Davis beats Herriman 24-20 in America’s first high school football game during the coronavirus pandemic

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The 2020 high school football season kicked-off in Utah Thursday night with Davis beating Herriman 24-20. The game was the first regular season game in America since the coronavirus pandemic took its grip on the country.

There was tremendous interest in the game around the nation. It was streamed online and you can see from our tweet below that there were viewers from around the nation tuning-in to see exactly how it worked with the new COVID-19 rules designed to keep players and everyone else safe.

As far as the game itself, Herriman scored the first TD of the season to take a 7-0 lead on its home turf. However, after that Davis ran-off 24 unanswered points on the way to the victory.

Davis running back Spencer Ferguson carried the ball 32 times for 194 yards and one touchdown. Dart quarterback Chance Trujillo threw for 127 yards and two touchdowns. On defense, Davis’ defense held Herriman to just 110 yards in total offense with four first downs.

Herriman allowed 25-percent capacity in the stands. Before the game, the school announced there were a few tickets left after 50 tickets went unclaimed.

Each team was allowed to suit-up 50 players for the contest.

Friday night, Utah will host 50 games across the state. You can follow all of those games on our LIVE scoreboard powered by Scorestream.

Read: Utah High School Football LIVE Scoreboard

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