High school football: Wasatch Wasps 2012 preview

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 7 2012 12:19 a.m. MDT

Region championships: 20 (1931, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1964, 1966, 1967 co, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1975 co, 1977 co, 1981, 1982, 1984 co, 1993, 1999 co, 2002, 2007 co)

Playoff appearances: 44

All-time playoff record: 29-44

State championships: 0

State championship record: 0-5

Most played rivalry: 82 meetings with Morgan dating back to 1928. Wasatch leads 49-31-2. Meet on Aug. 31.

Felt’s Factoid(s): Wasp Keefer Babbitt set the single-game reception-yard record of 314 in 2010.

Wasatch coaching history

2012 — Steve Coburn

2011 — Craig Davis (5-6)

2005-2010 — Steve North (43-28)

1999-2004 — Ron Tree (38-31)

1997-1998 — Tim Stanley (3-15)

1992-1996 — Monte Morgan (28-25)

1987-1991 — Ron Tree (21-28)

1959-1986 — Dan Wright (174-104-8)

1956-1958 — Eldon Wright (9-11-3)

1949-1955 — Marion Tree (38-20-1)

1945-1948 — Unknown (8-22-1)

1942-1944 — Floyd "Slick" Slater (20-6)

1940-1941 — Unknown (8-3-1)

1939 — Lou Neeley (3-2-1)

1932-1938 — Unknown (5-28)

1928-1931 — F. G. "Frosty" Richards (5-13-2)

1924-1927 — Unknown (10-8-1)

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Deseret News First Team all-staters the past 10 years

2010 — Keefer Babbitt WR

2009 — Payton Davis, QB

2009 — Kaleb Moritz, LB/OL

2009 — Cory Nielson, DB/WR

2009 — Mike Davis, WR/FS

2008 — Jake Hardcastle, OL

2007 — Jake Salazar, RB

2007 — Jeff Tukuafu, TE

2007 — Ethan Smith, LB

2007 — Matt Wheatley, K

2005 — David Hendricksen, OL

2003 — Dallin Norton, OL

2003— Colton Salazar, Specialist

2003 — Kacey Mahoney, K

2002 — Kurt McEuen, QB

2002 — Kent Robinson, WR

2002 — Clayton Williams, OL

2002 — Robbie Hatch, DL

2002 — Derek Kohler, DB

2002 — Chase Griffiths, Specialist

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

Contributing: Jessica Wilde, Conner Johnson, Steve Mundee and prep football historian George Felt.

Email: jedward@desnews.com Twitter: @DNewsPreps

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