Salem Hills Secures Spot in Playoffs

Josh Adams pass in game vs. Payson

Salem Hills secured their spot in the 2009 playoffs by winning Payson 29-22 Friday Night.

Things didn't look good for the Skyhawks as they fumbled deep in their own territory in the first quarter. Payson capitalized on the turn over and scored a touchdown.

Salem Hills didn't roll over and give up. They had a great march down the field that was finished off by a 1 yard TD run by Phil Sorensen.

The next score of the game came when Josh Adams kept the ball on a quarter back option and scampered 56 yards for a touchdown to put the Shyhawks up 14-7 at the half.

The Shyhawks started the 2nd half where they left off as Josh Adams connected with Josh Fifita for a 22 yard touchdown reception.

Payson, however, wasn't ready to go home yet. They scored 15 unanswered points, and with five minutes to go in the game they took the lead 22-21 over the Shyhawks.

On the ensuing kick off the Skyhawks put together a drive that was capped off by a 24 yard TD pass from Josh Adams to Josh Warr in the corner of the endzone. This proved to be the game-winning pass as the final score was 29-22 for the Skyhawks, thus securing a spot in the 2009 4-A playoffs.