Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Prep football preview: Mountain Crest Mustangs
First Published Aug 06 2014 01:58 pm • Last Updated Aug 19 2014 09:16 am

EDITOR’S NOTE » This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Mountain Crest Mustangs

Young is the operative word when it comes to Mountain Crest for 2014. But talented is an adjective that could creep into the lexicon this year.

Take Levani Damuni, for instance.

Damuni is only a sophomore, but he got enough carries as a freshman to gain 300 yards a year ago.

Although he just turned 15 in June and his growth spurts might be far from over, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound back is already getting looks from colleges, according to Mustangs coach Mark Wootton.

"He’s had a good summer, going to camps and things like that," Wootton said. "He could end up being pretty special."

Others on the offense are almost as young. The quarterback position is up for grabs between junior Tanner Schwab and sophomore Payton Thomas.

Junior Jayden Thompson will join Damuni in the backfield, while junior Colten Ferguson at wide receiver and junior Chris Tuckett at tight end are likely to be prime passing targets. Senior Carson Tolman (6-0, 210) provides some seasoning from his offensive tackle position.


story continues below
story continues below

Tuckett (6-0, 210) is also slated to start at linebacker for Mountain Crest, and he’ll be joined defensively by tackle Andrew Anderson (6-2, 240) — one of the team’s few seniors.

"We’re going to actually be real young," Wootton said. "We had a bunch of injuries last year, so it’s kind of nice that these kids got a lot of playing time."

Last year » 2-9 (2-4 in Region 5)

Key returner » As one of the team’s few seniors, DT Andrew Anderson (6-2, 240) will be called upon to set the tone on defense.

Player to watch » Junior Jayden Thompson (5-10, 190) will get some carries, and will also play some linebacker.

Biggest hole » Mountain Crest’s quarterback will inexperienced at this position on the varsity level. Junior Tanner Schwab is technically the incumbent, but he went out with an injury during the first game of the 2013 season.

Need to know » The Mustangs are only slated to have four senior starters this year.



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • 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.