SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Sports) - Chase Hansen did it all as Lone Peak won its first state football title in school history.
Hansen threw for 242 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 233 yards and two more score as the Knights pulled away from Fremont, 41-21.
"I don't know how to put this into words right now," said a jubilant Hansen after the game. "I just love my teammates. We did this because of so many reasons. It's just incredible right now. An undefeated season, I'm just overwhelmed right now."
The Utah-bound quarterback had 398 total yards in the first half alone, 475 for the game, scoring on runs of five and three yards. He also threw two touchdown passes to Micah Hannemann and one to Connor Humphrey.
"We just knew we could throw the ball on them," said Lone Peak head coach Tony McGeary. "Chase Hansen was a man. He just proved why he's the best quarterback in the state."
The game was relatively sloppy as both teams turned the ball over five times. But Lone Peak was able to capitalize on Fremont's mistakes, scoring 21 points in the 2nd quarter to take control of the game.
Fremont tied the game 7-7 when Jordan Preator returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown. The Silverwolves then cut the Knights lead to 21-13 on a 55-yard touchdown run by Nick Vigil, but they never got any closer.
Lone Peak capped a perfect 14-0 season with a convincing victory. Hansen finished with 233 yards rushing and 242 yards passing.
"To top things off," said Humphrey, "my dad actually won the state championship 26 years ago on this field at West High School. So, honestly, I don't think it gets much better than this."