Tribune names Utah’s high school football MVPs and All-State teams
Published: December 14, 2012 01:54PM
Updated: December 13, 2012 05:22PM
Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune 2012 All-state football. (clockwise from top left) Jordan sophomore quarterback Austin Kafentzis; Dixie senior quarterback Blake Barney; San Juan senior quarterback Barkley Christensen; Duchesne safety and tight end McKade Nielsen; Timpview senior quarterback Jake Lloyd.

The moments these athletes produced throughout the 2012 season were priceless.

Whether it was a runaway state title victory or a double-overtime thriller, this year’s MVPs and All-State football players consistently performed at a different level when it mattered most. Some would say it was the year of the quarterback, as four of the five MVPs took their teams to their respective state championship games, but every MVP and All-State player showcased leadership, talent and standards to lead a program with everything on the line.

Class 5A: Austin Kafentzis, of Jordan High School

Class 4A: Jake Lloyd, of Timpview High School

Class 3A: Blake Barney, of Dixie High School

Class 2A: Barkley Christensen, of San Juan High School

Class 1A: McKade Nielsen, of Duchesne High School

Coach of the Year: Blaine Monkres, of Dixie High School

The full All-State Football Team 2012