Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Prep football two-a-days: Roy
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The Royals' family will be relying heavily on its princes this year.

Roy High lost its defensive front seven to graduation, and its incoming senior class is only about 15 players deep. So Roy will need a lot of help from its youngsters if it hopes to build on its 6-4 season of a year ago.

Assistant coach Eric Jones said Skyle Hoover, who played linebacker last year, has bulked up and could be an impact player at defensive end.

On offense, the Royals have junior Tyler Skidmore, a three-year starter, running the offense at quarterback.

"He's a good quarterback a lot of people don't know about," Jones said.

Skidmore passed for nearly 1,500 yards as a sophomore last year, and he should have a decent stable of skill players to help him out this season.

"But the problem with Roy High football," Jones said, "is that a lot of our skill guys on offense are also our skill guys on defense."

The Royals could play as many as eight players extended minutes both ways. —

Roy Royals


LAST YEAR • 6-4 overall, 1-4 Region 5

NEED TO KNOW • The Royals hope to get off to a hot start like last season, when they started 4-0.

Article Tools

 Print Friendly
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.