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Bingham's defense lines up against Cottonwood's offense.

Bingham's defense lines up against Cottonwood's offense.

Photo by Heidee Talbot

Photo by Heidee Talbot

Bingham's defense lines up against Cottonwood's offense.

Andrew Gwilliam, Staff Writer

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The Bingham High Football team had a successful 2012 season, finishing with a respectable 10-3 record. The Miners made it to the semifinals in the playoffs, losing to Region 1 champion Syracuse. The team finished with a 4-1 region record, taking second place behind Lone Peak. Bingham lost by a combined  10 points, losing to Alta by 1, Lone Peak by 4, and Syracuse by 5.

The Miners were held up just short in the playoff loss vs. Syracuse on a third and 1 play, followed by a fourth and 2 play that gave Syracuse the ball, preserving the win for the Titans. Syracuse went on to get crushed in the state championship game vs. Jordan, by a score of 58-2.

The team had an impressive win against Valor Christian High School (Colo.) early in the season, beating them by 1 point in overtime.

Senior Tonga Manu led the team in rushing, with 848 yards and 15 touchdowns. The passing attack was led by Coleman Stout and Jantzen Bowles, with a combined 17 touchdown passes. Hayden Weichers had 788 yards of receiving to compliment his 9 touchdown grabs. The standouts on defense were Drake Miller with 105 tackles on the year, and Carson Hussey with 92. Koa Wilson had 5 interceptions to lead the team, and Durrant “Dirty D” Miles sacked the quarterback 8 times. The Miners relied heavily on their seniors, and will have a young team next year.

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