It was a Sunday afternoon family get-together when the topic of Lehi High School and Skyridge High School football teams was discussed. One member of the family laughed as he said, “Can you imagine if Lehi and Skyridge ended up playing each other for the state championship?”
There was a chorus of laughter, “No way;” “It could never happen,” “Too many good teams out there like Corner Canyon!” Who would have guessed that two across town high school teams would be playing at Rice-Eccles Field for the state 5-A Championship. What was considered in jest has become a reality.
It hasn’t been too many years since Lehi High School found it difficult to win one or two region games. The last state championship in football for Lehi was in 2000, seventeen years ago. But on Friday, November 17, two Lehi football teams will board buses and head to Salt Lake to square off in what could become a historic game. One side of the bleachers will be filled with blaze orange while the other side will be royal purple. Kick-off will be at 6:30 p.m.
Cammon Cooper, Lehi’s quarterback has distinguished himself as one of the most prolific passers in prep history. He has stellar receivers in Dallin Holker and Kade Moore.
It can also be an emotional experience, as assistant coach Andy Hadfield’s four year old daughter is receiving treatment for cancer. The team has dedicated the last game to her family.
Skyridge High School has only been in existence for two years. For a second-year team in any sport to make it to a state championship is, by all accounts, remarkable! Quarterback Jayden Clemons was recently named Athlete of the Week by the Daily Herald. Skyridge has exceeded all expectations and is peaking at the perfect time. They are a cohesive, dedicated and hard-working group of young men.
Regardless of the outcome, Lehi City will bring a state championship home!
Tickets for the game can be purchased at Skyridge High School Financial Office from 7a.m. to 3p.m. at Lehi High School between the same hours or at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Tickets are $5 for students. Students will also be allowed to ride Frontrunner, Trax and the UTA bus with the purchase of their ticket. Tickets are $8 for adults, senior citizens and children 5 and under get into the game free. Please be aware that any ticket purchased with a credit card at Rice-Eccles Stadium will be charged $1 per ticket.