High school football: Felt's Facts Week 7

Published: Thursday, Sept. 27 2012 8:00 a.m. MDT

The Cedar-Snow Canyon series is deadlocked at nine games each in this back-and-forth duel: neither team has won more than two in a row in the 18-year series history – and that's only happened three times. Cedar won last year 53-35.…. Hurricane hasn't lost to Pine View in three years, but the Panthers still lead 17-9…. Dixie is 14-1 vs. Canyon View, which defeated the Flyers in 2000.

Enterprise captured its first encounter with Richfield, in 2006, but from 2008-11, the Wildcats gained revenge to lead the series 4-1…. Grand owns a 13-6 series edge over South Sevier…. Manti is 13-5 vs. North Sevier and has won three straight over the Wolves.

Carbon defeated Delta their first five games, but the Rabbits then snared 16 of the past 17.

San Juan has shut down Kanab six straight times since 2008 to increase its series margin to 15-7…. Monticello has stopped Altamont nine of their past ten meetings to up its series lead to 30-8.

Record Returns

Taylorsville's Emilio Salvador became just the third player to return a kickoff 99 yards twice in the same season. He returned one against Murray on Aug. 31 and another against Delta on Sept. 14.

The other two players: Bonneville's Cole Boyer in 1999 and Enterprise's Lance Jones in 2004. Cottonwood's Stanley Havili also had two 99-yard kick returns, but in separate seasons, 2004 and '05.

(Thanks to alert reader Margot Jones for updating Salvador's game against Delta.)

Player Watch

Logan's Luke Falk completed 39 passes on 60 attempts last week, both the fifth-most on record. Teammate Jesse Braddy has 113 career receptions, good for 16th-place all-time and just five shy of Logan's school record (Kyle Dragnich, 2005-06).

Dixie's Blake Barney needs just 31 yards of total offense to reach the 7,000-yard mark for his career. With 5,804 career passing yards, he's climbed from 18th to 13th on the all-time list.

A couple of others hover around the 5,000 yard mark for total offense: James Delacenserie, who played at Judge from 2009-10 and at Wasatch since 2011, has 5,054, and Orem's Taylor Camp totals 4,946 in two seasons with the Tigers.

Millard's Jesse Rhodes needs only 48 rushing yards to get to 4,000 for his career. He's tied for 18th in career rushing touchdowns with 49. Rhodes also has 20 100-yard games, tied for fifth-place and just four 100-yard performances short of the state record.

Pine View's Prentiss Miller has carried the ball 538 times in four seasons and ranks ninth all-time. He's rushed for 100 or more yards 17 times, placing him 11th all-time.

On defense, Duchesne's McKade Nielsen has 19 interceptions, moving him from eighth to a tie for sixth place all-time.

Timpview's Tyler Solorzano has booted 166 extra-points, the third most all-time. He needs just four to reach second.

Golden Years – Installment 7

This week: Ben Lomond, Brigham Young High, Canyon View, Delta, Granger, Juab, North Sevier, Northridge, Pleasant Grove, Richfield, South Cache and Taylorsville.

(For new readers: During the regular season, Felt's Facts is identifying the golden era in football for almost every high school, excluding a few that are too new, or were too short-lived, to have developed much history. Ten or so active schools are randomly selected each week, with one or two discontinued programs thrown in for good measure.)

Ben Lomond – 1965-1967 – Al Kapp directed the Scots to region championships in '65 and '67 and 21 wins. BL opened 1965 and '67 with a school-best six victories. Scott Maw ('65), Jim Slater ('66) and Jerry Staley ('67) landed spots on the All-State team.

Brigham Young High – 1952-1954 – The Wildcats enjoyed a region championship (1952), three of the school's four winning seasons and 19 victories. Jack Clarke ('52-53), Dave Kimball ('52), Dave McLaren ('52) gained All-State status. BY High played 11-man football for 27 seasons, in 1919 and '20, then from 1943-67. The Wildcats also played six-man football from 1939-42.

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