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High school football: 3AA all-state teams

The Deseret News picks its own MVPs, but the rest of the all-state teams are based exclusively on coaches votes. The first team was expanded to 27 athletes to include a fullback, punter and overall athlete.


DB: Nephi Sewell, Desert Hills

Sr., 6-0, 195

Carried the ball 136 times for 1,469 yards and 16 TDs to lead Desert Hills to the 3AA state championship, one year after missing nearly all of his junior season with a neck injury.

3AA First Team

QB: Jacob Barben, Dixie

Jr., 5-10, 160

146-220, 2281 yards, 23 TD, 267 rush yards, 6 TDs (injured in final game of regular season)

RB: Jacob Mpungi, Pine View

Jr., 5-11, 170

1640 yards rushing, 17 TD's, 20 Receptions, 294 Yards, 3 TDs

FB: Matt McIntyre, Stansbury

Sr., 6-2, 200

190 carries, 1,171 yards, 13 total TDs

WR: Hobbs Nyberg, Dixie

Jr., 5-9, 170

1,759 total offense, 17 TDs

WR: Collin Zur, Park City

Sr., 6-1, 210

500-plus yards, focus of opposing defenses

WR: Deontay Nish, Ben Lomond

Sr., 5-6, 150

81 catches, 1,201 yards, 13 TDs

TE: Tyler Shea, Park City

Sr., 6-2, 210

Over 500 yards in first season at TE

OT: Penei Sewell, Desert Hills

Jr., 6-4, 320

Dominant, special O-lineman

OT: Slate Groskreutz, Tooele

Sr., 6-3, 240

Helped team rush for over 4,000 yards

C: Quaid Murray, Cedar

Sr., 6-1, 200

Team MVP, 2-year starter

OG: Jaren Wilson, Tooele

Sr., 6-4, 205

Catalyst behind 4,000 rushing yards

OG: Dylan Mott, Stansbury

Sr., 6-3, 230

Our best O-lineman, played every snap

DE: Tyson Fisher, Dixie

Jr., 6-4, 200

13 sacks

DE: Jordan Watson, Bear River

Sr., 6-3, 217

47 tackles, 4 sacks, 11 TFL

DT: Bundy Sewell, Desert Hills

Sr., 6-1, 295

47 tackles, 3 sacks

DT: Tyler Heaton, Pine View

Sr., 6-2, 280

59 tackles, 3.5 sacks

OLB: Levani Damuni, Ridgeline

Sr., 6-0, 195

63 tackles, 10 sacks, 1 INT

OLB: Tyler Warner, Desert Hills

Sr., 6-0, 170

Explosive, quick off the edge

MLB: Jade Bulloch, Cedar

Sr., 6-0, 209

114 tackles, 5 sacks, 2 pick 6s

MLB: Malakai Fakahua, Dixie

Sr., 5-10, 215

110 tackles, 4 INTs

S: Gunner Sorensen, Bear River

Sr., 6-2, 191

68 tackles, 4 INT, 3 TFL

S: Ryan Hoppie, Desert Hills

Sr., 5-11, 160

53 tackles, 3 INTs

CB: D’angelo Mpungi, Pine View

Sr., 6-2, 178

60 tackles, 4 INTs, 24 PBU

CB: Jace Perry, Logan

Jr., 6-0, 165

40 tackles, 7 INT, 1 def. TD

K: Connor Brooksby, Pine View

So., 6-1, 175

50 PATs, 8 FGs, 90 KO into end zone

P: Kolton Barber, Snow Canyon

Sr., 6-0, 165

39.8 yards per punt

ATH: Lincoln Powers, Tooele

Sr., 6-0, 180

1,600 yards, 16 TDs, great defender

3AA Second Team

QB: Spencer Zur, Park City, Sr.

RB: Angelo Rios, Ben Lomond, Sr.

RB: McCoy Didericksen, Stansbury, Jr.

FB: Gage Kaneko, Bear River, Sr.

WR: Beau Pederson, Park City, Jr.

WR: Michael Moten, Pine View, Jr.

TE: Tobie Swenson, Hurricane, Sr.

OT: Tim Miles, Dixie, Sr.

OT: Wyatt Brinkerhoff, Snow Canyon, Sr.

C: Caleb Lawver, Ridgeline, Sr.

OG: Gavyn Begay, Dixie, Sr.

OG: Houston Stapley, Desert Hills, Sr.

DE: Brooks Maile, Pine View, So.

DE: Eli Alford, Park City, Sr.

DT: Quando Ieremia, Hurricane, Sr.

DT: Josh Madsen, Tooele, Sr.

OLB: Sport Falemaka, Judge, Sr.

OLB: Brennan Bithell, Pine View, Jr.

MLB: Kody Pope, Ridgeline, Jr.

MLB: Andreas Cordova, Judge, Sr.

S: Ryan Moody, Stansbury, Sr.

S: Payton Wilgar, Dixie, Jr.

CB: Ryan Kenny, Judge, Sr.

CB: Joshua Leakehe, Tooele, Sr.

K: Eli Shovan, Tooele, Jr.

P: Shem Mackert, Cedar, Sr.

ATH: Jeno Bins, Tooele, Jr.

3AA Honorable Mention

QB: Ryan Javines, Pine View, Jr.

QB: Quinn Kiser, Desert Hills, Sr.

QB: Mitch McIntyre, Stansbury, Sr.

RB: Cody Olsen, Ridgeline, Sr.

RB: Demetrius Smith, Tooele, Sr.

WR: Lance Mandrigues, Pine View, Sr.

WR: Josh Topham, Dixie, Sr.

OL: Zach Spendlove, Pine View, Sr.

OL: Emilio Jaramillo, Stansbury, Sr.

OL: Theron Wallentine, Ridgeline, Sr.

DL: Carter Reynolds, Desert Hills, Jr.

DL: Jaren Wilson, Tooele, Sr.

DL: Sitiveni Havili, Stansbury, Sr.

DL: Mason Fiefia, Ridgeline, Sr.

LB: Bryken Jensen, Bear River, Sr.

LB: Bailey Gray, Cedar, Sr.

LB: Britton Webster, Snow Canyon, Sr.

LB: Christian Reis, Pine View, Jr.

LB: Mitchell Stott, Ridgeline, Sr.

LB: Isaiah Johnson, Hurricane, Sr.

CB: Parker Ence, Snow Canyon, Sr.

CB: Dylan Hendrickson, Pine View, Sr.

CB: Mike Lacy, Hurricane, Sr.

K: Jonny Guadarrama, Logan, Sr.

P: Gavin Beck, Tooele, Sr.

ATH: Marco Jordan, Desert Hills, Sr.

ATH: Michael Dunn, Tooele, Sr.

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