The calendar still says it’s summer.
Your heart knows it’s football season.
And in a thrilling start to the 2022 campaign last week, a few Utah high school teams set the tone early.
Here’s our first Top 25 of the year.
1. Skyridge (1-0)
McCae Hillstead set the early bar for the state’s quarterbacks, throwing for 232 yards and three scores (and rushing for two more) in a 52-7 win over Fremont.
2. Corner Canyon (1-0)
CC lost some major weapons to graduation, including BYU-bound wide receiver Cody Hagen. No problem, though. Tate Kjar had 206 yards and two TDs in a win over Herriman.
3. Timpview (1-0)
Loaded with talented recruits — Spencer Fano, Siale Esera, Howie Iongi, Pokaiaua Haunga — Timpview took down the reigning 6A champs Lone Peak to start the year.
4. Lehi (1-0)
An impressive opening weekend win, shutting out 6A Davis. Jackson Brousseau had 368 yards in the air and three TDs.
5. Springville (1-0)
Ryder Burton wants to win the Heisman someday. He wants to be a state champ first after disappointment last year in the playoffs. The Devils are off to a 1-0 start.
6. Lone Peak (0-1)
The defending champs have one in the L column, but the Knights can still bounce back.
7. American Fork (1-0)
Thumped Roy 48-0. Senior Trey Roberts had 100-plus receiving and a pair of touchdowns.
8. Bingham (1-0)
Junior Carson Sudbury rushed 7 times for 114 yards as Miner ground attack punished Weber.
9. Desert Hills (1-0)
A weather delay couldn’t slow down the Thunder en route to a season-opening win over Brighton.
10. Orem (1-0)
The Tigers held on for a 22-21 win over a tough East team.
11. Riverton (1-0)
After a win over Syracuse, Riverton looks to go 2-0 with Dixie up next.
12. Farmington (1-0)
Boston Reinhold’s 61-yard TD set the tone, as Farmington beats Pleasant Grove.
13. Stansbury (1-0)
Hung 72 points on Pineview thanks in part to three scores, 228 all-purpose yards from Dylan Hamilton.
14. Bountiful (1-0)
A thorough 24-0 victory over Highland opens the campaign.
15. Grantsville (1-0)
The 3A champs are looking to repeat and showed their strength holding off 5A Provo to open the season.
16. Sky View (1-0)
Bobcats were 35-15 winners over Salem Hills.
17. Skyline (1-0)
BYU commit Miles Hall hauled in three TDs in a 55-7 win over Juan Diego.
18. Park City (1-0)
The Miners gutted out a 6-o victory over Wasatch.
19. West (1-0)
The Panthers opened with an impressive a 43-0 win. Now they’ll take on one of the best teams in the country, Mater Dei from California.
20. East (0-1)
The Leopards’ triple-option attack came up just short against a good Orem team.
21. Mountain Ridge (1-0)
The Sentinels took down Olympus, 31-27, on Friday.
22. Bonneville (1-0)
Grinding out a solid win over Ridgeline team is enough to get them into the Top 25 this week.
23. Brighton (0-1)
The Bengals’ rally came up short against Desert Hills the opener, but that fight bodes well for them this season.
24. Crimson Cliffs (1-0)
Steele Barben led the way in a close win over Green Canyon.
The 3A favorite took care of business in a 37-14 win over Bear River.
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