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Corner Canyon Upends 2014 Champs, Advances to 2015 Title Tilt

The Bengals of Brighton met the Corner Canyon Chargers on a beautiful, warm Wednesday afternoon at Judge Memorial High School. After losing by one in the regular season, Brighton was looking for revenge. However, Corner Canyon clearly was not about to let that happen. Starting in the opening quarter and continuing throughout the game, the Chargers dominated. Corner Canyon defeated Brighton 15 to 5.
Corner Canyon Head Coach Mark Davis commented on the win, “Our guys came ready to play. Every year Brighton comes out and it seems like the punch us in the mouth, and our guys are a little timid. These guys came ready to play from the get go, and it showed. They showed what we can do.”
Offense began a bit slow in the opening quarter. Each team picked up several unforced turnovers within the first minute. The opening shot of the game was made by Bengal goalie Mitch World on a clear, subsequently followed by a shot by Corner Canyon goalie Quinton Mathie, taking advantage of an open goal. Neither shot was able to connect.
The Chargers, at this point, started to shine. Three minutes into the game Harrison Waddoups scored the opening goal for Corner Canyon. Within the following five-and-a-half minutes, the Chargers continued what would be a 5-0 run. Brighton was left scoreless at the end of the quarter.
The Bengals entered the field in the second with a new resolve, keeping the Chargers from scoring until late in the quarter. Defender Nathan Kenney was the first to score for Brighton. Corner Canyon was able to put one more goal in before the half. The second quarter ended as a battle between goalies, each making incredible saves.
It only took the Chargers fourteen seconds to find the back of the net in the third quarter. Play went back and forth on to both ends of the field for much of the quarter. Brighton finally doubled their score with four minutes left in the quarter attackman Hunter Albert scoring his patented fake-pass-shot. Corner Canyon attackman Maxwell Asay immediately answered back with one final goal of the quarter to go up 9 to 2, assisted by LSM Garrett Bullett.
In the final quarter it was the Chargers again who scored first, and second. Brighton defender Bryson Tyler scored in transition. The Chargers came back with another four consecutive points. The Bengals fought to the end, scoring twice more, but it was far from enough to overcome the lead Corner Canyon had. The Chargers ended on top, winning 15 to 5.
“We had a specific game plan just for these guys,” continued coach Davis. “We threw in some wrinkles on the offense and the defense. It started with our faceoffs right from the get go. Our offense was just going.”
This Saturday the Chargers will match up in the Boys Class A Championship game against Park City. The two teams met earlier this season in a very close match up. The Miners overcame the Chargers 7-6. The championship game, held at Corner Canyon High School, should prove to be an exciting encounter.

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