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Prep football preview: Snow Canyon Warriors
First Published Aug 14 2014 12:53 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.

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Snow Canyon Warriors

The Snow Canyon Warriors had a taste of success last year, with a senior-laden team. Now in 2014, they are back for more. While their team may be younger, they do not lack experience.

"We had a good summer," coach Marcu Matua said. "It’s just a matter of — right now — understanding our schemes and what we want to accomplish. We have a good team, we have an opportunity to be a great team, and I believe our boys have bought into our philosophies and our systems — to make sure we can be a good team.

The team is showing good chemistry and they are a tight-knit group. Matua asks his players to live by the acronym W.A.R.R.I.O.R. (Will, Attitude & Accountability, Responsibility, Respect, Integrity & Inspire, Overcoming obstacles, Resiliency, Service & Success), which he believes has made them grow stronger as a unit.

With a solid foundation and a winning mindset in place, Snow Canyon will look to improve off of its successful 2013 season.

"For the season to be a success, it’s just making sure every aspect of the game, we’re a lot better," Matua said. "I mean, in regards to wins and losses, obviously we want more wins than losses, but … I think for us to be successful, the gauge would be to make sure we’re top three in our region. We want another home game here, in the playoffs."

Last year » 7-4

Key returner » Last year’s leading tackler, Brady Sargent, is the heart and soul of Snow Canyon’s defense.


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Players to watch » Quarterback Jacob Frei and tight end Chance Thorkelson have great chemistry on the field and should connect often.

Biggest hole » The Warriors are searching for a capable defensive tackle, after a kid they expected to slot in there transferred from their program.

Need to know » Snow Canyon made the playoffs last season for the first time in seven years.



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