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Valley Top 5: Skyridge football, volleyball leading the way

By Staff | Sep 18, 2023

Darnell Dickson/Daily Herald

Skyridge girls volleyball coach Silver Fonua (center) addresses his team during a time out at a match against American Fork on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022.

Each week, Daily Herald sports writers Jared Lloyd and Darnell Dickson rank the top five teams in the Utah Valley in football, girls soccer and girls volleyball:


1. Skyridge (6-0)

Jackson Stevens with seven TD passes in win vs. Westlake.

2. American Fork (6-0)

Offense was cooking in 62-28 victory over Lehi.

3. Pleasant Grove (6-0)

Vikings beat Lone Peak for first time since 2012.

4. Lehi (5-1)

Key injuries may derail Pioneers chances.

5. Timpview (4-2)

Sophomore QB Helaman Casuga with 5 total TDs vs. Orem.

— Darnell Dickson


1. Lone Peak (13-1)

Once again, Skyridge was close enough to threaten but the Knights got the win.

2. American Fork (8-4)

Can the Cavemen get enough cohesion to close out the season strong?

3. Timpview (9-3)

The Thunderbirds face a couple of tough contests against Spanish Fork and Maple Mountain.

4. Timpanogos (9-3)

Never count out the Timberwolves, who got a big win over Mountain View.

5. Skyridge (8-5)

The Falcons better watch out for a Lehi team that is building confidence.

— Jared Lloyd


1. Skyridge (15-0)

That’s 16 straight wins (since last season) for Silver Fonua’s Falcons.

2. Pleasant Grove (11-3)

Vikings shocked previously unbeaten Lone Peak 3-1 last week.

3. Lone Peak (6-1)

Knights headed to compete in prestigious Durango Classic.

4. Maple Mountain (6-2)

Golden Eagles host defending 5A state champ Timpview on Tuesday.

5. Orem (7-2)

Tigers rebounded from first-set loss to take care of Timpanogos.

— Darnell Dickson



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