High school football: Mountain Crest Mustangs 2012 preview

Published: Monday, Aug. 13 2012 6:25 a.m. MDT

Christiansen is a mammoth force on the D-line, and he's got some sizable talent around him in Trevor Hulse, Arrington Evans, Huerta, Taylor and Chad Larson that should be solid run-stoppers. If the senior-laden linebacking corps and secondary play up to expectations, the Mustangs should be effective at preventing opposing teams from putting together long scoring drives.

Coaches preseason Region 5 prediction: Second

Deseret News Region 5 prediction: Second

Bottom line: The Mustangs might not have the horses to hang with a loaded Logan High team that's coming off an unbeaten state championship season. But this Cache Valley crew knows how to win and has enough viable weapons to cause people some trouble. Another in a long line of state playoff berths appears well within their grasp, and if the playmakers live up to their lofty expectations, a postseason run could be a strong possibility.

2012 Schedule

Aug. 17 — MOUNTAIN VIEW, 7 p.m.

Aug. 24 — LONE PEAK, 7 p.m.

Aug. 31 — at Woods Cross, 7 p.m.

Sept. 7 — at Weber, 7 p.m.

Sept. 14 — SKY VIEW, 7 p.m.

Sept. 21 — at Bonneville, 7 p.m.

Sept. 28 — BOX ELDER, 7 p.m.

Oct. 5 — at Logan, 7 p.m.

Oct. 12 — ROY, 7 p.m.

Oct. 17 — at Northridge, 7 p.m.

..... Felt’s Facts for Mountain Crest High School

All-time record: 195-120 (29 years)

Region championships: 12 (1991, 1992 co, 1994, 1998, 1999 co, 2001 co, 2004 co, 2005, 2007 co, 2008, 2009, 2010 co)

Playoff appearances: 23

All-time playoff record: 39-20

State championships: 3 (1987, 2001, 2005)

State championship record: 3-3

Most played rivalry: 31 meetings with Sky View dating back to 1983. Mountain Crest leads 22-9. Meet on Sept. 14.

Felt’s Factoid(s): Mountain Crest defeated its top rival Sky View, 9-7, for the 1987 Class 3A championship in front of a state-record 19,887 fans at Utah State’s Romney Stadium. ... MC’s Alex Kuresa (2007-10) holds the career total offense record: 12,917 yards.

Mountain Crest coaching history

2004-current — Mark Wootton (64-30)

2001-2003 — Art Erickson (19-16)

1988-2000 — Dan Cox (85-39)

1986-1987 — Jack Robinson (16-8)

1983-1985 — George Bayles (3-23)

Deseret News Mr. Football recipients

2010 — Alex Kuresa, QB

Deseret News MVPs the past 10 years

2005 — Brady Wootton, RB

2002 — Ryan Zimmerman, QB

Deseret News First Team all-staters the past 10 years

2010 — Troy Pickett, WR

2010 — Fernando Huerta, OL

2010 — Tanner Richardson, LB

2010 — Schofield Smith, DB

2010 — Nate Rigby, SP

2009 — Alex Kuresa, QB

2009 — Alex Knowles, RB

2009 — Tyler Weese, WR

2009 — Matt Stewart, TE

2008 — Colton Reeder, OL

2008 — Ethen Lofthouse, LB

2008 — Ethan Rasmussen, DB

2007 — Nick Salvesen, DL

2005 — Brady Zimmerman, QB

2005 — Cameron Webb, WR

2005 — Nick Salvesen, DL

2005 — Phillip Rutledge, LB

2003 — Mark Watterson, WR

2003 — Luke Lofthouse, LB

2002 — Carl Blad, WR

2002 — Nick Eliason, TE

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

Mountain Crest's Eddy Hall

Mountain Crest running back Eddy Hall talks about the upcoming 2012 season.

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