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South Jordan Journal

Bingham football takes second in region, bows out in the quarterfinals

Dec 01, 2023 10:24AM ● By Pat McDonald

Playing possibly the toughest schedule in the state, the Bingham Miners football team finished 6-6 on the year and 4-1 in Region 2. Its only region loss came to eventual state champion Corner Canyon while defeating Copper Hills (24-14), Herriman (47-38), Riverton (31-6) and Mountain Ridge (37-27). 

Bingham’s preseason slate featured three perennial 6A contenders in Lone Peak, Skyridge and American Fork to go along with national blue chip program Mater Dei (California), the fifth ranked team in the country. The Miners only win of preseason came against eventual 4A state champion Crimson Cliffs overcoming a 10-point deficit to win 26-23. 

The playoffs saw Bingham, as the No. 8 seed, defeating No. 9 Syracuse with a hardfought 27-21 before succumbing to the No. 1 seed American Fork Cavemen 42-14. 

The Miners were led in rushing this year by the senior trio of Triston Brimhall (879 yards, six touchdowns), Carson Sudbury (680 yards, nine touchdowns) and Chase Swensen (586 yards, four touchdowns). Arona Ka’ili got the majority of snaps at quarterback finishing with 623 yards passing and four touchdowns while Makoy Aiono and Carson Stettler added to the receiving corps with them averaging 17 and 28 yards per reception respectively. 

Defensively Bode Peterson led the way with 76 tackles with linebacker Tyson McBride tallying 64 tackles of his own. Will Van Cott and Brooks Hofhine were the two to terrorize quarterbacks as they recorded nine and five sacks, respectively.  λ