As we get ready for the start of the 2020 Utah high school football season that kicks-off with regular season action August 13, High School Football America wants to showcase the top players in the state. We thought the best way to do this would be with looking at returning all-state players from the 2019 high school football season.
We’ll be using the Deseret News’ all-state teams and the newspaper’s information below:
2019 6A All-State First Team
QB: Maddux Madsen, American Fork, So., 5-11, 165 — 3,693 yards, 42 TDs
TB: Austin Bell, Corner Canyon, Jr., 5-10, 189 — 130 carries, 1,148 yards, 25 total TDs
WR: Noah Kjar, Corner Canyon, Jr., 6-0, 185 — 72 rec., 1,205 yards, 12 TDs
C: Jackson Light, Corner Canyon, Jr., 6-3, 275 — Anchored Chargers’ O-line
DE: Lorenzo Tua’one, Hunter, Jr., 6-1, 235 — 65 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 18 hurries
PK: Britton Watts, Roy, So., 5-7, 130 — 7 for 7 on FGs, 51 PATs
6A Second Team
RB: Amini Amone, East, Fr.
WR: Cody Hagen, Corner Canyon, So.
TE: Jack Kelly, Kearns, Jr.
DE: Porter Connors, Pleasant Grove, Jr.
DT: Voi Tunuufi, East, Jr.
MLB: Spencer Tauteoli, Pleasant Grove, Jr.
CB: Fisher Ingersoll, American Fork, So.
S: Rex Connors, Pleasant Grove, Jr.
6A Honorable Mention
TB: Tanaki Leha, Kearns, So.
WR: Nathan Suaste, Hunter, Jr.
WR: Talmage Handley, Corner Canyon, Jr.
TE: Noah Moeaki, American Fork, So.
DT: Maxx Oborn, Lone Peak, Jr.
DT: Stone Mulitalo, Skyridge, Jr.
K: Caden Syddall, Herriman, So.
2019 5A All-State First Team
WR: Lucas Hyde, Woods Cross, So., 5-10, 165 — 75 rec., 1,104 rec. yards, 16 total TDs
TE: Wilson Murray, Alta, Jr., 6-3, 265 — 353 rec. yards, dominant run blocker
OT: Kingsley Suamataia, Orem, Jr., 6-5, 280 — 1 sack surrendered, 132 pancakes
OG: Braxton Turner, Wasatch, Jr., 6-3, 275 — 3-sport athlete, blocked for Thacker
DE: Aisea Mahina, Highland, Jr., 6-1, 210 — 59 tackles, 8 TFL, 7 sacks
DE: Gavin Hansen, Box Elder, Jr., 6-0, 190 — 74 tackles, 15 sacks, 20 hurries, 11 TFL
OLB: Lander Barton, Brighton, So., 6-4, 210 — 118 tackles, 11 TFL, 2 sacks
CB: Raider Damuni, Timpview, Jr., 6-2, 190 — 36 tackles, 6 interceptions, 14 passes defended
5A Second Team
TB: Dallin Havea, Provo, Jr.
TE: Isaiah Tauai, Lehi, Jr.
OG: Marion Lotulelei, Highland, Jr.
DT: Tauhi Tupola, Orem, Jr.
OLB: Paxton Skipps, Orem, Jr.
CB: Austin Hallows, Salem Hills, Jr.
5A Honorable Mention
QB: Gabe Curtis, Brighton, Jr.
TB: Targhee Lambson, Timpview, Jr.
WR: Kyson Hall, Maple Mountain, Jr.
DE: Gavin Hawley, Hillcrest, Jr.
MLB: Christian Wren, Lehi, Jr.
OLB: Logan Fano, Timpview, Jr.
S: Matt Mason, Payson, So.
S: Joe Smith, Orem, Jr.
K: TJ Roskelley, Lehi, Jr.
PK: Micah Pettit, Bountiful, Jr.
ATH: Hudson Manwaring, Skyline, Jr.
ATH: Reed Johnson, Salem Hills, Jr.
2019 4A All-State First Team
QB: Kason Carlsen, Sky View, Jr., 6-1, 190 — 2,634 total offense, 42 total TDs, only 4 interceptions
OG: Coco Lukrich, Park City, Jr., 6-3, 240 — Pulled almost every play
CB: Titan Saxton, Sky View, Jr., 5-11, 152 — 35 tackles, 2 interceptions, lockdown corner
4A Second Team
OT: Evan Hall, Sky View, Jr.
OG: Jacorey McKeever, Snow Canyon, Jr.
C: Kian Tullis, Cedar City, Jr.
DE: Trey Payne, Cedar City, Jr.
DT: Chris Esparza, Mountain View, Jr.
OLB: Braxton Hickman, Snow Canyon, Jr.
S: Isaac Larsen, Logan, Jr.
S: Kirby Baynes, Park City, Jr.
PK: Kasen Erickson, Sky View, So.
ATH: Logan Shobe, Ogden, Jr.
4A Honorable Mention
OT: Bryson Radford, Green Canyon, So.
C: Jaden Erickson, Snow Canyon, Jr.
DT: Braxton Christensen, Bear River, Jr.
MLB: Elijah Jackson, Mountain Crest, Jr.
MLB: Hunter Lewis, Sky View, Jr.
MLB: Kace Jones, Bear River, Jr.
OLB: Emilio Veater, Mountain Crest, Jr.
OLB: Enoch Takau, Pine View, Jr.
PK: Noe Moreno, Logan, So.
ATH: Jake Lundin, Green Canyon, Jr.
2019 3A All-State First Team
OG: Dominic Davidson, Juab, Jr., 6-2, 200 — Quick, pulling guard
C: Ryker Keele, Morgan, Jr., 6-2, 255 — Devastating run blocker
OLB: Cole Mickel, North Sanpete, Jr., 6-3, 220 — 124 tackles, 12 sacks, 9 hurries
CB: Bodee Blackett, Juab, Jr., 6-0, 165 — 3 interceptions, lockdown corner
S: Kaden Kelley, Grantsville, Jr., 6-0, 175 — 68 tackles, 4 sacks, 6 interceptions
S: Ryder Lish, Morgan, Jr., 6-0, 170 — 24 tackles, 6 interceptions
PK: Kyson Andolsek, Summit Academy, So., 6-3, 175 — 5 of 7 FGs, 44 PATs, 22 touchbacks
3A Second Team
FB: Trey Lund, Juab, Jr.
OT: Branson Yager, Grantsville, Jr.
OG: Conner Thomas, Summit Academy, Jr.
OG: Andrew Petersen, North Sanpete, Jr.
S: Turner Robinson, North Sanpete, Jr.
3A Honorable Mention
WR: Marcus Kemp, American Leadership, Jr.
OG: David Phillips, Juab, Jr.
DE: Bobby Freeman, South Summit, Jr.
MLB: Kasey Giddings, Richfield, Jr.
CB: Ladd Ivins, San Juan, So.
S: Blake Thomas, Grantsville, So.
PK: Ethan Valle, American Leadership, So.
2019 2A All-State First Team
RB: EJ Allred, Beaver, Jr., 5-10, 160 — 122 carries, 1,025 yards, 11 TDs
WR: Bret Beebe, Milford, Jr., 5-10, 163 — 90 rec., 1,523 yards, 20 TDs
OL: Cutler Edwards, Beaver, Jr., 6-0, 210 — 2-year starter
DL: Matagi Fa’avale, North Summit, Jr., 5-9, 197 — 77 tackles, 7 sacks
DL: Sheldon LeBaron, Beaver, Jr., 6-1, 190 — 84 tackles, 9 TFL, 6 sacks, 18 hurries
DB: Crayton Hollingshead, Beaver, Jr., 5-9, 150 — 48 tackles, 5 INTs
DB: Treyson Hunter, Beaver, Jr., 5-10, 150 — 51 tackles, 6 INTs
DB: Hutch Miller, Parowan, Jr., 6-0, 185 — 29 tackles, 4 INTs
2A Second Team
RB: Brock Adams, Duchesne, Jr.
WR: Landan Gale, North Sevier, Jr.
OL: Collin Adair, Monticello, Jr.
OL: Jace Little, Parowan, So.
DL: Adam Holt, Enterprise, Jr.
DL: Faeamani Vaitaki, Layton Christian, Jr.
LB: Casek Hardy, Milford, Jr.
DB: Mathew Bowler, Enterprise, Jr.
DB: Jack Hansen, Gunnison Valley, So.
DB: Blake Barnes, Milford, So.
K: Keaton Peterson, North Sevier, So.
P: Carsen McKnight, North Summit, Jr.
2A Honorable Mention
QB: Tyler Hiatt, Enterprise, Jr.
QB: Devin Hatch, Monticello, So.
RB: Easton Jense, Parowan, So.
OL: Etimani Fa’avale, North Summit, So.
OL: Tilden Kesler, Millard, Jr.
DL: Quinton Jones, North Summit, Jr.
LB: Daniel Garcia, Millard, Jr.
LB: Jed Beckstrand, Enterprise, Jr.
LB: Zach Stewart, Gunnison Valley, Jr.
DB: Kaleb Sanchez, Duchesne, Jr.
DB: Braxton Messersmith, Enterprise, Jr.
DB: Nicholas Goodman, Parowan, Jr.
DB: Bryant Jimenez, Enterprise, Jr.
K: Dylan Bartlett, Beaver, Jr.
P: Cedar English, Monticello, Jr.