Football Bounces Back

JD stays alive to beat Richfield 35-28.


Juan Diego stepped up their game this week, beating a strong Richfield side 35-28. After a tough loss against North Sanpete last week, the Eagles bumped their record up to 3-3 with a crucial win this week, knocking Richfield down to 4-2.

The game started off in Juan Diego’s favor with touchdowns from Tristan Tonozzi and Dallas Larson within about six minutes of each other, as well as two successful PAT’s. The first quarter ended with the Eagles ahead 14-0. This was how the score remained until very late into the second quarter when Emmitt Hafen completed a 30-yard pass for a touchdown and a successful PAT. Then, Juan Diego fired back with two quick touchdowns from Tonozzi and Larson. These plus the successful PAT’s made the score 28-7 at the half, Juan Diego leading. Richfield outperformed JD in the second half. Emmitt Hafen had a strong half, passing for three touchdowns. Tristen Tonozzi fired back with another touchdown, crushing the efforts of Richfield. The game ended 35-28 to the Eagles.

I thought we played really well on both sides of the ball. Our offensive line got the job done up front which allowed us to make big plays and on defense.” Senior running back Hunter Easterly said.”We were able to make critical stops when we needed it most, especially on that last drive to win the game.” said Easterly. Overall, the Eagles played very well against a tough Richfield team, which earned them a crucial win.