<strong>LOGAN—</strong> Timpview quarterback Jake Lloyd came to play Friday afternoon when his T-birds took on the Logan High Grizzlies in the first round of the state 4A playoffs. Lloyd threw four touchdown passes and ran for another as Timpview ousted the defending state champions, 49-14.
“They were too much for us tonight,” Logan head coach Mike Favero said. “They put us in a hole and we weren’t able to climb out of it. The big plays and the breaks went their way today and we self destructed.”
Timpview’s high-powered offense got off to quick start when Lloyd connected with his favorite target, Dax Raymond, on a 58-yard scoring drive on their opening possession to give the T-birds the lead after less than two minutes were played.
“We started off really quick tonight and that help set the tempo,” Lloyd said. “We came out and executed great. I’m so proud of our offensive line today. They’ve been working on their technique and it really paid off today. We are clicking like we want to right now.”
The T-birds used their strength and size upfront to control the line of scrimmage and really set the tone by controlling the run game from the very beginning to keep Logan’s fierce passing attack off the field. Running back Gregson Aspinall led the running attack for Timpview.
Lloyd and Raymond hooked up three more times throughout the night to carry the offensive load for the T-birds.
“Our defense played so strong tonight and our offense really benefited from it,” Raymond said. “It pushed the momentum in our favor to help us come out and score as much as we did.”
Grizzlies quarterback Luke Falk kept Logan in contention with a 34-yard pass to Taylor Compton and a 10-yard pass to Zack Rich to pull the score to 27-14 but that’s as close as the Grizzlies would get all night.
“It was disappointing for us,” Falk said. “We missed our opportunities and we didn’t play well and unfortunately, we didn’t get things done today.”
Logan’s offense never got found its rhythm throughout the game, and really struggled to find any sort of momentum.
“A team like Timpview, the margin of error is slim and we knew we had to play a near perfect game to be able to win,” Favero said.
<em>Photos by Curtis Ripplinger</em>