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Felt’s Facts: Championships, stats and records from the 2017 season

High faculty soccer guru George Felt provides his ultimate ideas and numbers on the 2017 soccer season.

Lehi’s playoff domination

En path to its 3rd identify, Lehi scored 173 issues in the playoffs, the 17th maximum in state event historical past. In the championship recreation, the Pioneers collected 469 general yards, the 21st maximum in a identify contest.

Individual championship-game records in 2017

  • Passing Touchdowns — Five, Cammon Cooper, Lehi (tied with Alex Cate, Cottonwood, 2004)
  • TDs-Responsible-For — 7, Cammon Cooper, Lehi (tied with Riley Nelson, Logan, 2005)

Other notable championship-game performances

  • Skyridge’s Eli Pulu returned a kickoff for a 91-yard landing, the 11th longest in title-game historical past.
  • Cooper’s 262 passing yards ranks 23rd maximum in a championship contest. His 19 completions and 36 makes an attempt each rank tied for 17th.
  • Lehi’s Dallin Cooper stuck 9 passes, tied for the 5th maximum all-time in a identify recreation.

Initial state titles

Lehi’s Ed Larson, Millard’s Thayne Marshall and Orem’s Jeremy Hill each and every earned their first state soccer championship; 153 coaches have now gained a state identify.

Undefeated seasons

Bingham and South Summit celebrated state championships and unbeaten seasons, making 109 groups from 48 faculties that experience loved undefeated, untied seasons. It’s South Summit’s first and Bingham’s fourth. Only West (9 highest seasons), East (8), Millard (5) and Skyline (5) have greater than the Miners.

Season offensive output

Lehi established a state list for Passing Yards (Four,800). Orem racked up the fourth maximum (Four,164) and Lone Peak the 19th maximum (Three,590).

In the Rushing Yards class, East collected Five,580, the 2d maximum on list, simply at the back of the 2016 Leopards and their 6,900 speeding yards.

Orem collected the fourth maximum general Offense Yards all-time (6,892), Lehi, the 8th maximum (6,558) and East, the 11th maximum (6,170). Those faculties all performed 14 video games. But South Summit, with a 12-game agenda, totaled Five,866 yards of offense, the 21st maximum in state historical past.

Season offense, margin and protection winners

South Summit led the state in Average Points Scored Per-Game (45.Three) and Average Winning Margin (35.2). Bingham was once first in fewest Average Points Allowed Per-Game (Nine.eight).

Most stepped forward

Millard and Mountain Crest loved the greatest turnarounds in the state, making improvements to 6.Five video games. (The NCAA calculates this through taking the distinction in victories and the distinction in losses, including the two numbers and dividing through 2.) Millard moved from Zero-10 final yr to 7-Four this season. Mountain Crest went from Three-6 in 2016, and neglected the playoffs, to 12-2 and a championship-game look in 2017. Orem was once subsequent, making improvements to 6.Zero video games from Five-7 to 12-2 — and a state championship — adopted through Weber, which stepped forward Five.Five video games from Three-7 to Nine-2.

Looking forward

The 2018 season welcomes yet another gridiron program: the Farmington Phoenix in Davis County. The Phoenix are slated to sign up for Bountiful, Box Elder, Roy, Viewmont and Woods Cross in Region Five in Class 5A. With that alignment, each and every area in 5A can have six groups.

Winning streaks

Bingham appears to be like ahead to the 2018 season with a present state-high 13-game profitable streak. South Summit has claimed 12 immediately victories, Lehi and Orem, 10 in a row, Milford, seven and Juan Diego, 4.

Seven groups gained their ultimate recreation of the common season however didn’t make the playoffs, so each and every enters the 2018 season on a one-game profitable “streak.” They come with Clearfield, Green Canyon, Logan, Murray, Taylorsville, Timpanogos and West.

State records

This yr, 17 particular person state records have been set or tied. Lehi’s Cammon Cooper set or tied 11 himself, together with the championship-game state records discussed above. Here are the 17, indexed through faculty:

  • Dixie: Tyson Fisher — Season Punting Average — 49.Five yards
  • Green Canyon: Chad Yorgason — Season Reception Yards-Per-Game — 143.Three
  • Lehi: Cammon Cooper — Single-Game Passing Yards — 648 (on Aug. 18)
  • — Single-Game Touchdown Passes — 10 (on Aug. 18)
  • — Single-Game Passing Attempts (tied state list) — 74 (on Aug. 18)
  • — Single-Game Completions — 45 (on Aug. 18)
  • — Season Passing Yards — Four,726
  • — Season Touchdown Passes — 58
  • — Season Completions — 331
  • — Career Touchdown Passes — 118
  • — Career Completions — 876
  • — Championship-Game Passing Touchdowns (tied state list) — Five
  • — Championship-Game TDs-Responsible-For (tied state list) — 7
  • Lehi: Dallin Holker — Single-Game Receiving Yards — 315 (on Aug. 18)
  • — Single-Game Touchdown Receptions (tied state list) — Five (on Aug. 18)
  • North Sevier: Brooks Mickelsen — Single-Game Receiving Yards (tied state list) — Five (on Sept. eight)
  • Orem: Puka Nakua — Season Touchdown Receptions (tied state list) — 24

Two different present avid gamers hang state records, however set them final yr. Jordan’s Crew Wakley owns the state list for Single-Game Total Offense Yards, 738, set on Sept. Nine, 2016. Wakley and Taylorsville’s Dane Leituala percentage the state list for Single-Game Touchdowns-Responsible-For, 11, set on Sept. Nine, 2016.

Player stat replace

For the 2017 season, right here’s a listing of gridders who rank in the top-20 in all-time state records in decided on recreation, season and occupation classes — and those that have been shut sufficient to warrant bringing up. Listed through faculty with new state records in daring face:

Alta: Will Dana — Career (2014-17): Passing Yards, 17th (6,719); Touchdown Passes, 11th (74).

Zach Engstrom — Career (2014-17): Receiving Yards, 7th (2,984); Touchdown Receptions, tied for 24th (37); Receptions, 8th (175).

Jett Sollis — Game: Extra Points, tied for 11th (Nine on Aug. 18 and Sept. 22); Career: Extra Points, tied for 10th (142).

Donovan Spillers — Game: Touchdown Receptions, tied for 8th (Four on Oct. 18).

American Fork: Bronson Barron — Game: Touchdown Passes, tied for 5th (7 on Sept. 15); Average Passing Yards-Per-Game, 20th (293.Five); Touchdown Passes, tied for 6th (44); Career (2014-17): Passing Yards, 21st (6,457); Touchdown Passes, tied for 12th (73); Passing Attempts, tied for 16th (834); Completions, 15th (467).

Chase Roberts — Game: Touchdown Receptions, tied for 8th (Four on Sept. 29).

Bingham: Brandon Lopez — Season: Field Goals, tied for 7th (15).

Box Elder: Jeremiah Petersen — Game: Interceptions Returned For Touchdowns, tied for 2d (2 on Sept. eight).

Corner Canyon: Conner Ebeling — Career (2015-17): Field Goals, tied for 3rd (25); Extra Points, tied for 18th (126).

Colton Lawson —Career (2015-17): Receiving Yards, 15th (2,572).

Zach Wilson — Season: Passing Yards-Per-Game, 17th (297.6); Career (2015-17): Total Offense Yards, 15th (7,843); Passing Yards, 19th (6,651).

Delta: Dawson Dutson — Game: Interceptions, tied for 3rd (Four on Sept. 15).

Dixie: Jacob Barben — Game: Passing Yards, tied for 10th (501 on Sept. 1); Passing Touchdowns, tied for 16th (6 on Aug. 25 and on Sept. 1).

Tyson Fisher — Season: Punting Average, state list (49.Five yards).

Hobbs Nyberg — Game: Touchdown Receptions, tied for 8th (Four on Sept. 1); Career (2015-17): Receiving Yards, 8th (2,907); Touchdown Receptions, tied for 14th (31); Receptions, tied for 14th (157).

East: Sione Molisi — Season: Consecutive 100-Yard Games, tied for 15th (Nine).

Viliami Pulu Tausinga — Season: Solo Tackles, 13th (114).

Granger: Mosese Sonasi — Game: Net Rushing Yards, 7th (388 on Aug. 25), tied for 12th (360 on Sept. 29); Carries, tied for 9th (41 on Sept. 1); Season: Net Rushing Yards, 12th (2,150); Average Rushing Yards-Per-Game, fourth (215.Zero).

Green Canyon: Chad Yorgason — Season: Receiving Yards, 15th (1,433); Reception Yards-Per-Game, state list (143.Three); Touchdown Receptions, tied for 16th (18).

Jordan: Crew Wakley — Game: Total Offense Yards, fourth (674 on Oct. 6), Season: Total Offense Yards, 9th (Four,431); Average Total Offense Yards-Per-Game, 12th (369.Three); Career (2016-17): Total Offense Yards, 9th (Nine,352); Passing Yards, 20th (6,543); Touchdowns-Responsible-For, 7th (106).

Juan Diego: Alexander Saunders— Game: Extra Points, tied for 11th (Nine on Oct. 18).

Kearns: Sese Filila — Career (2015-17): Net Rushing Yards, 16th (Four,469); Rushing Touchdowns, tied for 7th (59); Rushes, 7th (642); 100-Yard Games, tied for 6th (23); Points Scored, 14th (360); Touchdowns Scored, 10th (60).

Lehi: Cammon Cooper — Game: Total Offense Yards, 7th (656 on Aug. 18); Passing Yards, state list (648 on Aug. 18); Touchdown Passes, state list (10 on Aug. 18); Attempts, tied state list (74 on Aug. 18); Completions, state list (45 on Aug. 18); Touchdowns-Responsible-For, tied for 3rd (10 on Aug. 18); Season: Total Offense Yards, 7th (Four,882); Average Total Offense Yards-Per-Game, 21st (348.7); Passing Yards, state list (Four,726); Average Passing Yards-Per-Game, 5th (337.6);Touchdown Passes, state list (58); Passing Attempts, 2d (522); Completions, state-record (331); Touchdowns-Responsible-For, 3rd (65); Career (2014-17): Total Offense Yards, 3rd (11,376); Passing Yards, 2d (11,372); Touchdown Passes, state list (118); Passing Attempts, 2d (1,411); Completions, state list (876); Touchdowns-Responsible-For, fourth (129).

Dallin Holker — Game: Receiving Yards, state list (315 on Aug. 18); Touchdown Receptions, tied state list (Five on Aug. 18); Receptions, tied for 3rd (17 on Aug. 18); Season: Receiving Yards, 2d (1,766); Reception Yards-Per-Game, 17th (126.1); Touchdown Receptions, 5th (22); Receptions, fourth (97); Career (2016-17): Receiving Yards, 6th (Three,061); Touchdown Receptions, tied for 8th (33); Receptions, 5th (202).

Kade Moore — Game: Receiving Yards, tied for 6th (279 on Sept. 15); Season: Touchdown Receptions, tied for 8th (20); Receptions, 13th (90); Career (2014-17): Receiving Yards, 7th (2,529); Touchdown Receptions, tied for 8th (33); Receptions, tied for 9th (169).

Wyatt Mosher— Game: Extra Points, tied for 11th (Nine on Aug. 18).

Lone Peak: Brock Jones — Game: Attempts, 7th (64 on Aug. 18); Season: Passing Yards, 16th (Three,531); Average Passing Yards-Per-Game, 19th (294.Three).

Milford: Isaiah Montoya— Game: Extra Points, tied for 11th (Nine on Aug. 26).

Trae Williamson — Season: Tackles, 9th (193); Solo Tackles, 2d (137).

Mountain Crest: Nicholas Nethercott — Game: Touchdown Receptions, tied for 8th (Four on Oct. 27).

Mountain View: Noah Jensen — Game: Receptions, tied for 6th (16 on Oct. 12).

North Sevier: Brooks Mickelsen — Game: Receiving Yards, tied state list (Five on Sept. eight).

Orem: Chris Daley — Game: Extra Points, tied for 11th (Nine on on Sept. 2).

Canyon Esplin— Game: Extra Points, tied for 11th (Nine on Oct. 13).

Cooper Legas — Game: Passing Touchdowns, tied for 16th (6 on Sept. 2); Season: Total Offense Yards, fourth (Five,005); Average Total Offense Yards-Per-Game, 17th (357.Five); Passing Yards, 6th (Three,991); Passing Touchdowns, 6th (45); Completions, 17th (235); Touchdowns-Responsible-For, 14th (52).

Puka Nakua — Game: Receiving Yards, tied for 9th (270 on Nov. Three); Season: Receiving Yards, 3rd (1,691); Reception Yards-Per-Game, fourth (140.Nine); Touchdown Receptions, tied state list (24); Receptions, 14th (87); Career (2015-17): Receiving Yards, 12th (2,697); Touchdown Receptions, tied for 11th (32); Receptions, 17th (147).

Pine View: Connor Brooksby — Game: Extra Points, tied for 11th (Nine on Aug. 18 and Oct, 27); Career (2015-17): Field Goals, tied for 10th (23); Extra Points, 14th (139).

Riverton: Cole Candalot — Season: Punting Average, 20th (44.Four yards).

Skyline: Taylor Larson — Season: Receiving Yards, 20th (1,401); Reception Yards-Per-Game, 5th (140.1); Career (2014-17): Receiving Yards, 22nd (2,284); Receptions, tied for 21st (137).

Tommy McGrath — Game: Passing Yards, tied for 19th (492 on Oct. 18); Passing Touchdowns, tied for 16th (6 on Oct. 13); Season: Average Passing Yards-Per-Game, 10th (309.Nine).

Skyridge: Connor Harris — Season: Extra Points, tied for 17th (65).

South Summit: Kael Atkinson — Game: Passing Touchdowns, tied for 16th (6 on Aug. 25 and Sept. 29); Completions, tied for 19th (33 on Aug. 25); Season: Touchdown Passes, tied for 8th (42); Touchdown Receptions, tied for 22nd (28).

Keegan Stracher — Season: Receiving Yards, 12th (1,492); Reception Yards-Per-Game, 19th (124.Three); Touchdown Receptions, tied for 16th (18); Receptions, tied for 11th (91); Career (2016-17): Receiving Yards, 20th (2,360); Receptions, 15th (155).

Springville: Griffan Slavens — Season: Kickoff Return Average, 18th (37.2 yards).

Taylorsville: Ma’a Hall — Game: Kickoffs Returned for TDs, tied for 2d (2 on Sept. 22).


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Dane Leituala — Game: Total Offense Yards, 2d (704, Sept Nine, 2016); 9th (608 on Oct. 13), 14th (582 on Oct. 18); Touchdowns Responsible For, tied for 9th (eight on Oct. 13); Season: Total Offense Yards, 20th (Four,196); Average Total Offense Yards-Per-Game, fourth (419.6); Average Yards-Per-Carry, 13th (11.1); 100-Yard Games, tied for 14th (10); Consecutive 100-Yard Games, tied for 8th (10); Career (2015-17): Total Offense Yards, fourth (11,368); Net Rushing Yards, 15th (Four,485); 100-Yard Games, tied for 15th (20); Passing Yards, 15th (6,883); Passing Attempts, 20th (799); Touchdowns-Responsible-For, 6th (107).

Timpview: Luke Simpson — Game: Field Goals, tied for 3rd (Four on Sept. 29).

Viewmont: Preston Pitt — Season: Punting Average, tied for 10th (46.Four yards).

Weber: Austin Bartholomew — Game: Passing Touchdowns, tied for 16th (6 on Oct. 13).

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