PLEASANT GROVE — It only took 22 seconds into the game for Taylor Bezzant to give American Fork a lead over Pleasant Grove on Thursday, April 1. Shortly thereafter, Noah Fisher and Camden Oswald joined in on the fun, putting the Cavemen up 3-0 before two minutes had even elapsed.
It was an incredible beginning for the visiting team, which would have won 72-0 if it had managed to keep up that crazy scoring pace.
Spoiler alert: That didn’t happen. But a competitive game surprisingly evolved after it looked like a blowout was on hand. After things evened up a bit following that start, the Cavemen headed into Spring Break with a 10-6 win over the Pleasant Grove Vikings.
“That was a great game all-around,” defenseman Quinton Adamson said. “Our attack came through. They played really well.”
Fisher led the way offensively for AF with three goals and two assists. Garrison Grimes and Taylor Bezzant fired in two goals apiece, with Oswald, Harry Lisonbee and Mitchell Bezzant each finding the back of the net once. Oswald (two), Ashton Matheny (one) and Ethan Genessy (one) were each credited with assists.
The win was the fourth in a row for the Cavemen, who improved to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in Region 4 action.
“After the Timpview loss, something clicked,” Adamson said. “We pretty much turned our whole program around and we haven’t lost momentum yet.”
The Vikings (1-3, 0-2) tightened their defense after the first scoring barrage by AF, and they chipped into the lead with a couple of goals in the second quarter.
The second quarter featured a scoreboard tug-of-war as PG responded after Oswald and Mitchell Bezzant scored goals before Fisher put some distance between the teams with his second goal of the first half. It was still anybody’s game at that point, with the Cavemen taking a 6-4 lead into halftime.
“Pleasant Grove’s a really good team. This is probably the best team we’ve played against them,” Adamson said. “Overall, we played an amazing game against them.”
The defense picked up its intensity in the second half, only allowing two goals, and the offense kept the pressure on by scoring two goals in each of the third and fourth quarters for the road win.
Grimes and Taylor Bezzant fired in goals in the third quarter, helping AF take an 8-4 lead. Fisher and Grimes helped put the game away with scores in the fourth.
Fisher Card picked up another win between the pipes with five saves.
“It was good. It was a really good defensive game,” Adamson added. “Our defense overall, we played amazing. We were locking them down.”