The Utah Wolverines will the St. George Blitz this week. After attaining their first victory last week in a 28-24 game against the Upper Valley Vikings, the Wolveirnes look to keep their winning streak going against the undefeated Blitz at Dixie High School in St. George, Utah. St. George has knocked down every opponent to step up to the plate, including the defending champion Wasatch Revolution last week by overcoming a 24-0 deficit. And the Wolveirnes saw their first signs of life since the first game of the season in which they gave up a 16-0 halftime lead and lost to the Desperados.
Game starts at 7:00 PM at Dixie High School in St. George, Utah.
350 East 700 South, St George, UT
There is also a link to google maps directions below.
View Larger Map
The Utah Wolverines showed their first signs of life in many weeks on Saturday, May 15 as they pulled out their first victory of the season. The Vikings started off the game right by catching the Wolverines off-guard with a short kick on the oppening kicking and recovering the loose ball. They capitalized on the opportunity with a deep ball in the corner of the endzone and the reciever had beaten the Wolverines corner by half a field for the score. After a couple of scoreless possessions for both teams, the Wolverines would put up their first points of the game with a mid-range field goal by Matt Linton and put the score to 7-3 in favor of the Vikings.
The game would go back and forth from here, with Hans Hatchet findind Tyson Wagner and Dominick Cagle for touchdowns to bring the Wolverines to within 8 with a score of 16-24 in favor of Upper Valley. Howard Tupusoa would score again for the Wolverines and make the score 22-24 still in favor of the Vikings. With 1:45 in the fourth, the Wolverines Michael Murphy would recover the blocked punt for a touchdown and the Wolverines would take their first lead of the game by a score of 28-24, and that would eventually be the final.
Hans Hatchet would finish the game 8 of 18 for 185 yards and two touchdowns, and Howard Tupusoa would have the Wolverines only rushing score. The offense was lead by Tyson Wagner (2 rec, 72 yards, 1TD) and Dominick Cagle(1 rec, 40 yards, 1 TD). Bryson Hayward also made an impact for the Wolves with 3 catches for 34 yards. The Wolverines defense stepped it up after allowing 14 points in the first quarter, only allowing a field goal in the second and holding the Viking offense scoreless in the second half. The Vikings only second half score coming off a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the fourth. The defense was anchored also by Dominick Cagle (7 tackles, 1 int, 1 fumble rec) and Michael Murphy (5 tackles). The secondary for the Wolverines looked solid, allowing minimal yards and no touchdowns after the first quarter.
The Wolverines (1-5) look to take on the Blitz (6-0) as the Vikings (0-6) stay home to take on the Davis Cowboys (2-4) this Saturday, May 22 2010.