At the Brothers in Arms Classic game between Mission Hills and Timpview at Cathedral the brother with the legs was senior QB Britain Covey ’15 of Timpview.
Johnny Football made an appearance in the form of Thunderbird Britain Covey as he scored all six TD for Timpview on the ground by running for 257 yards on 21 carries including a 92-yard TD run. In the air Covey was 8 for 18, 85 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT.
Covey shredded a Mission Hills team that last year was ranked # 1 in the CIF-San Diego section having won the open division over perennial power Oceanside.
This year Mission Hills is # 4 in the preseason San Diego media poll but Timpview is the defending Utah 4A state champion and ranked # 3 in the state this year.
Mission Hills was able to keep up with the T-Birds and took their only lead of the game at 28-21 in the 3rd quarter but Covey wore down the Grizzlies defense and was able to slither, scamper, streak and shimmy his way for many extra yards that most ball handlers can only imagine.
Grizzly junior QB Dakota Miller ‘16 hooked up with senior WR De Chaun Holiday ’14 for two TD passes on this Labor Day holiday weekend.
BYU, Utah & Utah State and Harvard want him, Covey has decided to concentrate on football for his senior year and not play basketball.
Covey explained that he is 5’ 9” “on a good day” and will likely play slot receiver and possibly on the special teams at the next level; he could play QB at the division III or NAIA level.
Covey has the green light from his coach to change plays in the huddle or at the line of scrimmage and has the green light to run with the ball which he tends to prefer on many plays.
Timpview drove down from Provo, UT overnight on Wednesday for the Saturday night game. The Thunderbirds watched the Padres play the Dodgers at Petco Park and they went to the beach.
This was the second game of the season for Timpview (2-0) as they opened at Sky View (Smithfield, UT) last week with a 27-14 win and this was the opening game for Mission Hills (0-1).