Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Prep football preview: Maple Mountain Golden Eagles
First Published Aug 07 2014 01:57 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

Maple Mountain Golden Eagles

There’s little doubt the Maple Mountain offense will be true to its mascot this season.

These Golden Eagles will take to the air.

With so much talent returning at the skill positions — specifically quarterback and receiver — it would be foolish to consider any other plan of attack.

"The goal is to always be balanced, but clearly our strength is going to be our passing game," Maple Mountain coach Brad Burtenshaw said.

That’s because junior Jaren Hall is back under center, after throwing for nearly 1,400 yards and 16 touchdowns a season ago.

Hall’s added almost 20 pounds since then, which will make him more difficult to drag down, but it’s his confidence and experience that should hurt opponents most.

"He had offers from BYU and Utah during summer camps," Burtenshaw said. "The jump he’ll make will come from being physically stronger, but also the confidence he has after being the starter all last year."


story continues below
story continues below

The Golden Eagles also return receivers Jake Dixon (four TDs) and Jake Mafi (five TDs) as well as top running back Cole Casper (600 yards, five TDs).

Clear the air space in Spanish Fork.

Last year » 3-7 (2-4 in Region 8)

Key returner » Quarterback Jaren Hall is just a junior, but he threw for 16 TDs and almost 1,400 yards last season.

Player to watch » Senior Jake Dixon plays on both sides of the ball — on offense, as a top receiving target for Hall, and on defense as a ballhawking defensive back.

Biggest hole » Gotta be the defensive line, where only senior Mitch Holmes returns to the starting front.

Need to know » The Golden Eagles failed to make the playoffs last season for just the second time in five years of existence.



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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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