High school football: Viewmont Vikings 2012 preview

Published: Saturday, Aug. 11 2012 8:37 a.m. MDT

"We're going to fight hard, play for every minute," Lloyd said. "There is no giving up in these kids."

Viewmont Vikings at a glance

Coach: Brad Lloyd is in his fourth year as head coach of the Vikings. The West High graduate is 17-16 as a head coach.

Offense

(6 returning starters; Spread offense)

The Vikings will rely on their quickness and conditioning when facing teams with more size — especially on the offensive line. Mitch Dalley will return kicks and punts, but he will also see time at slot receiver and running back. Senior David Black will play quarterback, and he'll have plenty of options with Dalley, Doug Hintze, a senior tight end, and Blake Williams, a senior receiver. Senior Alex Holmes will lead the Vikings' ground attack at running back.

Defense

(5 returning starters)

Seniors Paul Teisina, a middle linebacker, Colton Hadley, linebacker, and Taylor Davis, defensive end, will lead the team's defensive effort. Holmes, Hintze and Williams will all see time as linebackers or defensive backs.

Bottom line: The Vikings have a solid group of good athletes who are willing to play any position if it helps the team succeed. What they lack in experience, they more than make up for with effort and energy. Depth could be a problem, so staying relatively injury free will be key to the team's success.

2012 schedule

Aug. 17 — WOODS CROSS, 7 p.m.

Aug. 24 — DAVIS, 7 p.m.

Aug. 31 — at Layton, 7 p.m.

Sept. 7 — BOUNTIFUL, 7 p.m.

Sept. 14 — at Lehi, 7 p.m.

Sept. 21 — GRANGER, 7 p.m.

Sept. 28 — at Taylorsville, 7 p.m.

Oct. 5 — at West, 7 p.m.

Oct. 11 — KEARNS, 7 p.m.

Oct. 17 — at Hunter, 7 p.m.

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Felt’s Facts for Viewmont High School

All-time record: 205-277-2 (48 years)

Region championships: 4 (1972, 1973, 1974 co, 2011)

Playoff appearances: 22

All-time playoff record: 15-21

State championships: 1 (1971)

State championship record: 1-1

Most played rivalry: 47 meetings with Bountiful dating back to 1964. Bountiful leads 26-21. Meet on Sept. 7.

Felt’s Factoid(s): Viking Cole Miles returned a missed field goal 99 yards in 2003 to set a record for the longest missed field goal return.

Viewmont coaching history

2009-current — Brad Lloyd (17-16)

2003-2008 — Robbie Gunter (36-29)

2000-2002 — Russ Jones (20-13)

1992 -1999 — Ross Harris (24-55)

1987-1991 — Joe Yanowsky (9-37)

1983-1986 — Warren Hatch (18-21)

1981-1982 — Mark Pierce (12-9)

1980 — Wade Bender (6-7)

1976-1979 — Monte Jones (6-29)

1974-1975 — Chuck Banker (8-11)

1969-1973 — Steve Dangerfield (38-18)

1966-1968 — Bill Ostler (8-18-2)

1964-1965 — Dick Lewis (3-14)

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Deseret News First Team all-staters the past 10 years

2004 — Trevor Heiner, K

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

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