Spanish Fork running back Braxton Argyle plowed his way to a career night to lead the Dons past host Judge Memorial 30-10 on Friday.
Argyle finished with 200 yards rushing, including a 90-yard dash in the first quarter to help the Dons improve to 4-1.
Argyle's 90-yarder was the longest play of the night, but teammate Colton Olson's 70-yard scoring reception early in the fourth may have been the biggest.
Spanish Fork quarterback Jason Money delivered a perfect strike to Olson with the Dons clinging to a one-point lead. The senior sprinted down the left sideline, cut back against oncoming traffic then stretched his way into the end zone for the score.
"We had made a couple of mistakes going into the fourth quarter, but no one got tight," Olson said. "We just answered."
One of those mistakes was an Argyle fumble that was stripped by Judge's Max Barnett. The Bulldogs failed to capitalize on the turnover, but the ensuing punt was fumbled at the Bulldogs' 10-yard line. Judge didn't waste that chance when Zack Grinnell's field goal cut the Don's lead to 17-10.
"That was a tough stretch, and I thought we lost our composure for a bit," Spanish Fork coach Kirk Chambers said. "Gosh, to be the team we need to be and the team we want to be, we can't make those kinds of mistakes."
Spanish Fork opened the game with a five-play, 71-yard drive that ended when Money hit Logan Jensen with a 6-yard touchdown pass.
The Dons' next scoring drive took one play when Argyle took the handoff at the 10, wasn't touched until midfield, broke several tackles then cut all the way across the field for 90 of his 200 yards.
"Our line was just blowing holes out, and it's pretty easy when they guys up front play like that," Argyle said.
Spanish Fork opens region play Friday against Carbon, while Judge Memorial hosts Park City in its region opener.
• Judge Memorial quarterback Kaden Elliss proved he's a dangerous long-range threat when he scampered for a 68-yard run early in the second quarter.
• Spanish Fork's defense gave up a few big plays, but coach Kirk Chambers was happy with his team's ability to stop the fullback and the quick pitches by an improving Judge Memorial squad.
• Braxton Argyle's 200-yard rushing night included seven runs of at least 10 yards.