The Hurricane Tigers welcomed the Wasatch Wasps tonight for the first round of the 3A state playoffs. Hurricane came out strong in front of the home crowd and wasted no time putting the first points on the board with Weston Yardley on a 33 yard run. Hurricane blew the Wasps away at that point, scoring 28 points in the first quarter. Two passes over 40 yards and short 22 yard run left the score 28-0 as the quarter ended. Wasatch held Hurricane to only seven in the second quarter. The Tiger defense was able to keep the Wasps away from the honey pot for the entire first half, ending the half up 35-0.
The second half started with a 40 yard run from Joseph Takau to give the Tigers a 40-0 lead going into the fourth. As almost all hope was lost for Wasatch, Parker Bamgartner connected on a 14-yard pass to give the Wasps the only score of the night. Hurricane won, 42-7.
Hurricane advances and will play the winner of the Grantsville-North Sanpete matchup which began at 7:00 p.m. Friday. Follow Southern Utah Now on Twitter and Facebook for an update on who the Tigers will face in the second round.