After a snow storm canceled their game against Gunnison earlier in the week, the Emery Spartans began the season on Saturday against the visiting Uintah Utes. The 3A Utes picked up the 8-2 win, avenging two losses from the 2013 season.
With just one preseason game under their belts, the Spartans will begin Region 15 play on Tuesday against North Sevier. The game will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Castle Dale.
The two teams split a pair of games last season, with each visiting team winning both times.
Emery has won back-to-back 2A Championships.