West vs. East is one of the oldest rivalry games in Utah and West High School is the oldest school in Utah. It was a perfect and beautiful night in Salt Lake City as two teams face each other for the 112th time; this is the rivalry game between West vs. East as fans packed the stands.
Tyler is a two-year varsity letterman in football. Last year he also lettered in basketball and baseball and is looking forward to a great senior year. He is also working towards his international Baccalaureate diploma which makes him the only currently enrolled West High three sport IB student. Outside of sports and school, he also enjoys sculpting and has had several pieces accepted to the annual Hogle Zoo Art Show. He plans to pursue a degree in engineering and is in the process of narrowing down his college choices.
OitaLafo “PJ” Nu’usa
PJ is a 2-year starter playing center, a team captain and a first team all region 6 football player. PJ is an exceptional young man with great character. He is a great leader and a huge reason why East is such a great school.
Accepting this award on his behalf, is the president on the Alumni association, Ray Hart.
Sione is starting NT for the New York Jets, and is also the current team captain. Sione was a first team lineman his junior and senior year. Played football for the University of Utah. Played for East in 1994-1996, beating West High his senior year 21-7. His most memorable thing about the rivalry was how physical and passionate he was. It was a neighborhood and a family battle. But the sportsmanship was always unbelievable, 48 minutes of battle, hugs and handshakes at the end. Sione and East were State Champions in 1996. His sister will be accepting this award.