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High school football: Deseret News 2021 3A all-state team

Here’s a look at the 2021 Deseret News 3A high school football all-state team as voted on by the state’s coaches

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Grantsville’s Gabe Mouritsen, left, runs past Morgan defenders as they compete in the 2021 3A football championship game.

Grantsville’s Gabe Mouritsen, left, runs past Morgan defenders as they compete in the 3A football championship game on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 at Stewart Stadium in Ogden.

Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News

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


3A Player of the Year

Gabe Mouritsen, Grantsville, Jr., MLB/RB

Anchored a dominant Grantsville defense recording 110 tackles, 14 tackles for loss along with blocking two punts. Offensively, he rushed for 479 yards and five touchdowns.

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3A First Team

QB: Alex Jackson, Juab, Jr. — 3,170 pass yards, 37 TDs, 68% completion.

FB: Dallas Larson, Juan Diego, Sr. — 205 carries, 1,820 yards, 21 TDs.

TB: Adrian Ward, Canyon View, Sr. — 1,668 yards, 9.4 yards per carry.

WR: Kolby Robinson, North Sanpete, Sr. — 53 receptions, 648 yards, 1,002 all-purpose yards.

WR: Wes Nielsen, Juab, Jr. — 54 receptions, 1,018 yards, 9 TDs.

WR: Gavin Turner, Morgan, Jr. — 53 receptions, 851 yards, 10 TDs.

OT: Michael Hulverson, Juan Diego, Sr. — Team rushed for 3,500 yards.

OT: Josh Criddle, Morgan, Jr. — Tackle, great pass blocker.

OG: Cole Keele, Morgan, Jr. — 3-year starter, 28 pancakes.

OG: Trace Monson, Juan Diego, Sr. — 4-year starter. Dominant on the line.

C: Will Harmon, Juab, Jr. — O-line leader, made all the calls.

DE: Grant Rounds, Grantsville, Sr. — 56 tackles, 8 sacks, 6 TFL.

DE: Noah Burraston, Morgan, Sr. — 43 tackles, 5 sacks, 14 TFL, 3 fumble recoveries.

DT: Isaac Schoppe, Manti, Sr. — 36 tackles.

DT: Harevaa Hatitio, Juan Diego, Sr. — 26 tackles, 7 sacks.

MLB: Rylan Olivieri, Ogden, Sr. — 100 tackles, 2 sacks.

MLB: Ryker Adams, Morgan, Sr. — 76 tackles, 4 sacks, 18 TFL.

OLB: Tyler Easter, Juan Diego, Sr. — 87 tackles, 3 INTs, 7 sacks/TFL.

OLB: Cage Johnson, Grantsville, Sr. — 58 tackles, 6 TFL, set the edge.

CB: Ethan Rainer, Grantsville, Jr. — 37 tackles, 7 INTs.

CB: Grant Kling, Richfield, Jr. — 36 tackles, 3 INTs, 17 pass defended.

S: Blake Thomas, Grantsville, Sr. — 65 tackles, 3 TFL.

S: Ozzy Norton, Ogden, Sr. — 11 career interceptions.

PK: Adam Wilson, Ogden, Jr. — 8 FGs, 60-60 PATs, 90% kickoffs into end zone.

P: Chet Colvin, Ogden, Jr. — 10 punts inside 20, averaged 40 yards.

ATH: Larson Pogroszewski, Manti, Jr. — 39 tackles, 4 INTs, 810 total offense, 7 TDs.

ATH: Boone Latham, Union, Sr. — 25 total TDs, 2,000 yards total offense.


3A Second Team

QB: Caleb Sullivan, Grantsville, Sr.

FB: Will Lance, Morgan, Sr.

FB: Yahi Morales, Ogden, Sr.

WR: Jaden Gallegos, Ogden, Sr.

WR: Reggie Frischknecht, Manti, So.

WR: Dillen Richardson, Grantsville, Jr.

OT: Broox McGiven, Morgan, Sr.

OT: Derick Ehler, Carbon, Sr.

OG: Noah Mann, Ben Lomond, Sr.

OG: Joey Scorsone, Grantsville, Sr.

C: Bridger Edwards, Grantsville, Sr.

DE: Braxten Shobe, Ogden, Jr.

DE: Alex Cox, Manti, Sr.

DT: Ika Toutai, Grantsville, Jr.

DT: Kolby Winterton, Union, Jr.

MLB: JJ Taufatofua, Richfield, Jr.

MLB: Andy Mower, North Sanpete, Sr.

OLB: William Carmichael, Carbon, Sr.

OLB: Cooper McMullin, Canyon View, Sr.

OLB: Justin Gillman, Union, Jr.

CB: Robby Cameron, Morgan, Sr.

CB: Tanner Stanley, Morgan, Sr.

S: Gunnar Lish, Morgan, Jr.

S: Jayden Sawyer, Ben Lomond, Sr.

K: Beau Johnson, Morgan, So.

P: Dante Lowe, North Sanpete, Sr.

ATH: Nick Macias, Canyon View, Jr.


3A Honorable Mention

QB: Landon Bowles, North Sanpete, Sr.

QB: Nick Despain, Morgan, Jr.

TB: Chase Ingram, Juab, Jr.

QB: Diego Valdez, Juan Diego, Sr.

WR: Jaxon Whiting, Morgan, Sr.

WR: Payton Park, Juab, Jr.

TE: Charlie Morby, Juan Diego, Sr.

TE: Karver Mock, Canyon View, Jr.

OT: Chandler Wood, Union, Sr.

OT: Tyler Peckham, North Sanpete, Jr.

OG: Dayne Hudson, Canyon View, Sr.

OG: Jacob Blackham, North Sanpete, So.

OG: Taylor Newton, Juab, Jr.

CB: Justin Stevens, Juab, Jr.

DE: Kole Sparrow, Ben Lomond, Sr.

DE: Kaden Chidester, Richfield, Sr.

DE: Ashton White, Richfield, So.

DT: Maoake Tahirori, Juan Diego, Sr.

DT: Nathan Young, Richfield, So.

DT: Jaxon Larsen, Morgan, Sr.

MLB: Trevyn Braithwaite, Union, Sr.

MLB: Kayson Marx, Union, Sr.

OLB: Ty Wheeler, Morgan, Jr.

CB: Aunese Tuatagaloa, Ben Lomond, So.

CB: Nicholas Ceballos, Juan Diego, Sr.

S: Jaxton Reyes, North Sanpete, Sr.

S: Mason Vasquez, Carbon, Jr.

PK: Ryker Richards, Juab, Jr.