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High school football: Kanab Cowboys 2012 preview

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 8 2012 10:58 p.m. MDT

Bottom line: It could be a season of change for the Kanab Cowboys. After a couple years of getting used to the world of 2A football, the Cowboys could be back to their old form this fall, especially now that the number of filled roster spots is higher than what it's been.

2012 Schedule

Aug. 17 — at North Sevier, 7 p.m.

Aug. 24 — DESERT HILLS JV, 7 p.m.

Aug. 31 — at Grand, 7 p.m.

Sept. 7 — BEAVER, 7 p.m.

Sept. 14 — ENTERPRISE, 7 p.m.

Sept. 21 — at South Sevier, 7 p.m.

Sept. 28 — SAN JUAN, 7 p.m.

Oct. 5 — at Richfield, 7 p.m.

Oct. 12 — PAROWAN, 7 p.m.

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Felts Facts for Kanab High School

All-time record: 379-213-7 (62 years)

Region championships: 21 (1963, 1964, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977 co, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989 co, 1994 co, 2002 co, 2004 co, 2006, 2007, 2008)

Playoff appearances: 42

All-time playoff record: 50-33

State championships: 9 (1974, 1976, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1994, 2005, 2007)

State championship record: 9-6

Most played rivalry: 83 meetings with Beaver dating back to 1950. Beaver leads 45-38. Meet on Sept. 7.

Felt’s Factoid(s): Kanab was the last team to shut out every playoff opponent. The Cowboys whitewashed all three opponents in capturing the 1986 Class 1A title. ... Cowboy Bob Ramsey returned six punts for touchdowns during the 1971 season to set a state record.

Kanab coaching history

2003-current — Bucky Orton (73-33)

2002 — Dwaine Hatch (9-2)

1994-2001 — Rod Quarnberg (43-38)

1965-1993 — Arlyn Hafen (210-91)

1962-1964 — Steve Lunt (15-8-2)

1959-1961 — Louis Chatterly (10-11)

1957-1958 — Boyd Adams (4-10-1)

1950-1956 — unknown (10-19-3)

1949 — David Gates (4-2)

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Deseret News MVPs the past 10 years

2007 — Logan Mazzettia, RB/LB

2005 — Tyler Ramsay, RB/LB

Deseret News First Team all-staters the past 10 years

2011 — Dylan Hill, OL/DL

2010 — Cody Barber, RB/LB

2009 — Rhees Jackson, WR/DE

2009 — Stetson Crandall, OL/LB

2008 — Craig Brinkerhoff, QB/DB

2008 — Bryce Hafen, RB/LB

2008 — Justin Orton, WR/DB

2007 — Ty Bunting, TE/DL

2007 — Thomas Quist, RB/DB

2007 — Levi Vincent, RB/LB

2007 — Rick Visser, OL/DL

2006 — Mitch Glazier, QB/DB

2006 — Shaun Johnson, RB/LB

2006 — TJ Reidhead, LB

2006 — Julius Visser, OL/DL

2005 — Tannner Chamberlain, WR/DE

2005 — Mitchell Glazier, QB/SS

2005 — Caleb Vincent, RB/LB

2004 — Brandon Brown, RB

2004 — Evan Orton, RB

2004 — Sterling Glover, TE

2003 — Evan Orton, RB

2003 — Justin Frost, DL

2003 — Kelly Brown, LB

2003 — Brandon Brown, DB

2002 — Josh Douglas, OL

2002 — Mace Glazier, DB

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

Email: sthomas@desnews.com

Twitter: @DNewsPreps

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

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