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Valley Top 5: Skyridge football rides great defense to No. 2

By Darnell Dickson and Jared Lloyd - | Sep 8, 2021

Skyridge defenders bring down an Orem ball carrier during the nonregion game in Lehi on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 (Jared Lloyd, Daily Herald)

Here’s a look at the top five Utah Valley high school teams in football, girls soccer and volleyball this week:

FOOTBALL

1. American Fork (3-0, 0-0)

Cavemen blasted J Serra Catholic (Calif.) 56-21 on Saturday

2. Skyridge (4-0, 0-0)

Four shutouts to begin 2021 season, Orem latest victim

3. Lone Peak (2-0, 0-0)

Knights next challenge is Nevada power Bishop Gorman

4. Timpview (3-1, 0-0)

Quality win vs. Bingham but at Skyridge on Friday

5. Orem (3-1, 0-0)

Shocking results in 36-0 loss to Skyridge

The Lone Peak girls soccer team celebrates with freshman Bella Devey after she scored a goal during the Region 4 game against Pleasant Grove in Highland on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. (Jared Lloyd, Daily Herald)

GIRLS SOCCER

1. Lone Peak (9-0, 4-0)

First place in Region 4 will be on the line when the Knights play at Skyridge on Thursday.

2. Timpanogos (8-0, 5-0)

The T’Wolves got a pair of monumental victories, knocking off Lehi and Alta.

3. Skyridge (7-2, 4-0)

The Falcons have taken care of business, setting up a titanic showdown against Lone Peak.

4. Cedar Valley (9-0, 5-0)

Will anyone in Region 7 be able to top the Aviators? It’s not going to be easy.

5. Lehi (7-1, 4-1)

The Pioneers can’t think about the loss to Timpanogos with Alta coming to town on Tuesday.

Mountain View coach Dave Neeley watches the action in a high school girls volleyball match against Pleasant Grove on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. (Darnell Dickson/Daily Herald)

VOLLEYBALL

1. Mountain View (5-0, 1-0)

Setter Kaylin Scott drives the bus for unbeaten Bruins

2. Timpview (3-1 0-0)

Junior pin hitter Taliah Lee leads T-Birds potent offensive attack

3. Maple Mountain (6-0, 0-0)

Balanced offense led by Grace Keisel, Morgan and Marly Pratt, Siale Unufe

4. Lone Peak (3-2, 0-0)

Last week swept Fremont and Park City, big one with Salem Hills Tuesday

5. Pleasant Grove (2-2, 0-0)

Vikings hoping to get back on track against Corner Canyon on Tuesday.

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