Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Prep football preview: Lone Peak Knights
First Published Aug 04 2014 12:01 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

Lone Peak Knights

One year after finishing in a tie for the Region 4 championship, the Lone Peak Knights find themselves returning only one part-time starter, TE/DE David Flake. While there is a lot to be sorted out by Knights coach Mike Mower and his staff, optimism still surrounds their proud program.

"We’ve got a lot of work to do," coach Mower said. "We’re just trying to keep things simple and execute well. I’m excited though — our excitement level is really high and we’ve got some really good skill kids."

Priority number one will be to find their starting signal-caller in what appears to be a three-man race. In past years, the Lone Peak offense has relied heavily on its quarterbacks’ running ability, but this year looks to be different. "I think the key for us is to get the running game going with the running backs," Mower said. "We’ve got some good ones."

With such a young and inexperienced team, there will be no lofty goals, although they expect to keep building off of their tradition. Instead, the Knights will attack their season with a week-to-week and practice-to-practice approach.

"We’re young, but we’re very optimistic about our capabilities," Mower said.

Last year » 8-5

Key returner » David Flake will be looked upon to provide leadership as everyone else will be starting on varsity for their first time.

story continues below
story continues below

Player to watch » Sophomore running back Jackson McChesney will have to fight for playing time against two seniors, but he’ll be too talented to keep off the field.

Biggest hole » Dual-threat quarterback Baron Gajkowski has graduated, and no matter which quarterback steps up, it will be hard to replace his throwing and running ability.

Need to know » With the quarterback race wide open, another Hansen will look to stake his claim to the position, with the possibility to lead the team for the next three years.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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
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.