High school football: Davis Darts 2012 preview

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 8 2012 6:34 p.m. MDT

Sept. 14 — SYRACUSE, 7 p.m.

Sept. 21 — FREMONT, 7 p.m.

Sept. 28 — at Layton, 7 p.m.

Oct. 5 — at Weber, 7 p.m.

Oct. 12 — NORTHRIDGE, 7 p.m.

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Felts Facts for Davis High School

All-time record: 543-347-29 (96 years)

Region championships: 28 (1929, 1937, 1942, 1943, 1949, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1969 co, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979 co, 1980, 1981 co, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988 co, 1989 co, 1990 co, 1991 co, 1994 co, 2004, 2009)

Playoff appearances: 44

All-time playoff record: 59-37

State championships: 7 (1937, 1943, 1949, 1965, 1974, 1976, 2004)

State championship record: 6-10

Most played rivalry: 49 meetings with Clearfield dating back to 1961. Davis leads 26-22-1. Last met in 2010.

Felt’s Factoid(s): Davis has 543 victories, second all-time to West’s 551. But the Darts have achieved that in 96 seasons, while West has had 22 more — 118 — to reach its total. ... Davis holds the mark for making the most improvement (record-wise) and taking state. The Darts improved from 2-8 in 2003 to 11-2 in 2004 and won the 5A title. They defeated Cottonwood 50-43, in OT, in the highest-scoring final in state history.

Davis coaching history

2001-current — Ryan Bishop (71-52-1)

1984-2000 — Jim Dickson (108-77)

1979-1983 — Ward Sawley (43-12)

1969-1978 — Jay Cullimore (74-36-1)

1959-1968 — Gerald Purdy (67-33-4)

1947-1958 — Lee Liston (64-36-6)

1941-1946 — Howard "Tuff" Linford (34-17-7)

1937-1940 — "Deb" Young (21-10-2)

1934-1936 — Floyd Millet (12-6)

1931-1933 — Ray Forsburg (11-8-1)

1926-1930 — Jack Croft (18-15-2)

1923-1925 — James Anderson (2-19)

1921-22 — Floyd Anderson (5-8-1)

1920 — Wilf Romney (6-2)

1919 — Homer Warner (1-6)

1915-1917 — Lorin Briggs (6-10)

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Deseret News MVPs the past 10 years

2009 — Tanner Hinds, RB

2004 — Bryan Kariya, RB

Deseret News First Team all-staters the past 10 years

2011 — Troy Hinds, DL

2008 — Tanner Hinds, RB

2008 — James Cowser, DL

2006 — Austin Taylor, DL

2006 — Nick Martineau, DB

2006 — Chaz Walker, DB

2004 — Braden Gates, OL

2004 — Steve Boyer, OL

2004 — Josh Hoskins, DL

2004 — Kohl Perkins, LB

2003 — Keaton Hoskins, OL

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

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