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Utah playoff matchups and more big games from new BYU commits: BYU Football Prep Tracker Week 10

With the Region 1 title on the line, teammates and BYU football commits Cannon DeVries and Ice Moa had huge games for Weber high.  DeVries had two rushing touchdowns (one of which included a nifty spin move, see highlights below).  Moa had a season high ten tackles and FIVE sacks.  Their efforts helped Weber overcome an early 17-0 deficit to score 35 unanswered points and claim the Region 1 title outright.

Meanwhile Parker Kingston carried Roy high school to a 55-7 victory over Taylorsville and a no. 2 finish in Region 2.  He went 4-for-8 through the air for 168 yards and two touchdowns (with one interception), rushed five times for 84 yards and three more scores, and had two punt returns for 69 yards.

Cody Hagen helped Corner Canyon rebound from their first loss of the season to destroy Pleasant Grove 56-8 in their final regular season game.  They end the season as region champs and the no. 1 overall team in all classifications in the state of Utah. Hagen only had four receptions in the game, but three of them went for touchdowns.  He had four receptions for 144 yards (36.0 avg) and three touchdowns. Hagen wraps up the regular season at no. 1 in the state of Utah in receiving yards (1366) and yards per game (136.6) and tied for no. 3 in receiving touchdowns (14).

On the defensive side of the ball, the newest BYU commit—junior linebacker Hezekia Anahu-Ambrosio—had another big game, helping Timpview defeat Jordan 49-20 to secure the no. 2 seed in the 5A playoffs.  He finishes the regular season tied for no. 6 in the state of Utah for solo tackles (59) and no. 15 in tackles for loss (17).

Easton Baker continued to be a one man wrecking crew for Stansbury, helping them defeat Timpanogos 49-14 to clinch the Region 7 title and secure the no. 3 playoff seed.  Baker had nine tackles (two solo), two forced fumbles—with one of them returned 97 yards for a touchdown.  Baker ends the regular season as the state leader in forced fumbles (7) and defensive touchdowns (3).

Finally, Cooper Ross had another big game for the small Heritage Academy in Mesa, Arizona.  Ross helped Heritage to a 48-12 victory over Mission Heights with five receptions for 51 yards with two touchdowns, two two-point conversions, four sacks and a forced fumble.

Here is how the BYU commits from Utah are stacking up with the other prep leaders:

  • Cody Hagen at no. 1 in the state of Utah in receiving yards (1366) and yards per game (136.6), no. 7 in total receptions (65), and tied for no. 3 in receiving touchdowns (14)
  • Pokai Haunga at no. 4 in the state of Utah for receiving yards (1042), no. 5 in receiving yards per game (115.8), and tied for no. 10 in receiving touchdowns (11).
  • Maika Kaufusi is currently no. 11 in the state in receiving yards per game (101), no. 24 in receiving touchdowns (4), and tied for no. 1 in touchdowns per game (2.0).
  • Parker Kingston tied at no. 2 in the state of Utah for rushing touchdowns (16), no. 4 in total touchdowns (18), no. 5 in yards per carry 9.3 (min of 50 carries), and no. 13 in total rush yards (1002).
  • Braxton Fely is no. 11 in the state of Utah for sacks (10.5), and no. 7 in tackles for loss (20).
  • Hezekia Ambrosio tied for no. 6 in the state of Utah for solo tackles and no. 15 in tackles for loss.
  • MaxPreps doesn’t have a leader board for forced fumbles, but if they did Baker would almost assuredly lead the state in forced fumbles (7) and defensive touchdowns (3).

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Here is a breakdown for each of the BYU commits:

Class of 2022 Commits (17)

Kaden Chidester (@Kaden_Chid, ATH).  Richfield HS (Richfield, Utah, 4-6) lost to Canyon View 12-7 in their final regular season game.  They get a rematch next week in the first round of the Utah 3A playoffs.  Stats not yet recorded. Season totals: Eight games; 23 tackles (15 solo), two tackles for loss, four passes defended, 14 quarterback hurries, three sacks, one blocked field goal, one blocked PAT, two forced fumbles.

Cannon DeVries (@CannonDevries, WR/FS). Weber HS (Pleasant View, Utah, 8-2) ended their regular season with a 35-24 victory over Fremont.  They are currently ranked no. 6 in Utah 6A and no. 9 in all Utah classifications.  Weber has a first round bye this week in the Utah 6A playoffs and will face the winner of Layton and Hunter on October 29th.  DeVries had two touchdown runs. Season totals: Nine games, 47 receptions for 676 yards and seven touchdowns, 15 carries for 184 yards and three touchdowns, 452 return yards, 68 tackles (49 solo), 10 passes defended, one tackle for loss, one blocked field goal, and three interceptions.

Peter Falaniko (@FalanikoPeter, OL). Pine View HS (St. George, Utah, 5-4) lost to Desert Hills in their final regular season matchup 38-17.  They face Snow Canyon on Friday in the first round of the Utah 4A playoffs.  No stats. Season totals: Eight games, no stats.

Braxton Fely (@Braxton_Fely, DL). Timpview HS (Orem, Utah, 8-2) ended their season with a 49-20 win at Jordan.  They won the region ? title and are currently ranked no. 1 in 5A and no. 5 in all Utah classifications (MaxPreps). They have the no. 2 seed in the Utah 5A playoffs and will face the winner of Bonnevill and Northridge on October 29th. Stats not yet recorded. Season totals: Nine games; 41 tackles (39 solo), 20 tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries, a forced fumble, and 10.5 sacks. MaxPreps has Fely is no. 11 in the state of Utah for sacks (10.5), and no. 7 in tackles for loss (20).

Cody Hagen (@_codyhagen_, WR). Corner Canyon HS (Draper, Utah, 8-1) rebounded from their first loss of the season to destroy Pleasant Grove 56-8 in their final regular season game.  They end the season as region champs and the no. 1 overall team in all classifications in the state of Utah. Hagen only had four receptions in the game, but three of them went for touchdowns.  He had four receptions for 144 yards (36.0 avg) and three touchdowns.  Corner Canyon will next play on October 29th after a first round bye in the Utah 6A playoffs.  They will face the winners of Kearns and Fremont. Season totals: Ten games, 65 receptions for 1366 yards (21.0 avg) and 14 touchdowns. MaxPreps has Hagen at no. 1 in the state of Utah in receiving yards (1366) and yards per game (136.6), no. 7 in total receptions (65), and tied for no. 3 in receiving touchdowns (14).

Brooks Jones (@Brooks_Jones81, DE/TE). American Leadership Academy (Queen Creek, Arizona, 6-1) defeated Marcos de Niza 64-14  They currently rank no.2 in Arizona 4A and no. 12 in all classifications.  Stats not yet recorded. Season totals: Four games, 21 tackles (eight solo), one tackle for loss, two sacks.

Jarinn Kalama (@JarinnKalama, ATH). Wasatch HS (Heber City, Utah, 6-3) had a bye this week.  They face Maple Mountain on Friday in the first round of the Utah 5A playoffs. Season totals: Eight games, 46 receptions for 540 yards and three touchdowns, one pass for 55 yards, 21 tackles (16 solo), one tackle for loss, one sack, and one forced fumble.

Maika Kaufusi (@KaufusiMaika, S). Alta HS (Sandy, Utah, 5-4) had a bye week.  They face Uintah on Friday in the first round of the Utah 5A playoffs.  Season totals: Four games, 18 receptions for 404 yards and eight touchdowns, 18 tackles (10 solo), two passes defended, one sack, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.  MaxPreps show that Kaufusi is currently no. 11 in the state in receiving yards per game (101), no. 24 in receiving touchdowns (4), and tied for no. 1 in touchdowns per game (2.0).

Parker Kingston (QB). Roy HS (Ogden, Utah, 7-3) defeated Taylorsville 55-7 to complete their regular season. The finish no. 2 in Region 2 and face Westlake on Friday in the Utah 6A playoffs. Against Taylorsville Kingston went 4-for-8 through the air for 168 yards and two touchdowns (with one interception).  He rushed five times for 84 yards and three more scores, and had two punt returns for 69 yards. Season totals: 10 games, 66-of-111 passing for 981 yards and eight touchdowns (four interceptions), 108 carries for 1002 yards and 16 touchdowns, five kickoff returns for 256 yards and two touchdowns, five punt returns for 91 yards, six tackles (five solo), one pass defended, five punts for 172 yards. MaxPreps has Kingston tied at no. 2 in the state of Utah for rushing touchdowns (16), no. 4 in total touchdowns (18), no. 5 in yards per carry 9.3 (min of 50 carries), and no. 13 in total rush yards (1002).

Liutai Kinikini (LB). West HS (Salt Lake City, Utah, 7-1) defeated Granger 28-20 to complete their regular season, and will face Granger again this weekend in the first round of the Utah 6A playoffs. Kinikini had five tackles (two solo) in the win. Season totals: Eight games, 22 tackles (10 solo), two passes defended.

Aisea Moa (@aiseamoa_8, DE/TE). Weber HS (Pleasant View, Utah, 8-2) ended their regular season with a 35-24 victory over Fremont.  They are currently ranked no. 6 in Utah 6A and no. 9 in all Utah classifications.  Weber has a first round bye this week in the Utah 6A playoffs and will face the winner of Layton and Hunter on October 29th. Moa had ten tackles and five sacks in the win. Season totals: Nine games, seven carries for 22 yards and four touchdowns, one reception for 10 yards, 58 tackles (23 solo), eight tackles for loss, 10.0 sacks, one forced fumble, and a 26 yard interception returned for a touchdown.

Noah Moeaki (@noah_moeaki, TE/OLB). American Fork HS (American Fork, Utah, 6-3) fell to Skyridge 42-22 in their final regular season game. They have a first round bye in the Utah 6A playoffs but will face the winner of Riverton and Cyprus on October 29th. Moeaki had two receptions for 40 yards and a tackle in the Skyridge game. Season totals: Nine games, 28 receptions for 422 yards and six touchdowns, 45 tackles (19 solo), two tackles for loss, one sack, and an interception.

Trevin Ostler (@OstlerTrevin, ATH). Bountiful HS (Bountiful, Utah, 7-2) defeated Sky View 41-14 to wrap up the regular season.  They are ranked no. 5 in Utah 5A and have a bye in the first round of the playoffs.  They will face the winner of Skyline and Park City on October 29th. Stats not yet recorded.  Season totals: Seven games, 17 tackles (five solo), two passes defended, 3.5 tackles for loss, two sacks.

Cooper Ross (@CooperJRoss, TE). Heritage Academy (Mesa, Arizona, 5-0) defeated Mission Heights Prep 48-12.  Ross had five receptions for 51 yards with two touchdowns and two two-point conversions, four sacks and a forced fumble. Season totals: five games, 24 receptions for 345 yards, eight touchdowns, four two-point conversions, four tackles, one tackle for loss, six sacks, one forced fumble, and one 15-yard fumble recovery for touchdown.

Vae Soifua (@vae_soifua, OL). Orem HS (Orem, Utah, 4-5) lost to Lehi 38-17 in the final regular season game.  They will face Brighton in the first round of the Utah 5A playoffs on October 22nd. Stats not yet recorded. Season totals: Nine games, two tackles (two solo), one sack, one forced fumble.

Talin Togiai (@TogiaiTalin, OT/DT). Rigby HS (Rigby, ID, 8-0) defeated Highland 44-21 to remain the no. 1 ranked team in Idaho.  Togiai recorded no stats. Season totals: Seven games, no stats.

Micah Wilson (@Micah_Wilson11, LB). Corner Canyon HS (Draper, Utah, 8-1) defeated Pleasant Grove 56-8 in their final regular season game.  They end the season as region champs and the no. 1 overall team in all classifications in the state of Utah.. Wilson recorded no stats. Season totals: Nine games, 47 tackles (29 solo), three tackles for loss, seven quarterback hurries, 1.5 sack, and one interception for 27 yards and a touchdown.

Class of 2023 Commits (2)

Hezekiah Anahu-Ambrosio (@HezekiahAA, RB/LB). Timpview HS (Orem, Utah, 8-2) defeated Jordan 49-20 in their final regular season game. They go into the Utah 5A playoffs as the no. 2 seed and have a first round bye.  They will face the winners of Bonneville or Northridge on October 29th. Stats not yet recorded for the Jordan game. Season Totals: 16 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown, 70 tackles (59 solo), 17 tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries, one interception, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble, and seven sacks. MaxPreps has Ambrosio tied for no. 6 in the state of Utah for solo tackles and no. 15 in tackles for loss.

Pokai Haunga (@PokaiauaHaunga, WR). Timpview HS (Orem, Utah, 7-2) defeated Jordan 49-20 in their final regular season game. They go into the Utah 5A playoffs as the no. 2 seed and have a first round bye.  They will face the winners of Bonneville or Northridge on October 29th. Stats not yet recorded for the Jordan game. Season totals: Nine games, 15 rushes for 145 yards, 56 receptions for 1042 yards and 11 touchdowns, one kick return for 30 yards. MaxPreps has Haunga at no. 4 in the state of Utah for receiving yards (1042), no. 5 in receiving yards per game (115.8), and tied for no. 10 in receiving touchdowns (11).

Class of 2024 Commits (1)

Easton Baker (@BakerEaston, LB). Stansbury HS (Tooele, Utah, 8-2) defeated Timpanogos 49-14 to close out the regular season.  They won the region 7 title and go into the 4A Utah playoffs as the no. 3 seed and have a first round bye.  They will face the winner of the Olympus and Payson game on October 29th. In the Timpanogos game Baker had nine tackles (two solo), two forced fumbles with one of them returned 97 yards for a touchdown.  Season totals: Ten games, 85 tackles, six sacks, six quarterback hurries, one pass breakup, seven forced fumbles, and three fumbles recovered for touchdowns (returns of 8, 45, and 97 yards).  Four carries on offense for 40 yards and a touchdown, and one reception for 11 yards. MaxPreps doesn’t have a leader board for forced fumbles, but if they did Baker would almost assuredly lead the state in forced fumbles (7) and defensive touchdowns (3).

Week 10 & Regular Season Highlights

Easton Baker (LB, Stansbury HS)


Cannon DeVries (WR/FS, Weber HS)

Peter Falaniko (OL, Pine View HS)


Cody Hagen (WR, Corner Canyon HS)

Parker Kingston (QB, Roy HS)

Aisea Moa (DE/TE, Weber HS)


Trevin Ostler (ATH, Bountiful HS)

Vae Soifua (OL, Orem HS)

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