Park City coach Kai Smalley knows he has depth at the running back and wide receiver positions.
He raves about his two senior tailbacks, and potential of unproven, young wide receivers.
But outside of those two positions on offense, he can't say if his Park City team has enough size or experience to compete with region powerhouses Juan Diego, or Judge Memorial.
"It could be week-to-week with us depending on who we are playing," Smalley said. "We have a young team with a lot of question marks, but also with a lot of potential."
The Miners will look to junior quarterback Alec Wing, who started a handful of games last season, and seniors Treavor Kelsch and Alex Boyle in the backfield to lead an offense with just a small core ofreturning starters.
"We had a lot of good seniors last year and a lot of talent," Smalley said. "We are excited about the team coming in."
While Smalley has offensive threats, he's unsure whether his running game will excel, or if Wing's passing game can shine.
It all depends on if a line with just a few retuning starters can face up against its rivals.
"The young guys are ready to go out there," senior wide receiver Lucas Anderson said. "We're definitely going to win more than three games this season."
LAST YEAR: 3-8, lost in first round to Desert Hills.KEY RETURNER: Alec Wing, junior, quarterback. Park City will turn to Wing to distribute the ball to wide receivers Lucas Anderson and Cameron Kraus if the running game stalls.PLAYER TO WATCH: Treavor Kelsch, senior, running back. Coach Kai Smalley is excited about his 5-foot-11, 205-pound running back who he said has great speed and power.BIGGEST HOLE: A new set of Miners will fill in for departed seniors in its defensive secondary.NEED TO KNOW: After a 3-8 season, Park City enters the fall with multiple questions on offense and defense with few starters returning from last year. SEASON OPENER: Visits Spanish Fork. Aug. 17 @ 7 p.m.
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