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High school football: Deseret News 2021 5A all-state team

Here’s a look at the 2021 Deseret News 5A high school football all-state team as voted on by the state’s coaches

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Lehi’s Isaac Terrell, left, wearing purple brings down Salem Hills quarterback Luke DeGraffenried as they play a game at Lehi.

Lehi’s Isaac Terrell, left, brings down Salem Hills quarterback Luke DeGraffenried as they play a high school football game at Lehi on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. Lehi won 30-7.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

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


5A Player of the Year

Isaac Terrell, Lehi, Jr., DE

The heart of Lehi’s outstanding state championship defense as he recorded 96 tackles, 23.5 sacks, 19 tackles for loss and one defensive touchdown.

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5A First Team

QB: Jackson Brousseau, Lehi, Jr. — 3,255 pass yards, 36 TDs, 66% completion.

TB: Seth Rigtrup, Springville, Sr. — 1,543 rushing yards, 26 TDs.

FB: Amini Amone, East, Jr. — 1,973 rushing yards, 20 TDs.

WR: Luke Livingston, Timpanogos, So. — 82 receptions, 1,589 yards, 24 TDs.

WR: Pokai Haunga, Timpview, Jr. — 67 receptions, 1,221 yards, 15 TDs.

WR: La’a Kalama, Wasatch, So. — 1,136 yards, 10 TDs.

TE: Cole Clement, Springville, Sr. — 41 receptions, 760 yards, 9 TDs.

OT: Vae Soifua, Orem, Sr. — Anchored Tigers’ offensive line.

OT: Teague Andersen, Lehi, Sr. — 0 sacks allowed, 59 pancake blocks.

OG: Irae Leilua, Timpview, Sr. — Graded out 90%, offense had over 5,000 yards.

OG: Luke McCurdy, Park City, Sr. — Versatile, played every spot on the line.

C: Isaac Vaivaka, Bountiful, Sr. — Offense rushed for 2,489 yards.

DE: Porter Small, Springville, Sr. — 52 solo tackles, 19 TFL, 15 sacks.

DE: Breken Bowen, Wasatch, Sr. — 47 tackles, 10 sacks, 12 TFL.

DT: Braxton Fely, Timpview, Sr. — 54 tackles, 13.5 sacks, 28 TFL.

DT: Ben Roberts, East, Sr. — 103 tackles, 16 sacks, 17 TFL, 2 INTs.

MLB: Lander Barton, Brighton, Sr. — 129 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 8 sacks, 3 forced fumbles.

MLB: Tayson Reid, Spanish Fork, Sr. — 85 tackles, 13 sacks, 30 TFL.

OLB: Easton Baker, Stansbury, So. — 111 tackles, 10 sacks, 11 TFL, 2 defensive TDs.

OLB: Daniel Asisi, Provo, Sr. — 95 tackles, 8 TFL, 2 sacks.

CB: River Moore, Lehi, Sr. — 9 INTs, 59 tackles.

CB: Dylan Makoni, Tooele, Sr. — 32 tackles, 7 INTs.

S: Kadiyon Sweat, Lehi, Jr. — 9 INTs, 71 tackles.

S: Darian Harrison, Spanish Fork, Sr. — 4 INTs, 76 tackles, 2 sacks.

PK: Ashton Southam, Wasatch, So. — 51 PATs, 9 FGs.

P: Tyler Graham, Murray, Sr. — 32 punts, 46-yard average, 15 inside 20.

ATH: Kord Shaw, Bonneville, Sr. — 3-year starter at WR/LB/Returner. Rarely left field.


5A Second Team

QB: Ethan Jackson, Alta, Sr.

TB: Carson Tabaracci, Park City, Sr.

TB: Corbin Cottle, Bountiful, Jr.

WR: Bradey Mortensen, Springville, Sr.

WR: Austin Okerwa, Skyline, Sr.

WR: Jaxon Christensen, Lehi, Sr.

TE: Anthony Olsen, Olympus, Sr.

OT: Jacob Reece, Brighton, Sr.

OT: Spencer Fano, Timpview, Jr.

OG: Austin Boyd, Lehi, Jr.

OG: Austin Joy, Northridge, Sr.

C: Sailosi Amone, East, Jr.

DE: Matthew Herron, Olympus, Sr.

DE: Helaman Ofahengaue, Lehi, Sr.

DT: Dallin Johnson, Springville, So.

DT: Mosese Kivalu, Orem, Sr.

MLB: Stone Combs, Park City, Sr.

MLB: Logalima Lesa, Provo, Sr.

OLB: Hema Katoa, Lehi, Jr.

OLB: Brayden Beyer, Park City, Jr.

CB: Will Udall, Springville, Sr.

CB: Porter Hadley, Bountiful, Sr.

S: James Smith, Olympus, Sr.

S: Tuione Tausinga, East, Sr.

PK: Zane Goodrich, Lehi, Sr.

P: Aiden Rowser, Wasatch, Sr.

ATH: Cade Olsen, Spanish Fork, Sr.


5A Honorable Mention

QB: Jace Welsch, Provo, Sr.

QB: Liu Aumavae, Timpview, Sr.

QB: Jack Johnson, Brighton, So.

TB: Carson Gonzalez, Lehi, Jr.

TB: Mateaki Helu, Tooele, Jr.

TB: Mack Hixson, Orem, So.

TB: Josh Buck, Spanish Fork, Jr.

FB: Drew Bowles, Bountiful, Sr.

FB: Mapa Vaenuku, Tooele, Sr.

WR: Josh Acord, Northridge, Sr.

WR: Jarinn Kalama, Wasatch, Sr.

WR: Jensen Campbell, Alta, Sr.

WR: Dante McMaster, Brighton, Sr.

TE: Jace Turner, Alta, Jr.

TE: Carson Arnold, Box Elder, Sr.

OT: Tyler Knaak, Brighton, Sr.

OT: Connor Petersen, Cedar Valley, Sr.

OT: Taliafi Taala, Alta, Jr.

OG: Emmett Pan, Provo, Jr.

OG: Adrien Lovato, Tooele, Sr.

OG: Ben Blake, East, So.

C: Fisher Stokes, Maple Mountain, Sr.

C: Matt Bowen, Viewmont, Sr.

DE: Anisi Purcell, Bountiful, Sr.

DE: Easton Cook, Salem Hills, Sr.

DE: Tom Turpin, Bonneville, Sr.

DT: Isaac Reupena, Spanish Fork, Jr.

DT: Tallin Chappell, Box Elder, Jr.

DT: Jacob Rich, Stansbury, Sr.

MLB: Dawson Chapman, Stansbury, Sr.

MLB: Tristan Royce, Lehi, Sr.

MLB: Tanner Evans, Cedar Valley, Sr.

OLB: Hezekiah Ambrosio, Timpview, Jr.

OLB: Gavin Maycock, Murray, Sr.

CB: Ty Larsen, Provo, Sr.

CB: Grant Salter, Cedar Valley, Sr.

CB: Jaxon Beckstrom, Orem, Sr.

S: Chandler Thompson, Murray, Sr.

S: Cole Mortensen, Box Elder, Jr.

S: Kenny James, Orem, Sr.

PK: Zach Robbins, Payson, Sr.

ATH: Maximus Fonoti-Maikui, Northridge, Sr.

ATH: Kolton Brown, Orem, Sr.

ATH: Easton Schank, Cedar Valley, Sr.