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High school football: Springville Red Devils 2012 preview

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 7 2012 12:33 a.m. MDT

Most played rivalry: 92 meetings with Payson dating back to 1909. Springville leads 54-31-7. Last met in 2010.

Felt’s Factoid(s): After leading Springville to the state championship, Scott Mitchell, the 1985 MVP, went on to a stellar career at Utah, where he still holds 25 school records. ... Springville holds the record for fewest passing yards allowed in a playoff game: the Red Devils held Sky View to minus-3 passing yards in a first-round game in 1985.

Springville coaching history

2012 — Willy Child

2008-2011 — Scott Mitchell (30-17)

2007 — Dan Hansen (2-9)

1990-2006 — Doug Bills (89-80)

1981-1989 — Ray Newbury (59-29)

1966-1980 — Mike Jacobsen (72-68-1)

1962-1965 — Karol Bills (2-5-29)

1957-1961 — Benny Kilpack (9-30)

1945-1956 — George Pehrson (46-38-11)

1942-1944 — Art Gilbert (6-12-2)

1937-1941 — Ned McBeth (17-15-5)

1936 — Carl Davis (3-1-2)

1935 — Mr. Rowe (2-2-2)

1932-1934 — Paul Thorne (5-12-1)

1930-1931 — Bob How (6-5-2)

1929 — Unknown (4-2-1)

1928 — C. B. Leddingham (5-1-1)

1908-1927 — Unknown (26-28-1)

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Deseret News First Team all-staters the past 10 years

2011 — Caleb McCray, LB

2010 — Marcus Case RB

2010 — Matt Sumsion TE

2010 — Brody Swanson DL

2009 — Jeff Geuck, DL

2009 — Alema Key, LB

2004 — Trevyn Smith, RB

2004 — Dan Gardner, OL

2003 — Alex Thorson, DB

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

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