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High school football: Deseret News 2021 6A all-state team

Here’s a look at the 2021 Deseret News 6A high school football all-state team as voted on by the state’s coaches

Corner Canyon quarterback Devin Brown, wearing grey, lines up a pass in a 6A football state semifinal game against Weber.
Corner Canyon quarterback Devin Brown lines up a pass in a 6A football state semifinal game against Weber at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

Note: The Deseret News all-state teams are based on coaches votes from a list of nominated players from each team.


Mr. Football

Cody Hagen, Corner Canyon, Sr., WR

Capped a banner career with a dominant senior season as he tallied 89 catches for 1,805 yards and 23 touchdowns while facing double-team brackets almost the entire season.

6A Player of the Year

Devin Brown, Corner Canyon, Sr., QB

In lone season with Corner Canyon he passed for 4,881 yards and 57 touchdowns to go along with 8 rushing TDs.

6A First Team

QB: Maddux Madsen, American Fork, Sr. — Passed for 3,421 yards, 41 touchdowns.

TB: Octavian Heflin, West Jordan, Sr. — 1,351 rushing yards, 12 TDs.

TB: Logan Payne, Weber, Sr. — 191 carries, 1,390 yards, 14 TDs.

WR: Jett Meine, Corner Canyon, Sr. — 75 receptions, 1,450 yards, 16 TDs.

WR: Fisher Ingersoll, American Fork, Sr. — 56 receptions, 727 yards, 7 TDs.

WR: Nick Sanders, Layton, Sr. — 43 receptions, 1,121 yards, 13 TDs.

TE: Teagen Calton, Skyridge, Sr. — 39 receptions, 641 yards, 5 TDs.

OT: Trevor Pay, Lone Peak, Sr. — Anchored dominant Lone Peak O-line.

OT: Cody Christensen, Corner Canyon, Sr. — Left tackle protected blind side.

OG: Joe Brown, Lone Peak, Sr. — Physical guard for the Knights.

OG: Ryder Lewis, Riverton, Sr. — 3-year starter, played every O-line position during career.

C: Samiuela Toutai, West Jordan, Jr. — Two-way starter in the trenches.

DE: Connor Kelley, Lone Peak, Sr. — 78 tackles, 13 sacks.

DE: Tausili Akana, Skyridge, Jr. — 78 tackles, 15 sacks, 35 TFL, 26 QB hurries.

DT: Dallas Vakalahi, West, Sr. — 52 tackles, 18 hurries, 15 TFL, 7.5 sacks.

DT: James LeBaron, Corner Canyon, Sr. — 61 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 10 TFL.

MLB: Diego Grateron, Bingham, Sr. — 84 tackles, 5 sacks, 5 hurries.

MLB: Luke Durfey, Lone Peak, Sr. — 122 tackles.

OLB: Jordan Faifai, Syracuse, Sr. — 93 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 8 pass deflections.

OLB: Harrison Taggart, Corner Canyon, Sr. — 97 tackles, 12 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 3 INTs.

CB: Smith Snowden, Skyridge, Jr. — 4 INTs, 2 fumble recoveries, shutdown corner.

CB: Spencer Fotu, Lone Peak, Sr. — 59 tackles.

S: Cannon DeVries, Weber, Sr. — 86 tackles, 5 INTs, 15 pass breakups.

S: Takeao Hansen, Lone Peak, Sr. — 54 tackles, 4 INTs.

PK: Nathan Chamberlain, Bingham, Sr. — 48 PATs, 8-9 FGs.

P: Mark Hosea, Cyprus, Jr. — 43.7 punting average, long of 63.

ATH: Parker Kingston, Roy, Sr. — 2,000-plus yards total offense, 30 TDs responsible.


6A Second Team

QB: Easton Comer, Lone Peak, Sr.

TB: Kenyon Brown, Farmington, Sr.

TB: Sau Tafisi, Riverton, Sr.

WR: Crew McChesney, Lone Peak, Jr.

WR: Hayden Hall, Fremont, Sr.

WR: Cole Christensen, Lone Peak, Jr.

TE: Noah Moeaki, American Fork, Sr.

OT: Tapuvae Amaama, Skyridge, Sr.

OT: Weylin Lapuaho, Bingham, Sr.

OG: Stan Raass, Skyridge, Jr.

OG: Eli Cullimore, Davis, Sr.

C: Rhett Dixon, Roy, Sr.

DE: Allan Moea’i, West Jordan, Sr.

DE: Hunter Clegg, American Fork, Jr.

DT: JJ Talo, Kearns, Sr.

DT: Calvin Kengike, Bingham, Sr.

MLB: Colby Flint, Davis, Sr.

MLB: Omaurion Polanco, Kearns, Sr.

OLB: Owen Borg, Corner Canyon, Jr.

OLB: Maxton Peck, Bingham, Sr.

CB: Viliata Tua’one, West, Jr.

CB: Semisi Latu, Bingham, Sr.

S: Cooper Cowan, Westlake, Sr.

S: Micheal Falatea, Herriman, Jr.

PK: Bennett Carlson, Syracuse, Sr.

P: Kyle Moore, American Fork, Sr.

ATH: Sesi Vailahi, West, Jr.


6A Honorable Mention

QB: McCae Hillstead, Skyridge, Jr.

QB: Garrett Gifford, Layton, Sr.

TB: Jaxson Willits, Lone Peak, Sr.

TB: Cade Uluave, Mountain Ridge, Jr.

TB: Naki Leha, Kearns, Sr.

WR: Tyson Stapley, Syracuse, Sr.

WR: Josh Jacobson, Riverton, Sr.

WR: Trey Roberts, American Fork, Jr.

TE: Max Painter, Davis, Sr.

TE: Mitch Nielsen, Farmington, Jr.

OT: Eric Wilder, Syracuse, Sr.

OT: George Maile, Bingham, Sr.

OT: Jr Sia, Mountain Ridge, Jr.

OG: Khalil Laufau, Herriman, Jr.

OG: Dallin Kartchner, American Fork, Sr.

OG: Semisi Falatea, West, Jr.

C: Jarvis Griffiths, American Fork, Jr.

C: Hyrum Moore, Lone Peak, Sr.

DE: Aisea Moa, Weber, Sr.

DE: Ephraim Asiata, Hunter, So.

DE: Ethan Vernon, Riverton, Sr.

DT: Sam Pula, Syracuse, Jr.

DT: Marion Sotele, Hunter, Jr.

MLB: Luke Hansen, Farmington, Jr.

MLB: Miles Draper, Syracuse, Jr.

MLB: Mone Tauteoli, Hunter, Sr.

OLB: Ethan Ecker, Roy, Sr.

OLB: Bonden Taylor, Westlake, Sr.

CB: Wyatt Humphrey, Syracuse, Sr.

CB: Marcos Valero, Kearns, Sr.

CB: Taylor Harris, Corner Canyon, Sr.

S: DeMarco Brimmage, Mountain Ridge, Sr.

S: Charlie Ebeling, Corner Canyon, Jr.

S: Daxton Faddis, Syracuse, Jr.

PK: Britton Watts, Roy, Sr.

PK: Brody Laga, Mountain Ridge, So.

P: Anthony Garcia, Hunter, Sr.

ATH: Chandler Christensen, Syracuse, Sr.

ATH: Kyler Kotter, Fremont, Sr.

ATH: Omarion Jackson, Hunter, Sr.