High school football: East Leopards 2012 preview

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 1 2012 11:54 p.m. MDT

Region championships: 32 (1917, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923 co, 1925 co, 1926, 1929 co, 1934, 1935, 1936 co, 1937 co, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1996, 2006 co, 2007 co, 2011)

Playoff appearances: 39

All-time playoff record: 46-24-2

State championships: 15 (1917, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1943, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1964, 1974, 1996)

State championship record: 12-3-1

Most played rivalry: 111 meetings with West dating back to 1914. East leads 60-44-7. Meet on Aug. 24.

Felt’s Factoid(s): East has the most consecutive non-losing seasons with 37, from 1932-1968. ... East also has the most state championships, 15, since state playoffs began in 1919. ... East is tied for the state record (with Skyline) for winning consecutive championship games, five (1919-23).

East coaching history

2010-Current — Brandon Matich (20-5)

2009 — Sean Knox (1-8)

2008 — Larry Eldracher (8-3)

2003-2007 — Aaron Whitehead (39-21)

2001-2002 — Jim Hamblin (6-13)

1993-2000 — Chris "Keeko" Georgelas (48-33)

1992 — John Holladay (2-6)

1989-1991 — Mike Kernodle (4-24)

1986-1988 — David Jenson (4-25)

1985 — Jerry Haslam (1-8)

1981-1984 — Jay Vesterfelt (7-30)

1978-1980 — Dale Simons (13-21)

1956-1977 — Grant Martin (140-63)

1950-1955 — Floyd C. "Tally" Stevens (47-8)

1926-1949 — McKinley "Mickey" Oswald (104-47)

1922-1925 — Leroy E. Warthman (27-3)

1918-1921 — G. Ottinger Romney (31-1)

1914-1917 — Tommy Fitzpatrick (21-11)

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Deseret News First Team all-staters the past 10 years

2011 — Jason Cook, QB

2011 — Liti Molisi, RB

2011 — Tevita Hafoka, OL

2011 — Vaha Vainuku

2011 — Sione Lea'aetoa

2011 — Sione Makoni, DB

2010 — Tanner Curtis, QB

2010 — Vahu Vainuku, OL

2010 — Ofa Hautau, DL

2007 — Sam Fulton, DL

2006 — Jake Cook, RB

2006 — John Tauteoli, LB

2006 — Sean Swenson, DB

2005 — Jake Cook, RB

2004 — Sefo Mailua, DL

2003 — Asi Tuakoi, RB

2003 — Malele iva, OL

2003 — Inoke Hafoka, LB

To view second team and honorable mention all-staters through the years, check out the Deseret News All-State Archives.

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