Harrison Handley added 85 yards and a touchdown on eight receptions for the Hawks.

10-5-2012 Alta Hawks 63 vs Copper Hills Grizzlies 3 Recap

Scoring Summary

Alta - Trevor Hill  25  run  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Mack Richards  69  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Carson Boden  33  blocked kick  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Copper Hills - 90  kick return  (kick failed)

Alta - Mack Richards  14  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Nate Teahan  26  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Ammon Barker  8  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Mick Ebeling  25  run  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Kendel Reese  32  run  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Riley Ogden  56  run  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Chipper Lucero was 10-of-16 for 197 yards and four touchdown passes with one interception. Mack Richards hauled in four catches for 115 yards and three scores to lead Alta in region play. Riley Ogden led the rushing attack with a 56-yard sprint to the end zone for the Hawks.

10-11-2012 Alta Hawks 42 vs West Jordan Jaguars 0 Recap

Scoring Summary

Alta - Mack Richards  21  run  (Tanner Valerio kick failed)

Alta - Ammon Barker  65  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Harrison Handley  22  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Tanner Valerio  43  FG 

Alta - Kendel Reese  13  run  (Tanner Valerio kick failed)

Alta - Mack Richards  4  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Ammon Barker  31  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta pulled off the shutout against the visiting Jaguars. Ammon Barker snatched a 65-yard touchdown from Chipper Lucero, who threw for three other scores in the game.

10-17-2012 Cottonwood Colts 12 @ Alta Hawks 48 Recap

Scoring Summary

Alta - Mack Richards  18  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Ammon Barker  29  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Kendel Reese  3  run  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Harrison Handley  14  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Harrison Handley  12  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Ammon Barker  67  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick failed)

Cottonwood - Cooper Bateman  2  run  (kick failed)

Alta - Braydon Lavery  17  run  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Cottonwood - Sione Moli  28  pass  from Cooper Bateman  (Cooper Bateman run failed)

Thanks to a dominant first half, Alta cruised to a victory over Cottonwood as Chipper Lucero was outstanding, completing 12-of-17 passes for 303 yards and five touchdowns. Ammon Barker was Lucero's favorite target as he caught five passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns.

10-26-2012 Alta Hawks 27 vs Riverton Silverwolves 14 Recap

Scoring Summary

Alta - Tanner Valerio  31  FG 

Alta - Ammon Barker  61  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Harrison Handley  23  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Tanner Valerio  37  FG 

Alta - Mack Richards  20  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Riverton - Stratton Brown  25  run  (Connor Henderson pass)

Riverton - Brayden Mahoney  12  run  (run failed)

Chipper Lucero finished the game 18-24 with 291 yards and three passing touchdowns, and Alta managed to hold Riverton scoreless in the first three quarters to advance in the 5A playoffs. Tanner Valerio hit a pair of field goals for the Hawks, and Stratton Brown put Riverton on the board late with a 25-yard dash for the end zone. Mack Richards had 6 catches for 120 yards and a TD for Alta.

11-2-2012 Syracuse Titans 31 @ Alta Hawks 24 Recap

Scoring Summary

Syracuse - Diante Mitchell  5  pass  from Brock Anderson  (Brock Anderson kick)

Syracuse - Teague Vigil  30  fumble recovery  (Brock Anderson kick)

Syracuse - Brock Anderson  31  FG 

Alta - Mack Richards  38  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Syracuse - Brock Anderson  1  run  (Brock Anderson kick)

Alta - Ammon Barker  27  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Tanner Valerio  29  FG 

Alta - Logan Harrison  5  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Syracuse - Brock Anderson  4  run  (Brock Anderson kick)

Syracuse managed to jump out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter behind a pair of Brock Anderson touchdowns. Chipper Lucero threw for three TD passes for Alta, and with a 29-yard Tanner Valerio FG the Hawks pulled within three of the home team. Anderson would cross the goal-line with under five minutes remaining in the game to seal the Syracuse victory. Unfortunately for Syracuse, Anderson sustained a season ending torn Achilles Tendon in the fourth quarter.

9-26-2013 Brighton Bengals 38 @ Alta Hawks (S) 28 Recap

Scoring Summary

Brighton - Osa Masina  31  run  (Hunter Dall kick)

Brighton - Osa Masina  63  run  (Hunter Dall kick)

Alta - Tanner Sansom  15  run  (Taylor Hintze kick)

Brighton - Isaiah Kaufusi  74  pass  from Robbie Hutchins  (Hunter Dall kick)

Alta - Mack Richards  90  kick return  (kick)

Brighton - Hunter Dall  30  FG 

Alta - Nate Teahan  34  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Taylor Hintze kick)

Brighton - Osa Masina  20  run  (Hunter Dall kick)

Brighton - Osa Masina  79  run  (Hunter Dall kick)

Alta - Logan Harrison  4  run  (Taylor Hintze kick)

Brighton claimed a 10-point lead at the break and held on in the second half to defeat region foe Alta. Osa Masina was a beast for the Bengals, hitting pay dirt four times.

10-4-2013 Alta Hawks 28 vs Jordan Beetdiggers 42 Recap

Scoring Summary

Alta - Tanner Sansom  22  run  (Taylor Hintze kick)

Alta - Tanner Sansom  2  run  (Taylor Hintze kick)

Jordan - Austin Kafentzis  5  run  (Josh Villamore kick)

Alta - Mack Richards  12  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Taylor Hintze kick)

Jordan - Clay Moss  2  run  (Josh Villamore kick)

Jordan - Clay Moss  27  run  (Josh Villamore kick)

Jordan - Mason Krueger  12  pass  from Austin Kafentzis  (Josh Villamore kick)

Jordan - Clay Moss  10  run  (Josh Villamore kick)

Jordan - Austin Kafentzis  8  run  (Josh Villamore kick)

Alta - Mack Richards  14  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Taylor Hintze kick)

Clay Moss rushed for two touchdowns and Austin Kafentzis added a pair of rushing scores to lead Jordan past Alta in the Region 3 victory.

10-16-2013 West Jordan Jaguars 18 @ Alta Hawks 50 Recap

Scoring Summary

Alta - Derrick Francisconi  12  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Taylor Hintze kick failed)

Alta - Nate Teahan  22  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Taylor Hintze kick)

Alta - Tanner Sansom  7  run  (run failed)

Alta - Bridger Pennington  14  fumble recovery  (Taylor Hintze kick)

Alta - Nate Teahan  53  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Taylor Hintze kick)

Alta - Nate Teahan  13  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Taylor Hintze kick)

West Jordan - Brayden Mandarino  28  pass  from Brandon Gregg  (Brandon Gregg pass failed)

Alta - Taylor Hintze  37  FG 

Alta - Taylor Hintze  37  FG 

Alta - Stephan Peck  70  run  (Taylor Hintze kick)

West Jordan - Kingi Wolfgramm  11  pass  from Brandon Gregg  (run failed)

West Jordan - Vai Jaeger  1  run  (run failed)

Chipper Lucero passed for four touchdowns, hooking up with Nate Teahan on three of them, as Alta steamrolled West Jordan to even its record at 4-4 on the season.

8-22-2014 Alta Hawks 14 vs Pleasant Grove Vikings 28 Recap

Scoring summary

Alta - Hayden Henriod  25  pass  from Braxton Kerr  (Luke Christensen kick)

Pleasant Grove - Hayden Pettis  5  run  (kick)

Pleasant Grove - Coleman Edwards  6  pass  from Christian Miller  (kick failed)

Alta - Quinn Fabrizio  15  pass  from Braxton Kerr  (Luke Christensen kick)

Pleasant Grove - Hayden Pettis  13  run  (Matt Smyth kick)

Pleasant Grove - Malik Overstreet  4  pass  from Christian Miller  (Malik Overstreet pass)

The Vikings scored all of their 28 points in the second half to claim the come-from-behind victory over the Hawks. Hayden Pettis crossed the pylons three times to spark the PG offense in the win.

8-28-2014 Lone Peak Knights 42 @ Alta Hawks (S) 13 Recap

Scoring summary

Lone Peak - Jackson McChesney  60  run  (Sam Kramer kick)

Alta - Braxton Kerr  1  run  (Taylor Hintze kick)

Lone Peak - Talmage Gunther  80  run  (Sam Kramer kick)

Alta - Dallon Woods  44  punt return  (Taylor Hintze kick failed)

Lone Peak - Parker Richards  9  pass  from Justin Miller  (Sam Kramer kick)

Lone Peak - Parker Richards  1  run  (Sam Kramer kick)

Lone Peak - Jackson McChesney  25  pass  from Justin Miller  (Sam Kramer kick)

Lone Peak - Britton Bettridge  40  int. return  (Sam Kramer kick)

Leading 14-13 early in the second quarter, Lone Peak pulled away with 28 unanswered points. Gunner Miller threw a pair of touchdowns for the Knights, while Britton Bettridge iced the victory with a fourth-quarter interception return for touchdown.

8-29-2014 Lone Peak Knights 42 @ Alta Hawks 13 Recap

Scoring summary

Lone Peak - Jackson McChesney  60  run  (Sam Kramer kick)

Alta - Braxton Kerr  1  run  (Taylor Hintze kick)

Lone Peak - Talmage Gunther  80  run  (Sam Kramer kick)

Alta - Dallon Woods  44  punt return  (Luke Christensen run failed)

Lone Peak - Parker Richards  9  pass  from Justin Miller  (Sam Kramer kick)

Lone Peak - Parker Richards  1  run  (Sam Kramer kick)

Lone Peak - Jackson McChesney  25  pass  from Justin Miller  (Sam Kramer kick)

Lone Peak - Britton Bettridge  40  int. return  (Sam Kramer kick)

Leading 14-13 early in the second quarter, Lone Peak pulled away with 28 unanswered points. Gunner Miller threw a pair of touchdowns for the Knights, while Britton Bettridge iced the victory with a fourth-quarter interception return for touchdown.

9-5-2014 Timpview Thunderbirds 28 @ Alta Hawks 12 Recap

Scoring summary

Timpview - Tristan Bradley  11  run  (Zach Simpson kick)

Timpview - Jordan Espinoza  65  pass  from Britain Covey  (Zach Simpson kick)

Timpview - Samson Nacua  47  pass  from Britain Covey  (Zach Simpson kick)

Alta - Braxton Kerr  14  run  (kick failed)

Timpview - Britain Covey  18  run  (Zach Simpson kick)

Alta - Hayden Henriod  28  pass  (pass failed)

The T-Birds jumped out to an early lead behind Britain Covey's two early TDs, then held on for the win.

9-7-2012 Alta Hawks 19 vs Riverton Silverwolves 7 Recap

Scoring summary

Alta - Tanner Valerio  40  FG 

Riverton - Stratton Brown  3  run  (Brady Slack kick)

Alta - Chipper Lucero  1  run  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Tanner Valerio  32  FG 

Alta - Max Broman  5  run  (Chipper Lucero pass failed)

Chipper Lucero was 22-for-35 with 224 yards and an interception for Alta. Receiver Mac Richards grabbed five catches for 75 yards, while Max Broman carried the ball nine times for 24 yards and the final touchdown.

8-31-2012 Olympus Titans 15 @ Alta Hawks 38 Recap

Scoring summary 

Alta - Ammon Barker  25  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Ammon Barker  37  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Trevor Hill  8  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Harrison Handley  50  pass  from Chipper Lucero  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Alta - Tanner Valerio  32  FG  (kick failed)

Olympus - Griffin Orme  24  pass  from Corbin Anderson  (Brad Taylor kick failed)

Olympus - Coleman Meier  1  run  (Griffin Orme run failed)

Alta - Chipper Lucero  18  run  (Tanner Valerio kick)

Olympus - Brad Taylor  31  FG 

Chipper Lucero went 16-of-23 through the air for 376 yards and four touchdowns while scampering for 30 yards and another score to help Alta improve to 3-0, despite tossing three interceptions. Ammon Barker was Lucero's favorite target as he grabbed six receptions for 196 yards and two scores.

8-21-2009 V-Alta Hawks-59 vs Cottonwood Colts-20

Alta offers rude welcome to Cottonwood

Two-time state champ Hawks thrashes Colts, who were playing their first game in Class 5A.

By Tony Jones - The Salt Lake Tribune - 08/22/2009

Midway through the first quarter of Alta's 59-20 beatdown of Cottonwood, Hawks lineman Jordan Black was seen running maniacally up and down the sidelines screaming one simple sentence to anyone who would listen.

"Welcome to 5A baby! Welcome to 5A."

Indeed.

In what was a game that was over before it began, Alta dominated from the start, exerting its will over the Colts, and announcing to the state that it fully intends on defending its two consecutive state titles.

The Hawks, simply put, did anything they wanted. On their first play from scrimmage, senior quarterback Jordy Brown ran for 54 yards. By their third play, Alta had scored two touchdowns.

"They talked and talked all week about how they were going to beat us in their first 5A game," said Black, who is committed to play football next season at BYU.

"All we wanted was a little bit of respect and they didn't want to give it to us. They didn't have any respect for anyone."

The game was close exactly once, when Cottonwood's Crosby Jensen hooked up with senior receiver Tim Glenn for a 65-yard touchdown pass to close the Colts to within 24-14. The Hawks responded by scoring the next 28 points to take a commanding 52-14 advantage.

The problems for the Colts were too numerous to ignore. Alta, led by Black, was too big for Cottonwood in the trenches, and the Hawks were able to run the ball at will.

When the Colts were forced to commit an extra defender to stop the ground game, Brown went to work, connecting with people such as Tyron Morris for long touchdown strikes.

The rushing attack, led by seniors Bryan Finnerty and Adrian Jefferson, gives these Hawks a different, more dangerous look than last season.

"We didn't have that last year," Alta coach Les Hamilton said. "We feel like we can do some more things this year because we have three guys who can run with the ball. We have an explosive running game, and I think that's really going to pay off this year."

Finnerty led the way on the ground, running 13 times for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Jefferson scored a touchdown, and junior Taylor Eyring chipped in with a touchdown on the ground as well.

Defensively, the Hawks flew to the ball. Without all-state linebacker Toloa'i Ho-Ching in the lineup, players such as Beaver Ho-Ching picked up the slack, swarming Jensen and never letting the senior find a flow. Austin Lee, a promising sophomore defensive back, made the biggest play of the night, picking off a Jensen pass and returning it 25 yards for a touchdown.

"I thought that was the turning point," Hamilton said. "I was very proud of the defense tonight. I thought they were huge."

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9-25-2009 V-Alta Hawks-23 vs Lone Peak Knights-7

Alta's #11 Jordan Brown was 16 for 21, with 251 yards and three touchdowns. #1 Zach Liston had seven catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns. #23 Taylor Eyring had 49 rushing yards on 13 carries. The Alta defense dominated Lone the entire game with Lone Peak's only score coming with 10 second left in the game to avoid the shut out. Alta's offense struggled in the second half putting up zero points. This is the second game in a row that the offense has not scored in the second half. However, solid game by the Hawks and a win over a region opponent who beat Brighton by a considerable margin.

8-20-2010 V-Cottonwood Colts-28 vs Alta Hawks-21

Cottonwood surprised Alta 28-21, stealing the game in a shocking turnaround of events. Cottonwood was down 21-14 with less than 4 minutes to go, but the Colts scored 2 touchdowns in 28 seconds to stun the Hawks.

Cottonwood achieved only 1 yard of offense in the 4th quarter and Alta was lined up for a field goal to wrap up the win. But a fumbled snap and a blocked kick sent the ball 90 yards to a touchdown in the hands of a Cottonwood defender. Half a minute later the Colts scored on a 50-yard pick-6 interception to ice the unlikely win.

With time running down, #8 Boston Handley drove the team to a 1st and goal but they were unable to score on 3 tries.

#23 Taylor Eyring rushed 22 times for 101 yards. Handley finished with 258 passing yards, with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.